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Sanremo 2013 – Italian Song Festival 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) 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) ItalianSide stories: travel to the roots (part 1)

Everyone has a story: tell us yours! stories@italianside.com 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 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. Buon appetito!  Read More →


Basilicata Award “Lucani Insigni 2013″ Basilicata Award “Lucani Insigni 2013″

The regional government of Basilicata has issued notice for the award “Lucani Insigni 2013″. The region will give the award to four Italian and foreigner individuals, residing in Italy or abroad, who have achieved distinguished merit in the social, scientific, artistic and literary fields or four personalities involved in the diffusion... [Read more]


Piemonte – Food and Wine Tour Piemonte – Food and Wine Tour

Piemonte – Food and Wine Tour This sample tour is tailored for ItalianSide by our local tour operator partner Our Genealogy local experts are available: if you need some help during your tour just let us know! back to Genealogy tours in Italy Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights Piedmont DAY 1 – ARRIVAL Arrival in Turin and transfer to the reserved... [Read more]


Discovering Puglia: on the Footsteps of Your Ancestors Discovering Puglia: on the Footsteps of Your Ancestors

A journey in Puglia, the heel of Italy. This sample tour is tailored for ItalianSide by our local tour operator partner: you have the opportunity to stay in your ancestors’ village and to visit Puglia at the same time. The program is illustrative: the exact sequence of days may be different depending on the geographic position of your village... [Read more]


The New ItalianSide Community: World-Wide Italian Roots! The New ItalianSide Community: World-Wide Italian Roots!

Many of you have asked for information regarding your ancestors and their hometowns. We felt the best way to meet your needs was to create a community where all our readers can share information. Come join the ITALIANSIDE COMMUNITY and share our passion for Italy. Explore your ancestors’ home towns, surnames, dual citizenship and genealogy. You... [Read more]


Old Italian Villages and Towns Database Old Italian Villages and Towns Database

The Old Italian Towns and Villages database is a new tool from ItalianSide.com to help you to find the old names of the Italian towns. We receive many e-mails asking help to locate ancestors’ hometowns. We see that in many cases, reading Italian words from manuscripted old documents could be difficult and that people from abroad are not able... [Read more]


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