The “Mille” of Giuseppe Garibaldi, also known as the redshirts, were a thousand-people army (records disagree as to the exact number, what we know for sure is that a little over 1,080 made it to Sicily); despite scant preparations and a shortage of weapons, Garibaldi’s volunteers sailed from Quarto (dei Mille), a district of Genova, at dawn on May 6, 1860 and landed in Marsala a few days later.

Today Italy commemorates a joyful holiday dedicated to St. Joseph, San Giuseppe, patron saint of family life, hand-labor, and carpenters. It is in Italy that St. Joseph's day is also known as Father's Day. This Saint is one of the least nominated by the Christian orthodoxy: compared to Saint Francis', Saint Joseph's life is certainly less known. Still Saint Joseph symbolizes the father, a figure that means so much in our life.

Notary Acts in Italy can be extremely useful if, after having exhausted all the information available in the Italian church records, you want to research even further back and learn more about your family history.

Today, more and more applicants for Italian Dual Citizenship are faced with the decision to apply in their country of residence, United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, etc. or to apply in Italy.

Do you know the meaning of your last name? It may tell you about some physical traits of your Ancestors, where they were originally from and more...

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