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ItalyHeritage: Keep in Touch with your Roots

Italians all over the world share a common cultural background, made of thousands years of history, art, traditions, music, cuisine: it is our mission to keep this great heritage alive.
You will find here:
  • information on Italy, with insights into the very soul of villages and towns and the great wealth of historical, cultural, artistic and natural beauties of our regions;
  • documents, photos, genealogy records, cemetery images, to help the descendants of Italians to get back to their roots through research;
  • articles to rediscover the importance of the traditions that our forebears kept as their special treasure in their quest for a better future.
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Italian regions & provinces

Italian regions

Italian Genealogy

Genealogy portalA collection of records and indexes from archives, research, libraries and cemeteries, mostly Abruzzo, some from Molise and Lazio; a guide to research, and to Italian citizenship for descendants of Italiant emigrants, an archive of postings for Abruzzo and Molise since 1999.

Heritage ezine

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Articles about research, genealogy, and the traditions that our forebears kept as their special treasure in their quest for a better future, and the great wealth of historical, cultural, artistic and natural beauties of Italy.

Let's Learn Italian

Learn Italian
Improve your Italian language: a beginner's Italian course, literature, video recipes to learn Italian while cooking, excerpts from movies and documentaries, with parallel English translation for a full immersion in true Italian-speaking situational contexts.

Great Italians

A section devoted to all the Italians that honored their origins wherever their vision and destiny brought them. Recent Additions:

Abruzzo portal

Abruzzo portal
Online since 1997 as Abruzzo 2000, this section offers insight into the culture, history, traditions, art, towns and villages in the Abruzzi region; also guestbook archive, news archive, itineraries, events, a shop.

Kitchen Towels

Italian Tea towels
The colors of Italy on your table with these Italian tea towels: wines and cheese, limoncello, pesto genovese, pasta, regions, and more.
Latest Articles:
Umberto Eco
"Come va?"
Umberto Eco imagines the answers that some famous figures might give to "Come va?"...

La Ricotta - Pier Paolo Pasolini
La Ricotta
From Pasolini's "Curd Cheese", with Orson Welles playing the director...

Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1956...

The history of Vespa, an Italian icon
Vespa
Patented in 1946, the Vespa is an icon of Italian life...

Shakespeare Crollalanza Florio theory
Was the Bard Italian?
The fascinating Crollalanza - Shakespeare theory...

Botticelli, Primavera
Primavera
The cryptic Sandro Botticelli's Primavera...
Latest Destinations:
Villa of Livia
Villa of Livia
Just outside Rome, a newly rediscovered Augustan countryside residence...

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Fumone
A castle and its mysteries: a 5-year-old playing at night, his mother's laments, the horrid Well of virgins, the fire cross...

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Gaeta
An amazing place along the Thyrrhenian Sea between the Lazio and Campania region, rich of history, fantastic natural sites and artistic heritage...
Latest Recipes:
Smart Food Diet
Smart Food Diet
30 foods to live long and healthy...

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Cotoletta
The Cotoletta alla Milanese or "fettina panata", an ancient recipe appearing in famous cuisine books and worldwide menus...

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Pasta e Patate
The simple, "poor" ingredients of a classic recipe of Southern Italian cuisine, for which every "nonna" had her special secrets...

Latest Movies:
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Preferisco il Paradiso
A 2010 TV movie starring Gigi Proietti on St. Filippo Neri, who devoted himself to street kids...