I Am Italian (sicilian)

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    My friend and I got into a debate about Sicily

    becoming its on country and leaving Italy. I say no, for a lot of reasons and he says yes. What do you think?
    alecardarelli alecardarelli
    16-17, M
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    Not necessarily easy

    for us (my family) to admit the truth about our heritage. My mom recently discovered that she was in fact half Italian (calabrian, actually). Lots of family, paternity drama, if you can imagine. My father is of Caribbean descent, and my mother, while obviously African American...
    PrincessOfPisces PrincessOfPisces
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2015

    SICILIAN Flag Day 3rd April 2009

    francoSI francoSI
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 15, 2009

    Why is Sicilian in parenthesis?

    Italian and Sicilian are not the same thing.
    kaylinrae kaylinrae
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 17, 2013

    Well I'm Proud To Be An Sicilian-American!

    I am proud of all my different heritages but am more vocal about only one of them, my Italian (Sicilian) heritage. This branch of my family tree is the newest branch to come to America. From that branch, I am only a third generation American even though other branches have been...
    rtamason rtamason
    46-50, M
    Sep 30, 2011

    I Love Italian Food!

    I am a second generation Italian/American. I love reading and studying everything about my family's country and its history. I love Italian food, cooking Italian food. I also love finding and preparing new Italian food recipes. There's nothing better than Italian food and great...
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 8, 2009

    Proud of My Heritage

    I am very proud of my Italian roots.  My family came to America through Ellis Island in the early 1900 and worked very hard to learn English and to make a life for me and my cousins. I am very proud that my family was able to come here and make the best of times.  My...
    agilber5 agilber5
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 3, 2009

    1/4 Sicilian But 100% In the Heart!

    My Great Grandpa DiGiovanna came over from Sambuca di Sicilia when he was a teenage boy.  He married a full-blooded Italian woman, Josephine Conde.  They had Anna, my grandmother who did not marry Italian.  I love the culture, the food, the people...
    bellaragazza72 bellaragazza72
    Aug 27, 2009

    Yep, one-half Italian.

    (I think the other half is German, Scottish and Irish.)
    StillBecomingaButterfly StillBecomingaButterfly
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2014


    My grandfather came here from Sicily and I believe spent some time on Ellis Island. I was adopted by people who were not italian, so I have tried to make up for loss time.  I have learned a little about different wines and foods and I am always open to suggestions.
    Porters Porters
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2009

    Half Sicilian

    being 100% is the greatest lets just face it italian are the best and will always be number 1 our food our country women family and the ****** mob!!!!!!! PROUD TO BE ITALIAN
    italianbandito italianbandito
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    Italian American

    I am 2nd generation Italian American. My dad 1st gen. Sicilian and mom 3rd gen. Bolognese. It sucks that I can't read or speak Italian. I want to now but was never interested before.
    DagoWop DagoWop
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2012

    Young Heritage

    My grandmother was Sicilian. She passed away in January. I took a trip to Sicily & Rome last week. I'm just glad she went back to her country, in heart, with me. Can't wait to place Vatican blessed rosary beads on her grave.
    LeannaRose37 LeannaRose37
    18-21, F
    Feb 28, 2013

    I am proud of my Italian heritage.

    My grandparents (on both sides) immigrated to New Orleans from Cefalu, Sicily in the early 1900's.
    sheltielady4 sheltielady4
    56-60, F
    Jan 25

    My nonna is from Sicily (which is a region of

    Italy, thank you to whoever said it wasn't) and she's given me three things. A love for food and cooking, a habit of talking with my hands and an appreciation of wine and family. I love my nonna and I love Italy. She will always have a special place in my heart, and I hope we...
    purrfectrosie purrfectrosie
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 19, 2014

    Proud to Be Italian

    I was adopted as a baby and my Dad who raised me is 100% Italian . I always loved being Italian ... the people , the food , the culture! I found my birthmom and she told me that yes my birthfather was Italian also . He had been in the USA for 7 yrs before they met. I never have...
    groovygranny61 groovygranny61
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2008

    Ti Amo!!

    Both of my parents were Sicilian and born in the USA...Their parents came from Alcamo - Provincia Di Tropani...When my parents were little, all they spoke was Sicilian...Once they went to school they began speaking english...When I was little I spoke Sicilian at home...I don't...
    allycast54 allycast54
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2012

    Friends Vs. Italian Friends

    FRIENDS: Never ask for food. ITALIAN FRIENDS: Always bring the food. FRIENDS: Will say "hello." ITALIAN FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss. FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs. ITALIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad. FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Mar 13, 2013

    Proud Of My Heritage

    I am 50% Italian and it I embrace my heritage
    CountryBaby22 CountryBaby22
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 17, 2013

    Big Shoes

    When you come from an Italian or Sicilian family abd marry a girl who comes from and English one its difficult. No passion!!!!!! Please help!
    goodfella999z goodfella999z
    41-45, M
    Aug 5, 2013

    Terroni Americana - Gramsci Test Case...m. Amari (scholar, Revolutionary, Statesman) Vs. A. Manzoni (novelist)

    Ho trovato questo articolo. http://www.i-italy.org/bloggers/16728/terroni-americana-gramsci-test-case-m-amari-scholar-revolutionary-statesman-vs-manzon Just thought I'd share it.
    SicilianuAmericanu SicilianuAmericanu
    18-21, M
    Jan 24, 2012


    Since watching Commisario Montelbano on T.V. and reading Andrea Camillari's novels, I have started learning Italian and some of my children have settled there for good.
    Fliss2 Fliss2
    66-70, F
    Sep 13, 2012

    My father was half Italian

    and half Greek...... he was not an easy man....we had a pretty hard life with him. He spoke both the languages, (his Father was Italian and his Mother was Greek) but yet no one taught us how to speak it really.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 15, 2014

    I am Italian. And I love being Italian.

    I love using my hands when I talk!(:
    LyricalLifee LyricalLifee
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2014

    Sicilian summed up: 1.

    Family oriented. 2. Stubborn 3. Hot-tempered.
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 29, 2014


    If its whats in you, you declare it loud and proud
    sscarminach sscarminach
    16-17, F
    Dec 8, 2007

    I love being Italian!

    I think that we are very loving lol
    missvictoria0708 missvictoria0708
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    Hi Im Italian Too!

    Anyone wanting to be my friend can message me and we can talk a bit :)
    melinda93 melinda93
    1 Response Aug 15, 2012

    The 1920's Dream

    Back in the 1920's, it was the **** to be an Italian, even better to be a Sicilian. You could gain entry to the most exclusive club back then, La Cosa Nostra. It was the dream back then. A made man was the **** no matter where he went. He was respected by all and was usually rich...
    sonoflopez sonoflopez
    13-15, M
    May 27, 2012

    A Man Full Of Life

    Io sono un uomo, e mi piace la donna. Questo fa di me una persona cattiva? No, fa di me un uomo respirazione vivente!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 10, 2012
    deleted deleted
    Jan 19

    I Am Sicilian

    I am Sicilian and proud of my heritage my family came over from Sicily in 1910my family started a business in New York City that business is still running today I am so proud to be a Sicilian
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2013

    My Sicilian Heritage

    My great-grandfather came from Sicily on a tramp steamer around 1900. I don't really know that much about him, but I am proud of my Sicilian heritage, and I want to learn more about my ancestors and about Sicily. I do know that I had a distant relative who was fairly high up in...
    ilovenxstage ilovenxstage
    26-30, M
    Sep 1, 2011

    Come From Long Line Of Sicilian Family......

    My Father's side of the family is Sicilian. Very old school. My Fathers and all four of my Uncles are a tough bunch. Hard, strict, emotionaless. They raised all ten of us kids to be hard, tough, no room for weakness. Along with that Sicilian, my Father showed me what part he...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2013

    100% Italian

    My grandparent were form Palermo Sicily (father) and (mother) Reggio Di Clabria.Proud to be Italian.
    aflight1951 aflight1951
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 19, 2012

    Love Being 1/2 Sicilian

    I love that I am a mix breed. My mother is German 100% and my father Italian 100%...I am 50/50 and don't mind it a bit.I have alot of guys tell me that Italian women are hot....so I always tease and say oh yeah....well what the heck happened to me...LOL...I do know that at...
    cmojlo cmojlo
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Oct 11, 2009

    Pasta People

    I usally do not have a ethnic flavor of personality, my best friends male or female are not Italian and no one has been in the mob. In Italy it's different, they have a passion for life, specially the women, who are beautiful and they agree! In Rome I was picked up at a piano bar...
    louisprofeta50 louisprofeta50
    61-65, M
    Jan 3, 2012

    The Short History

    Dad was French/German, Mom was pure Sicilian...My last name is French and means " Boat " yet I look like 100% italian.
    bobbo61 bobbo61
    51-55, M
    Aug 17, 2013

    I Don't Know Anything Else

    I am first generation Italian-American and as such it is blatantly clear to me many people have no idea what their heritage is let alone WHERE and WHAT their family stands for in terms of h-i-s-t-o-r-y! I am very proud to have been born in the United States. Both my parents are...
    DFM13 DFM13
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Aug 31, 2011

    Italian, Lost In New York

    I am an Italian gal, father dead.
    RondaLeeRomaine RondaLeeRomaine
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 4, 2013

    I Love Being Italian

    I am Italian and Sicilian all together and at once. From Portopalo but grew up from aged nine lived in Giarratana.
    SicilyIsMyIdeaOfHeaven SicilyIsMyIdeaOfHeaven
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 5, 2013

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