Tag Archives: Sicily

The Legacy of Falcone and Borsellino

Yesterday, NIAF’s 2017 Voyage of Discovery (VOD) program – a group of Italian American college students brought to Italy by NIAF on an all-expenses-paid, two-week trip to rediscover their heritage – visited the Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, as well … Continue reading

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Sicilian Food: A Global Diet

What are we talking about, when we discuss “Italian food?”  It’s the age-old question: Italian vs. Italian American. We get so caught up in the details of what the difference is between the food of Italy and the food developed … 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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“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 Gelato Italiano Summer 2015 is almost over and by now you must have had your fair share of ice cream for the year. But wait! If you are visiting Sicily in September, you must attend “la … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Pasta alla Norma In Sicily, many restaurants serve Pasta alla “Norma.” Catania’s own Vincenzo Bellini (1801 -1835), who was the quintessential composer of the Italian Bel Canto, composed the opera “Norma” which premiered with great success at Milan’s … Continue reading

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