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Italy's loss is America's gain

March 2017 | Marcello Mellino
America has historically seen intermittent waves of immigrants (fig. 1: Ellis Island) arriving to its shores since the original European expeditions. The Italians have greatly contributed to this process not only with manpower but also with skills...

Villa Pulcini: small yet strong

February 2017 | Marcello Mellino
Last October I wrote about the devastating earthquake which suddenly destroyed Amatrice and several other small Lazio and Umbria villages on August 24, with a subsequent event on October 30 causing extensive damage in Norcia and the nearby...

Italy is Art

November 2016 | Marcello Mellino
Art IS Italy! As one travels throughout its many regions, it is apparent that the arts have been and remain prominent in the Italian culture and way of life. The grand architectural masterpieces found all over Rome (fig. 1) are well known to most,...

Christmas

December 2016 | Marcello Mellino
Art IS Italy! As one travels throughout its many regions, it is apparent that the arts have been and remain prominent in the Italian culture and way of life. The grand architectural masterpieces found all over Rome (fig. 1) are well known to most,...

Made in Italy

January 2017 | Marcello Mellino
“Made in Italy,” what an intriguing topic indeed! The ingenuity and the creativity of our people, together with their intrinsic capacity to artistically create il bello with everything being made has led us, for centuries, to establish...

Hilltop towns of Italy

October 2016 | Marcello Mellino
Given the tragic events that took place in the Lazio and Umbria regions on August 24, with so much destruction and loss of lives suddenly upon the ancient and beautiful towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and other smaller villages nearby, I find it...

Un matrimonio... all'Italiana!

September 2016 | Marcello Mellino
We were fortunate a few years ago to be in Italy to attend the wedding of family friends. Matrimony in Italy remains mostly traditional; more so if officiated in small towns, whereas weddings in Rome, Milan or similar large cities have gradually...

Toscana

August 2016 | Marcello Mellino
A trip to Italy often will include Tuscany, a wonderful region at the heart of the wine and olive oil production, filled with spectacular views and superb art and history. Visiting some of the small countryside towns and villages is the best way to...

A Visit to Burano

July 2016 | Marcello Mellino
Seeing Venezia is always a very special moment. However, a side trip to Burano, one of the wonderful small islands outside the most famous sites, was indeed a great day as well! Burano lacks the spectacular art and the grand beauty of Venezia, yet...