Saturday, November 4, 2017

Viva Italia

Daddy Steve: The mystery behind Giancarlo's wine room adventure has been solved.  Giancarlo is very proud of his Italian heritage.  For ages now, he has been bugging us to let him do a blog post on Cultura Italiana.  He's spent the past couple of weeks writing and gathering all of the necessary props and visual aids.

So, without further ado, we're turning the blog over to him...

Giancarlo: Saluti!  Today I'm going to talk to you about the rich and beautiful culture of Italy.  Although I was born in England (and I love that dear country), I have the heart of an Italian.  The culture of Italy goes back thousands of years to the ancient Roman Empire.  

Giancarlo: Oh, hello Emile.  Did you want something?
Emile: Don't let me interrupt.  I'm just listening.
Giancarlo >Ahem<  Yes, well, this probably won't be very interesting to you.
Emile: No, probably not, but that's also why I am here--to help you!

Giancarlo: Hmm.  Okay.  Where was I?  Ah yes, the Italians have always been great architects and builders.  Some very famous Italian buildings include the Pantheon in Rome, the Duomo in Florence, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa...

Emile:  Ze Eiffel Tower is in Paris, and it does not lean.

Giancarlo:  Um, yes, well, moving on!  Italy has also produced much of the world's greatest art.  Michaelangelo's David, for example.  Or the famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci.

Emile: Oui, and you can see ze Mona Lisa in ze Louvre, which is in Paris.
Giancarlo: But Emile, that's not what we are talking about!
Emile: I'm merely trying to make zis more interesting.

Giancarlo: >sigh<  
Giancarlo:  Of course, who can forget that Italy produces the world's finest wines...
Emile Hee-hee!  Oh mon ami, you make me laugh.  Everyone knows zat ze best wine comes from France.

Giancarlo: Emile!  You are making a big mess of this!
Emile:  I am assisting you!  Be more grateful.
Giancarlo:  If you don't stop, I'm going to tell Antonio!
Giancarlo: Antonio!  You must do something with this...this buffone!  Antonio?!  TONNNEEEEE!

Anthony: >sigh<  Now what?


NeverUschi said...

Poor Giancarlo! All the careful preparation, and now his brother is trying to help... but maybe he can help Emile eventually with a presentation of his French heritage?

BTW everybody knows the best wine is made neither in Italy nor in France but in our part of Germany, Baden-Württemberg...

Gregor Daddies said...

Hi Ursula -

Yes! That's exactly what Rolf and Sebastian said. I suspect though that none of these little boys has any first hand knowledge of wine.

Dee said...

We love Italy! how lucky you are to be Italian Giancarlo ! All that lovely culture , the beauty of Rome and Florence, Bellisimo :)
Poor Anthony never a moment of peace with these boys !