Look What Came From Italy
Look What Came From Italy
On March 17, 1861 Italy became a nation while The United States was in the middle of the Civil War. Before this, Italy was made up of a bunch of city-states and lands under power of The Roman Catholic Church. Today, Italy is mostly Roman Ctholic and is filled with churches from top to bottem. Rome, Italy's capital has one of the most religious Catholic buildings in the world: The Vatican. The Vatican is where the pope lives and is visited by thousands of people each day.
Italy was home to giant civilizations that changed the world forever. One of the greatest was the Roman Empire. The Empire began in 753 BC and ended in 1453. This Empire left Italy with fantastic art and many innovations that were ahead of their time.
Italian currency called 'euro.'
Italy is a wonderful country with an intresting background.
Today, Italy's population is 61, 192, 692 and it is growing larger everday.It is home to wonderful food, music, fashion, art, festivals and holidays, words, toys, cars, animals, and inventions and inventors. In this book you will find out more about this beautiful country than you thought you did, and will re-visit the things you do know about this beautiful country from someone else’s point of view.Today, Italy's population is 61, 192, 692 and it is growing larger everday.
Minestrone with crushed crutons.
Another popular italian dish is Minestrone. It is a vegetable and bean soup that is made of vegetables, beans and pasta, rice, or potatoes. The common ingredients that are made in minestrone include beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock, and tomatoes. Just like risotto, it is commonly served as a primo alternative.
The tradition of wearing black to a funeral dates back to a Roman funeral, when a family member has passed away, they would wear a dark-colored toga called a toga pulla. It is extremely normal to wear all black to an Italian funeral, because everyone else there will be doing the same thing. In the 19th century, women would wear all black from veils and dresses to brooches and jewelry.
The biretta is a square hat with three or four peaks that sometimes has a clump of feathers or fur on top called a tuft.They are usually worn by clerics and and cardinals during Mass. It was mentioned in the 10th century, but it’s origins are not known. The birettas worn by cardinals are bright red while the birettas worn by priests that have been made prelates are black with a red tuft. Priests in monastic religious orders traditionally do not wear birettas.
A priest wearing a biretta
The Alpine Ibex is a type of Ibex which is in the goat family. They are herbivores and only eat vegetation such as shrubs, bushes, and grasses. They make their homes on cliffs that are too dangerous for predators. Some say they they can almost gravity because of their homes. Their lifespan is about 17 years and they are about the size of medium goats. One species of Ibex was declared extinct but scientists cloned it and it lived for 7 minutes.
An Alpine Ibex climbing a nearly 90 degree mountain
Festa Della Bruna is a festival that is celebrated in Matera, Italy; Which is located in Southern Italy.The festival is held to honor the patron saint Madonna Della Bruna. At the festival, people make a large float made of paper mache. The float then goes through to town, and when it reaches the center, people jump on it and tear it apart.
Festa Della Republica is is known as Italy’s Republic Day. It is a national holiday and is celebrated throughout Italy on June 2nd. It commemorates the day Italians voted to stop the monarchy in 1946 so that there country could become a republic nation. Many people have off from work on Republic Day and children have off from school. There are military parades, official ceremonies, and people lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, inside the Altare della Patria in Rome.
People jumping on the float of Festa Della Bruna.
While believed to have originated from Italy, pasta comes from China. They are devrived from Chinese noodles, which are believed to be brought over from China by Marco Polo.
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