A Vote for Matera

ItalianSide for Matera 2019 Why Matera Should Be The European Capital of Culture 2019by Diane Hirsch In October the Council of Ministers of the European Union will decide which of the six nominated Italian cities will become the European Capital of Culture 2019. Matera, the City of the Stones, is among them and while the [...]

Matera: Candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019

ItalianSide for Matera 2019 Matera’s Culture Comes in Many Forms Part I by Mark Russell Matera is a candidate for the European Capital of Culture 2019.My maternal grandparents could never have imagined this! In 1921, my grandmother left her family home in the Sasso Barisano for Toronto. She was on her way to marry a [...]

“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 [...]

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 are located in beautiful small [...]

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 [...]

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