The Italian Head of State President Ciampi visited London and held a reception at the Queen Elisabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster. At the reception were representatives from Wales and the Amici Val Ceno Galles. After a speech emphasizing the importance of immigrants to both their native and adopted countries, and the need for strong links between the two, within the European Union, the president met the guests during a buffet at the Centre.


Print out the Anthems and Join in when our countries take on the world! Italian Fratelli d’Italia L’Italia s’è desta Dell’elmo di Scipio S’è cinta la testa Dov’è la vittoria Le porga la chioma Che schiava di Roma Iddio la creò Stringiamoci a coorte Siam pronti alla morte (repeat) L’Italia chiamò Stringiamoci a coorte Siam pronti alla morte (repeat) English Translation Italian Brothers, Italy has awakened, She has wreathed her head With the helmut of Scipio.

Paintball Day Articles / Events / Galleries

By Mark Tambini Saturday morning, 7am. Looking out my window at the torrential downpour the last thing I wanted to do was get up. Then it dawned on me that not only did I have to get up but I had to run around in the woods with a gun in my hand shooting and shouting surrender like a maniac!

Capital Event at Cardiff Hilton Articles / Events / Galleries

Many guests again enjoyed a first class evening at the Cardiff Hilton in May. The Fantini Band supplied good dancing music, and the Hilton staff excelled themselves, serving an excellent buffet professionally and on time. This year the hotel managed to enlarge the dance floor, which enabled the ‘real’ dancers among us to excel somewhat!


Recipe for / Ricetta per Torta di Mandorle Scure di Tina Conti. 300 gr. di mandorle 300 gr.di zucchero 10 uova intere 1 limone grattugiato 1 bustina di lievito 2 o 3 gocce di vaniglia In un recipiente si mescola tutto,tranne il lievato, per 40 minuti, ma con il frullatore elettrico ci vuole 10 minuti.

School Aid Community

By Dino Carpanini. One of the charitable organisations that the committee of the Amici Val Ceno sponsor is Workaid, by subsidising the transport costs from the Rhondda to Workaid depot in Amersham,Bucks, Nr London. Something about our contribution to Workaid,which was developed here in Rhondda at the latter part of 2001,by Joe Cavalli of Treorchy (and san Siro di Bardi).On my return from my annual holiday in Grezzo,Bardi,Italy I was invited to join Joe in his endevours in collecting unwanted sewing machines,typewriters,knitting machines,all sorts of carpentry,mechanical,building and gardening tools for eventual dispatch to various institutions in Africa; also Peru and Romania.


The eight-year-old great-grandson of an immigrant from Cost’Alta di Bardi is being recognised as a potential professional footballer. Camillo Strinati Jr., the great-grandson of Camillo Strinati and May Sheridan Strinati, Treherbert, plays football for the Under-9s at Treherbert Boys’ Club. He was chosen to join other players from the Rhondda Boys’ Clubs to attend trials at Cardiff City FC Development Centre.

Amici Val Ceno / Vision Foundation – Golf Community / Events

Dewston Golf Club Amici Val Ceno / Vision Foundation Golf The first combined golf day of the Vision Foundation and the Amici Val Ceno Golf Society took place at Dewston Golf Club on 29 May. Fourteen teams of four players participated.

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