Italia nel Mondo

Teacher of Tarantella!

Teacher of Tarantella!

Ancient Folk Dance of Tarantella Arrives to America! Born and r!!!aised in Rome, Italy, Alessandra Belloni was introduced to folk music at a young age by her grandparents, who used to play authentic music from southern Italy for her during her childhood.  When Alessandra decided she wanted to pursue a career in the arts, there was nothing that could stop her. Not even her father’s disapproval.    “My father wouldn’t let me be an artist, so I had to get away,” Belloni recalls, and following a family vacation to New York,...

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L’ITALIA ED IO (ITALY & ME)

L’ITALIA ED IO (ITALY & ME)

L’ITALIA ED IO   (Italy & Me) By Mary Lapidus L’ITALIA ED IO  (Italy and Me) Hello and ciao. I suppose that the first thing to do in this is to simply introduce myself. My name is Mary Lapidus, and I grew up in the small town of Simi Valley, California. Despite where my person has been however, I think that my mind and heart have always been just beyond the horizon. I believe that the first time I truly aspired to, and got over my (believe it or not) fear of learning a language, was when I was first introduced to the...

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Italian Films, Newport Beach Film Festival!

Italian Films, Newport Beach Film Festival!

14th ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF ITALIAN CINEMA   Festival Will Spotlight the Regional Premiere of Immature – The Trip Followed by Celebration of Italian Culture, Fashion and Music at Fashion Island   Newport Beach, Calif. (Wednesday, April 24, 2013) – On Tuesday, April 30th 2013 the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight; an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will feature the Orange County premiere of the highly acclaimed...

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Pompeii and Herculaneum Showcased in England

Pompeii and Herculaneum Showcased in England

Pompeii, sometimes called the forgotten city, was lost for nearly 1,700 years before its rediscovery in 1748. When Mount Vesuvius erupted covering the bustling Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum near Naples in AD 79, those who remained and the cities themselves were abandoned. Eventually their names and locations were forgotten.   Although it is inconceivable that Pompeii will ever be left behind again, an unprecedented exhibition beginning on Thursday at the British Museum in London is set to give visitors unforgettable insight to the...

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Italian Wine and Food Institute in New York

Italian Wine and Food Institute in New York

(ANSA) – Rome, November 19 – The Italian Wine and Food Institute (IWFI) is holding a Gala Italia Special Edition on December 7, 2012 to remind the US public just what makes Italian wines so special. ‘This year is the first time we are holding a special edition of Gala Italia,’ IWFI president Lucio Caputo told ANSA, ‘It will be a highly prestigious and elegant event aimed at giving more prominence to major Italian wines in a period of time that is certainly not easy’. IWFI...

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Italian Cultural Celebrations in California

Italian Cultural Celebrations in California

California will celebrate Italian Culture with 3 Festivals in 3 weeks in Los Angeles-Orange County-San Diego. Italian Feast of San Gennaro in Hollywood taking place September 28-30th. La Dolce Vita Italian Festival in Laguna Niguel taking place October 6-7th. Little Italy Festa in San Diego taking place October 14th. Celebrate Italian Culture at all of these festivals with FREE Admission for the entire family! [APPIP:Error]Error: Invalid Request (file_get_contents) — Please check your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key for errors.Error:...

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California Convivio! Where Little Italy Celebrates!

California Convivio!  Where Little Italy Celebrates!

The Convivio Center is the vision of Founder & Executive Director, Tom Cesarini, to create a social, educational, and cultural center for Little Italy in San Diego, California. The most common questions asked are, “What is Convivio” or “What does Convivio mean?”.  Dante Alighieri, Father of the Modern Italian Language produced the literary work entitled Convivio, in which he famously commented on the philosophy and culture of the time.  In other terms, Convivio is also a state of mind and way of life, whenever you observe a group...

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