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Meet Paul Marinaro Meet Paul Marinaro

When Paul Marinaro contacted ItalianSide.com for information about his Italian ancestors, we clicked on the link in his email. To our delight, it was the website of a talented, Chicago-based vocalist with a smooth baritone voice. We liked what we heard and wanted to share his story with our readers. Read our exclusive interview with Paul where he... [Read more]


Castel del Monte, a Jewel in the Apulian Countryside Castel del Monte, a Jewel in the Apulian Countryside

Castel del Monte (13th century) situated in the Apulia region, situated on a small hill close to Andria and Corato, near to Bari. It’s a gothic structure even if there are recognizable architectural aspects indicating a fusion of cultural elements from Northern Europe, from the Muslim world and classic antiquity. The Castle is a unique medieval... [Read more]


Light and Shadow: Art Tourism in Naples (Part II) Light and Shadow: Art Tourism in Naples (Part II)

by Mark RussellPart I is here Crossing the long Piazza del Municipio and heading up via Medina and via Monteoliveto we are soon drawn into the narrow, dimly-lit, congested streets of the historic center. This is the heart of the Spanish city cut through by the Spaccanapoli (the street that “splits” Naples) and its dilapidated buildings,... [Read more]


The Nolè Sisters Genealogy Tour in Basilicata, Italy The Nolè Sisters Genealogy Tour in Basilicata, Italy

It is unanimous with my sisters and me; this trip was our best travel experience ever. We don’t always travel together, but have traveled in the US and Europe many times. In considering what made this trip so special, it did not come to me all at once. In reflection, a few things you may not consider led to a great adventure. There was no stress... [Read more]


Light and Shadow: Art Tourism in Naples (Part I) Light and Shadow: Art Tourism in Naples (Part I)

by Mark RussellThe city of Naples famously sits in the shadow of Vesuvius, continental Europe’s only active volcano. But many other shadows have cast themselves over its long and complicated history: the shadows of war, cholera, poverty, and organized crime among them. For many decades following Italian Unification, the shadow of diaspora also hung... [Read more]


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Real estate

Castel del Monte, a Jewel in the Apulian Countryside Castel del Monte, a Jewel in the Apulian Countryside

Castel del Monte (13th century) situated in the Apulia region, situated on a small... 


Hidden Heritage: Selected Properties in Italy Hidden Heritage: Selected Properties in Italy

Hidden Heritage is an ItalianSide.com project devoted to discovering the architectural... 


ValorePaese: Historical Buildings for Tourist Accomodation ValorePaese: Historical Buildings for Tourist Accomodation

“ValorePaese“ is a project for the development and the efficient management of... 


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Genealogy

This is Genealogy! This is Genealogy!

Genealogy is passion. In this videoclip, our great friend Alessandro shows us some... 


World War I: Online Database of the Italian victims World War I: Online Database of the Italian victims

Do you have ancestors or distant relatives who died during WWI ? There is someone... 


Searching for My Ancestor’s Home (Part II) Searching for My Ancestor’s Home (Part II)

Everyone has a story: tell us yours! stories@italianside.com Searching for My Ancestor’s... 


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Travel

Light and Shadow: Art Tourism in Naples (Part II) Light and Shadow: Art Tourism in Naples (Part II)

by Mark RussellPart I is here Crossing the long Piazza del Municipio and heading up via Medina and via Monteoliveto we are soon drawn into the narrow, dimly-lit, congested streets of the historic center. This is the heart of the Spanish city cut through by the Spaccanapoli (the street that “splits” Naples) and its dilapidated buildings,... [Read more]


The Nolè Sisters Genealogy Tour in Basilicata, Italy The Nolè Sisters Genealogy Tour in Basilicata, Italy

It is unanimous with my sisters and me; this trip was our best travel experience ever. We don’t always travel together, but have traveled in the US and Europe many times. In considering what made this trip so special, it did not come to me all at once. In reflection, a few things you may not consider led to a great adventure. There was no stress... [Read more]


Light and Shadow: Art Tourism in Naples (Part I) Light and Shadow: Art Tourism in Naples (Part I)

by Mark RussellThe city of Naples famously sits in the shadow of Vesuvius, continental Europe’s only active volcano. But many other shadows have cast themselves over its long and complicated history: the shadows of war, cholera, poverty, and organized crime among them. For many decades following Italian Unification, the shadow of diaspora also hung... [Read more]


Visiting my Mother’s Village Visiting my Mother’s Village

Everyone has a story: tell us yours! stories@italianside.com I flew into Rome with my cousin Annette and as Sicily came into view we had our first glimpse of the rugged mountainous country that is Calabria… and we both cried. My cousins Annette and Tony’s Grandmothers and my mother were 3 sisters and they also had a brother. Tony his... [Read more]


Bill de Blasio: A Trip Back to His Italian Roots

On July 18th New York City’s first family will say “Arrivederci, Big Apple” as they head to Italy for a family vacation. Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray and their two teenage children, Chiara and Dante, will spend ten days visiting Rome, Venice and Naples, as well as Grassano and Sant’Agata, the ancestral villages of de Blasio’s... [Read more]


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