Riviera is an Italian term originally from the Middle Ages for the coast of Liguria. The term is now more generally applied to any coastal area popular with tourists, particularly in warm areas. The two divisions of the original Riviera, both of which border the Ligurian Sea, are: Italian Riviera, that part of the coast of Italy between La Spezia and the frontier with France, at Ventimiglia.
Caffè is the Italian word for coffee, (likely from "Kaffa", the region in Ethiopia where coffee originated) and may indicate either the Italian way of preparing this beverage at home or espresso, which is prepared instead with electrical steam machines. Notably, a coffee house in Italy is generally termed a bar, and only in some cases a caffè, as opposed to most other parts of the world, where a coffee house is termed a café.
Barbarossa, a name meaning red beard in Italian, may refer to: In history: Emperor Barbarossa or Frederick I (1122-1190), Holy Roman Emperor Barbarossa city, the nickname for five cities in Germany Barbarossa I or Oruç Reis (c. 1474-1518), an Ottoman-Turkish privateer and Bey of Algiers Hayreddin Barbarossa (c.
The Pietà (pl. same; Italian for pity) is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most often found in sculpture. As such, it is a particular form of the Lamentation of Christ, a scene from the Passion of Christ found in cycles of the Life of Christ.
A piazza is a city square in Italy, Malta, along the Dalmatian coast and in surrounding regions. The term is roughly equivalent to the Spanish plaza. In Ethiopia, it is used to refer to a part of a city. When the Earl of Bedford developed Covent Garden - the first private-venture public square built in London - his architect Inigo Jones surrounded it with arcades, in the Italian fashion.
Papabile (pl. papabili) is an unofficial Italian term first coined by Vaticanologists and now used internationally in many languages to describe a cardinal of whom it is thought likely or possible that he will be elected pope. A literal English translation would be "popeable" or "one who might become pope". In some cases the Cardinals will choose a papabile candidate.
Omertà is a popular attitude and code of honor, common in areas of southern Italy, such as Sicily, Calabria, and Campania, where criminal organizations like the Mafia, 'Ndrangheta, and Camorra are strong. A common definition is the "code of silence". In English, it is often rendered omerta, without an accent, leading to frequent mispronunciation. This grave accent in Italian and Sicilian indicates that the final a is stressed.
Tutti frutti (Italian for "all fruits") may refer to: In food and drink: Tutti frutti (food), a confection (often ice cream) containing a variety of chopped fruits and/or flavours In music: "Tutti Frutti" (song), a rock and roll song, originally performed by Little Richard and covered by many artists Tutti frutti (Wampas album), the 1986 debut album by Les Wampas Tutti Frutti (rock band), a Croatian rock band Tuty Fruity, a Welsh pop band.
The name Eroica may refer to: The Eroica Symphony, by Ludwig van Beethoven; The Eroica Variations for piano, also by Beethoven; The Eroica Piano Trio, an American chamber ensemble; The Internet Symphony No. 1 - "Eroica", a piece written by Tan Dun for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Franz Liszt's Transcendental Etude no.
The Symphony No. 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler was written between 1899 and 1901, though it incorporates a song originally written in 1892. The song, "Das himmlische Leben", presents a child's vision of Heaven. It is sung by a soprano in the work's fourth and last movement.
His/Her Imperial Highness (abbreviation HIH) is a style used by members of an imperial family to denote imperial - as opposed to royal - status to show that the holder in question is descended from an Emperor rather than a King. It generally outranks all other single styles.
Elatinaceae is a family of flowering plants with 35-50 species in 2 genera: Elatine and Bergia. The Elatine are mostly aquatic herbs, and the Bergia are subshrubs to shrubs. Elatine species are widely distributed throughout the world from temperate to tropical zones, with its greatest diversity found in temperate zones. Bergia is found in temperate to tropical Eurasia and Africa, with two tropical and one tropical to temperate species in the Americas.
Pathare Prabhu or Pratihara Prabhu as they are known are one of the Hindu communities in the city of Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). These people are among earliest settlers in the city. They are Rajput/Kshatriya aristocracy who migrated to Mumbai around the 12th and 13th centuries AD from the regions of North India and Rajasthan after the Turkic attacks in those regions which were ruled by the Pratihara dynasty of medieval India.
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