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Italianissimo: The Quintessential Guide to What Italians Do Best [Louise Fili - Lise Apatoff] (Tapa Dura)

Modelo 9781892145543
Fabricante o sello Tachyon Publications
Peso 0.35 Kg.
Precio:   $1,069.00
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Descripción
- Autor:
- Idioma: Ingles
- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura
- Editorial: Little Bookroom
- ISBN-13: 9781892145543
- Páginas: 112
- Dimensiones: 14.71cm. x 14.68cm. x 1.93cm.
- Peso: 0.72 kg.

- Descripción:
What is it about Italy that inspires passion, fascination, and utter devotion? This quirky guide to the Italian way of life, with its fifty witty mini-essays on iconic Italian subjects, will answer that question as well as entertain and delight both real and armchair travelers. Topics range from expressive hand gestures to patron saints, pasta, parmesan, shoes, opera, the Vespa, the Fiat 500, gelato, gondolas, and more. History, folklore, superstitions, traditions, and customs are tossed in a delicious sauce that also includes a wealth of factual information for the sophisticated traveler:a why lines, as we know them, are nonexistent in Italya why a string of coral beads is often seen around a babys wrista what the unlucky number of Italy is (its not thirteen, unless seating guests at a table, when it IS thirteenataking into account the outcome of the Last Supper)a why red underwear begins to appear in shops as the New Year approaches In addition to the lyrical and poetic, Italianissimo provides useful and indispensable information for the traveler: deciphering the quirks of the language (while English has only one word for ayou,a in Italy there are three), the best place to find balsamic vinegar (in Modena, of course), the best gelato (in Sicily, where they first invented it using the snow from Mount Etna). There are also recommendations for little-known museums and destinations (the Bodoni museum, the Pinocchio park, legendary coffee bars).This is a new kind of guidebook overflowing with enlightening and hilarious miscellaneous information, filled with luscious graphics and unforgettable photographs that will decode and enrich all trips to Italyaboth real and imaginary.
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