The Welsh Italians – BBC Wales Television

Welsh-Italian Michela Chiappa presents a two part documentary for BBC Wales. Follow Michela as she delves into the Welsh-Italian community and shares how we maintain our Italian roots while living in Wales. Keep your eye out for familiar places and faces!

Episode 1
Showing as part of the BBC Wales Real Valleys season. Merthyr-born Michela Chiappa explores the modern Welsh Italian community, visiting the cafes and fish and chip shops that still serve up a feast. She discovers that whilst some traditions are the same, others have really changed. Michela finds that it’s food and family that unites the two cultures – but when it comes to sport, do they support Wales or Italy?

Episode 2
Michela Chiappa visits Bardi where her own family and many of the other Welsh Italians came from. The town is buzzing with Welsh people who have travelled to Italy for festa week, culminating in a street party thrown to celebrate the immigrants who return to Bardi each year.

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