One of Italy’s Former Treasures – Alitalia

October 23, 2021 By Joanne Natale Spigonardo It’s hard to believe that Alitalia recently took its last flight. Alitalia had been in operation since 1947. It was a premier carrier and Italy’s world airline, with Rome Fiumicino as its main hub. Traveling on Alitalia in its hey days was luxurious even in economy class. AlitaliaContinue reading “One of Italy’s Former Treasures – Alitalia”

A Hidden Treasure of Italy – Artist Artemisia Gentileschi

By Joanne Natale Spigonardo September 17, 2021 We all know the many great Italian masters of art.  There are too numerous male painters to mention. However, the ones that automatically come to my mind are Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Caravaggio.  Artemisia Gentileschi is one of the most famous women in the history ofContinue reading “A Hidden Treasure of Italy – Artist Artemisia Gentileschi”

AVE Maria -Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast – The Procession

By: Neil Garguilo      You can feel it in your bones.  It’s calling you.  A yearning inside your “being” builds up.  Once summer begins it slowly gets overwhelming.   And now it is back since the pandemic has been lifted.  Yes, it is Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast, O’Giglio e Paradiso and it ran fromContinue reading “AVE Maria -Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast – The Procession”

Italian Neighborhoods -A Taste of Paradise

By Neil D. Garguilo     In my slice of Little Italy (aka Williamsburg, Brooklyn) in the 1960’s and 1970’s we had everything at our fingertips when it came to food.  Everything was in a 5 block radius from our homes and mostly was within 2 blocks.  Oh, and the food was so good…When you leave thisContinue reading “Italian Neighborhoods -A Taste of Paradise”

Join Me on My Dream Vacation to Italy

By Judy McMurtry May 15, 2021 My journey will begin in late August into early September to ensure that I am there to enjoy the Venice Film Festival, which is the oldest film festival in the world. Starting to make my dream a reality while flying over the great Atlantic Ocean in style and comfort,Continue reading “Join Me on My Dream Vacation to Italy”

Italian Easter Traditions

By: Joanne Natale Spigonardo April 3, 2021 One of the fondest memories of my childhood is celebrating Easter with my family. On the day after Ash Wednesday, my Mother would start planning for the festivities. Lent was always observed diligently with no sweets to be consumed until Holy Saturday at noon. Her planning was trulyContinue reading “Italian Easter Traditions”