#100ItalyFacts on Instagram: days 35-41

 

Hi guys,

here I am with the weekly Instagram review!

On Monday I wanted to focus my attention on the infamous Constitutional Referendum we had to vote for on Dec.4th and now I want to specify some things in here as well. I decided to dedicate an instagram post to it, mainly because of the things I was reading in foreign newspapers in the immediate aftermath. Let me make things clear: “No” was NOT a vote for the so-called “Italexit”. This Referendum had nothing to do with the EU. Sadly, some countries that are dealing with EU secessionist movements decided to write in their newspapers that this Italian “NO” was cumulative evidence of the fact that EU is failing and that people want to leave. Well, no. We surely have a few political parties that are proactively against the Union, but THISΒ  referendum was entirely an INTERNAL matter. People who voted “no” did that for mainly two reasons:

  • they did not agree on the constitutional reform that, among the other things, wanted to abolish the so-called “perfect bicameralism”;
  • they voted against PM Renzi and his domestic policy.

I won’t comment on voters and the final result, I just wanted to point out that there are false news that are spreading around.

I think that what happened is a valid and useful lesson for the future, though: don’t trust everything people say, let’s check multiple sources of information and develop a critic opinion before judging. This is valid for every aspect of our lives.

Thanks for the attention. Enjoy the review πŸ™‚

#100ItalyFacts [day35]: allow me for once not to use a picture of mine, but to post the first page of the #Constitution of #Italy by Presidenza della Repubblica. A few hours ago, through a Referendum, #Italians had to give their opinion about a reform of said Constitution which concerned mainly the formation of our Senate, and the "relationship" between Central Government and local administrations. This means that the result of said referendum was not comparable to #Brexit or to the election of Trump by ANY mean, as I have seen reported in many foreign newspapers. Sadly journalists seek sensation nowadays, rather than giving objective information. πŸ“° πŸ”œ A bit of history (not propaganda, don't worry) πŸ”œ The Italian Constitution came into force in 1948, few years after the end of WWII. The Parliament is a bicameral entity, which form is "perfect": this means both cameras have the same powers and they have to approve and control the work of the other one. This is a form which was studied as to guarantee #democracy and avoid the ascension of new dictatorships. As one of Constitution's fathers liked to point out "Constitution was created into the mountains where Partisans had fell during the war". #politics #italianpolitics #learn #learning #discover #explore #exploremore #referendum #news #italiannews #law #blog #blogger #blogging #travelblog #travelblogger

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#100ItalyFacts [day37]: for the Catholic calendar, today is St.Ambrose, the patron saint of #Milan. Every year, on this day, there is the seasonal premiere of #LaScala theatre, which is a huge event. This year the opera will be #MadamaButterfly by #Puccini. For the first time we will be able to see the premiere on Raiuno, the national TV channel. I guess you will be able to see it too from abroad, on rai.tv at 5.45pm UTC+1 (not sure, though…it may be limited to Italy). πŸ“ΊπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆ I'm not an artist (can you tell??), but here you are my take on Madama Butterfly 🎎🎐( @saki_pink ! I hope I didn't mess up the #kimono!! 😱😫) #italy #japan #opera #theatre #lascalapremiere #blog #blogger #travelblog #travelblogger #doodle #doodleart #art #drawing #cherryblossoms #calligraphy #calligrapher #travelgram #music #italianmusic #travel #instatravel

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#100ItalyFacts [day38]: Dec.8th is a religious holiday in #Italy as it is officially "Immacolata Concezione", the day in which we celebrate the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. β›ͺ Many Italian families take advantage of this free day to start decorating the house and setting up the Christmas tree and presepe, the reproduction of the Nativity. πŸŽ„πŸŽ€ I won't spoil you presepe just yet, have some little Christmas angels. πŸ‘Όβ€ #nativity #catholic #religion #angel #angels #italians #italianfamily #italian #christmastime #christmas #blog #blogger #travelblog #travelblogger #italianculture #tradition #folkways #family #familytradition #italianpeople #culture #cultural #discover #whatitalyis #homedecor #decor #christianity

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#100ItalyFacts [day40]: one of the best things to do in #Milan is visiting the roof of the Cathedral and have a close-up of its amazing pinnacles and sculptures that would be otherwise unappreciated. Also the view of the city is amazing. β›ͺ❀ This summer a 23 yo guy from the USA, remained trapped for an entire night on the roof: according to his version, he was in the toilet when they closed the cathedral (!!) Others think that, being him an art lover, he might have decided it was a good idea to hide and enjoy all that art on his own! Who knows!?!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜… [In the pic a detail of the roof❀] #milancathedral #cathedral #italy #art #pinnacle #architecture #skyporn #tourism #tour #thingstodo #milano #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelbug #makeheritage #lovetotravel #passportgang #viewfromthetop #worldcaptures #amazingart #amazingarchitecture

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#100ItalyFacts [day41]: #risotto is a first course of the #italiancuisine, mainly consumed in the Northern part of the peninsula. It's a #rice dish cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. 🍚🍴 On the right you can see the preparation of the broth: we prepared a soffritto of onion, olive oil, radicchio and meat. Then stock must be added. Someone puts water instead of stock, but the purists do not agree on this. There's a say in Italy that states that since rice grows in the water, it must not be "killed" in it 😝 #italy #foodporn #food #yummy #italiantradition #blog #blogger #travelblog #travelblogger #travelandlife #whatitalyis #travelgram #instatravel #taste #beautifulcuisines #feedfeed #eatingfortheinsta #forkfeed #foodphotography #italianblogger #italians #italian #makeheritage

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2 thoughts on “#100ItalyFacts on Instagram: days 35-41

  1. I’m glad you wrote this. I admit I didn’t fully know what the “No” vote was about. My husb doesn’t pay much attention to Italian politics any more and he just says ‘BOH’ when I ask him…
    Did you draw Madame Butterfly yourself??? It’s really good! I thought it was the promotional material..

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