Italian Culture and Language

Italian Baby Names

Top 20 Baby Names Girls Boys Maria Giuseppe Anna Giovanni Giuseppina Antonio Rosa Mario Angela Luigi Giovanna Francesco Teresa Angelo Lucia Vincenzo Carmela Pietro Caterina Salvatore Francesca Carlo Anna Maria Franco Antonietta Domenico Carla Bruno Elena Paolo Concetta Michele Rita Giorgio Margherita Aldo Franca Sergio Paola Luciano

Italian Traditional Music and Musical Instruments

Traditional music includes opera, which began in the 16th century, and classical music.  Italian folk music is an important part of the country’s musical heritage.  Many of the regions in Italy have their own style, instruments, and dancers.  Italy has a long history of church music since 90% of the nation is Catholic. The early ballet was accompanied …

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Italian Geography

Italy is a southern European country shaped like a boot. The country is nicknamed “Bel Paese” which means beautiful country. Since it is surrounded by water on three sides, Italy is called a peninsula. The southern part of Italy extends into the Mediterranean Sea. The country covers 116,306 square miles (301,230 square kilometers) including the …

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All About Italy

The Italian Flag The Italian flag is called a tricolor because it has three colors:  green, white and red.  Some Italians think that the color green on the flag is for the hills and plains of Italy; white is for the snow-capped Alps and red is for the bloodshed during the war to win Italy’s …

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