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Pasqua Con Chi Vuoi – An Italian Easter Proverb

This popular Italian proverb means, “Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you want.” I imagine Holy Week is full of festivities all over Italy! Please share in the comments any special experiences you’ve had during Eastertime in Italy. Looking for more Pasqua-related proverbs? I suggest L’Italo-Americano. For Italian Easter traditions, visit Becoming Italian Word by Word (this … Continue reading

Snapshots from Italy: Favorites Across the Years, Part 2
A Snapshot From / Puglia

Snapshots from Italy: Favorites Across the Years, Part 2

This is the second post in a three-part series. For Part One, please click here. Between the years of 1820-2004, sources show that approximately 5.5 million Italians immigrated to the United States, but the biggest wave of immigration was concentrated during the years of 1880-1914, when more than four million Italians came to the United … Continue reading

Blessings to all who Pass By
A Snapshot From / Italy

Blessings to all who Pass By

Behold the tabernacolo, those lovely outdoor altars that are ubiquitous in Italy. Ecco il tabernacolo, quelle belle altari all’aria aperta che sono onnipresenti in Italia. “Talvolta con tabernacolo si indica una piccola edicola o capitello votivo o santella o altra struttura posta in luogo pubblico, all’interno della quale è inserita un’immagine sacra (dipinta o scolpita), a … Continue reading