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Immerse yourself in the sounds of Italy as the Southwest Symphony performs works by some of the greatest Italian composers of all time on April 26 with special guest soprano Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller, a Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee. Featuring Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” a beautiful duet with the symphony...

Rome archaeologists have presented the well-preserved remains of a ancient Roman workshop with large-scale furnace, or kiln, used in the commercial production of glazed ceramics and tableware, at Palazzo Corsini in the city's Trastevere district. The hidden treasure, complete with earthenware bowls, pots and kitcheware, was discovered under the law...

The beginnings of the Italian-American Civic Association developed its deep roots in this city, appropriately, under a tree more than 80 years ago on West Prospect Street. Four men, three born in Italy and one a first-generation American with Italian parents, shared their enjoyment of conversation and a friendly game of pinochle after toiling at th...

Mimmo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant is a family business in more ways than one. Owner Dominic “Mimmo” Spano has brought several family members into the business, including his youngest brother, Carlo, who manages the restaurant here in St. Albans. Two brothers also operate the Mimmo’s in Essex. Mimmo’s brother-in-law met his wife while both worked at t...

Goodbye, Columbus. Vermont is on the brink of abolishing Columbus Day in a politically correct blow against colonialism. “You know, it’s just a day, and we’ll get through it,” said Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R). He also said he is likely to sign the measure, which passed both houses of the state legislature this week, into law. The legislation will o...

For our series ‘Back to Your Italian Roots,’ where we share stories of readers who have traveled to Italy to reconnect with relatives and visit their ancestral towns, we’ve talked to Laura Ventimiglia, whose grandparents emigrated to America from two tiny villages in the province of Cento in the early 1900s, Renazzo and Dodici Morelli. Laura didn’t...

The “Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release” exhibition opened yesterday at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington until September 2, 2019. This is the second US stop of the exhibition previously hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago where it was met with great success in terms of public and critic alike. Enrico David, a world-famous ar...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians, and Happy Easter! We are particularly pleased and proud to announce the first partnership that kicks off a new season for We the Italians. We know that the problem of dual citizenship is very important for several members of the Italian American community, and that is why we are pleased to be ab...

As have many peoples and cultures around the world, Italy and Italians have exhibited an infinite passion for music for centuries. Italian music in particular boasts a reputation that is tightly bound to the names of important individuals, from singers to orchestra conductors and composers. In reality, the renown of music from the Bel Paese could n...

Bread stamps are a symbol of the pastoral art of Murgia Materana. Until the 1950s, housewives used to knead bread at home and deliver it to the boys who worked at the ovens located in the city’s old districts and who oversaw the baking.  Since the ovens were mainly public or belonged to wealthy families, it became necessary to distinguish the loave...

Perched on a spur of tuff in the woods of oak and beech forests of the Selva Cimina dreaded by the Roman armies, the borgo of Caprarola expresses the geniality of the Italian Renaissance. The Farnese family entrust to the architecture and the urban planning the celebration of its power, that picks up the best of that age in the field of art: thus,...

The lemon probably arrived in Italy from India at a time before 539 B.C., the year in which the Jews re-entered Babylon in Palestine. Jewish culture testifies that citron was present in Israel as early the sixth century B.C., and it had a ritual and ornamental value. It is therefore certain that the citrus plant existed in Italy from the early impe...