#100ItalyFacts on Instagram, day 7-13

Lots of food and beverages this week, but this is how we Italians work, eh!

Enjoy!

#100ItalyFacts [day10]: #food is a serious matter in #Italy and every grandma is constantly worried her beloved grandchild isn't eating enough. I'm quite sure every single Italian, that in his childhood turned his nose up at #vegetables, heard at least once her grandma saying to him: "Eat everything, think about the African children who are starving!" This is surely one of the most famous (and dreaded) sayings among grandmas and children. πŸ‘΅πŸ‘¦ While during childhood people dismiss this motto, when grown-up I guess they realize (or should realize) we live in a very rich country concerning food and variety of fruits and vegetables.πŸŽπŸŠπŸ†πŸ… #ItalyFacts #italiancuisine #italianculture #cauliflower #green #italianfamily #italian #foods #folkways #naturelovers #foodporn #blogger #exploremore #taste #flavour #culture #italianpeople #nature #cooking #eating

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#100ItalyFacts [day11]: among Italian Catholics it's quite common the cult of the #BlackMadonnas. The one on the right is The Black Virgin of Oropa located in the Sanctuary of #Oropa, in Piedmont (North-Western Italy). The one you can see on the left is the Virgin of Loreto, which is in the Basilica of the Holy House of #Loreto (Central Italy). In this Basilica it is also preserved the house the tradition indicates as the one where the Virgin Mary lived in Nazareth. According to the tale it was carried there by angels through the air; historians say it was brought in Loreto by a noble family during the Crusades.πŸ‘Ό πŸ πŸ‘Ό β›ͺ #Italy #catholic #religion #italianculture #italiantradition #cult #culture #history #faith #tradition #customs #folkways #souvenirs #statue #homedecor #home #travel #travelgram #explore #exploremore #discover

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4 thoughts on “#100ItalyFacts on Instagram, day 7-13

  1. I didn’t know about the purple, and when my sister was little I told her often about the starving children in Africa too and she hated it. And we don’t even have any Italians in the family! πŸ˜€

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  2. Interesting! In Asia, we did not gift Chrysanthemums either. Similar to Italian, we consider chrysanthemums (especially the yellow one) are for deceased people. The same goes for white lilies, we usually gift them to people who underwent a surgery πŸ™‚

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    1. That’s so interesting! A Japanese girl told me that, for them, Chrysantemums are kind of sacred as they are a symbol of the imperial family…it’s funny to see how customs change according to the country πŸ™‚

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