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Sunday July 26th - 3 PM - Holy Rosary Church - 911 Missouri Ave, Kansas City 64106. Ciao paesani! We have scheduled our next meeting for Sunday, July 26th. This will be a combination of a meeting and our club's three year anniversary!   We will be discussing plans for the upcoming year, the book project, and we will talk about...

The Sons & Daughters of Italy will present the Columbia-Greene County Italian Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 in Hudson. Admission and parking are free. The festival will feature live entertainment with Johnny Cassera of the Route 66 Band performing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Food vendors will offer cannoli, fried doug...

By Whitney Hill   The Order Sons of Italy in America Grand Strand Lodge 2868 and the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center will be hosting "An Evening with Aaron Caruso" on September 19th to benefit the Special Olympics.   Aaron Caruso studied voice in Italy and New York and toured with Joan Rivers as her opening act across the United S...

By Brady Smith Bocce is widely considered to be the one of the world's oldest sports. The origins of the game can be traced back to ancient Egypt, hieroglyphics on tomb walls depicted the Egyptians tossing rocks at a target. According to historians, the game evolved from using polished stones to throwing the rounded balls that are used in today's...

WTI Magazine #67    2015 September, 4Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Since the Renaissance glass production of drinking glasses was very active in Florence. There were many glass shops that included a number of different styles made specifically according to the use, for example "glasses for the sick"....

  WTI Magazine #68    2015 September, 18Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Every year on the third Sunday of September the "Palio (contest) di Asti" is run: the oldest in Italy, it is an ancient tradition from the eight century, a real festival, which has kept unchanged its distinctive traits, qualitie...

The University of Nebraska at Omaha chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is hosting La Notte Italiana benefit dinner on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Security National Bank Community Room, 101st and Pacific Streets. Authentic Italian cuisine donated by some of Omaha's family-owned Italian restaurants will be featured. The event also...

For the first time the IACC is collaborating with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Italy for the project called Signa Maris, aimed to promote cultural and natural offerings of the Southern Italy via its ports, particularly those ports in the Regions of Calabria, Campania, Puglia (Apulia) and Sicilia (Sicily).   The project Si...

Dal 19 al 24 ottobre si tiene in tutto il mondo la XV edizione della Settimana della Lingua Italiana, appuntamento annuale e centrale della promozione linguistica dell'italiano all'estero. L'iniziativa è organizzata in collaborazione tra il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, l'Accademia della Crusca e la Confede...

by Cinzia Dal Maso   Your first impact with Diocletian's Baths in Rome is the garden entrance: an oasis of peace opposite the bustle and noise of neighboring Termini train station. In fact, the station's name, "Termini," is a corruption of the Latin "thermae" or "baths," which came to indicate this Roman neighborhood over the centuries....

by Claudia Astarita   The 2016 edition of the the Italian Daily Corriere della Sera guide on "Italian Wines and Vintners" is now available on the market. It tells the story of 200 characters sharing a great passion for wine, whose selection was determined by Luigi Veronelli, a landmark of Italian enological critique.   The tone of the...

by Domenick Rafter's   It's a classic Italian tradition that still reigns over large family gatherings on Dec. 24th every year, even after several generations have brought Italian-Americans more into assimilation. While it shouldn't be surprising in a country surrounded on three sides by water, the tradition, called festa de bette pesch...