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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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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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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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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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Bread Making – Old World Sicilian – Field to Table – Fascinating

 Bread Making Old World Sicilian Fascinating From the Field to the Table * Delicious Old World Bread This is truly a fascinating video. Bread Making – It’s not a recipe as much as it is a film that takes you from harvesting in the field, to making the dough, to preparing the ancient brick oven, […]

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Columbus Day – Joe Piscopo defends….

Joe Piscopo  Defends Columbus Day Celebration  Love Joe Piscopo * Listen to what Joe has to say in the interview below….      In the meantime we agree with the following:    The second Monday of October should continue to be celebrated as Columbus Day. We strongly object to and oppose any efforts to abolish or […]

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Brioashi – Frank Granieri Remembers – Growin’ Up Italian

Brioschi Frank Granieri (Video) Growin’ Up Italian * Do you remember Brioschi? It seemed that back in the day every Italian household had Brioschi in the medicine cabinet.   For those who don’t recognize the name it was a very popular Italian Lemon flavored Effervescent that would settle your stomach after eating. It was available […]

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September 11th – Hand Carved Tribute by 100 year old Aunt Victoria

September 11th – Hand Carved Tribute by Victoria (Cusanelli) Kusnell 100 Years Young * On September 11th, when the towers came down we were all affected the same way. Horrified to say the least. Broken Hearts, Unbridled Anger, Frustration and Confusion as to why someone would want to hurt so many people by doing what […]

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