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Finding Family

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to have the Sant’Anna Institute – a study abroad and language course program in Sorrento, Italy – as a corporate sponsor of our foundation. Read on for a story from one of … Continue reading

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Meet NIAF: John Della Fave

We want you to know the staff working behind-the-scenes here at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), so we are taking the opportunity to introduce you to one of our staff members! This week, we introduce you to John Della … Continue reading

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Un Giorno con Gigi (A Day with Gigi)

Captured (written) by The Recipe Hunters in Calabria, Italy We’re sharing a blog post from our guest blogger team, The Recipe Hunters, of an adventure they had while traveling through Calabria as they searched for authentic, Italian recipes. You can read … Continue reading

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  Packed like Sardines By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Last week, I was forced to take a subway in New York City to avoid getting stuck in traffic and reach my destination on time . As the train approached the station, a … Continue reading

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Festa della Repubblica

By Bella Vagnoni, NIAF Intern In Italy, June 2nd  is Festa della Repubblica, a national holiday that commemorates the end of the monarchy. The history of the holiday dates back to 1946, when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy and adopt … Continue reading

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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 Espresso Coffee with a Lemon Twist When visiting New York City, many Italian tourists are perplexed as to why Italian restaurants serve espresso with a lemon twist on the side. Even finer establishments adhere to this Italian … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Mikhail Gorbachev e’ di origine Pugliese! After the Crimean War  (1853 to 1856), the local economy was devastated and since Crimea was a peninsula surrounded by the Black Sea, fishing was encouraged and exploited.  Thus, the authorities … Continue reading

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