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Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2019

Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2019

July 2019 |

The Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2019 showcasing award-winning films from Italy opens Sept. 5-26 at the Cedar Lee Theater in Cleveland Heights, the Atlas Cinemas Eastgate in Mayfield Hts. and the Capitol Theatre in Gordon Square Arts District. All films…

<div class="buttonTitle"><div class="roundedlIcon white mbianco mprest"></div></div>Superstition or Religion? Religious Paraphernalia in My Young Life
<div class="buttonTitle"><div class="roundedlIcon white mbianco mprest"></div></div>Finding Your Family in Italian Census Records

Finding Your Family in Italian Census Records

July 2019 |

In previous columns, we explored Italian civil, military and church records. This month, we are going to dig into Italian census records. An interesting aspect of Italian census records is their availability and contents vary based on the history of…

La Bella Figura: The Italian Way

July 2019 |

It is no secret that Italians like the idea of “la bella figura” which literally translates to “the beautiful figure.” It specifically means to dress well to make a good impression. Wanting to look appealing is a common desire for…

<div class="buttonTitle"><div class="roundedlIcon white mbianco mprest"></div></div>St. Francis of Assisi: The First Known Writer in Italian
<div class="buttonTitle"><div class="roundedlIcon white mbianco mprest"></div></div>The Slow Food Movement

The Slow Food Movement

July 2019 |

”A firm defense of quiet material pleasure is the only way to oppose the universal folly of Fast Life...our defense should begin at the table with Slow Food.”  ~Petrini  “Our Mother Earth brings us together in a universal brotherhood.” ~Petrini…

The Columbus Letters

The Columbus Letters

When Christopher Columbus embarked on his first voyage west, he began writing a journal, noting the course and sailing conditions. As with the letters Columbus wrote on his return trip to Spain, the journal was also hand-copied and translated and…