Contemporary art for dummies: Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon’s paintings are not only innovative and unique, but also cruel and disturbing, through his art he tried to represent the twentieth century human condition. His paintings are famous because, through the deformation and destruction, he creates a new, brutal and hopeless reality: “People like abstraction, because abstraction is never cruel,” he said. Especially […]

Basic phrases in some languages

Basic phrases in some languages Knowing the basics of a language is really important if you’re travelling or visiting another country. Even if you can’t speak the language proficiently, being able to say hello, please and thank you can affect the native people you are with. Here is a small list of some words and […]

Why should we learn Italian?

What push people to learn the Italian language? Despite the political and economic relevance of other languages, the number of people who study Italian keeps growing, also in countries that never hosted immigrants from Italy. The cultural enrichment is the greatest incentive for learing the Italian language. However there are more reasons such us: work, studies, […]

Hispanic Actors in Hollywood

Some years ago it was very difficult for actors and actresses with Spanish and Latino American roots to get a decent role in Hollywood movies. Due to existing stereotype about Latino character the roles would reflect existing cultural biases and depict criminals or domestic servants. Fortunately, the things have changed and nowadays we have many […]

20 the oldest cities in the world

The British Telegraph newspaper shows 20 the oldest cities in the world, that had continuously inhabited over the centuries. From India, to Afghanistan, Spain and Greece, the 20 oldest cities in the world await you.   1. Arbil, Iraq. The first inhabitants settled in 2300 BC, was an important stop “on the Silk Road.”   […]

Naples: neapolitan dialect

Naples is a city with an intense and tumultuous history, always a country of crossroads of several cultures, as well as the subject of various domination by foreign conquerors. All these dynamics have greatly influenced the formation of its dialect, fruit of the footprints that have crossed Naples over the centuries. Greek era Naples was founded by […]

The ancient Italian heritage: the ruins of Rome

Italy is home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO with 51 sites plus 2 of Vatican City situated within Rome, followed by China (50), Spain (45),  France (42),  Germany (41), India (35) and Mexico (34). Even if Rome today is facing a decadent period where political crisis are commonplace from the point of view of the tourism it remains an […]

France: Cultural Richness

France, thanks to its unique heritage of art, culture and history, is one of the most famous countries around the World. Each 13 regions have unique features (think for example about the differences between Burgundy, well known all over the world for its top wine production and Corsica the island in the Mediterranean Sea above Sardinia famous […]