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  • It is worth noting that the modern Italians can use "paese" in the same sense as Vergil did "patria": little more than "neck of the woods."

    The meaning of patriotism

  • "Do you think you would be very unhappy away from your 'paese'?"

    The Call of the Blood

  • Almost every little separate "paese" in these parts has its own vocabulary; and an enthusiast like Professor Max Müller might doubtless, by means of a comparative analysis of these hundred-and-one dialectic varieties, extract all kinds of interesting philological flies in amber.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • There's a reason Italians use the word "paese" to describe their homes: up here, each village is its own country, with its own dialect and customs, and although the borders are invisible, their presence is felt.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • It is a cozy city…Halfway between a metropolis and an Italian "paese" [small town].

    NYT > Home Page

  • Italiano · Filippine: il paese paralizzato dalla paura delle bombe

    Global Voices in English » Philippines: Bomb scare grips the country

  • After dinner, while sitting and smoking, she was joined by a group of Italian air force officers who were overjoyed to find someone who spoke their native language and knew their bel paese.

    A Covert Affair

  • Like others who avoid gluten because of allergies or intolerances that can cause inflammation, we were a bit glum about his missing out on the delights found in the il paese della pasta (the land of pasta) ... not to mention pizza, gnocchi and bread at best ... or getting rather ill at worst.

    Kay Goldstein: Gluten Free "Senza Glutine" in Italy!

  • Spoleto, Umbria -- When President Barack Obama trundled into the bel paese of Italy for the G8 gathering last month, some of my neighbors in the verdant hills of Umbria were surprised to learn about t ...

    Jeff Biggers: Letter From Europe: Foreign Disbelief of Topless America

  • Spoleto, Umbria -- When President Barack Obama trundled into the bel paese of Italy for the G8 gathering last month, some of my neighbors in the verdant hills of Umbria were surprised to learn about their country's small but lingering dependence on coal-fired plants.

    Jeff Biggers: Letter From Europe: Foreign Disbelief of Topless America

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