Ciao tutti! Welcome to The Best of Italy, a video series on Digging up Roots on the Boot’s YouTube Channel. Marilena is going to share 10 fun facts about Italy. Watch the video and continue reading below. Also, be sure and subscribe to our channel for more fun facts on Italy’s 20 regions. 1 Fun […]
The Italian American Experience is an initiative spearheaded by two remarkable and ambitious Italian-Americans. Above all, their vision stems from the desire to understand where we, as Italian-Americans, originate. Also, they know all too well the sacrifices that their ancestors endured to give them a better life. Ultimately, they are honoring Italian traditions and helping […]
Although the authentic Italian food of our ancestors diligently changes hands from generation to generation, the recipes evolve over time. Also known as comfort food to anyone of Italian descent, it is an integral part of our culture. Many years ago, meals arrived on the table directly from the farm. Our favorite traditional dishes originated […]
Italy is no stranger to earthquakes. In fact, The recent Central Italy earthquake is the fourteenth since 1905 to cause significant damage. Sadly, the 1968 Belice Valley Earthquake in Sicily left a permanent scar, forcing many to emigrate. The 1908 earthquake in Messina reduced one of Sicily’s largest cities to rubble. More recently, the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila damaged […]
It has been a little more than a decade since I left the good old USA for the Italian life. Incredibly, I have been recognized as an Italian citizen for eight years now. I still distinctly remember the day that I received my Italian passport. It was one of the most memorable and emotional moments in […]
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