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If you work in an Italian office, you've probably got the day off on April 25th, as it's a public holiday across the country. But why? The Giorno della Liberazione (Liberation Day), also called Festa della Resistenza (Celebration of the Resistance), is held on April 25th each year and has been a public holiday in Italy since 1946. It celebrates the...

Italian Studies students Sarina Welsh and Elle Berti have been awarded with Chapman Italian Studies Council Travel Class Grants in support of their participation in the upcoming summer immersion course in Taormina, Sicily. This award is named after the philanthropic group that has supported the development and outreach activity of CU’s Italian Stud...

No regrets. That's how Mark Assini is viewing his past as he nears the end of his public service career. The one-time rising star who almost upset stalwart Rep. Louise Slaughter in the 25th Congressional District race in 2014 — losing by 868 votes — will take the next few months to consider his future. He is up for re-election as Gates town supervi...

As Sunday’s 4th Annual East Passyunk Red Gravy Cook-off commenced at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, attendees heard the pleasant strains of Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore.” It was a fitting tune considering that a love for pasta’s pal – red gravy – had brought a crowd of 200 guests together.  The cook-off began with guests sampling 15 gravies, and e...

Naming a child is usually one of two things: a matter of trends or a matter of tradition. Every year, parents all over the world let celebrities and VIPs inspire their choices, just as it happened in 2017, when “Rumi”  became a top 100 girls’ name after Beyoncé used it for one of her twins. Sometimes parents make more curious choices – think of Kim...

On the 23rd of April, the first Boeing 737MAX 8 of the new Italian carrier Air Italy, formerly known as Meridiana, rolled out of the paint shop in Portland, Oregon featuring the airline’s colorful livery. Air Italy currently operates a fleet of 11 aircraft, 8 Boeing 737NGs, and 3 Boeing 767-300s, which have previously been used by their predecessor...

In 1958, 11-year-old Lidia Matticchio and her family arrived in America as Italian refugees, penniless and speaking no English. Social workers supplied them with lodging, used clothes and boxes of unfamiliar food, including a thick, canned, white substance that baffled her mother. “The red, white and blue label featured a slice of cherry pie and th...

Faculty Type: Non Tenure Track Fulltime; Office/Department: Modern Languages & Literatures; Faculty Job Type: Full-time; Estimated End Date: 06/08/2019. The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Loyola University Maryland is seeking a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Italian to teach in the department (4/4 load) and pr...

When Brendan McConville, an associate professor of music at UT, went to Italy on a Fulbright in 2016, he spent six months soaking up and recording the sounds of the country. During the program, he also translated those sounds into several original compositions based on the poetry of Gabriele D’Annunzio, the prized poet of the province of Abruzzo. T...

A new location of Grazia Italian Kitchen is now open in Katy, giving residents a taste of owner and culinary director Adrian Hembree’s Italy-meets-Texas brand of cooking. The restaurant opened April 19 in Villagio Town Center, 22764 Westheimer Parkway and retains the rustic elegance of the existing Pearland and Clearlake locations. A central wood-f...

In 1987, Franco Giannotti, Angelo Sita, Giovanni Ferrara, and Msgr. Salvatore Polizzi founded St Louis – Bologna Sister Cities Committee with the cooperation and support of Bologna Mayor Renzo Imbeni and St Louis Mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl. The sister cities committee flourished for over a decade with reciprocal youth summer exchange programs, lang...

May 15, 2018. 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10036. In Global Tarantella Incoronata Inserra ventures into the history, global circulation, and recontextualization of tarantella, a genre of Southern Italian folk music and dance. Examining tarantella's changing image and...