Heritage

It is true, “Mothers know best.” Christopher was born 1451 and his mother, Susanna, named him Christopher, meaning Christ -Bearer, Dove. Christopher was raised as a committed Catholic, observing fasts, confessions and communions. He learned his native tongue, Genoese, as …

Traditionally, Italy has never really celebrated Halloween, a feast we imported in the past 20 years from the Anglo-American world and that became particularly popular among children — hello “trick or treating!”— and the younger generations — hello, spooky parties! …

Let’s start with a concept that is not as obvious as it seems: identity is something to be invented. Each of us is the declension, the free and very personal interpretation of a culture, a language, a territory, a piece …

At the foot of Rome’s Capitoline Hill, by the staircase leading to the Piazza del Campidoglio, seat of the city government since the Middle Ages, a statue of a hooded man waving a sword commemorates a crime. On this spot …

In a small corner of Lunigiana, in the extreme north-western tip of Tuscany, lies a remarkable story bound up with the founding of a Wild West town in America. An area of outstanding natural beauty bordering the Apennines on the …

Italians love cooking and eating: this is a truth as scientific as water boiling at 100C and gravity keeping us anchored to the earth. Each one of us has a favorite dish and a favorite recipe, and I am sure …

What does it mean to be Italian-Americans? How does our family heritage affect our culture and who we are?  In occasion of this year’s Italian Heritage Month, L’Italo-Americano had the pleasure of discussing about it with Guglielmo Botter. Architect and …

Dear Readers, October, the month your “Italian Connection” usually devotes to Christopher Columbus. Discovery Celebration related matters are being downsized a bit this year, therefore, I thought I would share some other October dates of general interest in addition to our longtime October honoree …

The Lacryma Christi  is a wine from the Campania region of Italy produced in the area of Mount Vesuvius. Indeed, it is also known as  Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio.  It holds a DOC denomination, which means only when produced in …

October, the month dedicated to Italian Heritage, is about to end. It’s been an eventful four weeks for the world and for the US, a month encased in a year, 2020, which has brought to all of us pain, worry, …