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Limoncello: Italy’s Famous Lemon Liqueur
Published on Sunday, October 23, 2011 by On the terraced hills of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, the Mediterranean sun and ocean air combine with volcanic soil to produce lemons the size of grapefruits. For hundreds of years, southern Italians have used the thick, juicy skins of these Sorrento lemons, named after the nearby town of Sorrento, to create a sweet tangy, liqueur known as limoncello (as the Italian word ...
Rome and Positano Featured in Popular Movies
Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 by Of course, animated movies capture the interest of wider audiences, but nothing is as great as films that portray real life locations. The more the interesting places shown in the movie, the more we get to like them. Italy is one such country that has gained worldwide fame through countless movies. Let’s see some of the popular ones that featured famous Italian citi...
Pompeii and Herculaneum and the Wrath of Vesuvius
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by Nowhere in the world does a volcanic eruption linger in people’s minds even after centuries - Yes, we’re talking about the historic eruptions in 79 AD that shattered two ancient Italian cities, Pompeii and Herculaneum. On the 24th of August, centuries back, Mount Vesuvius poured searing volcanic ash over these two cities, of which Pompeii was the bigger victim. ...