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Papa Francesco and his Italian Side
As all the world knows, the new Pope elected on March 13 2013 is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
He comes from Argentina and he took Francesco as his name as Pope.
San Francesco (St Francis), born in Assisi in the Umbria region, is the most beloved and venerated saint in Italy. Even more: San Francesco is the patron saint of Italy.
By choosing this... [Read more]
Live Streaming from St Peter’s Square – in diretta da Roma
March 13 2013 – The election of the new Pope
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Taking the Plunge – Applying for Dual Citizenship with Italy
So you’ve decided to take the plunge and apply for dual citizenship. It is likely to be a roller coaster of emotion—excitement, happiness, disappointment and frustration, sometimes all in the same day. You may even find a few skeletons in your closet or solve some family mysteries. I promise you it will not be boring.
It will... [Read more]
ItalianSide: An Invitation to (Re)discover Our Roots
ItalianSide was requested to report on its activities during the general assembly of the “Lucani nel mondo” (Basilicata region in the world).
The meeting took place on March 8 in Rifreddo near Potenza.
The title of our speech was “ItalianSide.com: An Invitation to (Re)discover Our Roots”.
In front of an audience of representatives from many... [Read more]
Do You Qualify for Italian Citizenship Jure Sanguinis?
First part is here
In theory, if you meet the qualifications, you are already an Italian citizen and have been since birth.
In the jure sanguinis process, you are not applying for Italian citizenship per se, you are applying for recognition of a citizenship you already have.
However, you must submit the required documentation to the Italian Consulate... [Read more]
So You Want to be an Italiano
An Introduction to Dual Citizenship
-by Diane Hirsch
Back in 1956, the great Neapolitan composer and pianist Renato Carosone made famous the song “Tu Vuò Fa L’Americano” or “So You Want to be an American”.
These days, it seems the opposite is true.
There are a great number of people, myself included, from America and other countries, applying... [Read more]
When learning a language, it is always fun to learn the idiomatic expressions. Not everything translates literally. For example, “It’s a small world” in Italian can be translated as “È un mondo piccolo”, but it can be “Tutto il mondo è paese” too !(lit. All the world is a country). Here are a few expressions in Italian. Can you figure... [Read more]
The World Most Beautiful Beach? In Sicilia!
According TripAdvisor, the leading travel website, Spiaggia dei Conigli (Rabbits Beach) in Lampedusa is the World most beautiful beach.
The Sicilian beach was crowned by millions of reviews and ratings by international tourists.
Lampedusa is an island off the south coast of Sicily.
With its white sand and its stunning turquoise water Spiaggia dei... [Read more]
Festival of Sanremo 2013: and the winner is…
Sanremo Festival 2013 ends and the winner is Marco Mengoni with his new song “L’essenziale”.
Marco Mengoni is from Ronciglione (Lazio Region).
At second Place and third place Moda’ with “Se si potesse non morire”.
and Elio e le storie tese with “La canzone monotona”.
This was the 63th edition of Sanremo... [Read more]
Festival of Sanremo 2013 – the second day
The second part of Sanremo Italian Song festival was on february 13. Special guest was Bar Refaeli.
As for the first show, the singers presented two songs. One of the two songs was eliminated with the votes of a jury and a public phone vote. The singer will run with the remaining song for the victory on Saturday, during the final evening of the festival.... [Read more]