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Book Review: The Girl from Venice

In need of a good beach read this summer? Check out Martin Cruz Smith’s novel, reviewed by NIAF in our Ambassador magazine.  In Martin Cruz Smith’s most recent novel, the author makes a departure from his usual mystery writing and … Continue reading

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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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The Ghetto By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com To many, the “ghetto” is part of the city in which members of a minority group live. The term, however, was originally coined in Venice to describe the section of the city to which … Continue reading

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Fast Fun Facts  We know you have busy weeks, so here are just a few fun facts on Italian and Italian American culture and history to keep your day moving! By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com During the Renaissance blonde hair became … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Fast Facts: Quick snippets of Italian culture for your busy Tuesday 842 years ago this week, on August 9, 1173, marked the first day of construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was completed in 1370 … Continue reading

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Carnivale di Venezia

Venice is currently in the midst of its annual Carnivale di Venezia, with elaborate masks, costumes, parades and partygoers taking over the city! The world-famous festival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday, also known as … Continue reading

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