NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The Jury of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize has decided to award the Prize to Giuseppina Nicolini, Mayor of Lampedusa (Italy) and to the nongovernmental organization SOS Méditerranée (France) for their work to save the lives of refugees and migrants and welcome them with dignity. “After examining conditions around the world, the Jury of the...

Immigration has enjoyed the status of the hot potato of politics for some time and with Brexit looming that is unlikely to change in the near future. Many people may choose to change their citizenship, particularly those involved with or married to a person from another country, as well as individuals who are planning to remain in Europe for the fo...

MLB: Azzurri catcher Francisco Cervelli (Pittsburgh Pirates) has already belted two home runs and four doubles so far since April Francisco Cervelli (Ph Cuni)3, 2017. With a career high of seven homers and 17 doubles during his first year with the Bucs in 2015, Cervelli is on pace to set career-best stats in home runs and extra-base hits in 2017. H...

Dopo il successo della proiezione capitolina alla Casa del Jazz, e la presentazione all'Italian American Institute di New York, il 23 aprile arriva finalmente in Sicilia "Sicily Jass - The world's first man in jazz", il documentario di Michele Cinque che racconta la leggendaria figura di Nick La Rocca, trombettista e autore del primo disco inciso n...

Weeks before President Donald Trump's first official overseas trip, trade and security matters were top items of discussion in his meeting Thursday with the prime minister of Italy, one of the two European countries set to welcome Trump in May.Standing alongside Italian premier Paolo Gentiloni, Trump praised Italy's contributions to the wars in Ira...

To borrow a phrase from the fashion and film industries, Italian wine is having a moment. Which may seem like a strange observation given the country’s status as one of the most perennially popular sources of wine imported into the United States, and the instant name-recognition of many of its most famous regions and appellations. But for years now...

La convenzione tra la Rai e la Presidenza del Consiglio scade a fine mese, per la precisione sabato 29. Cambierà qualcosa nell’offerta informativa e di intrattenimento riservata agli italiani e agli italofili che vivono fuori dalla Penisola? Ma la vera domanda è un’altra: nell’era di internet, della comunicazione istantanea e globale, dei social ne...

The capital celebrates its 2,770th birthday on Friday 21 April, with events lasting until Sunday 23 April. Known as Natale di Roma, the annual birthday celebration is based on the legendary foundation of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC. The traditional birthday celebrations are centred in the Circus Maximus and include the trench-digging ritual, known as...

For travelers to Bologna, it’s understandable to confuse mortadella with its counterpart in the United States: bologna. It’s not clear how the mortadella that was eaten by Italian-American immigrants turned into American bologna. Obviously, there’s the connection that mortadella was from the city of Bologna. What’s not clear is what bologna became...

Gaetano D’Amico e Giacinta Petrarca negli Stati Uniti furono, per lunghi anni, con il marchio “Mamma Mia” i veri “re della pasta”. I fondatori della “G. D’Amico Macaroni Company” erano entrambi nati a Castel di Sangro in provincia di L’Aquila.   Gaetano D’Amico nacque a Castel di Sangro (AQ), il 10 agosto del 1861, da Aurelio e Carolina Petrarca. S...

Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni will say in a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington Thursday that "I think that maintaining the joint alliance of Italy and the United States is not only an opportunity, but also a political duty," according to sources aboard the plane taking him to the US capital. "We need...

Italy is an enduring popular vacation destination. But if you’re looking for a luxurious getaway, it can also be pricey, according to Andrea Grisdale, the owner of IC Bellagio, a Lake Como-based travel company that sells trips to Italy. “Five-star hotels aren’t cheap,” Ms. Grisdale said. “And meals can also cost a lot.” But wallet watchers dreaming...