Sienna is not in Italy!

Jun 26th, 2010, 02:24 PM
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Charnees - apparently it was so named in English after the Leghorn chicken given that the section of Italy there does sort of look like a chicken's leg. The Leghorn had its origins in Tuscany, Livorno was/is a port - Livorno exported that variety of chicken and voila, or excuse me - ecco! There's the connection.
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Jun 29th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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I am learning and laughing with all of you GREAT people!!! Keep up the chat. I am still trying to get my Northern Italy trip planned.... I am writing all the intersting info down, I will let you know when the flight is confirmed.. I will than ask for restaurnts etc.
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Jun 29th, 2010, 05:50 PM
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Carrying on with interesting but little known facts, all the northern Italian lakes have a second name -

Lake Como - Lario
Lake Maggiore - Verbano
Lake Garda - Benaco
Lake Iseo - Sebino
Lake Lugano - Ceresio
Lake Orta - Cusio

So there you are!
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Jun 29th, 2010, 06:31 PM
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And then, Italians do the same thing. Years ago, we told our pensione clerk we were taking the train to Frankfurt and he was completely baffled. Finally, after much jabbering by us and him, he said, "OH! Frawnco-forteh"
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Jun 30th, 2010, 05:09 AM
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Don't the French go to Sienne?

In the past, the spelling "Sienna" was more frequently used in some English-speaking countries than it is now.

Many (if not all) languages have their own creative spellings for "foreign" cities.
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