Italian superstitions

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Italian superstitions

Postby Squigy » 10 Oct 2009, 05:43

I know the Malocchio curse, but what are some other Italian superstitions?
My Italian surnames:

Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito
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Postby PeterTimber » 10 Oct 2009, 15:31

Squiggy here are two. www.italyville.com/2009/01/italian-superstitions
this is for Italy superstitions and www.lifeinitaly.com/heritage/superstition.asp for Italian American superstitions. =Peter=
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Re: Italian superstitions

Postby Squigy » 11 Oct 2009, 07:09

PeterTimber wrote:Squiggy here are two. www.italyville.com/2009/01/italian-superstitions
this is for Italy superstitions and www.lifeinitaly.com/heritage/superstition.asp for Italian American superstitions. =Peter=


Very interesting. My great grandmother had a Corno. She was from Calabria, and I heard they're almost as bad as Sicilians when it comes to curses.
My Italian surnames:

Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito
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Postby PeterTimber » 11 Oct 2009, 15:19

There is an italian expression which says " tutto il mondo e casa" which means that there is no real difference between peoples and places where they live. =Peter=
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Re: Italian superstitions

Postby liviomoreno » 11 Oct 2009, 15:51

I've heard it as "Tutto il mondo è paese"
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Postby PeterTimber » 11 Oct 2009, 15:58

A variation on the theme wouldn't you say? =Peter=
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Postby liviomoreno » 11 Oct 2009, 16:12

Could be. There is a song singed by Patty Pravo who's title is "Tutto il mondo è casa mia" but the proverb I always heard during my 50+ years in Italy is "Tutto il mondo è paese"
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Re: Italian superstitions

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Oct 2009, 17:06

From what country did you come from before being in Italy for 50+ years?
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Re: Italian superstitions

Postby liviomoreno » 11 Oct 2009, 17:12

PeterTimber wrote:From what country did you come from before being in Italy for 50+ years?

I'am Italian but I lived a few years in Lebanon.
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Re: Italian superstitions

Postby Squigy » 11 Oct 2009, 20:40

PeterTimber wrote:A variation on the theme wouldn't you say? =Peter=


Perhaps it varies between parts of Italy. :wink:
My Italian surnames:

Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito
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Re: Italian superstitions

Postby liviomoreno » 12 Oct 2009, 05:30

Squigy wrote:Perhaps it varies between parts of Italy. :wink:


Not to my knowledge :roll:
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Postby Squigy » 12 Oct 2009, 05:37

liviomoreno wrote:
Squigy wrote:Perhaps it varies between parts of Italy. :wink:


Not to my knowledge :roll:


Oh I know, it was a joke. Think of the meaning of the saying and you'll get it.
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Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito
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Re: Italian superstitions

Postby Julo » 23 Jun 2010, 03:23

liviomoreno wrote:I've heard it as "Tutto il mondo è paese"


You are right sir !

Never heard of "tutto il mondo e' casa" and I was born and raised in Italy :lol:
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Re: Italian superstitions

Postby Deynonichus » 27 Jun 2010, 08:58

I was born in Italy, I live in Italy, I'm italian, and in italian it's: Tutto il mondo è paese! I assure! :)
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Re: Italian superstitions

Postby Italysearcher » 27 Jun 2010, 18:57

Here is a superstition I just had contact with. You can't take a baby out until its been baptized and during this time you keep a broom behind the door.
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