When temperatures soar during the Roman summer, it’s always a relief to know that you’re never far from fountains. Rome is full of them. Marble gods, mythical creatures and animals clamber above the spouts of some of Rome’s most elaborate fountains, while locals stop for a drink at the humble nasoni that are dotted around the centre.
Name: Jackie Lina Alexander Nickname: Jaxs Occupation: Bartender/studying to be a paralegal Age: 22 Generation: Second Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English
Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese
“I’m not the Italian who needs the pasta and pizza,” says Emanuele Lepri. “I’m the Italian who needs the art, runways and Milan Fashion Week.”
Occupation: Mechanic Age: 28 Mom and dad: Mirabello, Campobasso Speaks: English, French and Italian Raised in: Cote-St-Luc
As founding member and current president of the Mississauga Italian Canadian Benevolent Association (MICBA), Liparoti has met challenges head-on since 1986, when she first pursued her dream to help bring to life an organization that would provide affordable housing, daycare and other services for seniors in the community.