INTERVIEWS  

We rarely have true celebrities, admired and well known both in Italy and the US, in this column. We have met more than a hundred wonderful persons during this trip, from all of whom I learned a lot about so many interesting topics: people successful, dedicated, but today a true celebrity is with us. Still, she has welcomed us with the simplicity a...

Imagine years of discrimination, without hope of being recognized of being worthy of any respect, possibly far from your family left in your homeland, working two or even three jobs, living in very poor conditions. Then, imagine a moment of pride, a glimpse of revenge, a situation where not only your people are respected, but one of them is hero, a...

Sport is a very important topic in our trip around the US looking for how, when and where Italians have left positive contributions to the growth of the American society. Sport champions are often true heroes, especially in the US: and some of those heroes have been Italian Americans, inspiring a strong and justified sense of pride in those fellow...

Wandering around the 50 States in search of traces of Italy on American soil, this time we land where everybody once in their life would like to go to have fun, to do something different, to change at least for a bit the routine of their lives: Las Vegas.   A city known all over the world, a place with a very different story than every other plac...

Boston is home to many Italians. Either the new arrivals, young skilled professionals or students born in Italy and just recently landed in Massachusetts, and the Americans of Italian heritage, get their information about that area by a wonderful magazine, called "Bostoniano". Now the founder and editor of the magazine, Nicola Orichuia, is launchi...

In our journey to discover the thousands of different angles useful to analyze the relationship between Italy and the US, books are undoubtedly essential. Today we meet Maria Gliozzi, founder of AIFIC - American Initiative For Italian Culture and organizer of the Book Award The Bridge.   We thank her because we find very significant what she does...

New York is no doubt the State with the highest number of Italian Americans in the country. Nevertheless, even if almost everybody seems to be interested just in New York City, in Upstate New York there is a huge Italian American population. In Albany, the Capital city of the Empire State, about 150 miles north to Manhattan there is plenty of them...

There's a family that runs its history through the decades serving the town of San Francisco: before Joseph, then his daughter Angela, now her son Joseph. There's a project called Porziuncola Nuova that connected San Francisco to Saint Francis' town, Assisi. There's a square in front of a church in the North Beach, San Francisco's Little Italy, tha...

The first Italians who came to the US during the mass migration age spent their first years basically without any right. Some of them because they considered themselves "birds of passage": they came to the US with the full intent of making money and then come back to Italy. Some of them because they weren't interested in losing their Italian citize...

The Center for American Studies, Italy, is the locus that celebrates the relations between Italy and United States. The Center is headquartered in Rome, in the main floor of Palazzo Antici Mattei. The palace is one of the most prestigious buildings of 17th century Rome and it was realized between 1598 and 1618 by Carlo Maderno. Today, a young and...

West Virginia has a long history of Italian emigration. In 1910 more than 17,000 Italians were living there, making up 30% of the entire foreign-born population of the State: Italy even had a consular office in northern West Virginia. The majority of the Italian immigrants came from the south: Calabria, Campania, Sicilia. In 1907, the worst mining...

"I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" used to say Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz". Well, today we actually are: we're in Kansas City, shared between Kansas and Missouri, where we meet the guest of our interview. Gino Serra is the Italian Honorary Vice Consul here. Even in the Midwest area, Italians left their mark and continue to do that, as...