Monthly Archives: May 2015

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Fun Facts The Bank of Italy was founded in San Francisco, California, USA, in 1904 by Amadeo Giannini. It grew by a branch banking strategy to become the Bank of America and Italy and then on to … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com So, where does your Salary come from? From the beginning of the Roman Empire to the present day, Via Salaria in Rome is still very active.  The road was named Via Salaria, from the Latin word for “salt”, since … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Food Philosophy in Italy Italians enjoy their daily meal with a particular philosophy. During my last visit to a local Massaria in Abruzzo, I was taken by the owner’s desire to express a philosophy about the meal … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Monviso, in the Province of Cuneo in Piemonte, is the highest mountain (12,602 ft.) of the Cottian Alps and very close to the French border. Monte Viso is well known for its pyramid-like shape, and because it is … Continue reading

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Italian A Day – the music and story of Alfredo Morena Sr.

The story of Italian composer Alfredo Morena Sr. is one that spans generations. Born in 1891, in the town of Marsiconuovo, in the province of Potenza, Morena was the son of Giuseppe Morena, who served in the army during the … Continue reading

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