Day 110 of My Italian Learning Journal*
Our Texas cowboy history is well known around the world. As I surfed the Internet for an interesting note about Italy I came across information about the Maremma region of Tuscany -- and to my surprise the "butteri." I read about the Italian Robin Hood, Domenico Tiburzi. Then I came across a beautiful, soulful song, "Maremma Amara," sung by Fado singer Amalia Rodrigues. Also to my surprise, I read that in 1890 American Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show toured Italy, and the butteri of the Count Caetani di Sermoneta challenged the American cowboys in a rodeo showdown . . . and as Maremma lore goes, the butteri were the winners.
- Il cowboy texano è famoso in tutto il mondo.
The Texas cowboy is famous around the world.
- Ho scoperto che anche l'Italia ha un leggendario cowboy -- il Buttero.
I discovered that even Italy has a legendary cowboy -- the Buttero.
- Anche i Butteri della Maremma erano cowboys.
The butteri of Maremma were also cowboys.
- La prima domenica di agosto in Toscana si celebra un festival annuale dove viene ricordata la maestria dei butteri.
The first Sunday in August in Tuscany is celebrated an annual festival where the mastery of the Butteri is remembered.
[ Grazie a mikael-sixsix ]
[ Grazie a sailorcya ]
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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.