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The commedia dell'arte: origins and characters

What is commedia dell'arte? The commedia dell'arte is a genre of popular theater that appeared in Italy around 1550. This theatrical genre is characterized by stereotypical characters and slapstick situations. With the exception of love roles, all actors wear masks. The Italian expression 'comme ...

23
Feb
2011

Gothic architecture: presentation and characteristics

eter's Cathedral in Cologne in Germany, the cathedrals of Burgos and Leon in Spain, Westminster Abbey in England and Antwerp Cathedral in Belgium. In Italy, Milan Cathedral has no less than 135 jagged spires. You will find a photo gallery on the site below. ...

25
Mar
2008

Polenta: an easy recipe

atin in the oven at 180° (Th.6) for about 25 minutes. Serve hot. Did you know that? Polenta or 'polente' is a specialty that originated in northern Italy. However, it belongs to the culinary traditions of many regions of Europe: the County-of-nice and Savoy, Switzerland but also Bulgaria and Rom ...

23
Oct
2009

The Pomodoro method or how to manage your time to be more productive

Why this name? Although its name may be confusing, the Pomodoro Method has nothing to do with tomatoes. It gets its name from the tomato-shaped kitchen machine that was used by the creator of this method, Francesco Cirillo. The latter developed this time management method in the 1980s when he ...

28
Sep
2021

Growing cabbage: what are the different varieties?

uliflower and its Italian variant the romanesco cabbage with conical florets so aesthetically pleasing 3- the broccoli which also comes to us from Italy 4- the Brussels sprout which is shaped like a tree one meter high. Its advantage is that it can be harvested throughout the winter. 5- Chi ...

10
Nov
2021

Féerie de Noël : a shop exclusively dedicated to Christmas decorations

of the year, the owners of the shop have planned a sort of signposted route, with a direction for the visit. Some do not hesitate to come from Belgium, Italy or even the United States and Asia to perfect their Christmas decoration with handcrafted and authentic items, in the purest tradition of ...

24
Nov
2021