Italian language and culture decoder, Rachel has spent over 10 years living in Italy, plus she has a bachelors in Italian language and a Masters in Italian art history. In this podcast she will take you on a two minute trip through all things Italian. From food, to famous paintings, cities, Italian political figures and more, if you’ve ever wanted a crash course in the “bel paese” this is the podcast for you.
Add some Italian to your holiday with these phrases!
American holiday season starts with Thanksgiving so in honor of that holiday, here are some phrases (and cultural tidbits too) about how to wish seasons greetings in Italian. To make sure you get the spelling, here they are below: 1. Buone feste 2. Buon natale 3. Buon anno nuovo 4. Felice Hanukkah 5. Passa un felice anno nuovo 6. I miei più cari auguri 7. Buona festa del ringraziamento
Ever wondered when is the best time to visit Italy?
Everyone seems to have cancelled or postponed Italian holidays these days. So, I decided to share with you when my favorite time to visit Italy is, and when I think you can’t go wrong planning your own trip. Curious what a full time Italy resident would say are the BEST months to be in Italy? Have a listen and find out!
Michelangelo’s torture - The unknown side of the Sistine Chapel
Everyone knows the Sistine chapel, but have you ever thought about it from the artists perspective? In this episode, we look at the artwork from the artists perspective. You might be surprised to learn what Michelangelo thought of his masterpiece
What is “giorno dei morti” and “tutti santi” in Italy?
After Halloween are a special two days in Italy. Do you know why all saints day, and day of the dead are such big occasions? In this episode I share the history and the tradition associated with these holidays.
Olive oil is Italy is more than just something to put on a salad! Learn about this liquid gold today
There are 5 main olives in Italy that show up in most olive oil blends: leccino, frantoio, moraiolo, nocellara, coratina. In this episode we explore the flavor profiles of each and why it’s worth considering when you’re picking olive oils for your dish!
Artemisia Gentileschi - the toughest painter of the Baroque period
Artemisia Gentileschi was a Baroque painter who is just starting to get recognized today. Her story is sad, empowering and captivating and deserves to be heard. I hope you’ll look her up after this episode, and bring some glory to this overlooked artist.
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