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Creating Bridges Between Sicily and Lawrence

Report for RAI International Television about the Feast of Three Saints in Lawrence and the strengthening ties between the northern Massachusetts city and the town of Nicolosi, in Sicily, from where many immigrants to Lawrence originally moved to.

Nicolosi and Sicilian dignitaries were brought to Lawrence for the occasion thanks to the work of Francesco Daniele and Giovanni Bonomo (Federazione Siciliana del Massachusetts), Giuseppe Mazzaglia (Assessore for the Nicolositi nel Mondo) and the city of Nicolosi.

About Stefano Salimbeni

Stefano is a Boston-based freelance reporter, correspondent and producer for Italy’s national TV network RAI. Over the past 15 years he has produced more than 800 “Italian-angled” news stories and features from New England and from around the United States for RAI’s international channel, RAI Italia, broadcast to over 60 million viewers of Italian origins or of Italian descent living outside of Italy. He also assisted, and occasionally still does, RAI’s main correspondents in producing news stories and special reports during major news events. For the past three years, Stefano has also been the US correspondent for Famiglia Cristiana, one of Italy’s most widely circulated national magazines. He came to Boston in 1996 to earn a master’s degree and fulfill a lifelong dream of being a journalist. Stefano’s work can be viewed on his personal website, www.stefanosalimbeni.com.