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Articles about Italy and anything related giving a better insight to Italian life, culture and people.

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General Interest
Xtrallusion offers Adventure, Activity, Escorted and Independent self-guided Walking holiday itineraries on the Italian Rivieras, in the Italian Lakes, in the Italian Alps and in some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. 0046: NUTRITION - Have a Lovely Banana Break!
So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase and say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

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Food
Xtrallusion offers Adventure, Activity, Escorted and Independent self-guided Walking holiday itineraries on the Italian Rivieras, in the Italian Lakes, in the Italian Alps and in some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. 0045: GARLIC AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Garlic, known by its Latin name, Allium sativum, may very well be one of Mother Natureís greatest gifts to man (and woman of course.)

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Walking
Xtrallusion offers Adventure, Activity, Escorted and Independent self-guided Walking holiday itineraries on the Italian Rivieras, in the Italian Lakes, in the Italian Alps and in some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. 0044: LIFE WALKING: Don't Walk Just For Exercise - Change Your Life
Every passing year, technology encourages us in the life of a "Sit Where You Are And Be Served, Oh Master!" kind of existence we have built for ourselves.

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General Interest
Xtrallusion offers Adventure, Activity, Escorted and Independent self-guided Walking holiday itineraries on the Italian Rivieras, in the Italian Lakes, in the Italian Alps and in some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. 0043: PESTICIDES - Can We Avoid Them?
You donít like broccoli? Too bad because they are among those least contaminated. In fact the 12 least polluted produce are: Asparagus, Avocados, Bananas, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Sweet Corn, Kiwi, Mangos, Onions, Papaya, Pineapples, and Sweet Peas.

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Coffee
Xtrallusion offers Adventure, Activity, Escorted and Independent self-guided Walking holiday itineraries on the Italian Rivieras, in the Italian Lakes, in the Italian Alps and in some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. 0042: HOME COFFEE ROASTING
If you havenít browsed through coffee selections lately, you owe it to your taste buds to check out the many varieties and flavors of coffee.

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Coffee
Xtrallusion offers Adventure, Activity, Escorted and Independent self-guided Walking holiday itineraries on the Italian Rivieras, in the Italian Lakes, in the Italian Alps and in some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. 0041: COFFEE FOR YOUR HEALTH
There have recently been studies completed on a variety of health benefits to drinking that simply delicious cup of coffee.

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Walking
Xtrallusion offers Adventure, Activity, Escorted and Independent self-guided Walking holiday itineraries on the Italian Rivieras, in the Italian Lakes, in the Italian Alps and in some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. 0040: AMAZING TREK ACROSS TIBET!
The more that I read about Tibet, the more I was fascinated by its remoteness, inaccessibility, and its exotic reputation.

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Coffee
Xtrallusion offers Adventure, Activity, Escorted and Independent self-guided Walking holiday itineraries on the Italian Rivieras, in the Italian Lakes, in the Italian Alps and in some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. 0039: COFFEE ROASTING - Learning the Fundamental Art of Making Coffee Can be Fun
Really Dark Coffee Roasting is about as dark as it gets - also known as espresso, or Italian roast.

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Coffee
Xtrallusion offers Adventure, Activity, Escorted and Independent self-guided Walking holiday itineraries on the Italian Rivieras, in the Italian Lakes, in the Italian Alps and in some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. 0038: WHICH COFFEES ARE HIGHEST IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Since coffees are one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, it was natural for researchers to test coffee.

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The thing with Italy and many of it's towns and cities, is that you are always aware of the great contrast between beauty and 'ugliness' - the beauty and the beast. Nothing conforms to a standard level of tidiness, order or cleanliness - you see in one direction graffiti covered walls and badly maintained buildings and streets, and then the other way, a beautiful Piazza, boutique, park or building. An old scooter passes ridden by an immaculately dressed woman. Nothing borders onto sterility here, nor is there ever a constant level of perceived 'perfection' and order that you get in Switzerland for example. Wherever you go, there are new surprises for all your senses - maybe it is these great contrasts in the daily life which gives Italy it's charm, it's vibrant life and it's visitors a never ending curiosity.

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