INTERVIEWS  

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...

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...

Our virtual tour all around the United States today brings us to Atlanta, Georgia. The Peach State is not among the places with a huge history of Italian emigration back from the first years of the XX century, but there's a lot of Italian business going on, and a couple of new Italian institution coming soon in 2017.   Our guest today is Ryan Kur...

Among the more than 300 festas that every year celebrate Italy in the US, a number that seems impossible but instead is real, today our interview will bring us to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Let's face it, this is not the first city that comes to our mind when we think about the American places of the Italian emigration: and probably it isn't even in the...

Gli italiani che vivono negli Stati Uniti hanno votato, come noi che viviamo in Italia, per le elezioni dello scorso febbraio. Tanti candidati, tutti mossi dal grande amore per l'Italia, divisi in formazioni politiche a volte identiche a quelle che si fronteggiavano in Italia, a volte diverse: in una circoscrizione elettorale gigantesca che compren...

What comes to mind when you hear the words "New Mexico?" Perhaps it's Mexican food, or chili ristras, or Southwest adobe style – in short, something to do with Hispanic heritage. But not for Rosalba Maniaci who, since 2009, has served as Corrispondente Consolare for the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles. Instead when Rosalba thinks "New Mexico," she...

The theme of 'italianness' is very important for us of We the Italians, and, of course, for our readers: a community of people living in the U.S. who can be, depending on the case, either born in Italy, or in the States. However, the community we are talking about is even bigger, as it also includes other readers from Italy who are interested in th...

Los Angeles is one of the most significant cities in the United States. It houses one of the most active consulates, which is a point of reference for many Italian people.   We are pleased to host Consul Antonio Verde, who has been representing our country in LA for one year and a half.

L'Italian Business & Investment Initiative è un progetto che da un paio di anni, a dispetto di quanto male il nostro amato Paese si possa fare, si batte per raccontare l'Italia migliore, per sostenere i nostri meriti, per dare - a chi si deprime pensando di essere italiano – un punto di vista diverso, motivato, volenteroso. Non sorprende che sia un...