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Book about Italian apprentice making fountain for stray cats.

Ok, I could have sworn I read this book multiple times when I was a kid, but nobody seems to remember it exists including my cat-loving, children's literature professor mom who gave it to me. I'll try to list every thing I can remember about it in the extended explanation. To summarize, it takes place in an Italian town where a young-fountain-making apprentice wants to make his own fountain so that all the stray cats around him will have some place to drink. As he is poor, he cobbles together the material from things he can find, and in the end I do believe he ends up making the fountain. My mom and the internet don't seem to remember this book, but I think it did exist. Maybe you guys will come up with something. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Jun 17, 2014 - 6 answers

3 days in Genoa

My husband and I are going for a long weekend in Genoa, Italy. I've been really lapse in my planning and now I turn to the hivemind! I've done a bit of homework, but not enough, can you help? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Oct 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Garden of Lost Fruit?

In The Fruit Hunters by Adam Gollner, he mentions "Bologna's Garden of Lost Fruit" as a fruit-focused tourist destination (p. 35). Googling for this name only brings up a Google Books snippet of the book, and trying to translate it to Italian doesn't seem to give anything useful either. What is this place called in Italian, and where can I find it?
posted by Yiggs on Mar 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Etruscan resources

I'm learning that many of the customs and traditions that I think of as Roman actually originated from the Etruscans instead. Can anyone recommend some good books, videos, or websites about ancient Etruscan culture and history?
posted by the man of twists and turns on Mar 13, 2013 - 12 answers

Italian gift ideas for fashion design grad

Seeking ideas for a graduation gift that we could buy in Italy for a fashion design major. [more inside]
posted by mediated self on Mar 2, 2013 - 3 answers

What was produced at the "Red Desert" factory?

What was produced at the factory at the beginning of Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Sep 26, 2012 - 2 answers

A tutti piace l'odore dei gatti. Ragni.

I'm starting to learn Italian. Can you give me any tips and/or resources that helped you learn Italian? Preferably online/free; examples inside. Also, please give me fun Italian pop! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 12, 2012 - 13 answers

Should "della" be capitalized in the middle of an Italian business name?

Italian speakers/readers/writers: my client is naming his new business "Studio Della Statua" or "Studio della Statua". I know that in English, the second capitalization scheme would be fine, but... [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 6, 2010 - 9 answers

A Two-Part Question About Italian Dialects and The Mechanics of Breaking Glass Windows

This is a two-part question about a video on YouTube. The first part of the question is about the Sicilian dialect of the Italian language; the second part deals with the mechanics of breaking a glass window with a crowbar. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Dec 10, 2009 - 4 answers

What are some of the best Italian movies of the last 30 years?

What Italian movies am I missing out on? I'm familiar with the post-war classics, but it's hard to come by more modern stuff in the States. [more inside]
posted by katemonster on Aug 22, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I make the best cannoli filling ever?

Headline says it all: how do I make the best cannoli filling? Ricotta+powdered sugar+vanilla? How much of each (or other ingredients) should I use? I made it last night with 1.5 lb ricotta, 1 c powdered sugar, and 1/4 tsp vanilla, using a recipe in some old Italian cookbook, but it came out a bit chalky and not as thick/creamy as it is when it comes from a restaurant. Any specific pointers (or any particularly great add-ins)? Lots of Google hits, but I'm trying to filter out the noise. Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal on Jun 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Seeking recomendation for immigration attorney in Los Angeles for Italian citizenship by descent case

Please recommend an attorney -- preferably one in the Los Angeles area -- for an unusual Italian citizenship by descent case. Looking for one with knowledge of complicated 20th Century treaties regarding the former Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey, Italy, and Greece, and experience dealing with a lack of some typical primary citizenship evidence. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Jun 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Where can I buy brioches in America?

When in Italy I love to eat brioches, the typical bar breakfast. Where can I find these tasty sweets in America (Massachusetts or California)? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Jul 9, 2008 - 11 answers

Comprehensive, authentic, good Italian cookbook?

Italian Cookbook: I'm going to live in Italy for 2 months this summer. Tell me what cookbook I should bring along! [more inside]
posted by sirion on Jun 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Need Books/Movies for Kids Going to Rome

I'm looking for recommendations for books, movies and even music that might be relevant for a group of middle school (7th & 8th grade, ages 12-14) kids who are going to Rome over spring break. [more inside]
posted by bjennings on Feb 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Decrypting Italian Graffiti Symbols

Italian graffiti: questions about two common symbols in modern spray art. [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Mar 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Italian course in Florence?

Recommendations for an intensive, short-term Italian language course in Florence?
posted by walla on Nov 26, 2006 - 8 answers

I want .it so bad...

I'm in love with a domain name. The problem is, .it's (sorry) a cc-tld that's restricted to citizens of Italy. [more inside]
posted by jsbww on Aug 23, 2006 - 8 answers

Sympathy Cards in Italy

Sympathy cards in Italy. A somewhat distant relative of mine in Italy passed away recently and I'd like to send a card. As my Italian is rudimentary at best and as I'm not sure what is acceptable or proper to write in a sympathy card in Italy, I'd appreciate any suggestions from Italian-speaking Mefites. [more inside]
posted by lumiere on Aug 25, 2005 - 8 answers

Recipe Search: Migliaccio

I've been searching for years for a recipe for something that I can't spell. Since I can't spell it, I'm having a lot of trouble running searches for it - there are way too many returns when I try searching the ingredients. It's a breakfast dish that my grandmother used to prepare. -------> [more inside]
posted by iconomy on Dec 26, 2004 - 8 answers

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