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March 17, 2011

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FrancescaV

grazie mille Simona, e auguri!

Lisa

That is so great! I have to watch the whole movie when I'm at home. I did see up to Sophia Loren and Roberto B. at the Academy Awards -- I remember that night. She looked so beautiful. But I digress. Who needs St. Patrick's Day? Viva Italia!

astrofiammante

nonostante i tempi abbiamo per fortuna di chi e cosa essere orgogliosi, hai messo insieme una bella carellata di persone che hanno fatto in modo di far conoscere l'italia non solo per la mafia o il "papi".... buon compleanno ITALIA!!!

Caffettiera

Buon compleanno Italia! Beautiful video and tribute. Yesterday my German teacher asked me if he should congratulate with me about Italy's birthday - and I answered I am discovering how much I love my country now, living abroad.

Mike Moyle

Cara Simona - thanks very much for putting this together. I am going on Sunday to a all day program at the Museo ItaloAmericano in San Francisco entitled "Italy United: From Concept to Reality" and am very much looking forward to it. Grazie.

Jeremy Parzen

Simona, this post is FANTASTIC! Wow... mi ha fatto venire la pelle d'oca...

Ivy

Happy Anniversary Simona. Great song and video.

Fratelli d'Italia,
l'Italia s'è desta,
dell'elmo di Scipio
s'è cinta la testa.

We used to sing this at school (La Terra Santa di Cipro)! I still remember a long of songs our Italian nuns would teach us.

Simona Carini

Grazie a te, Francesca, per aver organizzato l'evento.

Ciao Lisa. I thought it was really nice that Sophia Loren announced the award for Benigni. I am afraid St. Patrick's Day was not much in my mind this year. I hope you'll enjoy the video.

Ciao Astro. Il video mi e' piaciuto subito per la scelta di personaggi da vari campi. E mi e' venuta subito l'idea di commentarlo per un pubblico non italiano. Magari in futuro scrivero' qualche dettaglio in piu' su qualcuno degli episodi citati. In tema di politica, non conoscevo le parole di De Gasperi. Dovrebbero scriverle a caratteri cubitali a Montecitorio e Palazzo Madama.

Ciao Caffettiera. Certainly, living abroad gives you a different perspective about your own country but also makes you appreciate more certain characteristics. So many people devoted their life to make Italy a united country and then to defend it. It is important to remember all of them. Pertini's words acquire special poignancy in the face of the images we've seen recently of people in the middle east fighting to obtain freedom from dictators.

Ciao Mike. I am glad the Museo is doing something special to mark the anniversary. I loved the video at first sight and immediately got the idea of explaining it to people not familiar with Italian history (in the broader sense). Maybe in the future I will go back to some of the videos quoted and explain them in detail, like the scene with Toto’ and Peppino, or the words of President Pertini in the World Cup video.

Ciao Jeremy. Mi ci e' voluto un po' di tempo per fare le traduzioni e dare il contesto dei vari pezzetti, ma mi ha fatto piacere rivedere scene del passato. Il mio preferito e' il video di Pertini. Non sono tifosa di calcio, ma quella partita li' ce l'ho nel cuore.

Ciao Ivy. You always manage to surprise me: that's so amazing that you know the Italian national anthem! It's interesting that you sang it in school. Now I am wondering what other Italian songs you know.

Katie

What a wonderful aniversary / birthday tribute!

Paz

Auguri, Italia! Loved the video.

Paz (who loves Roberto Baggio (and the Inspector)!) ;-)

shuttle

Happy Birthday Italia,forza Italia

Simona Carini

Thanks, Katie. I am glad you liked it. I was inspired.

Thank you, Paz. I didn't know you loved Baggio. Do you know that last year he was given the prestigious

Sweet Artichoke

happy belated Birthday to this beautiful country! That is a great tribute and a great video! Thank you for providing all the info around it.
Number 3 is definitely my Dad's favourite one ;-)

susan from food blogga

I'm sorry that I hadn't heard of this earlier, but I'm glad I could read your post. Your love of your country is always touching, Simona. Grazie!

Simona Carini

Ciao Ms. Artichoke. Number 3 is very dear to my heart too :) I am glad you enjoyed the video and the post.

Ciao Susan. Thanks for your kind words.

Marta

Ciao Simona,

Grazie mille per questo post. Mi ha incredibilmente commosso. La canzone, tanti ricordi. Essere Italiana all'estero e' difficile per me. Da un lato ci sono cosi' tante cose che mi fanno sentire un'enorme nostalgia di questo paese, e dall'altro ce ne sono altre che non mi fanno piu' sentire a casa quando torno.

Un abbraccio.

Simona Carini

Ciao Marta. Mi fa piacere sapere che il post ti ha commosso. Quando ho visto il video per la prima volta, mi sono commossa anch'io e la cosa si e' ripetuta mentre guardavo i vari video citati, soprattutto quello del Presidente Pertini durante la finale dei mondiali di calcio. Anche a me viene nostalgia di certe cose, e quando sono li' ci sono cose che mi fanno sentire un po' straniera. Credo che sia il destino comune degli espatriati. Un abbraccio.

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