Adriana Bassi

Living Italian Style Toronto

Who do you speak Italian to? My nonna (I try at least …)

Passion: Travelling. I love visiting new places that I’ve never been to before. 

Goal in life: To get paid to travel the world doing what I love. 

Your best dish: My piselli (nonna’s recipe)

Best Italian neighhourhood: St Clair and Dufferin

Your favourite Italian-Canadian expression: “Tutte le strade portano a Roma”

Main difference between first generation and second/third: At my age my nonna already had a house and a family to take care of – something I couldn’t even imagine doing at my age!

Who is your role model? My mom. She always puts everyone before herself and always tries her best to make sure everyone is happy. 

Most important family value: Our traditions

Do you identify as Italian-Canadian or Canadian-Italian? Canadian-Italian

What does Panoram Italia represent to you? It’s a sense of community; it connects all the Italians living in Canada to their culture and brings them together. 

Best memory growing up Italian-Canadian: Walking into my nonna’s house on a Sunday afternoon and smelling all the delicious aromas of her mouth-watering food.