When people think of Italy they think of Rome with its Caesars, Venice with its gondolas, Florence with its arts, Milan with its fashion, Pisa and its Leaning Tower, Cinque Terre, Capri, Amalfi, Pompeii. They think of Christianity with its saints, Renaissance with Michelangelo and Leonardo, music with Verdi and Rossini. They think of sunny skies, majestic Alps, pristine beaches, delicious food and wine.
And when the Italian Americans think of Italy, what do they think about? Most of all, they think of the little town their folks left many years ago. They left parents, loves and