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Culture and History

Musei Online: a great way to see all types of museums in Italy without a plane ticket.

Valori di Napoli: discover the culture of Naples and the Campania region of Italy. Information on art, archeology, and architecture. Take a mini-tour of a museum or historical site.

1200 Years of Italian Sculpture: for the artist in you. Choose from links by time period or artist.

Renaissance Art: with tons of links and a searchable site, this link leads to historical information, image galleries and artist biographies.

Galleria degli Uffizi: go on a museum tour from this official website for the Uffizi in Florence.

Italian Culture: an extensive list of links including art, business, folklore, food and just about any other aspect of culture you might want.

Medioevo Italiano: archaeology, art, music, culture, and more on Italian in the Middle Ages.

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Music, Radio, and Television

RAI Italian: Radio Televisione Italiana. National Italian TV Radio Network web site. Heavy on the multimedia so it can be slow during peak hours.

La Homepage della musica in Italia: visit the music library, do research, find exhibits, concerts and more music related information.

Radio Italia: check out the Cantanti on-line to learn about popular Italian music groups, hear their songs, and explore their discography.

RAI Sport all the radio and TV news on sports in this one location.

Mondo Media TV Italiane: this is the place to find national, local, and satellite channels in Italy. Catch up on the morning news, your favorite soap, or Italian music television.

Hal Cinema: links to movie critiques, festivals, interviews, and more.

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News and Magazines

Periodici Italiani: an extensive list of Italian periodicals covering such topics as sports, politics, economics, and multimedia issues.

Tempi Moderni-La Video Rivista Di Cinema: your connection to film summary and critique. All in Italian.

Uomini e Affari : this weekly internet magazine features issues concerning business, government, politics and more.

La Repubblica: a major Italian newspaper featuring politics, sports, culture, science, and more.

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Literature

Italian Literature: archive of poetry and narrative. The actual works in Italian.

LOGOS Collection of Electronic Books: this database of novels, technical literature, and translated texts allows you to search for works by title or author. Also provides an extensive dictionary.

Duecento: a rapidly growing archive of poetry from the Duecento period. Search by author, poem, or keyword.

Dante Online: includes a wealth of information on the life and work.

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Language Learning Sites

Italian Language Course: 11 basic Italian lessons including pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and culture. There are great exercises at the end of each unit as well as a self-check. Exams available.

Oggi E Domani: an interactive Italian course with 20 lessons that makes learning fun and easy. Sure to tickle your funny bone.

Italian Steps: an online course for beginners. Uses slide shows with audio followed by comprehension exercises.

English-Italian Online Dictionary: simply type in your word and submit it. Contains over 2000 words.

Italianissimo: listen to video clips from the Italianissmo TV series and do a variety of self check activities to test your comprehension.

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Chat and Virtual Worlds

Italian Web Chat: Logon and chat away.

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Country/City Tours

The City: Cosenza: tour the city, learn the history, culture, and visit a variety of other interesting resources.

Firenze: visit Florence. You can go straight to what you would like to see using the search form provided. Italian and English.

La Marsica: visit this beautiful region in the Fucino valley . Italian and English.

Napoli: learn the history of Naples, visit museums and monuments, surrounding towns, and more. Some great links to photos and music from this region. Available in Italian and English.

Rome Area Guides.net: experience the cultural richness of Rome. Links include city resources, historical background, tourism, and more.

Savona: a well organized guide to Savona in Italian. Learn about the area's culture, sports, community, and much more.

Sicily: Curious about Sicily? Everything you want to know is only a click away.

Tutto su Parma: information on the city of Parma including food, culture, general information, and beautiful photos.

Italy Hotel Guide: select your region of travel within Italy and get hotel information for your selected spot. Available in Italian and English.

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Grab Bag

Libero: a portal providing all the news and links needed for an in depth look into today's Italy.

Telecom Italia Net: extensive links available to the arts, science, literature, cooking, economy, sci-fi, and more.

Italiamia: includes resources for culture, tourism, shopping, news, classified ads, and much more.

Italian Web Sites of Interest: this site located at Brown University contains links to Italian literature, culture, and language resources.

Centro Affari Internet Italiano: links to Web servers of Italy, as well as economic information, events, and more.

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Professional Language Associations

American Association of Teachers of Italian: review their online newsletter, awards, conference information and opportunities for study and professional development.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: in addition to general organization information they offer a growing list of useful links.

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