Travel and Culture
Christmas in Ancient Rome
Much of what we associate with Christmas began in Italy almost 2000 years ago.
Discover Calabria, Italy
Calabria is a region filled with history, excellent food, and fun.
Italian Fables and Legends
Every culture has its folklore traditions. Italy has a rich heritage of legends and tall tales about it´s history.
Italian Food Newsletter Sample Edition
Enjoy articles and reviews about Italian Food.
Italian Food Word Games
To add a little spice to your life I have created new word games.
Reviews of places to eat, places to stay, and other information regarding travel.
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute [offsite link]
Educational programs and resources, community events in the New York City area, and the cultural center at Queens College.
La Notte - An Italian Classic Film Review
Michaelangelo Antonioni film is considered a classic of Italian film making.
March and the Shepherd - Italian Folktale
Italan folk lore is a celebration of humor with a moral for the reader. Here is an Italian variation on a trickster tale.
Where to eat great Italian food as you travel around the US, Italy, and the world.
Thanks giving festivals have been held throughout history. The ancient Romans held an annual harvest festival of thanks.
Sample Italian Itinerary
When planning a trip to Italy the mistake most people make is trying to see too much in a short period of time. They over look many of the great sites by rushing from city to city. Here is a sample 10 – 11 day itinerary, assuming that you are flying over night to Italy.
The Ancient Roman History of May Day
Many western cultures have lost their connection to May Day. This ancient festival has strong ties to ancient Rome and has permeated our own culture.
The First Christmas Manger Scene
It was in Italy that the Nativity scene was created by the country's patron saint.
Where Down Is In - A Pizzeria With A Heart For Service
A quiet affirmation of life takes place everyday in the suburbs of Rome. Here a family pizzeria demonstrates the dignity of every person.
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