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An Italian-American philanthropist wanted to donate €2 million to a hospital in Ragusa, Sicily, but left before writing a cheque after being forced to wait too long in a sweaty waiting room. The would-be benefactor, Pippo Giuffrè, was hoping to donate the money to the new Giovanni Paolo II hospital.   However, when he went to meet the g...

L'Italo-Americano launched its new contest for the best picture of the fall! If you have been to Italy, you can share a picture and win one year digital subscription. The contest will run through fall and will be closed at end of November. The rules of the contest are. 1. Each reader can send one picture through our Social Media Chan...

by Claudia Astarita   Geographically speaking, Emilia Romagna is composed of two parts: to the west Emilia, with its sweeping plains and orchards, and to the east Romagna, which extends along the Adriatic coast. In terms of gastronomy, the region is a mosaic of surprises, with no clear overall pattern.   Each city has its own speciali...

An entrepreneur, politician, urban planner, essayist and editor, Adriano Olivetti was one of the great Italian figures of the twentieth century. As a passionate and great innovator, he revolutionised the industry and Italian culture, dreaming of a human-centred factory that would reconcile profit and humanity. Often misunderstood by his contemporar...

The Board of Directors of the National Institute of Verdi Studies appointed Alessandra Carlotta Pellegrini as the Director of the National Institute of Verdi studies. One of the foremost Italian musicologists of the 20th century, she has worked at institutions of high prestige in musicology such as La Fondazione Isabella Scelsi, where she has been...

The number of migrants rescued in operations coordinated by Italy's coast guard so far in 2016 is up sharply from the same period last year. Interior Ministry figures for the first three months of this year show 16,075, including more than 1,500 brought to safety on Tuesday, have been rescued from smugglers' boats in distress in the waters bet...

La Italia de Lidia en América (Lidia's Italy in America) is the Spanish-language version of a programme designed to educate and entertain food-loving audiences. Bastianich takes viewers by the hand on a culinary journey through different American cities.   In each episode of La Italia de Lidia en América, the chef offers up the ingredients o...

Il Governo italiano dovrebbe intervenire a tutela degli "Accidental Americans", cioè "i cittadini italiani che hanno acquisito anche la cittadinanza degli Stati Uniti perché nati quando i loro genitori si trovavano in transito o comunque temporaneamente nel territorio statunitense". Ne è convinto Massimiliano Fedriga, deputato della Lega Nord, che...

Di Giusi Pica Dopo aver partecipato a Palermo alla presentazione del progetto "Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration", la direttrice regionale europea dell'Organizzazione mondiale della Sanità, l'ungherese Zsuzsanna Jakab, è andata a Trapani per conoscere più da vicino il sistema di accoglienza dei migrantii.   Prima la visita alla sala ope...

By Elizabeth Salthouse His story was so incredible that even his wife didn't believe it. And if it hadn't been for a group of Hungarian women, no-one would ever have known. But the truth is that Giorgio Perlasca from Como in northern Italy, saved four times more Jews from the Nazi gas chambers than his more famous counterpart Oskar Schindler, resc...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) leadership, including its Chairman, Joseph V. Del Raso, President John M. Viola, and executive committee, will travel to Italy June 6-12, 2013. The Foundation's Mission to Italy will bring together board members, business leaders and local government officials to discuss key issues influencing cultura...

MolMed ha annunciato l'arruolamento del primo paziente negli Stati Uniti dello studio clinico registrativo di Fase III (TK008) della terapia genica con cellule TK in pazienti affetti da leucemie ad alto rischio. Lo studio, già in corso in Europa, prevede di arruolare pazienti in 16 centri clinici in Europa, Stati Uniti e Israele. Sulla base d...