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Italian Card Game – Sette Mezzo – Seven and a Half

  Italian Card Game Seven & a Half  Sette Mezzo    This is the game we used to play on New Years Eve with all the family as we waited for the ball to drop.  Do you remember or did your family ever play this game? It is actually a version of black jack that […]

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Sanguinaccio – Interesting & Traditional Calabrese Recipe

Sanguinacci0 Traditional Calabrese Recipe * Sanguinaccio… All over the world there is a version of this. Back in the day when animals were slaughtered they used everything. In this case it is the blood. I remember my mother telling me about Sanguinoccia when I was a kid. Then as I got older I actually had […]

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Andrea Bocelli – Besame Mucho

Andrea Bocelli – Besame Mucho   *   Recorded at Lake Las Vegas Resort. “Under The Desert Sky” (2006) – CD (DVD Included) Guitarist -Ramon Stagnaro (Peru), Pianist – David Foster LYRICS: (Consuelo Velazquez)       According to Velázquez herself, she wrote this song even though she had never been kissed yet at the time, […]

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Italy – Crazy Italian Drivers – OMG – Part One

Italy Crazy Italian Drivers Part One OMG * Italian drivers don’t have a monopoly on bad driving but they sure do drive crazy. This video is unbelievable but true.  Recently I drove from Rome to Calabria. Fairly straight drive you might think but it was an adventure.        First of all I stopped […]

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Italy – Is The Healthiest Country in the World

Italy The Healthiest Country in the World * When it comes to living a long life, Italy is the place to be. The high-heeled boot surrounded by five seas is ranked the healthiest country on Earth in the Bloomberg Global Health Indexof 163 countries.     A baby born in Italy can expect to live to be […]

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Scapricciatiello – Jimmy Roselli

Scapricciatiello Jimmy Roselli  * Scapricciatiello sung by Jimmy Roselli was a very popular Neopolitan song from back in the day.  Jimmy Roselli was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. He had success with the song “Mala Femmena”, which sold over three million records in 1963. It never was a hit song for him, but is considered […]

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Sophia Loren – 15 Things You didn’t know about Sophia Copy

Sophia Loren 15 Things you didn’t know about Sophia Loren   Sophia Loren was born Sofia Villani Scicolone on 20 September 1934 in the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy. She was the daughter of Romilda Villani and Riccardo Scicolone, a construction engineer of noble descent (Loren wrote in her autobiography that she is entitled to call […]

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Mortadella – Our Favorite Sandwich – OMG

Mortadella  Our Favorite Sandwich OMG Mortadella is a large Italian sausage or luncheon meat  made of finely hashed or ground, heat-cured pork, which incorporates at least 15% small cubes of pork fat (principally the hard fat from the neck of the pig). Mortadella is a product of Bologna, Italy. It is flavoured with spices, including whole or ground black pepper, myrtle berries, and pistachios. […]

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Italy – The South – Bella Italia – Most Beautiful Place on Earth

Bella Italia Southern Italy The Most Beautiful Place on Earth  Part One * Italy’s north may have the euros, but the south has the soul. Sun-bleached and weathered, this is Italy at its most ancient, complex and contradictory.       At the crossroads of civilizations for millennia, southern Italy is littered with the detritus […]

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Sebastian Maniscalco – The Evil Eye – Il Malocchio

Sebastian Maniscalco Il Malocchio The Evil Eye   Do you remember the Mal’ Occhio…. The Evil Eye ? I do…. When I was a kid in Willow Grove Pennsylvania I recall a story where a guy from Norristown actually believed a man down the street gave him the Mal’ Occhio curse. In retaliation he actually […]

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