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This is Genealogy! This is Genealogy!

Genealogy is passion. In this videoclip, our great friend Alessandro shows us some of his research work in the old archives in a small italian town. It’s such a hard job and only Italy-based genealogists like him can carry it on and explore family history fisrt-hand: leafing and reading the old handwritten books, page by page. Genealogy for us is... [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]


“Forza Bill!”

When Bill de Blasio was declared mayor-elect of New York City on Tuesday, there were celebrations in southern Italy. Both Sant’Agata di Goti in Campania and Grassano in Basilicata had been closely following the recent election, for them de Blasio is one of their own. In the town of Sant’Agata di Goti near Naples, where de Blasio’s maternal grandfather... [Read more]


2014 Calendars – “Saluti dall’Italia” 2014 Calendars – “Saluti dall’Italia”

ItalianSide 2014 Calendars are ready in our shop! For this year we chose the illustrations of Artist Rocco Persia. The series is named “Saluti dall’Italia” (Greetings from Italy). It’s a unique gift idea for your relatives and friends with Italian roots. The calendar comes fully personalized with the name of your Italian... [Read more]


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 missing in your genealogy tree who died between 1915 and 1918? It’s long time ago but a lot of Italians lost their lives during the first world war. Maybe our grandparents told us about a brother or an uncle who never came back to the village from the war. Now... [Read more]


Etruscan Discovery Etruscan Discovery

The discovery of an intact tomb was made in September at an Etruscan necropolis in Tarquinia, Italy. It had been protected by a heavy stone slab, which completely sealed the opening, until now. The warrior lay undisturbed in a tomb for over 2,600 years. Resting on a raised stone bed with spear in hand, the archaeologists surmised that it must surely... [Read more]


Il Circolo Culturale Italiano di Montreal

Circolo Culturale Italiano, Liberal Arts College, Concordia University, Montreal In the midst of a long, cold Montreal winter, many of us dream of escaping the city’s grey, windy, and snow-covered streets for warmer climes. Some fantasize about sun-drenched countryside, fine food and wine, or the sand of Mediterranean beaches. Others imagine ancient... [Read more]


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 Home Part II by Diane H. First Part is HERE While I hadn’t consciously planned it, we arrived in Matera during the later afternoon, 120 years to the day when my grandfather was born. How perfect it would be to find his house on his birthday! With only... [Read more]


Searching for My Ancestor’s Home Searching for My Ancestor’s Home

Everyone has a story: tell us yours! stories@italianside.com Searching for My Ancestor’s Home Part I by Diane H. Anyone who has done any genealogical research knows how all consuming it is. It seems the more you discover, the more you want to know. Each record is a treasure, yet it is just a small piece of a much larger mosaic. You keep searching.... [Read more]


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

Hidden Heritage is an ItalianSide.com project devoted to discovering the architectural heritage of small Italian villages In the last years, many buyers invested in the typical mass-tourism Italian towns. “Hidden Heritage” is focused on people interested in the essence of the Italian life, in discovering our roots. The selected properties... [Read more]


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