Reading Frances Mayes and Travelling In Italy
Italian Speaking Countries <ul><li>ITALY </li></ul><ul><li>Political system:  Republic  </li></ul><ul><li>Capital city:  R...
Swiss Langage Map <ul><li>There are 4 official languages in Switzerland. </li></ul><ul><li>Italian  is spoken in the  Cant...
Italy is divided  into  20 regions <ul><li>Frances Mayes’house  is situated  in the east side of  Tuscany . </li></ul><ul>...
LA TOSCANA (Tuscany) <ul><li>Frances Mayes’ house,  Bramasole , is situated in CORTONA, a little city in the Arezzo area. ...
<ul><li>Pecorino :  Deeper into the country  93, 94, 96;  Spring Kitchen  141, 143;  Bagno Vignoni and Pienza  160 </li></...
Bramasole , Frances Mayes’s house
Travelling Around Cortona with  Bella Tuscany <ul><li>See with Google map </li></ul><ul><li>The numbers refere to the page...
Il Veneto  <ul><li>Veneto is the name of the region. The city of Venezia is the capital of the region. </li></ul><ul><li>T...
<ul><li>Risi e bisi:  The Watery Veneto  86 </li></ul><ul><li>Typical venetian dish, recipe in Italian </li></ul><ul><li>h...
La Sicilia (Sicily) <ul><li>Sicily is a region. The island is  separated from southern Italy by the Straits of Messina. So...
<ul><li>Arancina / arancine :  The Palms of Sicily   31, 32 </li></ul><ul><li>Video recipe (in italian) </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. Reading Frances Mayes and Travelling In Italy
  2. 2. Italian Speaking Countries <ul><li>ITALY </li></ul><ul><li>Political system: Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Capital city: Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Total area: 301 263 km² </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 58.8 million </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: euro </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Italian </li></ul><ul><li>SWITZERLAND </li></ul><ul><li>Political system: Swiss Confederation </li></ul><ul><li>Capital city: Berne </li></ul><ul><li>Total area: 41 284 km² </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 7.3 million </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Swiss franc </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Italian is one of the 4 official languages </li></ul><ul><li>SAN MARINO </li></ul><ul><li>Political system: Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Capital city: San Marino </li></ul><ul><li>Total area: 61.2 km² </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 0.02 million </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: euro </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Italian </li></ul><ul><li>VATICAN CITY STATE </li></ul><ul><li>Political system: Ecclesiastical state </li></ul><ul><li>Capital city: Vatican City </li></ul><ul><li>Total area: 0.4 km² </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 0.0009 million </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: euro </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Italian is spoken although Latin is the official language </li></ul>
  3. 3. Swiss Langage Map <ul><li>There are 4 official languages in Switzerland. </li></ul><ul><li>Italian is spoken in the Canton of TICINO . Ticino is at the Italian border. By car there is less than one hour from Milan to the Swiss border (Chiasso). </li></ul><ul><li>Short Term: TI </li></ul><ul><li>State Capital: Bellinzona </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the Swiss Federation since: 1803 </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative language: Italian </li></ul><ul><li>Size: 2812 km² </li></ul>
  4. 4. Italy is divided into 20 regions <ul><li>Frances Mayes’house is situated in the east side of Tuscany . </li></ul><ul><li>Tuscany is notorious for its Renaissance art. Florence, Pisa and Sienna are the most famous cities. </li></ul><ul><li>Dante (1265-1321) established the Tuscan dialect as the literary language of Italy, this is why Italian is also called “Dante’s language”. </li></ul><ul><li>With the book we will travel to other regions such as Sicily , Veneto and Umbria . </li></ul>
  5. 5. LA TOSCANA (Tuscany) <ul><li>Frances Mayes’ house, Bramasole , is situated in CORTONA, a little city in the Arezzo area. </li></ul><ul><li>Cortona is right on the border with the Umbria region and known for its Etruscan past. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Pecorino : Deeper into the country 93, 94, 96; Spring Kitchen 141, 143; Bagno Vignoni and Pienza 160 </li></ul><ul><li>Pecorino toscano (cheese) with recipes, wines, maps (in English) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.italianmade.com/foods/subcat23018.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Fave e Pecorino : Recipe (in English) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.italianfoodforever.com/iff/news.asp?id=122 </li></ul><ul><li>Florentine beefsteak : Deeper into the country 98 </li></ul><ul><li>This is the Italian Porterhouse (in Italian, with photo) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.valdichiana.it/gastronomia/bistecca.htm </li></ul><ul><li>What is chianina beef ? (in English) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/chianina/ </li></ul><ul><li>Ribollita : A Loog Around Lago Trasimeno 164; AP 182 </li></ul><ul><li>All about this typical Tuscan soup (in Italian and English) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ribollita.com/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Fried Zucchini flowers (recipe in Italian): Primavera 11, Bagno Vignoni and Pienza 160; Mad July 212 </li></ul><ul><li>http://cucina.intrage.it/contorni/46/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bramasole , Frances Mayes’s house
  8. 8. Travelling Around Cortona with Bella Tuscany <ul><li>See with Google map </li></ul><ul><li>The numbers refere to the pages of the edition presented at the beginning of this presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Cortona (red pin) : 1, 65, 68, 169, 199, 202, 203 </li></ul><ul><li>In Tuscany (blu pins) </li></ul><ul><li>Firenze (Florence): 5 , 7, 19, 213, 271 </li></ul><ul><li>Sansepolcro: 68, 70 (Piero della Francesca) </li></ul><ul><li>Montepulciano: 23, 27 (vino) </li></ul><ul><li>Arezzo: 17, 181 (market) </li></ul><ul><li>In Umbria (yellow pins) </li></ul><ul><li>Lago Trasimeno: xiii, 125, 161, 166, 168 </li></ul><ul><li>Assisi: 248 (Giotto) </li></ul><ul><li>Città della Pieve: 172 Orvieto: 195 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Il Veneto <ul><li>Veneto is the name of the region. The city of Venezia is the capital of the region. </li></ul><ul><li>The gondole, the Canal Grande, the piazza San Marco, the Caffè Florian and Cipriani , the 4 horses , the Danieli hotel, Murano glass … BENVENUTI A VENEZIA ! </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Risi e bisi: The Watery Veneto 86 </li></ul><ul><li>Typical venetian dish, recipe in Italian </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.italianrecipes.ws/veneto/ricette_recipes/veneto_002_risi_e_bisi.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Recipe in English </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.e-rcps.com/pasta/rcp/soup/rice_pea.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>I vini (wines from Veneto region) </li></ul><ul><li>Amarone: The Watery Veneto 80 </li></ul><ul><li>Everything about the famous wine (in English) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ehow.com/how_2064194_pick-amarone-wine.html </li></ul><ul><li>Tutto sull’amarone, in Italiano </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vinit.net/press/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2960 </li></ul><ul><li>Ombra: The Watery Veneto 86 </li></ul><ul><li>“ un’ombra” is a typical Venetian expression meaning by metonym “a glass of wine” (“ombra” means shadow in Italian) </li></ul><ul><li>Read the story here, at the end of the page: </li></ul><ul><li>http://dobianchi.wordpress.com/category/de-nominibus/page/2/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. La Sicilia (Sicily) <ul><li>Sicily is a region. The island is separated from southern Italy by the Straits of Messina. So far, no bridge is linking the island to the mainland. To build or not a bridge is a sensitive and recurrent topic in Italy. People use the ferry or the plane to reach the island. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Arancina / arancine : The Palms of Sicily 31, 32 </li></ul><ul><li>Video recipe (in italian) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvP1AionSs4 </li></ul><ul><li>Recipe in English </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mangiabenepasta.com/arancine.html </li></ul><ul><li>Recipe in Italian with lots of pictures </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cookaround.com/yabbse1/showthread.php?t=18108 </li></ul><ul><li>Caponata : A Sicilian Menu 58 </li></ul><ul><li>Recipe in English and video </li></ul><ul><li>http://cucina-italiana.net/ricette_ice/recipe_caponata_siciliana.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Recipe in Italian </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cucinaericette.it/ricetta-caponata-di-melanzane.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Cannoli : The Palms of Sicily 35 </li></ul><ul><li>Video recipe in Italian </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkF6vmFiW8E </li></ul><ul><li>Recipe in English </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/232015 </li></ul><ul><li>Involtini : The Palms of Sicily 38 </li></ul><ul><li>3 typical Sicilian recipes (in English and in Italian) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.coloridisicilia.it/vinisiciliani/Ricetteevini/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>I vini siciliani (Sicilian wines) </li></ul><ul><li>Marsala: The Palms of Sicily 35, 45 </li></ul><ul><li>Marsala e moscato di Pantelleria (in English and in Italian) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.coloridisicilia.it/vinisiciliani/stradedelvino/marsala.HTM </li></ul><ul><li>Moscato: The Palms of Sicily 35, 56; A Sicilian menu 57, 61 </li></ul><ul><li>Moscato di Noto e di Siracusa (in English and in Italian) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.coloridisicilia.it/vinisiciliani/stradedelvino/moscato.HTM </li></ul>
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