Umberto Mucci

Umberto has a degree in Political Science and a master in Marketing and Communication. He is the founder and CEO of We the Italians and the representative in Italy of the Italian American Museum of New York. He gives lectures about History of Italian Emigration to the US, and he has published four books about Italy and the US


On September 26, We the Italians organized an interesting event in Rome at Centro Studi Americani, the most important Italian location for those who are interested in the United States. In the presence of the author and director, Roberto Angotti, we attended the screening of the documentary "Italian American Baseball Family", winner of the Russo Br...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #107 magazine of We the Italians! Summer is ending, everybody came back to work here in Italy and joined us, who never stop, never cease to explore and promote Italy in/to/for the US. It's still early for details, and we’ve got a lot of work to do, but I'm glad to announce that just yesterday we signed an important ag...

The sultry heat, sand blowing in the morning air, and the parched land of Salento, a small subregion in Apulia. The women here, bent over to work in the fields, are marked by fatigue. A tarantula bites one of their ankles, so she runs to grab a tambourine and dance without inhibition, until all the poison finally exits her body.

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #106 magazine of We the Italians! It’s August, Italy usually almost entirely stops its activities in this month, but We the Italians doesn’t! We never cease loving and promoting our country. Joe Quagliano and a few other friends from the Italian American Baseball Foundation just visited Italy for a series of meetings...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #105 magazine of We the Italians! Gee, it’s hot here in Rome, this July! A few days ago I had the pleasure to be part of Mike Pilla’s “Patrimonio Italiano” show. Mike’s a great guy, informing about the Italians abroad, a great resource that Italy has not yet learned to appreciate and embrace the way they deserve. Here...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #104 magazine of We the Italians! While We the Italians is working for great news, which we hope to be able to announce soon, this month we have been part of three important events here in Italy.

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #102 magazine of We the Italians! First of all we want to thank all of you, recipients of our newsletter: we reached 80,000 subscribers! It's just the beginning, we have to do much better than that, but it's worth celebrating. So, once again: THANKS!! Please spread the word and have your friends who love Italy to subs...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #101 magazine of We the Italians! We began this 2018 by celebrating our 100Th magazine, and our new book, the 2017 Yearbook of We the Italians. Our friends at Community, the Rai Italia tv show dedicated to the Italians abroad, were so kind to invite me to talk about this. For those interested to watch it, the episode...

Ciao from Rome, Let's celebrate!! This is the 100th issue of our magazine. I can't believe it! It seems yesterday, and yet it was October 2013, when we had the idea of having articles written for us, in English, regarding some Italian excellences. There was no flipping book magazine back then, the articles were published in a brand new section of o...

We want to share with you a few numbers regarding our 2017. During last year we've promoted 7,183 news; published 192 articles in the 12 issues of our Magazine; done 24 interviews; published one yearbook (about the 2016 interviews). Our archive of websites regarding non-profit organizations, groups, departments, festivals, museums, associations and...

In addition to being the most important and representative Christmas tradition, the crib is also the oldest: the first nativity scene was made by St. Francis and his friars on the night of 24th and 25th December 1223 in the mountains of Greccio, near Rieti in the Lazio region. The first crib is actually a mass exceptionally celebrated in a cave rat...