First, we had Federica Pellegrini swimming for the Azzurri won the Gold Medal for the 200 & the 400 freestyle.
What a shame she took the French ex-coach of her rival (along with her rival's boyfriend) to gain the kudos.
The Italian Waterpolo Team (called affectionately, i Settebello - after the 7 Gold card in the Italian decks of cards) won the Gold in the swimming World Championships.
And from the fabulous ItalyMag.co.uk I was pleased to learn a few new things, which in and of themselves should garner gold medals:
- A Tuscan vintner came up with an ingenious technique to allow places to serve and sip expensive wines by the glass - the Enomatic
- And Pinocchio turned 130, and ItalyMag is celebrating with a bilingual translation of the original text.
[And on that note, I was recently informed that in the original text, Pinocchio is actually eaten by a Shark. In the Disney version, it was turned into a less threatening and user-friendly whale]...
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