Italian Heritage Month: words of love and pride from four Italian-American women

Oct 20, 2020 992

BY: Silvia Giudici

Over 26 million Americans of Italian descent currently reside in the United States, making Italian Americans the seventh largest ethnic group. Every October, the Italian-American Heritage Month aims at recognizing the contributions and achievements of these people and their ancestors by celebrating the distinguished cultural contributions of Americans with Italian lineage, honoring and recognizing the centuries of achievements, successes, and valuable contributions of Italian immigrants and Italian Americans. 

This year we asked four women, television chef and food writer Giada De Laurentiis,  Marianna Gatto, the executive director and cofounder of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), actress Sofia Milos (CSI Miami, The Sopranos) and actress Dina Morrone (Armageddon, Alita, Fantastic 4, The Italian in Me), to tell us what this celebration means for them and what they personally do to keep Italian culture, language and legacy alive. Here’s what they told us.

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