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Fellini’s Rimini

Famed director paid cinematic homage to birthplace “Life is a combination of magic and pasta,” observed iconic Italian film director Federico Fellini – perhaps an...

Domenica Martinello

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Italy’s best-kept secret beaches

by Andrew Hind Jamaica Beach Lake Garda, nestled between Brescia and Verona in northern Italy, is the largest lake in Italy.The ancient fortified town of Sirmione,...

Life and People

Jackie Lina Alexander

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

Lester B. Pearson High School

Lester B. Pearson High School

Home away from home It would be difficult for most Italian-Montrealers to walk through the halls of Lester B. Pearson High School and not spot...

Kristine Centis Jorge

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

Fish Baked in Salt

Ingredients: 1 kg (2.2 lbs) coarse sea salt 1.3 kg (3 lbs) whole white flesh fish, such as sea bass, red snapper or porgy ½ cup (125...
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Erika Marucci

Nickname: Bella, Eri Occupation: Journalism student Age: 21 Generation: First Dad from: Albano, Lazio Mom from: Toronto, Ontario Speaks: Italian & English Raised in: Rome, Italy

We just love our bambini! Babies in Italian Culture

“Congratulations! What a beautiful baby, he looks just like our side of the family!” For Italians, the arrival of a new baby is an important milestone surrounded by all sorts of customs, often tied to the many expectations from both sides of the family. Along with pregnancy and with the choice of a child’s name come many fascinating traditions. Let’s explore some of the most common ones.

Italy out but not down

“I was totally devastated. I couldn’t believe it. I still don’t,” says Anthony Falato – member of Club Juventus Gaetano Scirea di Montreal –...

Rome as Capital to the Capture of Fiume 1870 – 1919

With Giuseppe Garibaldi’s Spedizione dei Mille in Sicily and Southern Italy in 1860 and the annexation of the regions of Central Italy through plebiscites, the Kingdom of Italy is formed after centuries of division. However, the unification of 1861 was still incomplete.

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