Something Else Italian ~ Ann (anncruise)

My little friend in San Paolo, Brazil, Monica Castro, got to meet her dreamboat!!  She belongs to the Flight crew…
That was some Meet & Greet!



The secret to living forever, as told by Italian Americans: good food, red wine, and family.

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Italian-Americans live longer thanks to this diet


Have you ever wondered what happens to those wishing coins you’ve tossed into the Trevi Fountain?

Fun fact: by tradition, tossing a coin from your right hand over your left shoulder will ensure that one day, you will return to Rome. 

Here’s What Happens to the Coins You Throw in Fountains

The coins tourists toss into the world’s most famous fountains actually get collected. Find out what happens to them. Read on:



The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the word “ciao”? Learn about the roots of a few common Italian words and phrases!

The strange history behind five everyday Italian words

Make even a slight effort to speak Italian, chances are you’ll have uttered at least one….


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Last year, Milan broke the Guinness World Records record for the longest pizza ever made. On Wednesday, Naples broke that record and claimed the title for themselves, making 1,853.88 meter-long pizza!

Italian chefs create mile-long Neapolitan to break longest pizza record

Yesterday, along the seafront of Naples in Italy, 100 chefs could be seen cooking a 1,853.88 m long Neapolitan, which has been confirmed as the longest pizza ever…


An Italian proverb:

“A ogni uccello il suo nido è bello.”

This is literally translated as, “To every bird, his own nest is beautiful”. In English, a close interpretation of this proverb is: “There’s no place like home.” 

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)'s photo.

This is a list compiled by Conde Nast Traveler. But what do you consider some of the most beautiful places in Italy?

The 10 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

by CNT Editors. Few parts of the world can claim so rich a store of art, architecture, music, and food–or so intense a range of natural beauty than Italy.



How many of these traditional Italian street foods have you had?

The 12 Best Street Foods in Italy

Gelato and pizza are terrific, but they only scratch the surface of Italy’s exciting, rich and colorful street food scene. We picked 12 essential street eats you must try on your next trip. (Two words: fried cream).  👉



9 thoughts on “Something Else Italian ~ Ann (anncruise)”

  1. a good visual trip through Italy. However they forgot the valley of the temples in Sicily Joanie G

  2. Ann what a wonderful article. The words, the food & the scenery makes me want to hop a plane right now & fly away to heaven. My son saw Rome last year & he loved it & didn’t have time to explore any other city but brought back loads of pictures of Rome which were beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful education

  3. That’s what I got to do is figure out a way to get to Italy. I want to sample the street food, it would save finding a restaurant. I also want to go to Nina’s Pizzeria when Ignazio is home & not on tour. That’s wishful thinking.
    If anyone read Janis’s column this morning today is Allessandras birthday. Hope he is home for her.

  4. Well I thought Jane some ladies don’t want to admit they can sing. They may be shy etc. There is nothing definite about a fan faire yet so we can wait. I really like that song that Brian sings

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