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A piazza for the Hill, once only a vision and a dream of a group of civic minded St. Louisans, is now a step closer to becoming reality. Thanks to a major donation by Marge and Ed Imo, of Imo’s Pizza fame, the group formed a committee, applied for a 501c3 and purchased the large lot directly across from St. Ambrose Church. The piazza will be named...

Si rinsalda l'amicizia tra la Toscana e la nazione Lakota, uno dei tre gruppi storici dei Sioux d'America (il ‘continente della tartaruga", come lo chiamano i nativi), nipoti di Nuvola Rossa, Toro Seduto e Cavallo Pazzo. Una delegazione proveniente dal Sud Dakota, lo stato del monte Rushmore con le sculture di quattro presidenti degli Stati Uniti m...

Molti sostengono che la più grande città italiana nel mondo sia New York e, infatti, la scelta da parte d’italiani e oriundi per la Grande Mela è risaputa e si estende ad altre città della “East Coast”, mentre è proprio nel talvolta trascurato dai media “Midwest” degli Stati Uniti dove l’italianità continua a manifestarsi in mille modi. Nel sociale...

This piazza, as is often found in Italy, will be directly across from the neighborhood church which is St. Ambrose on the Hill. We feel that this will become a tourist attraction for all of St. Louis and will help stabilize the Hill for years to come. The design is by Anthony Frisella of Frisella Nursery. The cost of the 5013C piazza to this point...

The influx of settlers to Weldon Valley in the 1880s led to founding of a town, first called "Duel," then later, at the request of its residents re-named Weldona. This town was destined to grow and prosper and serve as one of the principal business and social centers of the Weldon Valley community in most of the first half of the last century.

The primary forces motivating Italian migration, at its height from 1880 to 1920, were overpopulation, a series of crop failures and agricultural depressions, and a general discontent among the contadini, the "peasants." And, at the time, the United States of America was in a position to receive newcomers.  Technological advances in America, railro...

Get ready for this year's Italian Film Festival and join us on Thursday, February 8th, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, at the Tek Box in Minneapolis. You will enjoy Italian specialties (Antipasto, Frappe - tasty Carnevale treats - , Torta della Nonna - a classic Tuscan-born tart- ... just to name a few) with great wines and live music performed by Talking St...

Grand Island is home to the impressive Hall County Courthouse, a stately structure designed by noted architect Thomas Kimball of Omaha. Now, Grand Island residents can be proud that their city’s downtown has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. “The district contains an intact collection of late-19th and early- to mid-20th-ce...

Born in Italy, Virginio Ferrari came to Chicago in the 1960s, and he blossomed into an internationally sought-after sculptor. The artist recently turned 80 years old. “Chicago Tonight” visited him in his Bridgeport studio on the eve of what promises to be another big year for him. Phil Ponce: You’ve seen his abstract work “Being Born” at the Ohio S...

When: Sat, February 10, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM - Where: Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, 999 North 2nd Street, St. Louis, MO 63102. Lo chef Gian Nicola Colucci vi presenterà una favolosa scelta di pietanze per la nostra festa di Carnevale che si terrà il 10 febbraio al ristorante Cielo. Tutto incluso a soli 50 dollari a persona! Il menu: Affett...

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018–6:30pm-11:30pm. Where: The Ballroom at River City Hotel & Casino. Price: $100pp: reservations available at ciaostl.com. Dress code: formal, black tie optional. Masks. We cordially invite you to join us as we bring the tastes, color, music and excitement of Italy’s Carnevale to St. Louis! First celebrated in 1094, t...

On the edge of the dock among rows of colorful buildings in Burano, Italy, Ashley Pales felt at home. A Lincoln Southwest High School graduate and Yale University sophomore, Pales spent five weeks exploring the country and reconnecting to her family's Italian heritage during a study abroad program last summer.  When she got back to the U.S., she...