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Where you’re from, according to what you call a sub sandwich

In this rich tapestry of a nation, people can call sub sandwiches whatever they want and it’ll be completely, 100% kosher (in the metaphorical sense — about 1% of these sandwiches are actually kosher). Of course, that doesn’t stop the terminology you use from revealing a whole lot about your backstory every time you order […]

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Nonna / Grandmom – 10 Priceless lessons we learned from Her

Nonna / Grandmom 10 Priceless Lessons we Learned from Her See if you agree with our list of 10  * Whether you knew it as Nonna’s or Grandmom’s House it was the place we all loved. She was the cog around which the wheel turned.   Lessons Learned with Her Last Forever * #1. Sharing […]

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10 “Italians” that are Household Names

10 “Italians” that are Household Names These are people of Italian decent that would have been or are recognized pretty much anywhere on earth. * Sophia Loren Sophia Loren born Sofia Villani Scicolone is quite possibly the most recognizable Italian of all time   Aside from an Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special […]

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Rocky – Singing by the Fire Barrel

Rocky Singing by the Fire Barrel  * Few people know that Sly Stallone’s younger brother Frank wrote and performed the song, “Take You Back” with his band Valentine in Rocky II. In this memorable clip Frank and the group appeared as a bunch of South Philly street guys singing around a barrel fire.   Singing around the […]

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Godfather III – Robert Duvall talks Candidly about Godfather III

Godfather III Robert Duvall In  this interview Robert Duvall talks about why he (as Tom Hagen) didn’t do the movie. * Robert Duvall talks to Bob Costa about Godfather III and his reasons for not doing the movie.  Most of us feel that Godfather III was just not that good and certainly not of the […]

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The Carnival of Ivrea and the Battle of the Oranges

The Carnival of Ivrea and the Battle of the Oranges Embed from Getty Images The historic Carnival of Ivrea is a one of a kind event that attracts many tourists every year. It is a great celebration, during which the community of Ivrea celebrates its capacity for self-determination, recalling an episode of liberation from tyranny […]

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“Carnevale” – Magical Celebration

“Carnevale” * Color – Folklore – Tradition The Magic of the Italian “Carnevale” * “A Carnevale ogni scherzo vale” (translation: During “Carnevale” any trick is allowed). This is the Italian motto of what is considered the most colorful event of the whole year: “Carnevale”. Color – Folklore – Tradition The Magic of the Italian “Carnevale” […]

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Italian Nonna’s Lullaby: the secret to make your baby fall asleep

Italian Nonna’s Lullaby: the secret to make your baby fall asleep Italian grandmas, better known as “nonne”, hold the most precious Italian’s traditions: delicious cooking recipes, natural beauty remedies and, above all, they know the secret that saves many mums during the early months of their children: Italian traditional lullabies. No matter how old you […]

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Nonna singing Italian Nursery Rhyme “Sega Sega Mastu Ciccio”

Nonna singing Italian Nursery Rhyme  Sega Sega Mastu Ciccio   Nursery rhymes are often quick little songs that are sung to children to help soothe them.  This tradition takes place in all cultures and we tend to sing the same songs to our children that our parents and grandparents sang to us.   Below are […]

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10 Wonderful Things that will Shock Tourists about Italy

10 Wonderful Things that will Shock Tourists about Italy Tourists that visit Italy are usually very surprised by some of the customs specific to this country. The people, the food, the language, the various cultures between Sicily, Napoli, Milano, etcetera. Just a Wonderful Country filled with Wonderful People. Enjoy Everything when you go there – But […]

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