THERE IS SOMETHING about Italy


Cartina Italia regioni
sopra/under: mappa dell'Italia con Nord (verde), Centro (bianco) e Sud+isole (rosso). ogni zona è colorata con un colore diverso della nostra bandiera e i nomi delle regioni sono tutti in italiano/map of Italy with North (green), Centre (white) and South+islands (red). each zone is painted with a differente color of our flag and the names of the region are all in Italian.

INNO NAZIONALE ITALIANO/ITALIAN NATIONAL SONG: "Fratelli d'Italia/brothers of Italy" scritta da/written by Goffredo Mameli

CANZONI POPOLARI ITALIANE/ITALIAN FOLK SONGS: "La Dosolina/the Dosoline", "La banda/the band", "Sei bella, sei splendida/you are cute, you are beautyful", "E picchia picchia la porticella/and hit hit the little door", "Signore delle cime/Lord of the mounttain picks", "Quel mazzolin dei fiori", "Mamma mia dammi 100 lire/mother rmine give me 100 lire", "La Valsugana/the Valsugana", "Bella ciao/beautyful, hello", "Il Piave mormorava/the Piave "Come porti i capelli, bella bionda/how do wear your hears, beautyful blond girl"
COM'è LA VITA IN ITALIA AL GIORNO D'OGGI/HOW IS THE LIFE IN ITALY TODAY:

REGIONI E PROVINCIE ITALIANE/ITALINS REGIONS AND PROVINCES:
- VALLE D'AOSTA/AOSTA VALLEY :Aosta;
- PIEMONTE/PIEDMONT: Torino/Turin, Cuneo, Alessandria, Biella, Asti, Vercelli, Novara, Verbania;
- LIGURIA: Genova/Genoa, Imperia, LaSpezia, Savona;
- LOMBARDIA/LOMBARDY: Milano/Milan, Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantova,
Pavia, Sondrio, Varese, Monza e Brianza;
- TRENTINO-ALTO-ADIGE:Tento, Bolzano/Bolzen;
- FRIULI-VENEZIA-GIULIA: Trieste, Gorizia, Pordenone, Udine;
- VENETO: Venezia/Venice, Belluno, Treviso, Padova/Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Rovigo;
- EMILIA-ROMAGNA: Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena, Modena, Rimini, Reggio-Emilia,
Parma, Piacenza;
- TOSCANA/TUSCANY: Firenze/Florence, Arezzo, Grosseto, Lucca, Livorno, Massa-Carrara, Pisa,
Prato, Pistoia, Siena;
- UMBRIA: Perugia, Terni;
- MARCHE: Ancona, Ascoli-Piceno, Macerata, Pesaro e/and Uribino;
- ABRUZZO: L'Aquila, Pescara, Chieti, Teramo;
- LAZIO: ROMA/ROME, Viterbo, Rieti, Frosinone, Latina;
- MOLISE: Campobasso, Isernia;
- CAMPANIA: Napoli/Naples, Benvento, Avellino, Caserta, Salerno;
- PUGLIA/APULIA: Bari, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce, Taranto;
- BASILICATA: Potenza, Matera;
- CALABRIA: Catanzaro, Cosenza, Crotone, Reggio-Calabria, Vibo-Valentia;
- SICILIA/SICILY: Palermo, Agrigento, Caltanisetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Ragusa,
Siracusa/Syracuse, Trapani;
- SARDEGNA/SARDINIA: Cagliari, Carbonia-Iglesias, Medio Campidano, Ogliastra, Nuoro, Olbia-
Tempio, Sassari, Oristano;

SANTI PATRONI D'ITALIA/SAINTS PROTECTORS OF ITALY: San Fancesco d'Assisi e Santa caterina da Siena/S.Francis of Assisi and S. catherine of Siena

"MODI DI DIRE" ITALIANI/ITALIAN "USE TO SAY": "a caval donato non si guarda in bocca/at gifted horse don't look to its mouth",

PER COS'è FAMOSA L'ITALIA/FOR WHAT ITALY IS FAMOUS TODAY:

TRADIZIONI ITALIANE/ITALIAN TRADITIONS: "brusa la vecia" ("brucia la vecchia/burn the old lady") per salutare l'inverno a Belluno (e provincia) noi bruciamo i resti della potatura di alberi, viti, piante da frutto, etc. i con dei vecchi vestiti (la scena è simile a vedere qualcuno morire sul rogo)/to say "good bye" to the winter in Belluno we burn the remains of pruning trees, vines, fruit plants, etc. with old clothes (the scene is similar to watch someone to die burn at the stake)

CIBO ITALIANO DEL GIORNO D'OGGI/ITALIAN FOOD TODAY: pizza, pasta, polenta, lasagne, bruschetta, insalata caprese/caprese salade,

ITALIANI FAMOSI/ITALIAN FAMOUS PEOPLE: Laura Pausini, Luciano Pavarotti, Leonardo Da Vinci, Elisa, Giuseppe Verdi, Antonio VIvaldi, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Battagini, Galileo Galilei, Rita Levi Montalcini, Guglielmo Marconi, Antonio Santi Giuseppe Meucci, Cristoforo Colombo, Marco Polo, Amerigo Vespucci, Camillo Benso, Cesare Battisti, Enrico Berlinguer, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Aldo Moro, Giorgio Napolitano, Dante Allighieri, Ludovico Ariosto, Cesare Beccaria, Pietro Bembo, Giovanni Boccaccio, Italo Calvino, Baldassarre Castiglione, Giosuè Carducci, Francesco De Santics, Ugo Foscolo, Carlo Goldoni, Giacomo Leopardi, Primo Levi, Niccolò Machiavelli, Alessandro Manzoni, Goffredo Mameli (scrittore e compositore del nostro Inno Nazionale/writer and composer of our Natonal Song), Eugenio Montale, Giovanni Pascoli, Francesco Petrarca, Luigi Pirandello, Italo Svevo, Salvatore Quasimodo, Torquato Tasso, Giovanni verga, Virgilio, Dario Argento, Pupi Avati, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Nani Moretti, Sergio Leone, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Zeffirelli, Diego Abatantuono, Antonio Albanese, Aldo Giovanni e/and Giacomo, Ale e/and Franz, Claudio Amendola, Dario Ballantini, Luca Barbareschi, Claudio Bisio, Massimo Boldi, Mike Bongiorno, Sergio Castellitto, Adriano Celentano, Giobbe Covatta, Lorenzo Crespi, Nino D'Angelo, Massimo Dapporto, Eduardo De Filippo, Peppino De Filippo, Christian De Sica, Johnny Dorelli, Ennio Fantastichini, Dario Fo, Rosario FIorello, Antonello Fassari, Nino Frassica, Giorgio Gaber, Alessandro Gassman, Vittorio Gassman, Flavio Insinnia, Terence Hill, Paolo Kessisoglu, Rodolfo Laganà, Marcello Mastroianni, Maurizio Mattioli, Ricky Memphis, Domenico Modugno, Gianni Morandi, Silvio Orlando, Giorgio Panariello, Paolo Panelli, Marco Paolini, Adriano Pappalardo, Giorgio Pasotti, Leonardo Pieraccioni, Gigi Proietti, Massimo Ranieri, Kim Rossi Stuart; Francesco Salvi, Vincenzo Salemme, Giulio Scarpati, Tullio Solenghi, Emilio Soflrizzi, Bud Spencer, Alberto Sordi, SIlvester Stallone, Teo Teocoli, Giorgio Tirabassi, Ugo Tognazzi, Pietro Torrisi, Totò, Carlo Verdone, Dario Vergassola, Paolo Villaggio, Luca Zingaretti, Manuela Arcuri, Asia Argento, Monica Bellucci, Vittoria Belvedere, Margherita Buy, Rosalinda Celentano, Raffaella Carrà, Gigliola Cinguetti, Anna Falchi, Monica Guerritore, Virna Lisi, Luciana Littizzetto, Gina Lollobrigida, Sophia Loren, Demi Lovato, Alessia Marcuzzi, Alessandra Martines, Mariangela Melato, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Sandra Milo, Sandra Mondaini, Maria Monti, Laura Morante, Rita Pavone, Nilla Pizzi, Romina Power, Carmen Russo, Amanda Sandrelli, Stefania Sandrelli, Catherine Spaak, Anna Valle, Bice Valori, Monica Vitti, Milena Vukotic, Vittorio Alfieri, Luigi Capuana, Carlo Collodi, Edmondo De Amicis, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Umberto Eco, Giorgio Falletti, Oriana Fallacci, Giovanni Guareschi, Carlo Lucarelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Cesare Pavese, Silvio Pellico,

MANIFESTAZIONI IMPORTANTI ANNUALI/IMPORTANT ANNUAL SHOWS:
-Palio di Siena
-Vigata di Venezia


GIORNATE NAZIONALI ITALIANE/ITALIAN NATIONAL DAYS:
27 gennaio/27th January Giornata della Memoria/Memory's Day: si ricordano le vittime del Nazismo e del Fascismo/we remember the victims of Fascism and Nazism.
10 febbraio/10th February Giornata del Ricordo/Remember's Day:si ricordano le vittime delle Foibe/we remember the victims of the Foibe (5000 persone massacrate in Istria/5000 peaple massacred in Istria).
25 aprile/25th April, Festa della Liberazione/Liberation's Day: si ricordano tutti coloro che sono morti durante la II Guerra Mondiale per garantire i diritti democratrici che l'Italia oggi gode/we rember all those peaple who died during the WW2 to ensure the democratic rights Italy enjoys today.
1 maggio/May Festa dei Laovratori/Workers Feast
2 giugno/ June Festa della Repubblica/Republic Feast.

BATTAGLIE IMPORTANTI COMBATTUTE IN ITALIA/IMPORTANT BATTLESFOUGHT IN ITALY:

TRAGEDIE CHE HANNO COLPITO L'ITALIA NEL CORSO DEI SECOLI/TRAGEDIES THAT HIT ITALY DURING THE COURSE OF THE CENTURIES:
62 a.C. Pompei: terremoto/earthquake
79 a.C. Pompei: eruzione del vulcano Vesuvio/eruption of the volcano Vesuvio
9 ottbre/October 1963, ore 22.39/h 10.39 pm Diga del Vajont/dike of Vajont: straripamento della diga (non si è rotta in quanto costruita flessibile) che distrusse compleatamente il paese sottostante di Longarone e uccise 2000 persone e i dispersi sono ancora di più/ overflow dam (not broke as built flexible) that destroyed the country's underlying Compleat Longarone and killed 2000 people and more are still missing.
6 aprile/April 2009: earthquake on Abruzzo: morte 308 persone e circa 1500 feriti/308 peaple died and 1500 circa were hurt.

"WE ARE THE WORLD" ITALIANA/ITALIAN "WE ARE THE WORLD": come molti stati, anche noi abbiamo una nostra "We are the world". s'intitola "Domani 21-04-09- artisti uniti per l'Abruzzo", scritta da Mauro Pagani ed interpretata da tanti cantanti famosi italiani.
La canzone è nata dopo il terremoto a l'Aquila del 6 aprile 2009 per raccogliere fondi per aiutare i terremotati/ just like a lot of countries, we have an our own "We are the world" too. It's called "Domani 21-04-09- artisti uniti per l'Abruzzo/Tomorrow 21-04-09 (21 Aprli 2009) artist together for Abruzzo", written by Mauro Pagani and sang by a lot of Italian famous singers.
The song was born after the L'Aquila eartquake on 6 April 2009 to collect deep to help the survivors of this tragedy.
ecco il video della canzone con testo e i nomi dei cantanti/here the video of the song with lyrics and singes'names:

TRADUZIONE DELLA CANZONE/TRANSLATION OF THE SONG:
(Milan 21 April 2009
"DOMANI 21-04-09" has been recorded in only one day, 21 April 2009, in only one place, the Officine Meccaniche Recording Studios of Milan. All artist and involved people have participated at the project with free title. "Domani 21-04-09" is an indipendent initiative in the ambit of the campaign "SAVE THE ART IN ABRUZZO")

"Between the clouds and the pebbles pass everyone's dreams (Ligabue)
Passes the sun every day without ever to be late (Tiziano Ferro)
Where I'll be tomorrw? (Enrico Ruggeri)
Where I'll be? (Gianni Morandi)
Between the clouds and the sea there is a post station (Franco Battiato)
A rag of star pit there to consoling (Massimo Ranieri)
On the infinity path (Max Pezzali)
Of the North-West wind (Eugenio Finardi)
Day by day (Zucchero)
Day by day (Cesare Cremonini)
Hold me shine on me (Zucchero)
Shine on me (Cesare Cremonini)
Day by day save me shine on me (Zucchero, Carmen Consoli, Mauro Pagani, Cesare Cremonini, Eugenio Finardi)
But tomorrw, tomorrow, tomorrw, I know (Francesco Renga)
I know we pass the border (Roberto Vecchioni)
And again the life (Mauro Pagani)
Seems belong to you (Giuliano Palma)
And it starts (Elio)
Tomorrow (Elio e le storie tese)
Tomorrw is already here, tomorrow is already here (Jovanotti)
I extract the sheet in the hidden ream
I write but I don't succed maybe because
The seism has shaken me (Caparezza)
Every life you save, every stone you rest,
Make think about tomorrow but you can do it only today (Frankie Hi Energy)
And the life the life makes itself great like this (Gianluca Grignani)
And it starts tomorrow (Giuliano Sangirgi)
Between the clouds and the sea we can make and re-make (Claudio Baglioni)
With a little of luck (Ron)
We can forget (Luca Carboni)
Where I'll be (Baustelle)
Tomorrow? Where I'll be? (Samuele Bersani and Baustelle)
Oh oh oh......(chior)
Where I'll be tomorrow, what will happen
To my broken dreams and my plans (Maraccash)
Oh oh oh......(choir)
Where I'll be tomorrow, I have to raise myself
Stretch your hands, stretch your hands (Maraccash)
Between the clouds and the sea we can go and go (Laura Pausini)
In the wake of ships beyond the storm (Carmen Consoli)
And sometimes we see (Nek)
Tomorrow (Antonello Venditti)
A Light Bow (Nek)
And someone cies out: Tomorrow (Antonello Venditti)
Just like the eagle that flies free between the sky and the pubbles (Jovanotti)
We are always different (Fabri Fibra)
We are always the same (J-Ax)
You have done the maximum
And the maximum has not been enough (Jovanotti)
And you didn't know to cry and now that you learnt it (Fabri Fibra)
The tears are not enough to paste the concrete
Here we are, citizen of Abruzzo (Jovanotti)
And increase of intensity the light bulbs (J-Ax)
A fraction of second before the end (Fabri Fibra)
And your mother, your country (Jovanotti)
To re-build
*Just like the schools, the houses, espectially the heart
And also the place where we felt in love (Sud Sound System) [*this part is
is in dialect of Abruzzo]
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE
Are not so alone (Giuliano Sangiorgi)
To make castles in air (J-Ax and Fabri Fibra)
We are not so alone (Giuliano Sangorgi)
In the same boat (J-Ax and fabri Fibra)
We are not so alone (Giorgia)
To make castles in air (J-Ax and fabri Fibra)
We are not so alone (Giorgia)
To be well in Italy (J-Ax and Fabri Fibra)
We are not so alone (Giorgia)
To make castles in air (J-Ax and fabri Fibra)
We are not so alone (Giusy Ferreri)
In the same boat (J Ax and Fabri Fibra)
We are not so alone (Giusy Ferreri)
To make castles in air (J-Ax and fabri Fibra)
We are not so alone (Giorgia)
To imagine a new day in Italy (J Ax and fabri Fibra)
Between the clouds and the sea we can go and go
In the wake of ships beyond the storm (Piero Pelù)
And sometimes we see
A Light Bow
And someone cries out: Tomorrow (Morgan)
We are not so alone.... (to the bugle Roy Paci)
We are not so alone....(assolo of Mauro Pagani's violin)
Tomorrow is already here, tomorrow is already here (Jovanotti, Fabri Fibra and J Ax)
Tomorrow (Maraccash)
But tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow I know
I know we pass the border (Gianna Nannini)
And again the life seems belong to you
And it starts tomorrow (Elisa)
Between the clouds and the sea we can make and re-make
With a little of luck we can forgive (Manuel Agnelli Afterhours)
And again the life seems belong to you (Mango)
And it starts (Niccolò Fabi)
Tomorrow
But tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow I know
I know we pass the border
And again the life seems belong to you
And it starts tomorrow (final choir)
Tomorrow is already here, tomorrow is already here,
Tomorrow is already here, tomorrow is already here, (Jovanotti)
T


RADUZIONE "FRATELLI D'ITALIA" /BROTHERS OF ITALY" TRANSLATION:

Brothers of Italy
Italy has awoken
With the helmet of Scipio
It's sorrounded the head
Where is the Victory?
Offer her own hears
That slave of Rome
God create it.

Brothers of Italy
Italy is awoken
With the helmet of Scipio
It's sorrounded the head
Where is the Victory?
Offer her hears
That slave of Rome
God create it
Gather in legions
We are ready to die,
We are ready to die,
Italy called.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

















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