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1.1.1 Italy: where is it and
1.1.2 Local colour: the Italian regioni
1.2.1 Did you know we used to rule the world?
1.2.2 From the Dark Ages into the light
1.2.3 United in name at least: the
1.3.1 Speech patterns: language in Italy
1.3.2 Being Italian: identity and psyche
2.1.1 A book shy nation
2.1.2 Classically trained: the Roman authors
2.1.3 The Three Crowns of the early Renaissance
2.1.4 The anti-climax of the High Renaissance
2.1.5 Telling it like it is: literature in the modern era
2.2 Philosophy
3.1.2 Killing time ’til Giotto arrives: medieval art
3.1.3 Master strokes: the Renaissance in Italian art
3.1.4 Back to reality: the power of Baroque
3.1.5 To the avant-garde and back:
3.1.6 Style and substance: modern Italian design
3.2.1 Built to last: Ancient architecture
3.2.2 Classical leanings: the medieval builds
3.2.3 Designing harmony: Renaissance architecture
3.2.4 The high drama of Baroque
3.2.5 In the shadow of greatness:
4.1.1 The sounds of tradition: Italian folk music
4.1.2 Life in opera’s shadow: classical music
4.1.3 Italian by design: opera
4.2.1 Dramatis personae: the key figures
4.2.2 Italy on the dancefloor
4.2.3 Laughing matter: Italian comedy
5.1.1 The importance of Italian cinema
5.1.2 Epic tastes: from silent classics
5.1.3 Grit and determination: Neorealist cinema
5.1.4 The golden age of Italian cinema
5.1.5 The era of false dawns:
5.2 Fashion
6.1.1 Best of the press: newspapers and magazines
6.1.2 Thinking inside the box: Italian television
6.1.3 Radio: an Italian passion
6.1.4 New media: Italy online
6.2.1 Staying in touch: sending letters
6.2.2 Italy on the move: transport types and habits
7.1.1 Home advantage: the culture of Italian food
7.1.2 Regional tastes: the flavours of Italy
7.1.3 Food rituals: eating and buying
7.2.1 The culture of Italian wine
7.2.2 The Italian wine regions
7.2.4 Drinking habits: when and where to indulge
8.1 Italian society: class,
8.2 Issues of faith: religion in Italy
8.3 Rule benders: politics, the Italian
8.4 Money matters: the economy, wealth and
8.5 Law and order: the police, the
8.6 Class struggles: the education system
8.7 Time out: holidays, festivals
8.8 Passion plays: Italian sport
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Italian Culture

Italian Culture

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Published by: Stas Borisenko on Jan 10, 2011
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