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    I Am Italian

    , born in Italy, living in Italy. I visited many places all around the world and it's difficult to find another country so beautiful for history, artistic heritage, culture, territory, landscapes, climate, food, wine... If only we Italians were less stupid, we would stop to ruin...
    armacalle armacalle 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    Half Italian

    I look more Italian than anything else. You might ask, what half is Italian..The lower half :)LOL!!
    OC01 OC01 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    Italian Food

    So I'm 50% portuguese and 50% italian. Here's the thing, I have extremely bad acid reflux. Yep, I can't even think about eating anything with spagetti sauce on it. It absolutly kills my stomache. I love spagetti so much though! I haven't eaten it in years. Occasionally I do say...
    DestinyLovexo DestinyLovexo 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    I Am Italian

    i am full italian both my mom and dad were italian i have that olive skin that tans very easy that i got from my mom. vinny
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    BBC Documentary

    I just watched the BBC documentary "Girlfriend in a coma" about my poor country It made me sad and I am so not looking forward to go back anytime soon. I am just sorry for my family and friends that are still there and don't realize there are alternatives out there.
    kant801 kant801 31-35, M Nov 23, 2013

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    I am first generation.

    Both of my parents came from Italy. I am proud them.
    rhold rhold 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    jav12302 jav12302 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Italian Hillbilly

    I am the product of italian parents, both of which migrated from Naples, Italy as newlyweds. So being born in the South has been quite interesting, especially since I didn't marry an Italian man myself. My father is quite the stud so I have a kind of love/icky relationship with...
    Cute30sMom Cute30sMom 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    Pisano

    I am an Italian American and I am very proud of my heritage. My fathers parents are from Naples and my mothers from Sicily. I don't speak Italian but I always have wanted to learn the language. When I get older and retire I would love to spend a good 3-4 weeks traveling through...
    Clabruno Clabruno 26-30, M 2 Responses May 3, 2008

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    I Am Italian

    yes i am italian as well always talking with my hands with a temper as well though i don,t like having this type of energy my both parents were full italian my grandparents were from itasly as well so here am i with all of this as part of me oh my god .
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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    I Have Mostly Italian Ancestry

    I don't exactly where in Italy most of my ancestors are from. Mom has said somewhere from the north, but my grandmother has said maybe north or south, and that's just talking about my great great grandparents. I was also told that they came to the US from the Ellis island in New...
    LG2002 LG2002 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    I'm not 100% Italian

    but my father and his family is and I love it:)
    kaseymwt kaseymwt 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I found my birth parents

    and my father is all Italian! I have the dark brown hair and the prominent nose!!
    toots01 toots01 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Nana ♡

    My great gramma, Nana. She was a tiny italian women ...always in a floured apron and house dress.There was a everlasting simmering pot of red sauce on the stove, pasta drying on the rack, fresh bread,...and she handed out frozen meatballs for the babies to gnaw on....Didn't...
    PonyPaws PonyPaws 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    I am Italian, and I unfortunately still live in

    this ruined, workless country.
    gemma98 gemma98 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Its Great Being Italian!

    I think its so great being Italian! Its all about the family and I love my family to death! They are number two after God. I love the closeness, the strong love, and of course the food! We do nothing better than cook and eat. When my mother passed away a month and two weeks ago...
    rminopoli rminopoli 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    This Girl Gets On My Nerves...

    My whole family is Italian, and I love it. Great food, a crazy family, and a beautiful country. I love Italy, and I am really proud to be Italian. There is this girl that I know, and whenever we, and some of my friends are talking about our cultures, she always says: "My family...
    snowflake12345 snowflake12345 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    I am a very proud Italian.

    I am also Creole. I plan to travel to Italy someday and meet some relatives. I can't wait to learn more about my Italian family and where I come from. I am very honored to have the name of two beautiful, Italian women in my family. And very glad to pass that name on to my...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    To all of you who are REALLY Italians,

    I am so jealous of you. Why wasn't a born as an Italian :( Don't judge me.
    MacySwift MacySwift 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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    Dont Speak A Word Of It

    thats right and i was not born in italy nor have i ever been there.
    kohlsgirl kohlsgirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    ItalianSpark ItalianSpark 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Can't Speak It, But I Can Cook It

    I grew up mostly identifying with my Italian heritage, I cook Italian food, I have even once danced a Tarentelle (but I don't know if I can spell it lol)  I'm very proud of my italian heritage though I sometimes curse what years of pasta have done to my body.   All...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 9 Responses May 1, 2009

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    I'm a little bit Italian,

    but I love the food.
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F Mar 4

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    One Quarter Italian

    My father's father was Italian.  He was the only member of his family born in the U.S.   They came over from Italy around the turn of the century (the last one!).   Dad was never interested in learning Italian and I really wished he had.  I would...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2009

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    Italian Humor

      If you're not Italian some of these things may seem a little strange. BUT if you are, this is a nice reflection back to the way things used to  be... Per tutta la famiglia mia e gli amici, ti amo oggi, domani e  sempre    To all my family and friends...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 18 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    I Got Italian Citizenship Through My Great-Grandfather.

    In 1998, I was a student in London, and made a lot of friends there. After my student visa was up, I was really sad to return to the US, although I had a girlfriend in Chicago.  When I returned, she told me she'd started seeing someone else-- so I was even sadder that I had...
    Manchester34 Manchester34 31-35, M 2 Responses May 2, 2013

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    Yes!

    I am from Sicily. I am Italian and I'm proud. My parents told me that I was firstly Italian, then Sicilian and lastly I was a human. Showed what was most important to them [hmm] Off my parents (a long and quite unhappy topic), I am proud to be Italian (not sure what I'm proud...
    SicilyIsMyIdeaOfHeaven SicilyIsMyIdeaOfHeaven 31-35, F 1 Response May 5, 2013

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    Half Italian

    Hello! :) My mother is Italian , actually from Sicily. It's an insult when you call a Sicilian Italian. Don't know why it's an insult... but I'm just so proud to be half Sicilian!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    A Plane Ride To Remember

    On my flight to San Diego, I was stuck in a middle seat in the next to the last row. As people were filing in, I wondered who would be taking the isle seat next to me as it was a full flight.  I saw a strikingly beautiful and petite young woman approaching and wondered if my...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan 46-50, M Oct 21, 2013

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    Have An Italian-american Mother

    Somewhat stereotypically, my mother has always been loud and given to expansive hand gestures. She loved affection and cuddling with her kids and now grandkids. I come from a very touchy-feely family. My mom's also the best cook I know (I so wish I'd inherited her skills! My kids...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2013

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    When I^m abroad I^m always respected

    and appreciated. When I^m introduced to a new person, they often say ^oh Wow!^ when I say that I^m from Italy. But the truth is in this video that you can see here.
    nereo nereo 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Buongiorno a tutti Sono un ragazzo italiano,

    sposato non sono in cerca di sesso, ma solo di chiacchiere. Mi piacerebbe chattare un po, possibilmente con una ragazza ;-) ahaha, su un argomento molto difficile da trattare. Su internet sembra che sia diffusissimo ma nella realtà poi non ho mai trovato una ragazza a cui...
    napoleonebonaparte napoleonebonaparte 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Full Italian

    My grandparents on both sides of my family were born in Italy. I have over 30 first cousins... Gotta love that huge Italian family lifestyle <3
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Guido's? Please!

    My parents were both from the Naples area in Italy. They married there at young ages then moved to this area for my dads job. I'm very proud of my dad, he's a brilliant man and very good looking. My dad worked as a scientist before retiring for a very important national...
    Cute30sMom Cute30sMom 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    è bello vedere che la bontà sia alcune

    persone italiane qui bene ciao come siamo tutti?
    Vladek Vladek 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    One-Quarter

    I'm a quarter Northern Italian. My grandma is obsessed with her heritage, which is very funny at times. She's about 65 and announces to EVERYONE that she is Italian if a topic that relates to it is brought up. If you've ever seen Seinfeld, she acts just like Georges mother so you...
    SjAnan SjAnan 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    Well half. One parent is Jamaican.

    What an odd couple they were.
    lanay1 lanay1 18-21, F Dec 21, 2013

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    Possiblefuture Possiblefuture 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Half Italian Actually, the Other Half...irish.

    My father is full blood Italian, and my beloved mother is a beautiful Irsih woman, god rest her soul, and I am very proud to have both pieces of them in me!
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    Italian Sterotypes

    I'm 100% italian, from roma. I'm a natural blonde, although i've been using plum haircolor since the age of 21. When I first came to new york city people didn't believe that I was italian because of my blonde hair....did I mention my green eyes? I have 2 sisters, who are also...
    indigofem1 indigofem1 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    25% Italian And Proud...!!

    Ok, only really found out I was Italian yesterday.... lol. Basically I have come into contact with my biological father's (who I have never known, or wanted to know) side of the family. And I have found out that my father is half Italian, I have inherited his dark hair and...
    RubIxSKube RubIxSKube 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    I'm Proud To Be Italian.

    I love being italian - i think italian people are soooo beautiful- everything from their hair color to skin tone- its soo pretty. i love the food, my italian family, their cooking=] mmm so good. ha random felt like sharing=]
    trixiee trixiee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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    Not directly from Italy

    but I'm a good portion of Italian and I love my family❤
    omgjlynn omgjlynn 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I Am Italian (Sicilian)

    I gets compliments saying they like my dark hair. I do get mixed up with a Hispanic but I politely correct them. My father's grandparents are from Northern and Southern Sicily. I am from California myself. I'd love to know more about my Italian heritage. My father never taught...
    smiller1920 smiller1920 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    I'm Jealous Of People Living In Italy

    Just wanted to say that here in America everything about Italy is romanticized in the media esp. movies. "Under the Tuscan Sun" anyone? People have the most amazing scenery, rich history, old European architecture and they can travel to other European cities and countries easier...
    Sarah198 Sarah198 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    I Wish I Knew More About My Family History/background

    For the longest time, I knew I was adopted. I grew up with a family with a father who was French-Canadian and a mother who is part Polish and the rest is a mix of different cultures lost in history (she could probably get really into it, but she never told me all of what was in...
    SnowCrystal SnowCrystal 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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