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Orienta Badia was a woman ahead of her times. The daughter of Italian immigrants, she discovered her passion for dance at an early age – she amused guests at a 1924 wedding by dancing the Charleston at age 6 – and spurned tradition by pursuing her dreams of stardom. In doing so, she turned her back on conventional expectations – marriage, a family,...

Our last article explored the various paths to acquiring Italian citizenship, the eligibility requirements, and the documents needed to apply. This article instead will outline the phases involved in the process of applying for Italian citizenship by descent (jure sanguinis) and by marriage (jure matrimonii) respectively, and it will focus on the c...

Cows, bees, fruit trees, entire fields can be adopted online in Italy, all to be followed from a distance in exchange for food products delivered to your doorstep. For some time now there have been similar initiatives, united by a shared objective: to support the territory and the work of small producers. With the same purpose Coltivatori di Emozio...

Let’s celebrate spring with delicious and nutritious salad. Peas are part of the legume family. They have an impressive nutritional profile being rich in antioxidants, good carbs, protein and fiber but relatively low in calories. They are a good source of energy. Asparagus, belonging to garlic and onion family, shares the same diuretic properties....

The first Italian immigrants in the United States of America brought many unique features and customs, such as the culinary tradition, the vivid language, and some peculiar musical genres. Your grandparents probably remember when, in the early 1900s, a particular Italian musicality became popular especially in Californian ballrooms: for sure, they...

Italy offers first-class attractions for sea-lovers who can make spectacular journeys through the shapes and colors of the Mediterranean, tropical and exotic habitats reproduced to the smallest detail in Italian aquariums in order to discover everything there is to know about the underwater world. The Aquarium of Genoa in Liguria was designed by th...

Whether you may have heard the name Lazio or not, if you’ve been to Italy most likely you visited Rome, which is actually in the central region of Italy called Lazio.  Lazio is a region dominated by white wines by about 70% over reds that are primarily based on the Malvasia and Trebbiano white grapes.  In Lazio you’ll find a couple different types...

The Italian Enclaves Historical Society's founder, Raymond Guarini, has garnered support from FIAO (Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn, Ltd.) and the local district's councilman, Justin Brannan, to have Dyker Heights' 13th Avenue designated as an official Little Italy historic district. Guarini started a petition on Change.org...

April, in Latin Aprilis, in Italian Aprile, according to some scholars owes its name to the Latin verb aperire, in Italian aprire: to open. April is the month in which the world germinates, opens up bringing to light the fruits of the "manifestation". The act of opening is the vital dynamism, a hymn to life itself. When in the Latin language a word...

In 2019 at the Salone del Mobile was presented Pinocchio, a Murano blown glass vase with the strong features of the well-known character of Carlo Collodi, created by Italian designer Giulio Iacchetti for Internoitaliano. It is a tribute to one of the most representative icons of the Italian spirit in the world that has its strong point in the nose,...

Since Dante’s Week was a few weeks ago, I’ve decided to pay him homage for a bit longer. The Accademia della Crusca has been posting a word a day from his masterpiece, The Devine Comedy, in honor of the 700th anniversary of his death; and I must say, some are quite unexpected. So I decided to give you a tour of some of the most interesting words an...

“Gran Bosco della Mesola” National Reserve is located in the province of Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, and it represents on of the last and best conserved ancient lowland woods, which were typical of the Po valley and a memory of the forests on the Adriatic coast, which disappeared in the last century. It has a surface of 1,058 hectares and it is the wi...