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Copy of Italian Culture

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Marina Semerano

on 14 October 2012

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Italian Culture Gestures Soccer Fashion Food Cinema Family Superstitions American culture Italian Culture Let's speak Italian! Italian soccer Italian supporters and ultras Superstition in football We talk about football everyday and everywhere Italian food Italian cuisine is characterized by its extreme simplicity. Dishes and recipes are often the creation of grandmothers rather than of chefs Italian breakfast Cappuccino and cornetto Italian lunch Italian dinner ravioli lasagne risotto Meat:
"Fiorentina" Fish Tiramisù Tortellini Sicilian Arancini Pizza Risotto alla "milanese" Regional food Italian fashion Italy is leading country in the fashion design Italians are well known for their attention to dressing-up well Major Italian fashion houses: Gucci, Armani, Valentino, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, Trussardi, Versace… Milan regarded as the World Fashion Capital in 2009 Fashion weeks twice a year Quadrilatero della moda, literally "fashion quadrilateral"):
the most prestigious shopping streets
(Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Sant'Andrea, Via Manzoni and Corso Venezia) Italian cinema By the 1930s, Italian fascism had created a review board for popular culture. This administration suggested, with Mussolini's full approval, the creation of some important structures for Italian cinema, as propaganda weapons. Cinecittà: An area was founded in southeast Rome to build a town exclusively for cinema The town was conceived in order to provide everything necessary for filmmaking: theaters, technical services, and even a cinematography school for younger apprentices Once upon a time... The Spaghetti Western Crime Film Comedy The most popular Spaghetti Westerns were those of Sergio Leone with the music written by Ennio Morricone, whose Dollars Trilogy (ex: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) “Once Upon a Time in America”  is a 1984 Italian epic crime film co-written and directed by Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. One of the best movies ever made in the history of cinema: love, friendship, dreams, betrayals…everything in the same movie La Dolce Vita ("the sweet life" ) is a 1960 comedy-drama film written and directed by the director Federico Fellini. The film talks about the search for both happiness and love. We found the prototype of the ‘Italian Latin Lover’, Marcello Mastroianni. ...and now La vita è bella (literally "Life is beautiful") is a 1997  Italian tragicomedy drama film directed and starring by Roberto Benigni. Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book keeper, who must employ his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp. Italian family The Italian family is the basic household unit.
It may vary in size through having other relatives live with the nuclear family. Although roles have changed for women in Italy, the mother remains the dominant figure in the Italian home. Italians themselves believe that it is the mother who keeps the family together, who creates and maintains the familial links, she unifies all members. Children, after leaving home to establish new families, maintain strong relationships with their parents. They make daily telephone calls to their parents (mainly the mother), and visit them weekly The sense of connectedness explains the great relevance that family as an institution assumes in Italian culture. To be a member of a family is what gives the individual a guarantee against any serious trouble in life, more so than being a member of any other group Italian superstitions President Leone “does the horns” to chase away the bad luck. Some examples... you can touch the iron to ward off bad luck, because the "iron" in ancient times was the sword, the symbol of defense 17, symbol of bad luck: in the Middle Ages was the symbol of death. In Roman times, by the anagram of the number XVII we can obtain the verb VIXI which in Latin means "I lived" (I'm dead!) if you see a funeral car void, you have to “do the horns” because it says that it is ... in search of a dead If the salt falls to the ground or on the table, it brings bad luck because in ancient times it was more precious than gold, so losing even a few grains meant losing a lot of money. To drive away the bad luck, you must thrown behind the back a hoard of salt but be careful...this is not a superstitious gesture! Thank you for your attention!
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