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Language of Corsica: An ancient dialect endures

By On October 16, 2019

Italian-American Herald From the 9th century on, the language of Tuscany contributed to the development of the Corsican language. Prior to this, the language spoken on the island was tied to a… Read More

Per I Bambini

Sara va all’università con mamma per un giorno

By On October 16, 2019

By Melissa Cannavo-Marino This week Sara wants to tell you all about the time that she spent at the American University of Rome where her mamma attended classes. Mamma remembered that I… Read More

History

Lavish Sphinx Room at Domus Aurea unearthed

By On October 16, 2019

ANSA ROME — A beautifully decorated room has been discovered at Emperor Nero’s famed Domus Aurea (Golden House) in Rome and brought back to light after 2,000 years. The room is decorated… Read More

Featured

New Orleans apologizes for 1891 lynching of Italian Americans

By On October 16, 2019

Eleven people accused of killing the city’s police chief were murdered by a vigilante mob By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo Little has been mentioned in American history books about an event that occurred in… Read More

Per I Bambini

Sara e La Torre Pendente

By On October 10, 2019

By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo It’s springtime and time get out and enjoy la primavera (spring)! I am so excited because mamma, nonna and nonno are traveling to visit friends in Pisa. Of course… Read More

Heritage

Surnames and Their Origins

By On October 1, 2019

This week we start with L. We skip H and K, which are not official letters in the Italian alphabet. J was an official letter, but as explained in last month’s column… Read More

History

Corsica – Part 10: Island is ‘freed,’ then the plundering continues

By On October 1, 2019

The year 1943 was a pivotal time during the war in Corsica. The Allied forces “liberated” Corsica and returned the island to the French. Among the first tasks that the French undertook… Read More

Per I Bambini

Pasqua in Sicilia con mamma e sua famiglia

By On October 1, 2019

By Sara and Mamma Melissa Cannavo-Marino Sembra (It seems) that Carnevale was just ieri (yesterday). E gia` sta arrivando Pasqua (And already Easter is about to arrive.) Di nuovo mamma, nonna, e… Read More

History

What does Valentine’s Day mean in the land of love?

By On February 1, 2019

Legend tells of a defiant priest who married lovers during wartime By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo When people think of Italians as great lovers, it stands to reason that they must wonder what Valentine’s… Read More

Heritage

If these angels are on duty, the pearly gates must be spotless

By On January 6, 2019

By Charlie Sacchetti I think it must be part of the genetic makeup of Italian-American “housewives” over 50. If in fact it isn’t, I sure can site several cases that make this… Read More