Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Papal and Presidential FIATs By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com While many heads-of-state love to arrive at the White House in a big and luxurious limousine, Pope Francis chose a simple FIAT 500L, which is more suitable for a common man than … Continue reading

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Do you know “Rose Bonavita?” By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com       Women played a vital role during World War II in keeping America strong.  As millions of young men were drafted to serve in the military, there was a … Continue reading

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“Memories of the Past” By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com   As a small boy in the 1950’s, I remember passing by a shop in the piazza of my small town in Abruzzo and seeing the Rappresentante (“representative”) sign.  Obviously, I had no … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com When it comes to cars, it’s all in the name! Of the ten most expensive exotic cars sold at Pebble Beach auctions, half were Ferraris. Somehow, in the automotive industry, giving a car an Italian name … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Preserving the Italian language In the 1930’s and 1940’s, Benito Mussolini tried to eliminate foreign words from the Italian language. A friend of mine, born to Italian and French parents, was named Josette; but when they went … Continue reading

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