Here’s the top 10 most iconic Italian songs of all time

10 songs representing the most iconic voices and melodies from Italy. Ahead of times, powerful and romantic.

Italian music has led the way for several centuries, with some of the greatest musicians of all time. Modern music nowadays is well dominated by English speaking songs, but thanks to its unique style and excellent performers , Italy didn’t stay behind and here’s the top 10 most iconic Italian songs of all times.

10) Senza Una Donna – Zucchero (1987)

”It’s not like that, What a baby’s day, How are you, You’ve been there,
And now come back lady, Hey, who are you with,
I’m here, and I look at the sea
I’m with me, I’m going to feed myself”

  • Senza una donna (without a woman) is a song written and interpreted by Zucchero, sugar in Italian. The artistic name of Adelmo Fornaciari.
  • It was included in the album Blue’s and was born a first time in 1987 as part of this album and then again, in 1991, with a new version together with Paul Young.

9) Bello e impossibile – Gianna Nannini (1986)

”Beautiful beautiful impossible
with black eyes and your tasty Middle Eastern
beautiful, invincible beautiful
with black eyes and your mouth to kiss
the stars turn in the night and me
I think I’m strong, I want you strong”

  • Gianna Nannini, a real rocker, publishes in 1986 a melodic song called Bello e impossibile, literally Handsome and impossible.
  • It was the first song of the album Profumo
  • A melodic love rock song to an unreachable lover
  • Solidified internal fame and exposed Gianna to an international audience.
  • Gianna, originally from Siena, Tuscany, has an equally famous brother, Alessandro, former F1 driver.

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Here’s the top 10 most iconic Italian actresses of all time

10 actresses that with their talent, beauty and charm have represented the Italian culture at its best in the seventh art. Cinema.

Italian cinema history is full of great movies, directors and of course actors and actresses.

10 actresses, but the list could be way longer, that have worked out their career and entered with full right among the most legendary artists of all times.

10) Isabella Rossellini

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Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini is a natural born star.

Daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, has been for several years testimonial of Lancòme which have only recently asked her to join the brand after a few years of break up.

She grew up between Rome and Paris and eventually settled in New York, where she also gained US citizenship (holding the Italian too).

In ’79 she married the director Martin Scorsese.

Her most memorable acting role is probably in the movie Blue velvet, from David Lynch, where she interpreted a singer of a night club.

9) Monica Bellucci

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a scene from The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.(2009)
Monica Bellucci

Considered still today by many the most beautiful woman in the world, Monica has started her carrier in fashion back in the early 90s.

She quickly move to become an actress, with several prestigious roles, in Italy, France and the US. Next to her beauty, it could be admired also more practical acting skills.

The great love of her life was Vincent Cassel, French actor and director with whom she lived for 13 years till the divorce, in 2013.

From their marriage were born Deva and Léonie, the girls for whom he chose to move away from the screen to a good eight years.

She amazed the audiences in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, where he plays herself appearing in Agent Gordon’s revealing dream.

She has thrilled on Emir Kusturica’s On The Milky Road, according to many her best interpretation.

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Here’s the top 10 most iconic Italian foods of all times

10 foods representing the culture, the history, and obviously the great taste that Italy can offer to the world. As no one else.

”Italian food is the best in the world and the most imitated!”

If you ask any Italian person, you may get this answer. And there may be a bit of truth into that. There’s such a varied gastronomic heritage that no countries can compete. The types of food for any genre is essentially unlimited.

As often comes, next to the taste and quantity, it takes high scores also when it comes to quality standards. In Europe for example, Italy is the country leading organic farming with over 60 thousand organic farms.

10 foods representing the culture, the history, and obviously the great taste that Italy can offer to the world. ”As no one else!”

10) Osso buco alla Milanese (Lombardy)

Osso buco alla milanese

Its name next to the origin, it indicates precisely the cut that is used, the bone in fact.

The tender meat around and the tasty marrow in the center of the bone make this part a real delicacy.

It’s prepared by cooking the meat in the seasoning already amalgamated and then adding the wine, leaving the meat to soften until it is possible to cut it with a knife.

The preparation is stewed: the meat is cooked in a small sauce, at a low temperature with the addition of liquids, little by little.When cooked, it will be seasoned with the lemon and parsley-based cream.

9) Arancini (Sicily)

arancini

Arancini are a gastronomic specialty from Sicily, the magnificent southern Italian island.

Thanks also to internal move of several sicilians to the north of Italy, it’s well known throughout the entire country.

They are small rice timbales, which can be eaten as a snack or as an appetizer, first course or even a single dish.

There are many types and shapes, but the traditional rice arancini version is characteristic for the particular orange shape and color, filled with yellow rice with meat sauce and peas.

8) Bucatini all’ Amatriciana (Lazio)

Bucatini all' Amatriciana

The name “Amatriciana” derives from a town in the province of Rieti, even for a long time, the recipe has been included in the list of traditional agricultural products of Lazio.

The main ingredients are guanciale, pecorino cheese and tomato.

In a pan, cut the onion into strips, do the same with the bacon and the chili, pour a little oil and fry (without burning) over medium-low heat. Pour the tomato sauce, add a pinch of salt and after putting the lid, cook. Throw the bucatini in salted boiling water.

Once cooked, drain the pasta and back into the pot. It’s time to lay the sauce, turn off the heat and sprinkle with pecorino . At this point serve and add a little more pecorino and ground pepper!

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Here’s the top 10 most iconic Italian cars of all times

10 cars representing the most iconic style and unique touch of Italian cars manufacturers. The passion, the design and the speed linked together into a single element. Automobile.

The day after Alfa Romeo announces its return to Formula 1 with a car carrying its name, thanks to an historical deal agreed with Sauber F1, Listen Italy proposes the chart of the the top 10 most iconic Italian cars of all times.

10 cars representing the most iconic style and unique touch of Italian cars manufacturers. The passion, the design and the speed linked together into a single element. Automobile.

10) Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale (1967-1969)

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was a very unique model from the Italian manufacturer.

Built only 18 times, from November 1967 to March 1969. A 2 doors coupé, with a powerful 2.0 V8 rear mid-engine, capable of over 280 bhp.

The performance of the 33 Road does not make an absolute impression, because the maximum speed is equal to 260 km / h, achieved, thought, on “wheels” 13 “in diameter, while the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h it is completed in 5.5 seconds.

This Alfa was the most expensive car on sale to the public in 1968 at $17,000 and today is valued around $10M dollars.

9) Lamborghini Countach (1974-1990)

Lamborghini Countach

”Oh gosh!” or «cuntacc!», The name of probably the most memorable Lamborghini of all time isn’t coming for once from a type of exotic bull, but from a popular expression from Piedmont (Italy) dialect. That more or less, sound as ”cuntacc” and indeed would mean ” oh gosh!”.

The age of the car is highlighted by the six large Weber horizontal carburettors that power the thirsty cylinders of the Countach Turbo.

Its pure mechanics, without electronic contamination. Even the gearbox – mounted practically in the passenger compartment – is strictly 5-speed manual starting with a 4.0 with 375 bhp up to the last engine, to a monster with over 455bhp and 295 km/h of top speed.

8) Maserati 3500 GT (1957-1964)

Class as its realization in a car. The 3500 GT coupé of the Touring body, presented in 1957, proved to be a great commercial success for the Casa del Tridente and it therefore seemed natural to combine the coupe with a spider version.

Designed by Giovanni Michelotti, one of the most prolific Italian post-war designers and produced by Carrozzeria Vignale, the spider was built on the chassis of the shortened 100mm coupé and presented at the 1959 Turin Motor Show already equipped with front disc brakes, which later became standard on the whole range starting from 1960.

7) Lancia Stratos (1973-1975)

Dominator of the World Rally Championship from 1974 to 1976, she was an extreme car also in the Road version. Motorized Ferrari.

Lancia Stratos HF Stradale, a piece of automobile history auctioned for $ 360,000.

The Stratos was born with the engine of the Dino, the V6 granted by Enzo Ferrari. A 2.4-liter 192-horsepower, centrally mounted. The car has a monocoque steel frame. The weight limited to 980 kg allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in about 5 seconds. An incredible time over 40 years ago.

6) Ferrari Testarossa (1984-1996)

The Ferrari Testarossa, or better 512TR, is one of the most desired supercars of the eighties. This is the third Ferrari that takes its historical name (Testarossa, from the color of the engine head) after the Mondial and the GTO. The Maranello sports car has a still seductive design – the work of Pininfarina – but it does not have a great dynamic reputation.

The engine of the Ferrari Testarossa is a 4.9-liter 12-cylinder from 390 hp and 490 Nm that allows the Cavallino coupe to reach a top speed of 290 km / h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 5, 8 seconds.

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