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The Beautiful End of Life is Beautiful

~ Life is Beautiful ~ A gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni), meets Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a pretty schoolteacher, and wins her over with his charm and humor. Eventually they marry and have a son, Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini). Their happiness is abruptly halted, however, when Guido and Giosue are separated from Dora and taken […]

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10 Priceless Things we learned at Grandmom’s – Nonna’s House

10 Priceless Things we Learned at Grandmom’s Nonna’s House. See if you agree with our list of 10 beginning on THE NEXT PAGE * Grandmom’s House was the place we all loved. She was the cog around which the wheel turned.   Lessons Learned with Her Last Forever * NEXT PAGE Everybody Loves Italian

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt.   It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square after the Cathedral and the Baptistery. The tower’s tilt began during construction in the […]

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The Prince goes to Milan – starring Giancarlo Giannini

The Good Italian (part II) The Prince Goes to Milan In this short-film, starring Giancarlo Giannini, the “prince” goes to the city of Milan, to meet a mysterious lady who turns out to be his niece. Travelling in an elegant Lancia Aurelia Spider B24, a symbol of Italian design and industry, the “prince” is driven […]

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Rollie Massimino: Legends & Legacies

Rollie Massimino Rollie Massimino is an Italian-American college basketball coaching legend. * Born in New Jersey, he led the Villanova Wildcats to the 1985 NCAA National Championship, and has remained in touch with the basketball world ever since his retirement from coaching.   * Join us on the NEXT PAGE for a glimpse into Rollie […]

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Frank Sinatra – “Tina”

“Tina” This song was composed for Frank’s youngest daughter…Tina. Join us on the NEXT PAGE to hear this rare rendition by FAS.

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The Official Robert Mondavi Tribute

Robert Mondavi was a leading California vineyard operator whose technical improvements and marketing strategies brought worldwide recognition for the wines of the Napa Valley in California. His parents, Cesare Mondavi and Rosa Grassi, emigrated from Sassoferrato, Italy. From an early period, Mondavi aggressively promoted labeling wines varietally rather than generically. This is now the standard for New World wines.  […]

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THE SOPRANOS Top 10 Late Show David Letterman – Entire Cast

One of the most popular cable TV shows of all-time. The Sopranos ruled the airwaves like no other program. Here they appear on The Late Show with David Letterman. Join us on the NEXT PAGE to watch this funny clip.

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Leonardo’s “Last Supper”

The Last Supper (L’Ultima Cena – in Italian) is a late 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan. It is one of the world’s most famous paintings. The work is presumed to have been commenced around 1495 and was commissioned as part of a plan […]

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Michelangelo’s Pietà

The Pietà (1498–1499) is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti. It is housed in St. Peter’s Basilica. The statue was commissioned by a French Cardinal, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, in Carrara marble, was made for the cardinal’s funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right […]

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