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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...

St. Louis hosted for 30 years Rita Levi Montalcini, who worked here at the science that gave her the Nobel Prize. But this is not the only Italian trace in the city of the Show Me State. When you get to Marconi Avenue, in The Hill, St. Louis' Little Italy, you start to understand that not every Italian neighbourhood in America has disappeared or re...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a complex structure that provides a huge amount of services in the name and on behalf of the Italian state and of the Italian citizens, either living in Italy and abroad. The Ministry is also called "Farnesina" from the name of the land where it was built, called Orti della Farnesina because it belonged to Pope Pa...

If the American Dream has always meant "to make it" on one's own merits, if millions of Italians went to America first for survival and then for success, if the result of the work of our fellow citizens has always been admired in the U.S., the union between Italian entrepreneurs and the United States cannot but constitute an important part of our j...

After a break, RAI has resumed the broadcasting of a show produced for and dedicated to the Italians abroad. RAI is an important resource for many Italian in the world to stay in touch with Italy, and having a tv show for them, in addition to the normal schedule of programs broadcasted in the world but made for Italians who live in Italy, is crucia...

The first Chambers of Commerce appeared in the eighteenth century in the territory which later would be institutionally called Italy. After the unification of Italy, the Chambers formed an organization that would organize and represent them nationally, which has since come a long way, as did the Chambers of Commerce and the companies affiliated to...

Music has always had a crucial importance for the Italians in America. As a sentiment of strong attachment to the mother land and its traditions, or as a channel to express their passion; as a vehicle for revenge due to the success of the opera and then to the affirmation of the Italian artistic talent, from the Italian crooners of the 40s and the...

There are many ways to analyze the contribution of the Italian Americans to the society, the economy, the culture, the greatness of the United States. One of these ways is celebrating those who have given their talent and their hard work to build monuments known and loved by every American, and not only by the Americans. There's an Italian who con...

Sulla costa est, più su di New York c'è un'area dove furono e sono tantissimi gli italiani che sbarcarono e ancora oggi si trasferiscono. E' l'area del New England, che proprio in questo periodo è ancora più bella grazie ai magnifici diversi colori che si possono trovare nei tanti meravigliosi luoghi in cui la natura americana si mostra in tutta la...

How did Italian opera represent America in the eighteenth century? Pierpaolo Polzonetti, Associate Professor of music and liberal studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, talks about this in this interview  Professor Polzonetti, please tell us about your book "Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution"   My book is about a r...

We know that Italians have a big heart. In the Italian American community there's plenty of examples, and today we are very happy and proud to meet one of them, who has been doing for 10 years something extraordinary.   His name is Bruno Serato, and every day he feeds pasta for free to almost 1,800 kids. Every single day, with Caterina's Club. So...

New Orleans fu la prima grande città americana ad accogliere un grande numerodi emigrati italiani, ancora prima che questi partissero da un territorio che si potesse ufficialmente chiamare Italia, ovvero prima dell'unificazione del 1861. Le storie di quegli emigrati non contemplano il passaggio per Ellis Island, non si sviluppano nella Little Italy...