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I Am Italian

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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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    ItalianSpark ItalianSpark 16-17, F Feb 11

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    Hi Have You Every Found The Man Of Your Dreams ,

    Well i have yea he's allot older than me but i love him with all of my heart . He treats me like i am his little girl . He is so good to me its almost like dating my daddy but a really hot dad you know . I know it wont last forever cause of his age compared to mine but i think i...
    EyECaNdY15 EyECaNdY15 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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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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    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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    Master95 Master95 22-25, M Aug 1

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    Half italian but I live up to the stereotype.

    A boy pissed me off and I had food tech that day so I beat him up with a bag of jumbo oats. You have not seen me angry until you mention Suarez...
    ledarkknightess ledarkknightess 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Larten Larten 18-21, M Aug 15

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    Iam Italian

    Ciao, i am Italian and i come to Australia not long ago. I come to Australia with my family and my other 2 aunt.
    siciliana87 siciliana87 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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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 Jan 12

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    Italian

    I am from Montenegro (born) but to Italian parents. Currently I live in Croatia. My Italian family is just across the sea and we visit often and I love Italy. I am proud of my Italian family and Croatia is much similar to Italy.
    sexyefe sexyefe 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3, 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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    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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    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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    è bello vedere che la bontà sia alcune

    persone italiane qui bene ciao come siamo tutti?
    Vladek Vladek 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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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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    Xo12345 Xo12345 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 3

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 8

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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 Jan 21

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    People either love us

    or hate us!
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 18-21, F 3 Responses May 28

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    Yeah, my dad's side of the family has a

    tendency to go ballistic with rage. The things they will do are hilarious though, especially when they're drunk. My mom's side is only half Italian so they aren't quite as crazy, but they definitely make the best Italian food ever. <3 me some homemade pasta
    Sapphirebee27 Sapphirebee27 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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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    Possiblefuture Possiblefuture 41-45, F Jan 28

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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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    jav12302 jav12302 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    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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    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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    This would explain why I'm

    such a passionate person when it comes to certain things.........or a certain person =). That passion can also apply to times when I am angry. I can get fiery and attitudinal. It also explains why I love to cook. I heard somewhere that some of the best chefs in the world are...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F May 22

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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 1 Response Mar 30

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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 am first generation.

    Both of my parents came from Italy. I am proud them.
    rhold rhold 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    100%

    I wasn't born into an Italian family, i was adopted by two wonderful people who just happen to be Italian. I am an only child, but living within a large family like mine i never feel alone. I was brought up with a wonderful group of people with so much passion ....and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    Yes I Am Guys!!!

    That's why my englihs is awful, I'm not retarted... I'm just italian... I know, it can be even worse in somehow!!! :D I was born in Italy and spent my whole life in my Country, except for one year lived in Australia. I live about 30km north of Milan, Como Lake if you know...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 11, 2010

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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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    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 Come From Italy

    I'm italian. That means i was born here and i grown up here. I've been facing a lot of stereotypes especially traveling for work. Some of them are just offensive. Instead of different you're labelled as inferior, and this happens in northern europe a lot. English people call you...
    Elettra Elettra 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    miserableamy miserableamy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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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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    Yes.

    I am Italian. My mother's Mother was from Italy, and came over here when she was only 3 years old, with my great grandfather. If you were to walk in my House on any Sunday, you would be able to tell we were Italian, just by the smells in the house. I talk with my hands all the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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