The Mosque of Sayyindna al-Hussein in Cairo

The Mosque of Sayyindna al-HusseinThe Mosque of Sayyindna al-Hussein in Cairo is one of the mosques in the city to be considered too sacred to allow non-Muslims to enter.

That is why, even if it is a very interesting place to visit, tourists cannot go inside. In fact, it contains one of the most holy relics of the Islam: Al-Hussein’s head, who happens to be the Prophet’s grandson. (more…)

Easy italian to survive on italian beaches

Easy italian to survive on italian beachesIf you are on vacation to Italy, you should at least know these basic sentences in order to undestand what the people are saying.

Sometimes, in fact, you can find some lifeguards who don’t speak English,so in order to talk with them, you should know at least some very common senteces that are used on the beach. (more…)

The “cappellacci” Italian pasta

You know Italy is very famous in all over the world for its pasta. Everyone who visits the country wants to eat it at least once a day, tasting it with several souces.

Most of the people think there is just one type of pasta, saying only the shape is different.

True or false? False. It’s absolutely wrong! Do not even try to say it to any of the Italians: they would probably be offended.

Every pasta, in fact, has a particular history, as explained in the great book by Oretta Zanini De Vita, called “Encyclopedia of Pasta”. As the title suggests, you do not need only a book, but a encyclopedia. Could you even imagine it? (more…)