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February 24, 2015

“Italian Genealogy Hands-On”: Civil Status Records

Among the many sets of source documents a genealogist may look through during a research project, civil status records are above anyone else in terms of […]
January 23, 2015

Italy – The Extraordinary Commonplace

We all know the stereotypes that have come to shape the world’s view of Italy—the Latin lovers, the pizza makers, the Italian devotion to ‘la dolce […]
January 6, 2015

Castel del Monte, a Jewel in the Apulian Countryside

Castel del Monte (13th century) situated in the Apulia region, situated on a small hill close to Andria and Corato, near to Bari. It’s a gothic […]
December 2, 2014

A Tragic Day in the Memory of Guardiagrele (Chieti)

Guardiagrele is an ancient and charming town in the province of Chieti in Abruzzo, it lays on the foothills of the Maiella mountain range at an […]
November 20, 2014

Meet Paul Marinaro

When Paul Marinaro contacted ItalianSide.com for information about his Italian ancestors, we clicked on the link in his email. To our delight, it was the website […]
November 11, 2014

Light and Shadow: Art Tourism in Naples (Part II)

by Mark RussellPart I is here Crossing the long Piazza del Municipio and heading up via Medina and via Monteoliveto we are soon drawn into the […]
October 29, 2014

The Nolè Sisters “Tour to the Roots” in Basilicata, Italy

It is unanimous with my sisters and me; this trip was our best travel experience ever. We don’t always travel together, but have traveled in the […]
October 25, 2014

Light and Shadow: Art Tourism in Naples (Part I)

by Mark RussellThe city of Naples famously sits in the shadow of Vesuvius, continental Europe’s only active volcano. But many other shadows have cast themselves over […]
October 17, 2014

Matera Will Be The European Capital of Culture 2019

If I could freeze a moment in time for Matera, it would be today, October 17th, 2014, when it was announced Matera would become the European […]