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Parting Words Posted by on Jul 4, 2019

When I was a kid we had a vinyl disk of patriotic folk songs sung by the Alpini, the Italian mountaineering corp famous for its a cappella choirs. I used to listen to this record almost every day because those songs inspired many images in my head, and I would lose myself in them. Amongst…

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La Canzone del Piave Posted by on May 25, 2015

My grandparents used to live in Via XXIV Maggio (24th of May Road), and that date was an enigma for me in my childhood days. “What is the importance of the 24th of May?” I used to ask myself, “ There are lots of important dates in May: dad’s birthday is on the 6th, dad…

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