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Curious about Italy

  • La Dolce Vita

    12 APR 2024 · Marcello and Patrizia talk about the great Italian actors and directors of the 50s & 60s: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Magnani, Gina Lollobrigida, Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini.  Also, they tell the story of the "War of the Volcanoes" between Anna Magnani and Ingrid Bergman. 
    21 min. 49 sec.
  • Spaghetti, Madolino and Bel Canto

    28 MAR 2024 · Marcello and Patrizia talk about how music and singings are so important in Italian culture and how Italian music and composers are so popular worldwide. 
    15 min. 49 sec.
  • Italy: a perfect movie set

    14 MAR 2024 · Marcello and Patrizia talk about the wonderful movie sets around Italy, from the "Gladiator" to "Roman Holidays"
    21 min. 24 sec.
  • Italy: the land of extraordinary food

    22 FEB 2024 · Marcello and Partrizia explain why food and wine are so good in Italy, and give some suggestions on how to distiguish true Italian food products from imitations.
    19 min. 42 sec.
  • Engines are roaring in Italy

    15 FEB 2024 · Marcello and Patrizia talk about the history of the major Italian sports cars brands: Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini.
    14 min. 42 sec.
  • Venice Carnival: Ancient Revival

    8 FEB 2024 · The Republic of Venice and the Carnival Traditions of the Venetian Carnival Masked balls in Venice Revival of ancient Venetian customs Modern adaptations of Carnival traditions Mask-making in Venice What to visit: a mask laboratory in Venice
    16 min. 15 sec.
  • All roads lead to Rome

    25 GEN 2024 · Travelling on the road Travelling by train Which are the most important modern highways? Moving around in the cities Alll roads lead to Rome! Which are the most famous Roman roads? Where to go: Via Appia Antica in Rome
    12 min. 27 sec.
  • The origins of the Italian language

    18 GEN 2024 · How did the Italian language originate? What are the roots of the Italian language? Why are there so many dialects in Italy? What are the characteristics of different Italian dialects? What role did Latin play in shaping the Italian language? How did the current Italian language evolve from Vulgar Italian? Where to go: Dante’s tomb in Ravenna
    15 min. 48 sec.
  • Italia, why is it called so?

    8 GEN 2024 · What is the origin of the name “Italy”? What does the word "Italy" mean? Who named the peninsula “Italy” and why? Have Italy’s boundaries always been the same? Was Italy’s territory in Roman times the same as today? Where to go: Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome
    14 min. 43 sec.

Welcome to "CURIOUS ABOUT ITALY" a podcast curated by VITOR Italy Tours, where we unravel the secrets of Italy, crafted especially for curious travellers seeking an authentic experience in the...

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Welcome to "CURIOUS ABOUT ITALY" a podcast curated by VITOR Italy Tours, where we unravel the secrets of Italy, crafted especially for curious travellers seeking an authentic experience in the BE PAESE.
Join us, your hosts Marcello and Patrizia, and embark on a journey through the enchanting landscapes of Italy's art, culture, cuisine, and people. In each episode, we delve into
the rich tapestry of Italian history and heritage, offering insights into the mysteries behind Italy's name, the mesmerizing allure of the Venice Carnival, or the origins of the Italian language.
With each installment, we aim to captivate and inspire, weaving together fascinating anecdotes
and historical tidbits to paint a vivid picture of Italy's past and present. Whether you're dreaming of savoring mouthwatering pasta in Rome, exploring the ancient ruins of Pompeii, or wandering through the picturesque streets of Florence, our podcast is your gateway to the wonders of Italy.
So, grab your headphones and join us as we unravel the secrets of Italia, one episode at a time.
Your personalized Italian adventure awaits!
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