Il Natale in Italia.
To say 'Merry Christmas' in Italian, you say 'Buon Natale'. It actually means 'Good Christmas.'
Very often, you will see and hear 'Buone Feste.' This means 'Have good festivities.'
Father Christmas is Babbo Natale.
In Italy, some children write their Christmas letters to Babbo Natale and others write to The Baby Jesus (Gesù Bambino).
If you are writing to Father Christmas, your letter should begin: Caro Babbo Natale.
If you write to The Baby Jesus your letter should begin:
Caro Gesù Bambino.
This means that on Christmas Day, some Italian children find presents left by Father Christmas, and others find gifts that have been left by Gesù Bambino.
It all depends upon who they wrote to!
When an Italian baby is born around Christmas time, it is common to name the child Natale, meaning Christmas,
or a name linked to Christmas: Natalia, Natalina.
The word Natale is about 'being born.' The English words 'nativity' and 'natal' come from Natale. The Nativity refers to the birth of The Baby Jesus.
The largest Christmas tree in the world can be seen every year in the Italian town of Gubbio.
It is the illuminated shape of a Christmas tree, arranged on a mountain slope. It is 650 metres long and 350 metres wide. Eight and a half kilometres of electric cable are used to light up the shape.
It can be seen from very far away. A team of workers called 'Gli Alberaioli' set up the famous tree every Christmas.
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Thanks for the details! I just want to help because I went through a similar mental process you did in deciding whether or not to stay in Italy for a while or come home to the Bay Area. In the end SF won out because my family is here. My point is, there ARE opportunities for you in Italy other than little English schools. and if you have engineering background, a TEFL degree or even strong Italian may not be neccessary. I also did not have a significant other to keep me there like you do. sounds like you have a lot of reasons to maybe stay and check it out. Having international work experience on my resume so far has only helped not hindered me
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He finished gymnasium in Athens, Greece, and attended university in Italy. Pandy received his doctorate in naval architecture, marine and mechanical engineering from the University of Naples, Italy.
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Look I am Italian and a medical student.
You really don't want to move to Italy! Italy is VERY different from how it is romanticized in movies and such, especially when it comes to the business side of it.
Once you are a dentist, can you wait for 10 days to get phone line and electricity hooked up? Can you waste time personally going to the postal office every time something goes wrong? Can you afford not to work for 3-4 days every time something breaks in your practice? Can you afford working from 8-9 in the morning to 8 pm because the staff and the…
In order for you to be allowed to go to school on base you have to be a dependent of your aunt and uncle. This means that your parents give up custody of you and give it to them. Then you have to undergo an overseas screening to make sure you do not have any medical or dental problems that cannot be handled by the clinics on base. If you pass that then it can depend on how much longer you uncle is stationed there, if he has less than 18 months then it will be difficult.