Laura Pausini , omri , (born 16 May 1974, Solarolo , Ravenna ) is an Italian singer–songwriter and record producer signed to Warner Music Group since 1993. Dubbed the "Queen of Italian pop" by entertainment news outlets, Pausini is famed for her soulful voice and romantic ballads. She is also known for multilingual music productions that span five languages—her native Italian , Spanish , English , Portuguese and French .
Tiziano Ferro (born 21 February 1980 in Latina ) is an Italian latin pop singer. He also records Spanish versions of his Italian albums and has had notable success in Europe and Latin America , Ferro has sold more than 7 million albums worldwide.
The Italian Volleyball League , considered by many as one of the best championships and most difficult league in the world, is a professional league competition for volleyball clubs located in Italy. It is overseen by Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (FIPAV). It is currently a 14 team league that plays a 26 game schedule from September to April. The regular season is followed by playoffs, with the winner earning the Scudetto (little shield).
Football is the most popular sport in Italy . The Italian national football team has won the Football World Cup four times (1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006), trailing only Brazil (with five); Italy is the current title-holder. Italy's club sides have won 27 major European trophies, making them the most successful footballing nation in Europe.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci , (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519), was an Italian polymath : painter , sculptor , architect , musician , scientist , mathematician , engineer , inventor , anatomist , geologist , botanist and writer . Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner , the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote".
Galileo Galilei ; 15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian physicist , mathematician , astronomer , and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution . His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism . Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy ," the "father of modern physics ," the "father of science ,"and "the Father of Modern Science." Stephen Hawking says, "Galileo, perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science."
Giorgio Armani S.P.A. is an international Italian fashion house that designs, manufactures, distributes, and retails haute couture , ready-to-wear , leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, eyewear, cosmetics, and home interiors. The brand markets these products under several, highly-specialized sub-labels including Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans, AX | Armani Exchange, Armani Junior, and Armani/Casa. The Armani name has become synonymous with high-fashion and couture worldwide and is considered one of the most prestigious names in the fashion industry. End of year sales for 2005 were $1.69 billion.
Prada S.p.A. is an Italian fashion label designed by Mario Prada , specializing in luxury goods for men and women (ready-to-wear, leather accessories, shoes, and luggage and hats), founded by Mario Prada. The label is a status symbol . Like other brands, Prada battles counterfeiting , ensuring authenticity only from its official worldwide boutiques and online store.
Pizza is a world-popular dish of Neapolitan origin, made with an oven-baked, flat, generally round bread that is often covered with tomatoes or a tomato-based sauce and cheese. Other toppings are added according to region, culture, or personal preference.
Wine is an alcoholic beverage typically made of fermented grape juice. The natural chemical balance of grapes is such that they can ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes or other nutrients. Wine is produced by fermenting crushed grapes using various types of yeast . Yeast consumes the sugars found in the grapes and converts them into alcohol . Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts are used depending on the type of wine being produced.
The pope (from Latin : "papa" or "father" from Greek πάππας, pappas) is the Bishop of Rome and as such, is leader of the worldwide Catholic Church (that is, both the Latin Rite and the Eastern Catholic Churches in full communion with the Roman Pontiff). The current office-holder is Pope Benedict XVI , who was elected in papal conclave on 19 April 2005.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo , was an Italian Renaissance painter , sculptor , architect , poet, and engineer . Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man , along with his rival and fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci .
Dante Alighieri (May/June c.1265 – September 14, 1321), commonly known as Dante , was an Italian poet of the Middle Ages . The name Dante is, according to the words of Jacopo Alighieri , a hypocorism for Durante. In contemporary documents it is followed by the patronymic Alagherii or de Alagheriis; it was Boccaccio who popularized the form Alighieri.