The Dance of the Devils is perhaps one of the more popular Sicilian Feasts. Every Easter the struggle between good and evil rages in the remote Sicilian village of Prizzi, only an hour from Palermo.
GTA family discovers essential link to their past in Panoram Italia
The earliest memories of Christmas for Italians are the simplest ones. “For Christmas we would get torroncini, small pieces of torrone wrapped in paper. Or ones that came in small boxes and were chocolate covered,” says Giovan’Domenico Manduca, 86.
In the heart of Montreal’s Little Italy district is a woman who is all heart. She’s been around for six decades, and people describe Elena Faita-Vendittelli as the real deal – a true entrepreneur who knows her way around a kitchen and loves to encourage local talent. Faita-Vendittelli has supported more than a dozen chefs who are now some of Quebec’s most successful and well-known professionals behind the counter.
Growing up a huge sports fan, Tony Marinaro dreamt of becoming a professional soccer player. His love for the sport came from his father, who immigrated to Montreal in 1967 with Marinaro’s mother and oldest of two sisters from Messina, Sicily.
We are all inspired by the poetic notions that love is colourblind and love conquers all. Most of us take for granted that we can love anybody we choose. Although society has come a long way, loving across racial lines is challenging. Interracial couples still face obstacles spurred by either prejudice or cultural differences.
At the young age of 14, Paola Fierro knew she wanted to become a pilot. Upon returning from a family vacation, she told her father she wanted to take flying lessons; he enrolled her the next day. Thirty years later, Fierro is recognized as Porter Airlines’ first female pilot and holds a successful career in aviation.
Considering Italy’s enormous influence on history and culture, it’s no wonder so many people of various backgrounds are ardent admirers of all things Italian. In this issue, Panoram Italia spoke with one such admirer: Ian MacMillan. Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, the dapper 30-year-old cutter and tailor of British/Irish extraction, is the owner of Tower Bespoke in Toronto.
As you drive around the city, you can see the ‘For rent’ signs hanging in apartment windows everywhere. ‘Moving Day’ is just one month away, and this thought crosses my mind: how many single, young adults who are now in the middle of packing boxes to become first-time tenants are Italian?