“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ItalianSide stories: Salerno

Do you have an interesting story that you would like to share with our readers here on ItalianSide.com ? Tell us a story of your ancestors’ experiences or a special memory you have of Italy. Send your stories to stories@italianside.com Salerno by D. Hirsch Nothing compares to the art in Florence, the history of Rome, [...]

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