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Documentaries about Italy and Italian culture

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War Stories with Oliver North: The Bloody Battle for the Boot: Italy in WWII

By May of 1943, Adolf Hitler and his Axis ally Benito Mussolini controlled most of the European continent. In England, a defiant Winston Churchill was convinced that knocking Italy out of the war would cause a chill of loneliness...
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Visions of Italy

From the Alps to Sicily, tour all of Italy from a spectacular vantage point. Italians call their home Il Belpaese, The Beautiful Country, and it has never looked more breathtaking than in this unique aerial tour. Shot in high definition...
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Best of Lidia: Pasta

  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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BRIAN SEWELL’S GRAND TOUR OF ITALY

Famed British art critic leads the ultimate Italian adventure In the 18th century, well-bred English gentlemen would undertake a Grand Tour of the Continent for refinement--as well as for drinking, gambling, and sexual adventures--before assuming their place in society. Now,...
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Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth

Based on the historical records and the personal testimony of his fellow friars, this is the amazing true story of the life of the famous stigmatic monk, St. Padre Pio, a contemporary saint who died in 1968. Blessed with...
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War Stories with Oliver North: The Invasion of Sicily

After a shaky victory in North Africa, the Allies debated where to launch their next offensive. In the spring of 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt met at the Casablanca Conference to decide if...
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Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown Season 1 Episode 2: Florence, Italy

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...
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Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy

Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy. A feature length documentary film about Southern Italian culture told through its indigenous folk music. The film focuses on how these traditions are dealing with the rapid changes in local economy and the...
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Sophia Loren: Award Collection (Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow / Marriage Italian Style / Sunflower...

The Sophia Loren Award Collection features the screen legend's most beloved films. DISC 1: YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW: Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni team up for a trio of stories about sex in this Academy Award winning comedy. In...
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Andre Rieu – Tuscany

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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