Category Archives: Italy

Let’s dance the tammurriata!

Hi my lovely dears!

As you may know, I enjoy dancing, so today’s post will be about a dance that I love a lot: the tammurriata. It’s a folk dance from Campania (the region of Naples), and belongs to the family of the tarantella, the folk dance of southern Italy (I’ll make a post about it too). There are some variations on this kind of dance.

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Italian proverbs

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I’ve decided to start a series of posts on Italian proverbs. Proverbs are an important part of a language and a culture; they are passed down from one generation to the next, and reveal much about a people’s way of thinking. In each post I will mention a proverb for (almost) every letter of the alphabet. Ready? Let’s start!

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My favourite Neapolitan songs

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Today I decided to write about something I love: Neapolitan songs. Naples has a very old musical tradition, with songs about all you can feel in love: nostalgia for a lost love, melancholy for a love you can’t have for one reason or the other, the romance of fresh love, passion or desire for the person you love (or you would like to love), jealousy about the person you’re in love with, regrets for the person you’ve hurt, and so on.

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