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Frequently Asked Questions about Italy, Italy and Internet, Italians in a foreign land, Italian radio and TV, Academics, Arts and Tourism and Customs and Standards

This FAQ about Italy was compiled and written by Gianluigi Sartori gg@angel.stanford.edu, Paolo Fiorini fiorini@telerobotics.jpl.nasa.gov with numerous contributions by others.

-Q1.1 Where do I find this FAQ?
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-Q1.2 How was s.c.i. created, and why?
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-Q1.3 What are the rules for writing a posting on s.c.i?
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-Q1.4 Can I start a discussion about soccer ("calcio") on s.c.i?
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-Q1.5 How comes everybody on s.c.i. is leftish?
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-Q1.6 How many people read s.c.i?
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-Q1.7 Are there other ways to talk in Italian with people onInternet?
Last modified: March 18 ...
-Q2.1 How do I find the internet address of place X in Italy?
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-Q2.2 Can I have info on Italian BBS and Internet access?
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-Q2.3 Which Italian Universities offer Internet resourcesto their undergraduates?
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-Q2.4 What is Sublink?
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-Q2.5 What is IUnet?
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-Q2.6 What is Agora'?
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-Q2.7 What is Nexus?
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-Q2.8 What is DSnet?
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-Q2.9 Are there gopher servers with uptodate information about Italy?
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-Q2.10 Is there any Italian newspaper on WWW?
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-Q2.11 Where do I find an Italian dictionary for wordprocessing?
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-Q2.12 Is TELEVIDEO available on the net?
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-Q2.13 are there other FAQ files besides S.C.I.'s?
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-Q3.1 Address/Phone number of the closest Italian Consulate?
Last modified: Jan 05 '98 at 12:14 (midnight)...
-Q3.2 What are the differences between the different VISAs thatItalians use to study or work in the U.S.A.?
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-Q3.3 Can an Italian citizen abroad obtain money from his USLfor medical emergencies?
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-Q3.4 Must an Italian citizen abroad pay taxes to the foreigngovernment?
Last modified: June 7 ...
-Q3.5 Do I have to stick a 'bollo' on my driving licence (license)if I do not use it? What about the passport?
Last modified: September 15 ...
-Q3.6 Can I have double citizenship, XXX and Italian?
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-Q3.7 How do I lose (or get back) my Italian citizenship?
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-Q3.8 What is the AIRE?
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-Q3.9 How do I avoid the military service if I work or study abroad?
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-Q3.10 How to authenticate a signature?
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-Q3.11 I will be travelling to XXX, can I find hospitality fromother netters?
Last modified: September 15 ...
-Q3.12 How do I find info about an Italian Chamber of Commerce?
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-Q3.13 Are there publications and newspapers in Italian outside Italy?
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-Q4.1 Can I get Italian TV or radio from far away?
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-Q4.2 Is there any Italian radio or TV station in XXX?
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-Q4.3 Is there a list of the Italian radio stations in the world?
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-Q5.1 How do I find a fellowship for studying abroad?
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-Q5.2 What kind of tests do I need to take to enter graduate school in USA?
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-Q5.3 How do I get my foreign degree recognized in Italy?
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-Q5.4 Can I get a PhD from an Italian university? Is knowledgeof the Italian language necessary?
Last modified: June 9 ...
-Q6.1 What are the lyrics of that famous song by XXX?
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-Q6.2 Can I buy books or CDs in Italian by mail?
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-Q6.3 Is there any Italian newsletter about arts?
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-Q6.4 Are there Italian texts available on Internet?
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-Q6.5 Can I use my credit card in Italy?
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-Q6.6 Where is the closest US Consulate in Italy?
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-Q6.7 Should I be afraid of Gypsies in Italy?
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-Q6.8 How many dialects and languages are spoken in Italy?
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-Q6.9 Is pizza really coming from Italy?
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-Q6.10 What is the difference between mozzarella and fiordilatte?
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-Q6.11 Where is a good restaurant in Florence?
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-Q6.12 Where can I go out for food and beer in Milan (Milano)?
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-Q6.13 What is important to know about region Sardinia
from Maurizio Pilu:...
-Q6.13 What is important to know about region Sardinia: Ancient History
Around 1000 B.C. the Phoenicians began to land with their ships on the ...
-Q6.13 What is important to know about region Sardinia: Medieval history
In 456 A.D., when the Roman Empire was sinking fast, the Vandals of Africa, ...
-Q6.13 What is important to know about region Sardinia: Modern history
In 1479, as a result of the personal union of Ferran II of Aragon and ...
-Q6.14 I will be travelling to Italy next summer.Does anyone have any infos regarding accommodations in XXX ?
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-Q6.15= How do I find other people with whom talk about books andliterature?
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-Q6.16= How do I play 'bocce'?
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-Q7.1 Can I use my Italian electonic appliances inUSA/UK and vice versa?
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-Q7.2 Will Power Supplies devices bought abroad work properly inItaly?
-Q7.2 Will Telephone, Fax, Modem bought abroad work properly inItaly?
Most telephone equipment purchased in the U.S. works properly in Italy....
-Q7.2 Will Stereo, Radio, Tv, Vcr, Camcorders bought abroad workproperly in Italy?
All stereo equipment works fine with a transformer, with one ...
-Q7.2 Will Video Games and Cameras Bought abroad work properly in Italy?
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-Q7.3 How can I import goods from the US to Italy?
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-Q7.3 How can I import goods from the US to Italy? Shipping by air cargo
Furio Ercolessi writes:...
-Q7.3 How can I import goods from the US to Italy? Renting a van
If you need to rent vans to carry your stuff to/from airports,...
-Q7.4 How can I import goods from Italy to the US?
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-Q7.5 What are the legal aspects of importing goods to Italy?
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-Q7.6 Does anybody know of any difference between an Italian andAmerican prescription for lenses?
Paolo Bellutta writes:...
-Q7.7 Can I drive a foreign vehicle in Italy with an Italian licence?
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-Q8.1 Why do Italians hate whales?
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-Q8.2 The word `Utaense` is not in the dictionary, what does it mean?
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-Q8.3 Is there a way to find Italian recipes from the net?
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-Q8.4 What the heck is a Collettivo Immaginario (a.k.a. KollettivoImmaginario)?
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-Q8.5 Are headlines from Italian newspaper posted regularly?
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-Q8.6 Ever heard the joke starting with "I am an Italiano"?
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-Q8.7 What are the ZIP codes and the phone area codes for themajor italian cities?
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-Q8.8 How do I recognize a false friend?
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-Q8.9 Was a "hard discount" list created by the netters?
Last modified: May 27 ...
-Q8.10 What is the situation regarding Human rights in Italy?
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-Q8.10 I. Protection of Human Rights under the Italian Constitution
(Which are the articles of the Italian Constitution protecting ...
-Q8.10 II. Protection of Human Rights in Italy under the International Law
(Which international treaties on human rights were ratified by Italy?)...
-Q8.10 III. Violations of Human Rights in Italy
(Which violations of human rights occurred in Italy in recent times?) ...
-Q8.11 Can you suggest an Italian name for my child?
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-Q8.12 What does catho-communism (cattocomunismo) mean?
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