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  • -“Italy is a constellation of large families.”-Sergio Romano\n-Sergio Romano is a political journalist in one of country’s famous journalists of “La Stampa”\n
  • -I was born in Palermo, Sicily.\n-My family and I moved to the US when I was only 2 years old. \n-They were in search of better jobs.\n-Leaving Sicily did not mean that we were leaving our culture behind. \n-We brought it with us and it is a major part of my life. \n\n
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  • -Artists\n
  • -And another famous artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti\n-Painted the Sistine Chapel\n-Rome\n-The David Sculpture \n-Florence\n
  • -Famous composers\n
  • -Founder of America, was the Italian explorer: Christopher Columbus\n-Famous Italian scientist who invented the telescope was Galileo Galilei.\n
  • -Italy is a long, thin peninsula surrounded by 4 seas.\n-Ligurian, Tyrrhenian, Ionian, and Adriatic.\n-The Alps are in the north of Italy and the Apennines run along the center, almost looking like it splits the boot in half.\n-These landforms determine the areas of tourism, activities, and work.\n\n\n
  • -Let’s take a quick tour of the beautiful country starting in the North and working our way down to the South.\n
  • -Northern Italy.\n-35% of italy contains mountains that are over 2,500 feet tall.\n-2 mountain ranges in italy are the Alps and Apennines. The Alps are the tallest mountains in Italy.\n-The mountains shield the Italian Riviera and the lake district from extreme temperatures.\n-The western edge of the Alps is the source of Italy’s most important river, the Po.\n-The Po region also consists of a valley.\n\n\n
  • -The Po Valley is Italy’s flattest and most fertile stretch of land.\n-Po Valley contains Italy’s most productive farmland.\n-Grain, especially rice, corn, and wheat. \n-The cities in the Po Valley are home to Italy’s biggest industrial centers.\n\n
  • -Milan is Italy’s second largest city.\n-The country’s financial and commercial capital.\n-Richest city.\n-Milan is the fashion capital of Italy.\n-Picture of inside the Duomo.\n\n
  • -Duomo di Milano\n-3rd largest church in Europe.\n-Begun in 1386 but not finished until 1813.\n\n\n
  • -Milan is home to Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper and the world’s first opera house.\n-Andrea Bocelli \n-Began playing the piano and taking singing lessons at the age of 6. At the age of 12, while playing soccer he fell and hit his head and damaged his optic nerve causing his blindness, but that only made Andrea work harder in his music career.\n-Is the biggest and most popular Italian opera singer. \n
  • -Italian fashion has brought great distinction to the country. \n-Italian designers are known for their bold and innovative experiments with color and form.\n-The city is home to some of the world’s most important design labels\n
  • -Trendy clothing for kids by Luciano Benetton.\n
  • -Exquisite men’s and women’s wear by Giorgio Armani\n
  • -Elegant clothing in unusual fabrics by Miuccia Prada.\n
  • -Gucci classic clothing and accessories.\n
  • -Homemade shoes with matching business-like outfits made by Salvatore Ferragamo.\n
  • -Another industrious city in the Po Valley is Turin.\n-Important business center and home to Fabbrica Italiana de Automobili Torino (Fiat)\n\n
  • -Founded in 1899 in turin, Fiat (fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino) is italy’s largest and most popular manufacturer. \n-Fiat is the world’s 6th largest automobile manufacturer; operating in 61 countries and earning more than $56 billion a year. \n-Sells 2.5 million cars a year.\n\n
  • -Vespas \n-At the age of 14 is when you can get a vespa. \n-Vespas at affordable and more efficient than cars.\n-Easier to get to ur destination because u can curve around all traffic and always find a parking spot.\n-When you turn 18 you can get your license to drive a car.\n
  • -Built on 118 islands, supported by millions of wooden stakes and linked by 400 bridges, Venice is the only city in the world which is built entirely on water. \n-This romanic city is noted for its art and architecture.\n-For centuries it has lifted poets, painters, and writers to new heights.\n-Gondolas\n
  •\n\n-A gondola ride is 40 min long\n-Gondolas hold 6 people.\n-Price is $110 per gondola not per person.\n-After 7pm it’s $140.\n-You can choose to have the ride with or without music.\n-Gondolier must be licensed.\n-Their uniform consist of black pants, a striped shirt, and closed dark shoes. \n-They usually have a special hat but don’t usually wear it. \n-Singing is not a requirement for a gondolier. Some do and some don’t.\n-They stand up and row with one oar because that is the best way to row through the narrow canals of Venice. \n-It’s extremely rare for a woman to be a gondolier. \n-Most gondoliers do speak English.\n
  • -Center of Italy’s shipbuilding and birthplace of Christopher Columbus.\n-The largest city in the Po Valley.\n\n
  • -Known for its cheese and ham.\n-Proscuitto and parmigiana reggiano. \n-\n
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  • -Great tourist destination if you like people and food. \n-Culinary capital.\n-Pasta shops, vegetable markets, and delis offering the many cured meats and cheeses of the Po Valley.\n\n
  • -Maggianos may be the closest to Italian cuisine we \n
  • -Before being seated, guests will be served what we call shirley temples, but the only difference is that Italy’s version is way thicker. \n-Just a little shot.\n-A popular hors d’oeuvre is sliced white bread with mayo and ham cut into 4 triangles closed with a fancy toothpick and 1 green olive.\n\n\n
  • -Stuzzichini on the left.\n-Amarena on the right. \n\n
  • -Soda includes Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Chinotto (root beer) and that’s all.\n-On your table you will always have acqua (spring water) and acqua frizzante (sparkling water)\n-Wines have to correspond with the main entree. White wine goes with fish and chicken and red wine goes with red meat.\n
  • -Typical appetizers include:\n- Insalata di mare which usually includes: shrimp, octopus, black or green olives, carrots, onions, oregano, olive oil and vinegar. \n-Caprese salad which contains fresh mozzerella cheese and sliced tomatoes. \n\n
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  • -The first dish is pasta, soup, or rice.\n-Italian pasta dishes have less sauce than Americans are used to. In Italy, the type of pasta is more important than the sauce.\n-Choice of any kind from gnocchi to pesto sauce or arrabiata to a seafood pescatore. \n
  • -Meat, poultry, or fish. \n-Meatballs to chicken cutlets (milanese) or chicken scallopini to chicken cacciatore. \n
  • -Main dish may also include a margarita pizzaiolo with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil.\n-Biggest topping is hot dogs.\n-Second biggest is ham and artichokes.\n
  • -Newest pizza topping is nutella. \n-Chocolate and hazelnut spread.\n
  • -Vegetable, potato, or salad.\n-Roasted potatoes with green peppers and onions.\n-Fried broccoli rabe with garlic and lemon.\n-Tomato salad with cucumbers, red onions, olive oil, salt, and oregano\n
  • -Fresh fruit and nuts are served.\n
  • -Pastries are huge.\n
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  • -A dinner usually lasts 2+ hours. \n-After eating dinner, the family engages in conversation, by talking as loud as they can and laughing and just having a great time. \n
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  • -Vatican City located in Rome.\n-Created in 1929.\n-Comes under the protection of the Italian police.\n-Known as a separate country.\n
  • -Colosseum sat 50,000 people.\n
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  • -The Adriatic Sea is another tourist center.\n-Lies to the right of the boot.\n-Many cities within.\n-Venice\n\n\n
  • -The Italian social system is not calibrated on class, success or wealth.\n-A class system does exist, but has different connotations. \n-Marquesses are entrepreneurs and they carve niches in fashion, art, and the wine and food industry.\n-The Middle class forms a recognizable group, as do the peasants and farmers.\n-Titles are important in one’s profession.\n-Engineers are addressed as “ingegnere”, a doctor as “dottore”, etc.\n-It’s a sign of respect.\n\n
  • -Italians value sociability, simplicity, and pleasure.\n-One word to describe an Italian’s social life is “passeggiata”\npg 74\n\n\n
  • -Southern Italy\n-Rugged terrain of the Apennines\n
  • -Farms grow beans, wheat, olives, and grapes used to produce Chianti wines.\n
  • -Most of Italy enjoys Mediterranean weather.\n-In the winter the Alps get extremely cold.\n-The peninsula experiences milder weather in both winter and summer.\n-Sicily and Sardinia have long, hot, and dry summers and warm winters.\n-Scirocco is a hot wind that blows over southern Italy in the summer.\n-Highlands receive a lot of snow. \n\n
  • -Little respect for the government.\n-They do not trust gov officials. \n-Gov mistreats farmers. \n-Rarely pay attention to new laws passed by gov. \n
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  • -Wheat, corn, soybeans, tomatoes, potatoes, sugar beets, citrus fruits, grapes, and olives.\n\n
  • -Italy has the most amount of small family businesses than all of Europe. \n-2/3 of industries are small family owned companies. \n-Italians like to keep their businesses small so that the family can maintain control.\n\n
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  • -What where why?\n-All done (finito)\n-I don’t care (hand under chin)\n-Good (buono)\n-Crazy (patsa)\n-Leave me alone (hand on arm)\n-Do you wanna be beaten (mazzate) \n-oh what i would do to you (bites hand)\n-are you nuts (hand on forehead)\n
  • -work is a family affair and a lot of time off is also spent with the family\n-italians generally do not spend as much time at work as many North Americans do.\n-most businesses in the north operate from 9am-5pm. \n-places like shops, bars, and pizzerias on the other hand open from 9am-1pm\n-from 1-4 workers usually go home and spend time with family or take a nap, etc. \n-1:30-4; 2-5; depends on the city. \n
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  • -Dr. Verderame is the head doctor of the organization: LILT.\n-Italian League for the fight against cancer.\n-LILT is located all over the country.\n-Dr. Verderame’s clinic is located in Sciacca, Sicily. \n-Is always accepting donations, so that is how I decided to raise money for them.\n\n
  • -Jars were placed in our local pizzerias: Little Sicily, Angelos, and Franzones because Dr. Francesco Verderame’s favorite food is pizza so I thought that would be a cool idea. \n-\n
  • -My work donated a full box of 120 mini cannoli shells for my application.\n-The filling was homemade. Ricotta cheese, sugar and chocolate chips, powdered sugar.\n-Sold them for $1\n-The first day was my trial day. Brought in 40 cannolis and sold all of them by the end of 2nd period. \n-Brought the last 80 on the second day and sold them by the end of period 4/5.\n-Thank you!!!\n
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  • SGP Slides

    1. 1. ITALIAN CULTURE By: Elisa Vetrano
    2. 2. THESISThe Italian culture is known throughout theworld as one of the healthiest lifestyles becauseof the great passion for life itself, the strongsocial connection with family and friends, andthe value of the simplicity in life.
    4. 4. INFLUENCES ON THE ITALIAN CULTURE Historical figures Geography
    5. 5. Leonardo da Vinci
    7. 7. Giuseppe Verdi Giacomo Puccini
    8. 8. Christopher Columbus Galileo Galilei Galileo’s Telescope,_1636.jpg/225px-Justus_Sustermans_-_Portrait_of_Galileo_Galilei,_1636.jpg
    10. 10.
    11. 11. ALPS
    12. 12. Po Vall ey
    13. 13. Milan
    14. 14.
    15. 15. Andrea Bocelli The Last Supper Painting
    16. 16. FASHION
    17. 17.
    18. 18. Armani
    19. 19. Prada
    20. 20. Gucci
    21. 21. Ferragamo
    22. 22. Tu r i n
    23. 23. Biggest Manufacturer: FIAT
    24. 24. TRANSPORTATION Vespa Cars Foot Bus
    25. 25. Ve n i c e
    26. 26. GONDOLIERS
    27. 27. Genoa
    28. 28. PARMA
    30. 30. BOLOGNA
    31. 31.
    32. 32. X
    33. 33. ITALIAN CUISINE 1. AperitiviAmarena Mixture of sprite and a flavored syrup. Equivalent to our Shirley Temples.Stuzzichini Equivalent to our Hors d’oeuvre.
    34. 34.
    35. 35. ITALIAN CUISINE CONT. 2. Bibite Bibite- Soda & Wine 10%2C209&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=251&vpy=62&dur=271&hovh=178&hovw=178&tx=90&ty=139&oei=sIKXTb6FNcOa0QGHlI3lCw&page=1&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:0&biw=1140&bih=615&IP=
    36. 36. ITALIAN CUISINE CONT. 3. Antipasti Appetizers
    37. 37. ITALIAN CUISINE CONT. Bread and olive oil
    38. 38. ITALIAN CUISINE CONT. 4. Primo Piatto Pasta
    39. 39. ITALIAN CUISINE CONT. 5. Secondo Piatto Main Entree
    40. 40. ITALIAN CUISINE CONT. Pizza
    42. 42. ITALIAN CUISINE CONT. 6.Contorni Side Dishes,+2009.jpg
    43. 43. ITALIAN CUISINE CONT. 7. Dolce Dessert
    44. 44. ITALIAN CUISINE CONT. After Dinner Drinks
    45. 45. Family
    46. 46. PISA
    47. 47. Florence
    48. 48. San Marino
    49. 49. Vatican City
    50. 50. Rome
    51. 51. Naples
    52. 52. Sardina and Corsica
    53. 53. Sicily
    54. 54. Adriatic Sea
    55. 55. SOCIETY Marchesi (Marquesses) Borghesi (Middle) Contadini (Farmers)
    57. 57. • farms
    58. 58. CLIMATE
    59. 59. Government• Italians rely on relatives or close family friends to get things done.
    60. 60. Economy
    61. 61. Employment
    62. 62. Agriculture
    63. 63. INDUSTRY
    64. 64. Little Sicily Pizza
    65. 65. Ceramics
    66. 66. GESTURES How do you shut up an Italian?You tie their hands behind their back.
    67. 67. Work Day
    68. 68. LIFESTYLE
    69. 69. APPLICATIONDr. Francesco Verderame.Head doctor of the biggest cancer society in Italy.“LILT”- Lega italiana per la lotta contro i tumori.
    70. 70. ELISA M VETRANO Sunday, January 9, 2011 1:12:51 PM ET
    71. 71. APPLICATION CONT. Homemade cannoli’s for $1!
    72. 72. $
    73. 73. WORKS CITED Not bulleted. 2 slides. abc order
    74. 74. WORKS CITED CONT.
    75. 75. CONCLUSIONWhat did you learn?