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Philadelphia is not only a fundamental historical place for the history of the United States, but also one of the most important American cities for the Italian community in America. Actually, the whole Pennsylvania has been the point of arrival for hundreds of thousands of Italians.   Now, on june 1, on the occasion of the celebrations for Italy...

Italians in Rhode Island have a long history to be told. The smallest State of the Union welcomed several fellow Italians: most of them arrived to Providence's Little Italy, Federal Hill (also called "the heartbeat of Providence"). In particular, the jewelry and silverware industry in Providence attracted Italian immigrants to Rhode Island at the t...

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...

One of the most popular locations for the Americans who like to spend their free time in a wonderful place enjoying the sun and the nature of the east coast is Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina: one of the three American States where you can actually find a city named Italy (the other two are Texas and New York). Jokes apart, Italy is here too...

The promotion all over the world of the Italian system, crucial for such a rich country that can offer so much to the world, has definitely been improving in these last few years. This is one of the cases where the crisis has had the effect of developing creativity, cutting where it had to be done, and watch a new leadership growing. We have alrea...

One of the personalities I recently interviewed asked me if I wanted to look for Italian traces in every one of the 50 States. I answered that maybe I would have, and started to think about the one State where maybe it would have been more difficult to do that. Maybe Hawaii, I thought. But then no: Italians have been and are everywhere in the world...

Let's go back to the Great Lakes, in our journey to discover Italy in the USA, and today we are happy to meet with the Italian Consul General in Chicago, Adriano Monti, whom we thank for his cordial availability.   On the next October 23 and 24 Chicago will host the Italian Expo, the most important event yearly organized specifically to promote M...

One of the main sectors of Made in Italy's excellence is design. We are historically leaders in this field: we, the Italians, have in our dna the mixture required to be the best in designing things, and in realizing them in the proper way. America, on the other hand, has in its dna what is required to realize ideas, dreams and entrepreneurial endea...

A few years ago, an electronic supplies company launched an extremely interesting advertisement campaign, whose claim was "optimism is the scent of life". The man behind the company who presented itself to the public with such a powerful statement was Oscar Farinetti, a serial entrepreneur that soon after launched Eataly.   When he thought to bri...

In times of spending review Italian institutions are trying, more or less, to rationalize their costs: we have to say, with mixed results. The complex system which belongs to the Farnesina, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs which performs many activities to represent our country all over the world, weighs on the state budget for a measly 0.2%...

All of a sudden, at the beginning of October 2014 Seattle has turned into the center of the communications in and about the Italian American community. What happened in the north western city that was so important to cause this? The Seattle city council voted to transform Columbus Day in Indigenous Day. We are glad to be able to talk about this, a...

Emigration and religion are two words that are often, and properly, juxtaposed one to another, and the history of Italian emigration to the United States is no exception to this rule. Religion was for our emigrants a fundamental part in the beginning of their life in the new world, and remained so even in the continuation of their lives and for tho...