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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]
Sanremo 2013 – Italian Song Festival
Sanremo Italian Song festival kicked off on february 12. The show is hosted by Fabio Fazio and Luciana Litizzetto.
This years, the singers will compete to the festival with two songs. One of the two songs will be 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... [Read more]
ItalianSide stories: travel to the roots (part 3)
by Virginia M.
(Part 1) (Part 2)
We don’t know why, but all four of us expected a small Sicilian village, not a metropolis.
There is a daily street market that spreads over a huge area with great bargains.
If you are looking for food then it is best to visit in the morning.
It was Christmas, the weather was beautiful and we drove out of... [Read more]
ItalianSide stories: travel to the roots (part 2)
by Virgina M.
(Part 1 is here)
Initially we were going to make our way to Sorrento and use the Circumvesuviana train to reach Terzigno and San Giuseppe Vesuviano, but once in Rome we decided hiring a car would be a better option.
Seemed like a great idea at the time, and it was, but if you are a skittish driver or non assertive, then don’t... [Read more]
ItalianSide stories: travel to the roots (part 1)
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Our Italian Journey
Part I by Virginia M.
If you never, never go, you’ll never, never know just how beautiful the Italian landscape, Cities, food and people are.
And furthermore if you have Italian ancestry, then you must go.
I first began looking into my Scottish and English... [Read more]
Salt Cod Spread (Baccalà Mantecato) – Venetian Recipe
A classical recipe from Veneto Region: salt cod spread (baccalà mantecato).
The cod fish (baccalà in Italian) is the most typical dish of Venetian tradition: first recipes are from seventeenth century.
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