Celebrating Diversity The Italian CultUre

My name is Lauren Nicole Fragomeni.

My dad is an immigrant from Italy. Italy is a country in Europe.

He is from the city Reggio Calabria, which is in southern Italy.

The Italian Flag

My aunt, grandma, aunt, uncle, and my dad took a boat from Italy to the United States. They entered through Ellis Island in 1954. My grandfather came over a year earlier to find work before they arrived.

This was my dad at 7 years old. He was scared, did not know how to speak English and was coming to a new country.
Over 12 million immigrants entered through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954.

I speak English. My dad, aunts, uncles, and grandparents all speak Italian. I would love to learn to speak Italian one day.

Some common Italian phrases

Some of our favorite Italian foods

Italian Desserts!

Cannollis
Italian cookies
Italian butter cookies

We love to watch soccer and play bocce ball.

I hope you enjoyed learning about our Italian culture.

Credits:

Created with images by Free Grunge Textures - www.freestock.ca - "Italy Grunge Flag" • StockSnap - "italy italian flag" • mandalariangirl - "Ellis Island, the great hall" • NIAID - "Ellis Island Public Health Service Physicians" • ell brown - "Via S. Cesareo, Sorrento - Italian flags" • jamesonf - "lasagna" • jeffreyw - "Mmm... meatballs" • Moyan_Brenn - "Italy" • TesaPhotography - "dessert italian cannoli" • flour.arrangements - "Italian Cookies" • chad_k - "The lay of the land"

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