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  • Rizzo “I contadini provano a salvare il mondo,” La Stampa, October 27, 2006.

    Delizia!

  • Emigrazione e colonizzazione nelle lettere dei contadini veneti in America Latina 1876–1902, Milan, 1979.

    Delizia!

  • They are no longer contadini, peasants, but sophisticated farmers using some of the same methods as their German, American, and Canadian counterparts; the word used of them now, agricoltori, reflects this basic change in the nature of their work.

    Mysteries of Siena

  • Italian life, which our painters seem one and all to reject, preferring to depict their quack brigands, contadini, pifferari, and the like, because Thompson painted them before Jones, and Jones before Thompson, and so on, backwards into time.

    The Newcomes

  • At noontide, the _contadini_ and laborers feed upon them without even the condiment of salt, crunching their white teeth through the crisp, wet leaves, and alternating a bite at a great wedge of bread; and toward nightfall, one may see carts laden high up with closely packed masses of them, coming in from the Campagna for the market.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • And great beans lie about in piles, the _contadini_ twisting them out of their thick pods with their thumbs, to eat them raw.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • The hedges are putting forth their leaves, the almond-trees are in full blossom, and in the vineyards the _contadini_ are setting cane-poles and trimming the vines to run upon them.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • As we advance through noble elms and planetrees, crowds of _contadini_ line the way, beggars scream from the banks, donkeys bray, _carretti_ rattle along, until at last we arrive at a long meadow which seems alive and crumbling with gayly dressed figures that are moving to and fro as thick as ants upon an ant-hill.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • One has now to elbow his way to enter, and all around the door, even out into the middle court, _contadini_ are kneeling.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • The _contadini_, who have been to Rome to be hired for the week to labor on the Campagna, come tramping along too, one of them often mounted on a donkey, and followed by a group carrying their tools with them; while hundreds of the middle classes, husbands and wives with their children, and _paini_ and _paine_, with all their jewelry on, are out to take their _festa_ stroll, and to see and be seen.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

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