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  • "Asking Mario to marry me was the boldest and bravest thing I had ever done, second only my coming out as queer. It felt to me like it was meant to be, just as New York City seemed to be the place that Mario was clearly meant to be." Lisa and Mario met in Italy in 1981. Their love crossed borders of gender and acceptance showing that deep feelings can go beyond conformism. Their story, although personal, tells us a lot about Italy and the US from the 80s to nowadays.
  • Facts & Stories
    N.D.(May 29, 2018)
    Colavita recently announced its sponsorship of NYC Pride 2018 and of the 6th annual NYC Pride Ride. Colavita’s collaboration with Bialetti and OutCycling will further promote the upcoming events of this pride month. Celebrate with cyclists and other supporters on Sunday, June 10 as riders take off in an another spectacular race full of love and acceptance.
  • Photo courtesy of: Margherita Mirabella
    On Nov. 14, Venetian-born blogger Annalisa Menin honored the launch and book-signing of her first novel, My Last Year in New York, at Valentino Fifth Ave. i-Italy was there and had the chance to ask the author what inspired her to write the book.
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    Facts & Stories
    Harris Judith(October 04, 2017)
    Italians have discovered a love of animals. As attacks against the horse-drawn carriages of Rome increase, equestrian tourism is on the rise. And at present the 60 million pet dogs in Italy equals the country's human population.
  • Love and the writing of love letters are a central part of Italy’s history. These letters tell stories of love lost, love found, and love rekindled. Their most common subjects are immigrants, refugees, and the exiled. In many cases, love letters are forgotten in drawers, in our grandparents’ suitcases, or in the attic of our parents’ houses. However, one museum looks to highlight the importance of these letters in an intriguing way.
  • After the two synods on the family convened in October 2014 and 2015, the publication of Pope Francis’s highly anticipated apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, or “The Joy of Love,” had raised hopes and concerns before he’d even written it.

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