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It’s Carnival time!

By on 5 March 2019

It’s Carnival Time! All over the world people celebrate Carnival.

Who doesn’t know the Carnival of Venice with its historic, charming and mysterious masks?

The most famous Carnival in the world is Rio de Janeiro’s one, the most colourful Brazilian party.

And what happens in all the other countries?

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How to say “I love you” all over the world

By on 14 February 2019

Today is Valentine’s Day, the day of all the lovers!

This celebration has a lot of meanings and legends around it.

According to Christian tradition, San Valentino was the priest who celebrated the first marriage between a heaten legionnaire and a young Christian woman.

During the Middle Age in France and England,…


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Do you want a cup of coffee?

By on 19 October 2018

Do you want a cup of coffee?

Italy has been known as the land of coffee, that dark and scented liquid that wakes you up and recharges you every moment during the day. There are 1000 ways to drink it: espresso, with hot, cold or steamed milk, shaken and even…


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Discovering FIFA WORLD CUP -RUSSIA 2018

By on 27 June 2018

Now it’s time to Fifa World Cup Russia 2018.

This is the most followed sport competition and it’s an occasion to stay with friends and to watch exciting sport events. The teams are ready with their colours, their supporters and fans.

32 are the teams who are attending the competition and…


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Learning Italian by going to the Cinema

By on 22 January 2018

The movies are one of the most enjoyable and interesting ways of learning a foreign language.

Watching a movie in its original language helps pleople to learn the language, to better understand the culture through sounds, accents, and it trains the memory which gets the meanings and build a new…


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Flags of the world: the story behind them

By on 21 November 2017

There are a lot of flags in the world. They are colourful and characterised by different shapes and symbols. Today they are even represented  in the emoticons list of our beloved smartphones. Have you ever wondered what do they mean? Why are there stars, stripes, particular shapes and colours…


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Italian Street Food

By on 6 September 2017

Who doesn’t know the word  Street Food?

The word “Street Food” means all the foods you can eat by walking around.

It’s not a simple word, but a new trend, a particular mood.  It’s an art and it makes known a real world made up with countries, traditions and cultures. The…


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Be “my Valentine” all over the world

By on 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

The Valentine’s Day is well-known and celebrated almost all over the world. If you are going to travel or your love comes from far countries, here there is some useful news for you.

This day has different meanings according to the country and there are a lot…


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Superstitions all over the world!

By on 28 October 2016

Is there anybody out there who is not superstitious?

We all believe in daily practices, small objects, numbers, superstitions, which have to be made or not, in a very precise way in order to avoid the bad luck.

There are some odd ceremonies and superstitions all over the world. Let’s see what happen in…


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Happy April’s fool day!

By on 1 April 2016

Happy  April’s fool day!

The April’s fool day is a tradition all over the world.  Let’s see what happens in some European and Asian countries!

In UK and USA it is called April’s fool day and the word “fool” reminds to the typical little man, who usually entertained the King and the people at the Medieval palaces….

Federica
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Federica Mariani, born in 1985. Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures at Catholic University of Milan. English - German Translator and Teacher. Welcome to my Officina delle Lingue!

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