Documentaries

Documentaries about Italy and Italian culture

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The Italians in America is a captivating and enthralling look at the contributions that Italians have made to American culture and society. Written and directed by Marino Amoruso, "Italians in America: Our Contribution" (1999) takes a fascinating look at the...
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The Italian Americans reveals the unique and distinctive qualities of one immigrant group's experience, and how these qualities, over time, have shaped and challenged America. At the turn of the 20th century, many Italians immigrants came to work, earn...
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Tuscan Skies is an intimate musical journey with Andrea Bocelli. All of the songs featured in this program have been especially written for him, as they are based on and inspired by his own memories and fantasies. Each song at...
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Those who have enjoyed this program on PBS need only be told that it is available on home video. André Rieu is a master of light classical music, and here he is at his best. The program was taped...
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Beautiful scenery of Italy and its cities accompanied by classical music. Also available on demand. Florence, Venice, Rome.
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An exotic car built to push performance to the edge while blending Italian elegance is crafted inside Maserati's ultimate factory. It takes 22 days for a Maserati to be assembled and considered road ready - and the Maserati Gran...
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What does it take to build a car that can go from zero to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 211 mph? National Geographic heads to the small farming community in Italy that is...
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  The Best of Lidia: Pasta is a collection of more than a dozen of Lidia's favorite dry pasta dishes from Lidia's Italy in America. These delicious, simple pasta creations include Italian American favorites, American classics with a Lidia twist,...
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Michael Winterbottom s largely improvised film The Trip took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon or semifictionalized versions thereof on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road...
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With her bags packed and passport in hand, travel expert Samantha Brown takes off on an adventure to over 30 European destinations. Along the way Samantha offers up practical information and real travel tips - things you wish were...