Poetry Corner - Umberto Saba

Poetry Corner – Umberto Saba

Poet and novelist Umberto Saba was born in 1883 in Trieste when the city was under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and died in 1957 in nearby…

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Espressioni idiomatiche

Espressioni idiomatiche

Here are three idiomatic expressions and a false friend. Prendersela – [composed of the verb prendere in the reflexive form + la meaning for/about it]…

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A bit of History - Andrea Mantegna

A bit of History – Andrea Mantegna

Andrea Mantegna (1431 – 13 September 1506) is one of our foremost painters of the Italian Renaissance. Born near Padua, at the age of eleven…

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Heading to Sydney

Heading to Sydney

As foreshadowed, I have relinquished all of my tasks at the Dante Alighieri Society in light of my impending move to Sydney after living in…

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Know your choir - Denise Stephenson

Know your choir – Denise Stephenson

About 4 years ago I went with a friend to a concert at the Italian Cultural Centre. There were groups representing different cultures. I was impressed…

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