News Archives: Issue 21

Spring 2011


The First One Hundred Fifty Year by Domenic Cusmano

From the Publisher

The First One Hundred Fifty Year

By Domenic Cusmano


An Italian colleague asked me recently how people view Italy from the North American vantage point. I thought about it for two seconds and then blurted out "chaotic." Read More...









Enrico Tonti: The Most Powerful Man in America by  Pietro Vitelli


Enrico Tonti: The Most Powerful Man in America

By Pietro Vitelli


It is widely accepted that the Ital­ian contribution to the explora­tion of the New World ceased after a brief period of great discover­ies. Cristoforo Colombo discovered America in 1492, Read More...


 Custodian of Memory, Canada's Pier 21 by Liana Bellon


Custodian of Memory, Canada's Pier 21

By Liana Bellon



La Bella Marca on Cape Breton Island by Giulia De Gasperi


La Bella Marca on Cape Breton Island

By Giulia De Gasperi


Dominion is a small town of approximately 2,000 people in Cape Breton Island. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is only a fifteen-minute drive from Sydney Read More...


The Long Way to Rome by Paul French

Cover Story

The Long Way to Rome

By Paul French


?All roads lead to Rome, as they say, but none compares with the experience of walking the Via Francigena. A thoroughfare for a thousand years, traversed by kings and paupers, Read More...


Uprising on the Nile by Bill Barazzuol


Uprising on the Nile

By Bill Barazzuol


The successful Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia ignited The Lotus Revolution of Egypt. I find myself unabashedly smack in the middle of this historic uprising Read More...


Corrado Paina, Executive Poet by  Alberto Mario DeLogu


Corrado Paina, Executive Poet

By Alberto Mario DeLogu


"The purpose of culture is to build bridges, not celebrate differences," Corrado Paina says from his office at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Toronto, Read More...


Giuseppe Di Leo: Drawing from Life by Anna Carlevaris


Giuseppe Di Leo: Drawing from Life

By Anna Carlevaris


Giuseppe Di Leo emigrated from Foggia to Montreal with his family when he was a young boy. Typical of the generation of immigrants who grew up in the 1960s, Read More...


Afternoon Card Game by Pasquale Vitale

Capturing an Italian Moment

Afternoon Card Game

By Pasquale Vitale




A True Sicilian Moment by André Caron

Capturing an Italian Moment

A True Sicilian Moment

By André Caron




Pastore Nero by Robert Norton

Capturing an Italian Moment

Pastore Nero

By Robert Norton




Learning the Art of Language in Florence by Melanie Tutino

The Last Word

Learning the Art of Language in Florence

By Melanie Tutino


Although Florence is famous for having once been flooded with artists and thinkers, today it is the tourist who inundates the city. Florence hosts more visitors than it houses locals Read More...


Cover photo: Along the Via Francigena in Southern Tuscany

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