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Giro d’Italia 2013 Started Today in Naples Giro d’Italia 2013 Started Today in Naples

Today, may 4, in Naples started the “Giro d’Italia” 2013. This is the 96th edition of the most famous Italian bycicle race: it was organized for the first time in 1909 by the Italian Sport Daily “La Gazzetta dello Sport“. The race leader is awarded every day with the “maglia rosa“, a pink jersey. Why pink ?... [Read more]


The Flag of Italy The Flag of Italy

We all recognize the flag of Italy, but few of us know its history. The tricolor flag, known in Italy as Il Tricolore, has equal sized bands of green, white and red. According to some the green stands for hope, joy and love; the white signifies peace and honesty; and the red represents bravery, strength and valor But for the Italians the green represents... [Read more]


ValorePaese: Historical Buildings for Tourist Accomodation ValorePaese: Historical Buildings for Tourist Accomodation

“ValorePaese“ is a project for the development and the efficient management of real estate assets owned by the State and local authorities. The project, promoted by the “Agenzia del Demanio” (State Property Agency) in collaboration with Ance and Invitalia, involves unused or under-utilized properties that have strong strategic value. In exchange... [Read more]


Primavera Italiana! Primavera Italiana!

E’ primavera, it’s spring! Even if the weather in march is always “capriccioso”, today it’s spring! Spring is a moment in our lives. Cold winter goes away, days slowly stretch: a symbol of life, a life that is reborn. Italian art dedicated great masterpieces to this season. La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli is considered... [Read more]


Pietro Mennea: “la Freccia del Sud” Died Today in Rome Pietro Mennea: “la Freccia del Sud” Died Today in Rome

Pietro Mennea, the world recordman on 200 m , died today in Rome at age 61. Mennea was born in 1952 in Barletta (Puglia) During 1979 Pietro broke the word record with his incredible winning time of 19.72 . The record held out for seventeen years and was beaten only in 1996 by Michael Johnson In 1980 Mennea, “the Southern Arrow”, won the... [Read more]


The Sweet Side of St Joseph day: Zeppole ! The Sweet Side of St Joseph day: Zeppole !

For St. Joseph there is a traditional Italian recipe: Zeppole. This is a typical pastry from Campania cuisine. Never tasted them ? Well… we suggest yout to try and… you’ll love them! In Italy march 19 is the dad’s day too: we celebrate fathers and this is the perfect recipe for all Italian papas! Viva i papà e viva i nonni... [Read more]


Dual Citizenship: Collecting Documents (continued) Dual Citizenship: Collecting Documents (continued)

Previous part One of the most important documents is the naturalization certificate of your ancestor. You must prove that your parents or grandparents were born before the date your ancestor naturalized, while your ancestor was still an Italian citizen. If you have the original certificate and the name and age are consistent with their birth certificate,... [Read more]


Papa Francesco and his Italian Side 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  Read More →


Taking the Plunge – Applying for Dual Citizenship with Italy Taking the Plunge – Applying for Dual Citizenship with Italy

Previous part 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]


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