Mamma is cherished in Italy and has always been the bedrock of the family. Mother’s Day — La Festa della Mamma — was “officially” recognized in Italy in 1958 about fifty years after it was established here in the States. A parish priest began the now annual tradition in the Umbrian hilltown of Assisi in 1957, with surrounding towns joining the cele...

What is the most beautiful love song ever written? Was it a song of passion sung by a young man to profess his unending love to his sweetheart? Or maybe a song of joy from a young woman in response to a marriage proposal? If you ask me, it was neither. Of the thousands of love-songs written throughout the years, perhaps the most beautiful, the most...

Saturday, May 9th • 10:00am. Live Coffee Chat. This week Beatrice will celebrate Mother’s Day. Guest Speaker: Prof. Lou Barrella, Former Music Teacher and Opera and Italian Culture Educator. Each Coffee Chat guest is entered to win a specialty gift courtesy of SI-Espresso!. Register Now!! Many mothers in Italy embrace their matriarchal roles of cre...