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The Italian American community, led by the Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California, celebrated the 66th anniversary of Italy’s Republic Day with a certain amount of pomp and filial respect for the country they owe their birth or descent.   We …

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The George L. Graziadio Center for Italian Studies at California State University, Long Beach is proud to announce that their Chair, Dr. Clorinda Donato will be this year’s recipient of the Education Award from the Western Foundation of the Order …

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The journey began for Banfi and the Mariani family, Americans John and Harry, some 34 years ago, when they carefully assembled 7,100 acres in Italy in a constellation of single vineyards in the southern Tuscan countryside of Montalcino. The property …

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We Italians have the most wonderful way to finish a meal, especially a big meal.  Amari, (singular, amaro), are an essential part of the Italian gustatory experience.  Sadly these eupeptics have yet to catch on in America. although that is …

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Un anno esatto alle elezioni politiche, il cui esito assicurerà alla coalizione vittoriosa il Governo del Paese per cinque anni, fino al 2018. Il Partito Democratico e il Partito della Libertà, stando agli ultimissimi sondaggi, guiderebbero i consensi degli italiani. …

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Law enforcement officials would declare that the tentacles of New York City’s five organized crime families (Gambino, Genovese, Lucchesse, Columbo and Bonnano) have been severed or at least its criminal enterprises are on life support.   No matter the hypothesis, …

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If you’re interested in an Italian vacation that wanders off the beaten path, the Molise Region delivers. It’s the second smallest region of Italy located between the Abruzzo and Apulia in central Italy, but one well worth exploring.   Covering …

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Dear Readers,   Roland Bianchi, author of “Tales from a Tuscan Guitar”, the “Migration of Moro”, “ReCal lections of a Bear” and “Delivery Boy Recollections of Life and Love in San Francisco”,  recently shared his short history about “bonding” with …

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It’s funny. While the Portuguese have been out exploring the world, discovering pristine new lands and uncharted seas, the rest of the world (including the wine world) has largely not discovered the country of Portugal.   Indeed, when I asked …

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Motonave Laurana della Compagnia Siremar: il Presidente della Repubblica, Napolitano, ha scelto di viaggiare di notte, al pari di altri 680 passeggeri, per arrivare alla meta (lo è da trent’anni) delle sue vacanze estive: l’isola di Stromboli. È arrivato sul …

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