Joe and Jill Biden dining in Rome. (Angelo Carconi/ AP)

“I may be of Irish heritage, but I was smart enough to marry an Italian girl, an Italian-American.”

Joe Biden tossing out a little vice-presidential bonhomie Wednesday during his visit to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Jill Biden’sfamily name was Giacoppa before her paternal grandfather changed it to Jacobs.