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A Gift In Kind, the Centro d’Arte e Cultura “Alberto Di Giovanni” in Roccamorice

by Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni


To honour his hometown of Roccamorice in the mountains of Abruzzo, Alberto Di Giovanni established an exquisite cultural museum in a restored chapel in the heart of the village. The project began about 10 years ago when the municipality was able to fund the reconstruction of the “Baron’s Chapel,” a private chapel of the Barone Giuseppe Zambra. More...





Terremoto2smItalian San Francisco

by Jacqueline Swartz


It is impossible to think of San Francisco without its Italian heritage. There are the notables: A.P. Giannini, who founded the Bank of America; filmmaker and vintner, Francis Ford Coppola; baseball's Joe DiMaggio, once married Marilyn Monroe; and Joseph Alioto, San Francisco's legendary mayor. The Italian Heritage Parade, dating back to 1868, is San Francisco's oldest civic event, and the oldest Italian-American parade in the United States. More...




Terremoto2smThe Gentrification of Griffintown
by Maria Luisa Ierfino-Adornato


Griffintown lies by the Lachine Canal just south of Montreal’s downtown. Neglected for decades after the closing of the Canal in 1970, the area is now undergoing a rapid gentrification. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­In the nineteenth century Griffintown was one of Canada’s first working-class neighbourhoods, and soon an industrial slum. More...




Terremoto2smCanadian Problems
by Rondi Adamson


It’s a Canadian problem. When you’re overseas, people don’t know what to make of you. You’re not American but you sound like you are. You’re not British but you’re sentimental about the Queen. You’re not distinct the way Australians are with their funny accents and their freakishly-far-away, upside-down country. More...






Queen of Italian Beaches

Cala degli Infreschi, Queen of Italian Beaches
by Giulia De Gasperi


The results of the second online survey, La più bella spiaggia sei tu, to determine the most beautiful beach in Italy, were published recently by Legambiente, an Italian environmentalist association. The list, comprising twenty locations, is topped by two beaches in Campania: Cala degli Infreschi in Marina di Camerota, – accessible by boat or after a long inland trek across the Mediterranean...  More...



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