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What Italy Hotline is Reading: Top 10 Phrases for Tourists…

Ancient view of Roman Forum and the city of Rome

From The New York Times – That’s Amore: Italy as Muse

“ Woody Allen on Italian Movies and ‘To Rome With Love…”

From Palate Press  – Spritz, a Cocktail for the Italian Lifestyle

“ The Spritz is in fact the favorite drink not only of the young people from here in the Veneto region, but also of many people in Italy, especially in the north….”

From The Globe and Mail – Pasta now has its own world championship

“ In a large, sweltering kitchen in the historic culinary city of Parma, Italy, 26 top Italian chefs from restaurants abroad sweated it out this past weekend, preparing the dish of pasta most preferred by customers in their adoptive countries…”

From Menuism – Italian Food Culture 101: A Primer

“ When you think about Italian food, the first foods that spring to mind might be pizza, pasta, Parmesan, or gelato, coffee and maybe even bread and olive oil. You certainly wouldn’t be wrong. However, the long list of Italian food stretches far beyond these particular boundaries to include risotto, polenta, fish and meats, along with copious varieties of salami, cured meats and cheeses, with vegetables certainly not forgotten. When you step off the plane with phrase book clutched tightly in hand, Italian cuisine and culture may reveal a few startling surprises…”

From Becoming Italian Word by Word – Traveling in the Italian Language: Top Ten Phrases for Tourists

“ 10 Phrases You Shouldn’t Go to Italy Without.  If you’re packing your suitcases and heading for Italy in the coming months, some practical phrases are sure to come in handy…”


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