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Romans will be celebrating their city’s 2,769th birthday

Buon compleanno a Roma!

The eternal city traces its birth to April 21, 753 B.C. If you’re in Rome, you can enjoy festivities that include concerts, gladiator displays, a...
Italian child and men dressed up as Jesus and Roman soldiers during Easter parade on Good Friday in Palermo, Italy — Photo by ohmaymay

Easter in Italy and the Italian Language

On my first Easter in Rome in the Jubilee year of 2000, I joined the throngs jammed into the massive piazza of St. Peter’s basilica. Pope John Paul...

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