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The town of Goriano Sicoli in Abruzzo

Abruzzo connection

Dear Readers, Abruzzo’s regional capital L’Aquila, suffered a major earthquake, a few hours past midnight on April 6, 2009 and with a devastating...
diamond head hawaii

Hawaiian connection

Dear Readers, Another August assortment of Italian Connections for you: Avanti con Allegria : an elderly “Signore” had serious hearing problems for...

A Tuscan with a guitar

Dear Readers, Roland Bianchi , author of “Tales from a Tuscan Guitar”, the “Migration of Moro”, “ReCal lections of a Bear” and “Delivery Boy...
Filippo Mazzei, who inspired the ideas of Thomas Jefferson

4th of July, the heritage of Filippo Mazzei

Dear Readers, July is a month with many Italian connections: July 4, 1776, the signing in Philadelphia of the Declaration of Independence just...
The port of Giovinazzo

The WWII in Southern Italy

Dear Readers, June jottings with an Italian connection: Barilla, the world’s biggest pasta maker, recently invested 400 million euros to develop new...

Alfio Bonanno to come back in San Jose

Dear Readers, August , the eighth month of the modern year was named for the Roman Emperor Augustus. It was connected with some happenings in his...