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The Most Famous Italian Art Crimes of All Time!

The Italian government has announced its plans to crack down on art crime as part of a larger initiative for cultural preservation. This announcement comes on the heels of the return of several Italian artifacts, discovered in a New York City art auction house.  In light of this announcement, we have compiled a list to…
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A Slice of the Past: The History of Pizza!

Italians are serious about their pizza. Pizza has a long and rich history, dating all the way back to the 1800s in Naples, Italy when the Neapolitan ports were bustling with activity. Though the seafaring town was booming, that wealth did not necessarily extend to the lower classes or the lazzaroni. Those with less money…
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Is Italy’s Famous Moka Coffeepot In Danger of Extinction?

You might not get another chance to own one of Italy’s classic Moka Coffee Pots. The Moka Pot or “caffettiera” has been used in households all over Europe since the 1950s—becoming particularly popular in Portugal, Spain, and of course, Italy. But its reign over European stovetops might be coming to an end. HISTORY Originally invented…
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