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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]


A Vote for Matera A Vote for Matera

ItalianSide for Matera 2019 Why Matera Should Be The European Capital of Culture 2019by Diane Hirsch In October the Council of Ministers of the European Union will decide which of the six nominated Italian cities will become the European Capital of Culture 2019. Matera, the City of the Stones, is among them and while the other cities are very beautiful... [Read more]


Matera’s Culture Comes in Many Forms (part II)

ItalianSide for Matera 2019 Matera’s Culture Comes in Many Forms Part II by Mark Russell Part I is here Descending into the Sassi, visitors can spend countless hours exploring the rich architectural heritage of this stony labyrinth. The sophisticated residential structures of the Sasso Barisano, some dating to the Renaissance and still... [Read more]


Matera: Candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019 Matera: Candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019

ItalianSide for Matera 2019 Matera’s Culture Comes in Many Forms Part I by Mark Russell Matera is a candidate for the European Capital of Culture 2019.My maternal grandparents could never have imagined this! In 1921, my grandmother left her family home in the Sasso Barisano for Toronto. She was on her way to marry a Materan man she had... [Read more]


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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... 


The House, the Stones and the Passion: investing in Matera The House, the Stones and the Passion: investing in Matera

Many people know Matera for its typical architecture: the old side of the town... 


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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)

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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]


Walking on the Edge of the Sky… Walking on the Edge of the Sky…

“And suddenly you realize that you’ve been walking like on the edge of paradise”. Apparently enough, this is what many hikers and travelers must have thought when looking at the stunning views beneath them, delighted of the once-in-a-lifetime experience they were having on this unexpected side of the Amalfi Coast, along the world famed “Sentiero... [Read more]


Marina and Her Diary of Travel in Argentina Marina and Her Diary of Travel in Argentina

Il Mio Viaggio di Ritorno a Buenos Aires is a wonderful account by Marina Gabrieli of her anticipated return to the city that has changed her life. Three years ago Marina had spent seven months studying at the University of Buenos Aires and was struck by the people of Italian descent that she met, their continuation of Italian traditions, and their... [Read more]


Six Italian Cities Make the Short List for European Capital of Culture 2019 Six Italian Cities Make the Short List for European Capital of Culture 2019

Representatives from 21 Italian cities waited with bated breath in Rome last week as the finalists for the European Capital of Culture 2019 were announced. In the end six cities made the short list—Cagliari, Lecce, Matera, Perugia-Assisi, Ravenna and Siena. There is good reason for these towns to be proud: competing against so many other noteworthy... [Read more]


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