Ethnic Groups: Italians
Italy has a
varied climate. Some parts have hot summers and
mild winters, while other parts have short summers
and harsh winters. It rains the most in the spring
like to eat traditional Italian dishes which often
include pasta, pizza, cheeses, and cold cuts. They
like to make their own wines, and drink strong
coffee called Expresso.
and the Arts
love soccer and the best players are
stars throughout the county. Car racing
is another popular sport Italians like to watch.
Outdoor games such as bocce, which is
similar to lawn bowling, and card games like
briscola and scopa are played
throughout the country.
There are a
lot of great Italian composers of music such as
Vivaldi, (violin), and artists such as Leonardo Da
Vince and Michelangelo. Famous Italian authors
include Carlo Collodi who wrote Pinnichio.
Italians celebrate Christmas on January 6 rather
than the 25th. Instead of Santa Claus, they have an
old woman name Befana who rides through
the air on a broom while dropping presents down the
chimney for the good children and lumps of coal for
the naughty ones.
hold summer fairs in each of the small towns to
celebrate wine making, fruits blooming, and
vegetables flourishing. After all of the eating,
the partygoers dance all night.
Places and Interesting Facts
appetito" is what you say to people before a meal
Tower of Pisa
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