Tag Archives: Travel

Costumes, confetti, and chiacchiere, oh my!

Carnevale in Italy By Danielle DeSimone Every year, before the austerity and penance of Lent, Italy – and, specifically, Venice – comes alive in bursts of colors, costumes, and chiacchiere. This annual festival of Carnevale, known in other parts of … Continue reading

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Slow Food in Piemonte

As 2016 comes to an end, so too does our year of celebrating our NIAF 2016 Region of Honor, Piemonte (Piedmont). Today, we’re sharing a blog post from our guest blogger team, The Recipe Hunters, on their time in Piemonte … Continue reading

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Book Review – My Father’s Daughter: From Rome to Sicily

In need of a good beach read this summer? Check out Gilda Morina Syverson’s travel memoir, reviewed by NIAF in our Ambassador magazine.  My Father’s Daughter: From Rome to Sicily By Gilda Morina Syverson “Dad,” I said, “I’m giving everyone … Continue reading

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The Recipe Hunters

Introducing NIAF’s new guest bloggers: The Recipe Hunters My name is Anthony Morano. Each and every aspect of Italy in my life is intrinsic to who I am today. For me, Sundays were holidays growing up. My mother would ceremoniously cook … 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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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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Addio to Part of My Childhood

By Gabriella Mileti, NIAF Director of Programs. It’s safe to say, I cannot escape my Italianità.  I speak the language, I cook the food, I sip espresso from a Bialetti Moka pot every morning, I read books about Italian history, … Continue reading

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A Lesson from a Shepherd Boy By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com While my children were growing up, they had to “endure” a yearly trip to Italy to visit their grandparents and other family members. Often, they complained that their friends were … Continue reading

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A Big Cover-up By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Over 47 Million tourists visit Italy every year. People flock to Italy to appreciate its history, poetry, music, lifestyle and art. They particularly appreciate the magnificent artworks in museums, churches, private collections and all … Continue reading

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The Festival of Candelora

By Patrick O’Boyle, Esq. A Pasca Epifania “tutt’e ffeste vanno via”. Risponne ‘a Cannelora : “No, ce stongo io ancora” – (Easter said to Epiphany, “Now all the holidays are gone,” and Candlemas spoke up and said, “I’m still here!”) – Old … Continue reading

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