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Fascination between two countries By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com With the U.K.’s recent “Brexit” shifting European relations and economies, Italy’s long-standing love of all-things British have come to light. Italians seem fascinated with everything English. In fact, in recent years, young Italians … Continue reading

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A Summer of Pesto

By Danielle DeSimone For me, summer means pesto. It’s usually our go-to, last-minute dish. It’s the “There’s-Nothing-In-the-Fridge-But-People-Are-Coming-Over-In-Ten-Minutes” dinner that is thrown together in a flurry of crushed garlic, clanging pots, and the hiss of boiling water. Now that I no … Continue reading

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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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Spring has arrived in Italy! By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Every year on March 21st, we celebrate the coming of spring. A season that brings new life to the hills and valleys in all beautiful towns in Italy. This week, a video … Continue reading

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Crossing the Atlantic by Ship or by Plane By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com During the post-war era, from 1950 to 1969, every major European country had a fleet of ships positioned in the North Atlantic in order to carry millions of … Continue reading

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Some challenges of being an Italian American   By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Italian Americans who are well versed in Italian and English often have to cope with everyday challenges: I have yet to fully enjoy an Italian movie with English … Continue reading

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