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Celebrating 85 Years of Italian Culture!
Celebrating 85 Years of Italian Culture!

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The term Carnevale derives from the Latin “carnem levare” meaning “remove the meat” because it was originally referring to the final banquet preceding Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten period of fasting where meat is not permitted. Carnevale di…

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In the tiny town of Ivrea, in the Piedmont region of Italy, outside of Turin, there is a medieval tradition that erupts each year during Carnevale – The Battle of Oranges. According to legend, during the 12th century, the feudalist lord of the land, an…

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Carnevale di Venezia was first recorded in 1268 and masks have always been a central feature of the celebration. People were allowed to wear them from the festival of Santo Stefano (St. Stephen’s Day, December 26) until midnight of Shrove Tuesday (the day…

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St. Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love and as everyone knows – Italy is the land of love. Known in Italy as “La Festa degli Innamorati,” Valentine’s Day is celebrated only between lovers and sweethearts. Young sweethearts in Italy profess their love…

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This week the Publisher’s Tour visits the lovely, historic Island of Malta. Lying 70 miles to the south of Sicily, Malta’s long history extends back to several thousand years ago when settlers arrived from Sicily. Its location has given the island great…

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The History of the Italian Automobile: Part 47
By: David Cavaliere

Just the other day, my son Andrew (who happens to be the newest member of the Italian Tribune family) asked a question that we’ve all thought of from time to time, “Who from the last…

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