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Our History   Ville In Italia was set up by the company’s founders in 1996 as the result of a passion for beauty and years of experience in the holiday sector.  We offer holidays in villas, historical residences, prestigious apartments …

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It took a young mayor to come up with a bright idea to repopulate the ghost town of San Basile, located on the slopes of Mount Pollino in the province of Cosenza (Calabria). The online initiative was called: A home …

One of the leading automobile dealerships in Southern California today, Bozzani Motors debuted in 1911 as a modest bicycle shop located at 632 North Main Street, next door to the Italian Hall. An advance in capital allowed brothers Amerigo, Joe, …

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The other day I saw Paul Simon strolling down one of the many avenues in New York City.  No, as far as I know, he was not performing later in the evening but whenever I see or hear anything pertaining …

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The Italian language, as well as many others, is rich of expressions, sayings and proverbs. Whether they originated centuries ago or only recently, they reflect our culture and history, and are part of our everyday life.   Many of these …


In the second century AD, in Ancient Rome, there lived a distinguished a man whose deep study of philosophy drew him to the study of Jewish scripture.  His name was Apollonius.  He was a Roman Senator, whose curiosity, inspired by …

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Born in New York City in 1905 to Domenico and Palmina LaBarba, Gold Medal Olympian Fidel LaBarba was raised in the heart of Los Angeles’ Little Italy where he sold newspapers for the Los Angeles Express and learned to fight …

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Dear Readers, More April dates with an Italian connection:   Rome was founded April 21, 753 BC. According to legend, a shepherd found the twins Romulus and Remus under a fig tree. The twin boys, sons of Mars and Rhea …

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Approximately 650,000 Italian soldiers during the Second World War ended up in concentration camps as P.O.W. (Prisoners of War). While civilized nations, like USA and England treated the prisoners with respect and humanity in accordance with the treaties and regulations …

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Prohibition devastated the wine industry in California, a sector that Italian immigrants had played an integral role in developing. A handful of vintners, including Santo Cambianca, who had established a winery in Lincoln Heights in 1917, survived by manufacturing grape …

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