Most Italians are Roman Catholic, the Church's influence in their lives and in their art has been evident. Most of the sculptures, and paintings, have been based on religion, and religious events.
Italians are proud of their heritage and artistic legacy, is worthy to note that Italy has given the world a large part of the great masters of painting, sculpture and architecture, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael, to name few. The museums and churches are the place where he lives part of that legacy.
The Italians always work hard, but also have to say that they, better than anyone, know how you have to relax at certain times. In most cities it is normal to work five days a week and a half Saturday, and it is normal also catch a big break each day for lunch, take a nap and get back to work.
The main meal, which is prepared and savored worship, normally takes place in the afternoon. It is a very social event and family is the main actor. The Italians often continue after eating, drinking and socializing.
The typical Italian house is the house colorful, bright, balconies decorated with flowers, grapes, pears, house wines, ie, still life, adorning Italian households, while waiting for the guest who deserves everything. Culture and Entertainment
Italy, a land of culture
Italy is a nation that hosts unique and fascinating events of international resonance throughout the year, providing innumerable opportunities for experiencing intense emotions. Art exhibitions are inspired by over a thousand years of heritage, and events such as the Venice Biennial with its design and contemporary art focus, are flanked and alternate with theatre and ballet performances. For music lovers, the festivals and operatic seasons offered by Milan’s La Scala and the Verona Arena are unique. Italy is a synonym for music and art in every form. But that’s not all. It offers a wide range of traditional and modern cultural events, such as literary festivals or the many Carnivals held, most notably in Venice, but also in many other regions, and the various historical and religious representations that fill Italy with fantasy and vitality throughout the year. Italy is also a natural film set. Its beautiful scenery make it the perfect background for every kind of film production: From its metropolises, to its Renaissance palaces, and amazing natural landscapes. Italy is an ensemble of art, culture, natural landscapes, traditions, magic…in a word, diversity. Enjoy Italy and its daily, countless events! Eating and Drinking
Italy, a land of flavours
Italy’s wines, those noble ambassadors of Italian excellence throughout the world, must not be neglected. The pleasure of tasting a fine wine in its native environment is unparalled - a glass of Chianti or Brunello di Montalcino in Tuscany, of Barbera or Barolo in Piedmont, of Prosecco di Valdobbiadene in Veneto, of Lambrusco in Emilia Romagna, or the Sicilian wines or the white wines in Friuli and Trentino-Alto Adige, or the great reds of the Valtellina, just to provide a few renowned examples. Italy has a world of flavours to taste and tempt the palate , eyes, and heart! Modern Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots as far back as the 4th century BCE. Italian cuisine in itself takes heavy influences, including Etruscan, ancient Greek, ancient Roman, Byzantine, and Jewish. Significant changes occurred with the discovery of the...