What is the National Bird of Italy?

10,000 Birds

Italy has no national bird! Some places on the web claim that the national bird of Italy is the “bluebird” but this is so untrue that it does not make sense. Europe, let alone Italy, doesn’t have bluebirds.). The lack of a national bird is not because Italy has a paucity of birds or a lack of interest in symbols. Here, for example, is the emblem of Italy, adopted by the Italian Republic in 1948. ……… Birds Italy national bird

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Exploring Italy, the 'Bioculture' Way

Green (Living) Review

The Le Marche region in central Italy is deeply connected to its land and locality, with small-scale organic and biodynamic vineyards, agrotourisms, passionate communities and a focus on local and sustainable food. The region sits between the Adriatic Sea and the Appenine mountains that extend along the length of peninsular Italy. Federico was fed up with artists in Italy not being able to find paid work. bioculture Italy permaculture

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Italy the Healthy Way.

Elephant Journal

In the birthplace of pizza, where pasta flows as freely as the wine, Italy may seem like a tough place to keep an eye on your waistline. Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green Health & Wellness europe gluten free health wellness healthy Italy special diet tips travel vegan However, it’s not as difficult as you may think!

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Dolphinarium in Italy Forced to Close for Good


Marine animals in Italy have reason to celebrate. A dolphinarium in Remini, Italy has just shut its doors for good. Read More The post Dolphinarium in Italy Forced to Close for Good appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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Finding the Heart of Yoga in Italy. ~ Brooke Hamblet

Elephant Journal

How an author rediscovered herself and her love of yoga in Italy. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga awakening friendship Italy relationships Yoga Training

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July Lookout: Enjoy a Weeklong Vegan Vacation in Southern Italy


Non-vegans are missing out on the rewarding benefits Read More The post July Lookout: Enjoy a Weeklong Vegan Vacation in Southern Italy appeared first on Ecorazzi. Too often we vegans are met with naysayers suggesting veganism isn’t feasible; isn’t realistic; isn’t sustainable. To that we vegans say phooey! Arts/Culture Eats Events Featured Lifestyle News Vegan

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Italy Constructing World’s First Vertical Forest


Milan, Italy adds greenery to the city by building world's first vertical forest. Read More. Arts/Culture Environment News Top News

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Marchesi Biscardo – Corvina della Provincia di Verona (2017)

10,000 Birds

Operated by sommelier and importer Nicola Marchesi, the eponymous label Nicola Biscardo Selections works with smaller, family-owned estates all over Italy to bring these wines to a wider audience around the world.

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How Italy Taught me to Love.

Elephant Journal

Italy, in many ways, has taught me to love. In Tuscany, I think of chefs like Fabio Picchi, who radiates an eccentricity and passion for everything he touches. Or Giorgio, my favorite farmer at the Sant’Ambrogio Market, cupping a fresh artichoke in his dirt-covered hands, bundling up a bouquet of fresh herbs for me to […]. Arts & Culture Europe Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy

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Vegetarian Panther Apparently On The Loose In Italy


The big cat, who is thought Read More The post Vegetarian Panther Apparently On The Loose In Italy appeared first on Ecorazzi. The hunt is on for a black panther on the loose in an Italian nature reserve — who may or may not be vegetarian. Animals News Top News

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“The Pines of Florence”: Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico (2018)

10,000 Birds

Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze finches Italy Tuscany White-winged Crossbill winter finches

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Italy joins Germany and Switzerland in nuclear power ban

Green (Living) Review

Economic Development Minister Paolo Romani said the leaks at Japan's Fukushima plant had changed everything and that Italy was merely taking the same steps as Germany and others in altering energy strategies following the disaster.

SunEdison Builds Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Italy

Solar Power Ninja

SunEdison have announced the project to build a photovoltaic solar power plant in Northeastern Italy, near the town of Rovigo. The proposed solar power plant will have a capacity of 72 MW, making it the largest solar power plant in Europe. SunEdison finances, installs and operates distributed power plants using photovoltaic technologies.

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Dear Lover, we Don’t have to Take a Trip to Italy to be Sexy & Adventurous.

Elephant Journal

A simple sexy picnic in the park can be just as adventurous as a trip to Italy. Adventure Love Travel adventure date adventure woman choose your own adventure initiative novelty date spontaneity

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A Tropical Interlude in Italy

Eco Friendly Daily

When over 200 people fell ill with a mysterious fever in Italy’s northern region of Ravenna, local doctors were baffled and community members were in a panic. Italy, France or Britain are among the countries that are now able to host such tropical diseases as dengue fever, chikungunya and malaria. Was it toxins in the water? Something brought over with a recent influx of immigrants from West Africa?

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A Taste of Italy: Recipes for Meat-Free Monday.

Elephant Journal

Reducing meat consumption, especially when done on a mass collective level, can make a significant difference. And that's the idea behind Meat Free Mondays choose one day a week when we make a conscious effort to not eat any meat at all.

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Where to eat in Rome now: Michelin-starred organic dining

Green Traveler Guides

The venerable Il Convivio Troiani is the first Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome, Italy to be certified organic. Certification Europe Italy Restaurants/Cafes Rome Angelo Troiani Conosci il tuo pasto Green Travel News Il Convivio Troiani Mediterranean Institute of Certification Reuters Rome organic Where to eat in Rome now: Michelin-starred organic dining is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Italy's Beaches Collapsing Due to Violent effect of Climate Change


This article titled “Italy’s elite are dismayed by vanishing beaches” was written by Tom Kington Rome, for The Observer on Saturday 9th July 2011 23.06 The high cost and exclusive nature of Italy’s best beaches cause regular disputes, but accelerating coastal erosion means some of them are now disappearing altogether.

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Grifalco: Aglianico del Vulture “Gricos” (2016)

10,000 Birds

Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze falconry Gyrfalcon Iceland Italy wineThe Gyrfalcon ( Falco rusticolus ), the largest falcon in the world, is as sought after by falconers as it is by birders – and for many of the same reasons: namely, the rarity with which these imposing raptors of the Arctic visit us residing in more temperate climes.

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Italian Courts Clash over Vegan Diet.

Elephant Journal

In Bergamo, Italy, a divorced couple goes to court over their child’s macrobiotic diet. Arts & Culture Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Food Italy macrobiotic diet vegan

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9 Reasons I Will Be Staying in Sardinia this Summer.

Elephant Journal

This beautiful Mediterranean island belonging to Italy but with a different culture and even a different language is so. Adventure Arts & Culture Europe Travel Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today europe Italy nature Sardinia summer travel

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TripAdvisor’s Jenny Rushmore: GreenLeaders to be worldwide

Green Traveler Guides

Canada Europe France Germany Ireland Italy Spain Green Travel News Jenny Rushmore TripAdvisor TripAdvisor GreenLeaders | Green Travel News | Eight of ten U.S. travelers are interested in green travel, but only two out of those ten made deliberate eco-friendly travel choices in the past year. So what’s the hangup? Why didn’t the other “interested” travelers go green?

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Europe’s secret beauties: 5 breathtaking cities for green travelers

Green Traveler Guides

Austria Biarritz Community Europe Ferrara France Germany Heidelberg Innsbruck Italy Spain Valencia Xtras green cities EU green cities Europe| Hidden No More | The most famous European cities are on everybody’s radar, and justifiably so. But there are others equally beautiful and picturesque, just not quite so well known. Typically these tend to be even more authentic—expressly because they aren’t tourist magnets.

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Starhotels E.c.ho Milano wins ‘Sustainable Design’ award

Green Traveler Guides

Athens East Midlands England Europe Greece Hotels Italy Milan Restaurants/Cafes United Kingdom Echo Milano European Hotel Design Awards Green Travel News New Hotel Athens Orto Radisson Blu East MIdlands Reuters StarhotelsAt the only international hotel event to focus entirely on hotel design, a family-owned eco-hotel in central Milan took this year's "Sustainable Design" award. Starhotels E.c.ho Milano, a 143-room hotel that was completely renovated in 2011 Starhotels E.c.ho

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Getting Deported was the Best Experience I never Wanted.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Travel Z ADMIN Culture Popular Lately change courage customs deported Italy moving out new experience self-growth“I don’t believe you. Come with me,” was the response the customs officer had to my story about why I was traveling. I spent the next six hours in.

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Found in the Olive Grove.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga culture enlightenment Italy travel yoga retreatI arrived at the small Umbrian village where eight of us shared our yoga mats, our stories, and our souls.

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Passato Di Finnochio: Purée of fresh Fennel Soup. {Recipe}

Elephant Journal

Food Z ADMIN Food Featured Today fennel Italy recipe soup summer recipeIts delicate and somewhat licorice aftertaste makes the celery-like texture delicious either eaten raw, dipped in extra vi.

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Sicilian Almond & Olive Oil Cake. {Recipe}

Elephant Journal

Adventure Food WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Food Featured Today almond cake Italy olive oil sicilyWhile in Sicily for our cooking adventure, we cook with Fabrizia Lanza and her fabulous team at the Anna Tasca Coo.

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Talking to Strangers: An Artist’s Love.

Elephant Journal

Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) artist brain tumor Italy portrait strangers wife“From looking at her while I painted her, I could see right into her. I knew who she was and I knew I wanted her to be my wife.”.

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10,000 Birds

Trips Europe flamingos ItalySo last week I was in Sardinia. Many fine wines were drunk, and many fine meals were eaten. We also looked at some racing cars, which I guess was sort of the point? But of course, also and above all that, I saw birds. The White Wagtails , omnipresent on all my other trips to Europe, were not around this time.

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How Disappointing People Makes us Happier.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Inspiring (Wow) Travel Anxiety & Self-Doubt choosing yourself Italy Louise Hay self-worth what do I want I was cycling home from primary school one day, when I remember making my first life decision: "If I just do what.

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Case Vecchie: Roast Pork. {Recipe}

Elephant Journal

Food Z ADMIN Food Featured Today culinary adventure Italy Peggy Markel pork recipe roastWe paired the pork with artichokes covered in breadcrumbs, a light green salad just harvested from the organic gardens, ro.

Mediterranean’s Worst Eco-Debtor Not in the Middle East (Yet)

Green Prophet

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) says that the Mediterranean’s biggest eco-debtor is Italy, meaning that nation uses more resources than it generates. According to data released by the Global Footprint Network , based on a 47-year-long study, Italy is the Mediterranean Basin country with the highest environmental debt. ”This study examined country footprints from 1961-2008,” explained WWF Italy’s Scientific Director Gianfranco Bologna in a report by ANSAMed.

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Heirloom Polenta with Hokkaido Pumpkin & Dinosaur Kale. {Recipe}

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Food WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Food Featured Today culinary adventures Italy kale Peggy Markel Polenta recipe One of my favorite dishes to make in winter is polenta. It’s hearty and warm and heats the inner fires. I found a great local source from Aspen Moon Farms in Hygiene, Colorado called, Organic Biodynamic Red “Floriani” Cornmeal. It has a rich yellow color with red flecks inside. It’s open-pollinated, non-GMO and heirloom…out of […].

Pisa Italians and Arab Immigrants Lean Closer Through Public Art

Green Prophet

Green Prophet runs into an interesting event in Pisa, Italy. When tourists visit Pisa, Italy they discover not only that the tower really does lean but also that there is a considerable number of immigrants and refugees speaking perfect Italian waiting for them. The Arab spring has created a considerable influx of refugees seeking stability in Italy, but it is hard to understand how these people can easily integrate. Architecture & Urban Arabs art Italy Tunisia

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Aniello Sposito: The Poetic Portmaster of Amalfi.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Food Travel WAYLON: Editor''s Picks — Adventure connection heart Italy mindful life portmaster travel A quiet man with deep, piercing eyes, his presence has more than dignity, he has heart. He nods knowingly when the boat is secure and shakes hands with the Captain.

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100,000 Pounds of Tomatoes: Food fight Anyone? ~ Jennifer Moore

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Chicago Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Buñol canning food Italy La Tomatina Living Social mindful consumption sin Tomato Blast USDA wasting food William Shakespeare Their tagline: Part Tomato Fight. Part Tomato Festival. All Parts Fun! Tomato Blast is all about fun.

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Wild Asparagus Risotto, Cooked in Terracotta.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today Z ADMIN Food Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Italy Peggy Markel recipe risotto slow food terracotta Tuscany Not all risotti (plural of risotto) are created equal.

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An Italian Summer. ~ Hannah Brantley

Elephant Journal

Adventure Literary Journal farming Italy life travel Rain finally came, announcing its arrival with pungent minerality. The Chiese swelled and gave life to hundreds of different creatures: frogs and snails and snakes slithered and rollicked across its steep banks. The chickens laid a few more eggs that day, and we sat in the kitchen, canning abandoned, espresso in hand, the sun fermented yogurt being ruined in the downpour.

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Turkish architects design peace islands to replace La Spezia war arsenal

Green Prophet

Design design competition Erdem Architects green design Italy La Spezia La Spezia Arsenale 2062 urban design With so much conflict erupting around us, it’s hard to imagine a peaceful future, but Erdem Architects does a good job of it. The Turkish firm recently won an international design competition with their proposal to turn an area of the Italian city La Spezia, historically used to host the city’s war arsenal, into a series of serene peace islands.

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Mink Vegan Shoes: Ultra-luxe, Italian Made and Animal-Loving!

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion Animals clogs high quality leather-free luxe made in italy mink shoes shoes vegan We have LONG been fans of MINK shoes (they were one of our first posts ever on Eco Chick!) and now you can get an awesome pair of fabulous shoes and support vegan shoemaking at the highest level, by supporting MINK’s new IndieGoGo campaign. Mink is an ultra-luxe collection of Italian-made vegan shoes. Mink believes that you do not need give up quality, fit, creativity or style to be vegan.

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This Florentine Cafe Draws Me Over like a Favorite Chair.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Free Content to Partners Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Food Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today — Adventure — Inspiring (Wow) Cibreo Florence food Italy mindful Peggy Markel travel On a rainy day in May, I stepped into Cibreo Café after eating at the Teatro with friends from Santa Fe. There was nothing more for me to eat and nothing more that I could drink.

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The Wind in my Armpit Hair & Other Unconventional Pleasures. ~ Toby Israel

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Bikini Line europe Making a Statement Northern Italy Shaving Stop Shaving Underarm hair Untamed hair, imperfect nose, small breasts, full hips—these are judgments that the world may pass on my body, but I refuse to join in.