Monthly Archives: April 2016

Demanding Justice for Italian Americans

By Lisa Femia, NIAF Public Policy Manager For years after World War II, there was an open secret among Italian Americans. No one spoke about it, but the scars of wartime mistreatment didn’t fade quickly. Property taken, homes boarded up, … Continue reading

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Cent’anni – “May you live for 100 years” By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com A favorite toast among Italians at a wedding, or at any of life’s happy occasions, is  Salute e Cent’anni – “may you live for 100 years.” And in Italy, … Continue reading

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Happy 70th Anniversary to La Vespa   By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com This year is the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Vespa! Before the “Nuova Fiat 500” was launched as a car for the masses in Italy on July 4, 1957, … Continue reading

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Who is in control of Sundays in Italy –  Soccer or Church? By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Modern-day soccer was brought to Italy from England at the end of the 19th Century, where it has become an extremely popular sport and national … Continue reading

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Pesce d’Aprile  ~  April Fool’s day By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com As a young boy in a small town in Italy, April 1st was the day to pull pranks on everybody.  We drew an image of a fish on a piece of … Continue reading

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