Tag Archives: Lazio

Italy’s Earthquake: A Call to Action

To the Italian American community: On Wednesday morning, August 24, 2016, a large part of central Italy was struck by a devastating earthquake. This tragic disaster has claimed the lives of hundreds of people, and words cannot convey the deep loss … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con…

“The Zampognari” By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Italy officially prepares for il Santo Natale. In most of Southern Italy, it is quite common to see the zampognari playing Christmas carols in grottoes, … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com “CAFONE” A possible origin of the expression “CAFONE “ comes from the Southern part of Lazio and Campania. In the 15th century, peasants coming from mountain villages, would go to live-stock   fairs to buy cattle to … Continue reading

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