World War I: Online Database of the Italian victims

Do you have ancestors or distant relatives who died during WWI ? There is someone missing in your genealogy tree who died between 1915 and 1918? It’s long time ago but a lot of Italians lost their lives during the first world war. Maybe our grandparents told us about a brother or an uncle who [...]

Etruscan Discovery

The discovery of an intact tomb was made in September at an Etruscan necropolis in Tarquinia, Italy. It had been protected by a heavy stone slab, which completely sealed the opening, until now. The warrior lay undisturbed in a tomb for over 2,600 years. Resting on a raised stone bed with spear in hand, the [...]

Il Circolo Culturale Italiano di Montreal

Circolo Culturale Italiano, Liberal Arts College, Concordia University, Montreal In the midst of a long, cold Montreal winter, many of us dream of escaping the city’s grey, windy, and snow-covered streets for warmer climes. Some fantasize about sun-drenched countryside, fine food and wine, or the sand of Mediterranean beaches. Others imagine ancient ruins, medieval cloisters, [...]

Broken Finger, Broken Rule

The Difference between Tourists and Travelers We received this article from Maria one of our readers and we liked it. When it comes to traveling, I’ll be the first to admit that I am a bit of a snob, for I consider myself not a tourist, but a traveler. To me, the word tourist has [...]

Calcio Fiorentino: the origins of football

Before soccer, before rugby, before football, in Florence there was “Calcio Fiorentino”! “Calcio Fiorentino” (Florentine kick game) or “Calcio Storico”, takes origins from Greeks and Romans and it was played from centuries in Florence. The match is played in the sand of a temporary arena in Santa Croce Square. The rules are …no rules (almost). [...]

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