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Mara Carmen M.


Alexandria, VA
Hometown: Alexandria

Member since:

October 10, 2013

What else would you like to tell our group about yourself?

In 2005 I went to Italy to meet aunts, uncles and cousins that we did not know existed. I've returned to visit them and travel almost every year since then.

How did you learn about our group?

I learned about this group through another Italian group.

What is your favorite Italian book, author, film, song, musician, food and/or city?

I have read some of Dacia Maranin's translated stories that I have enjoyed.

At what level do you speak Italian and do you speak other languages?

I would say I'm at the beginner level, though when I visit family I always speak Italian and manage to be understood. My grammar is horrible though.

What kind of events would you most enjoy?

Social and cultural events.


My mom is an Italian war bride, met my Dad in Naples in 1945, married 1947, and came to the States to meet in-laws and unfortunately they never returned to Italy. My Nonna came from Italy to live with us so Italian was always spoken at home.

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