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Italiano

Jump in mouth in Roman way

Saltimbocca alla Romana

An easy and fast recipe typical of Roman cuisine.
It is even more tasty because you can comfortably eat without using your hands. In fact, these delicious snacks of veal, sage and raw ham browned in butter, once in the plate literally jump into your mouth, a feature that is related with the healthy laziness that we Romans inherited from the ancient “otium” (idleness) from the days of the empire…

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Italiano

Neither on Venus (Friday) nor on Mars (Tuesday), get married, leave for a journey; nor start any artistic activities

Nè di venere nè di marte, non si sposa nè si parte; nè si dà principio all’arte

It is an ancient proverb, related to the superstition that Venus / Friday is a female divinity brings idleness and lust, while Mars / Tuesday is linked to war so it is better not to do anything else. Anyway, it can be an excuse if an activity fails, blaming the day it began, rather than a personal failure that could instead leads to a usefull self-critique.

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Italiano

Nun, your. Closed.

Suora, tua. Chiuso.

This sentence brings us back to childhood when, as a kid, on the streets of Rome, we met a nun, it was common to pronounce this expression, then touch a friend, and cross our fingers. Basically it was a small magical rite that protected us from the proverbial misfortune brought by the sight of a nun, and passed this “zella” (badluck) (as it is said in Rome) to the unfortunate who was touched, which had to be fast enough to touch someone else before he crossed his fingers, making himself immune.
Here is the imagination of the child who grew up in the same city where the pope lives …

Here is a detailed explanation (in italian) >>

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