Il 6 dicembre 1907, 361 uomini, fra cui oltre 170 italiani, furono vittime del più grave incidente minerario occorso negli Stati Uniti e della storia dell’emigrazione italiana, verificatosi nella miniera di Monongah (West Virginia). La maggior parte degli immigrati dall’Italia proveniva dall’Abruzzo, dalla Calabria e dal Molise.  In occasione del 1...

Located close to Soriano, Gerocarne is noted for the processing of clay for the production of fine domestic tableware. While production stopped in Soriano several decades ago, in Gerocarne the ceramics industry has continued from the sixteenth century to the present day. Despite the seismic events that have repeatedly destroyed the inhabited areas,...

Edoardo Tresoldi is probably the rising star of Italian art. Not yet thirty years old, he has been able to attract an attention rarely dedicated to young artists here in Italy. Beware that he then bounced around the world projecting him, according to Forbes, among the most influential artists under 30 in the world. His path was born from the school...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6pm. Pizza Shop: An Italian-American Dream (2017), 57 minutes. Antony Osso, dir. - John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Post-screening discussion with the director led by Rocco Marinaccio, Manhattan College.Pizza Shop features brothers Carmine (Charlie) and...

People often say that Halloween is completely foreign to Italian culture and folk traditions. This is both true and false: rites, traditions, legends scattered throughout the peninsula cover the night of All Saints' Day, which coincides with that of Halloween... but it is much older.

The United States is often called a melting pot and Giovanni Greco of Italy can attest to that. “It’s very strange or surprising how, in the U.S., you see people coming from different countries,” he said Wednesday. “On the one hand, you see them keeping their ethnic identity. On the other, they are together.” Greco, the mayor of Castrolibero, Italy...

Friday, October 6, 2017 | 6:30pm - Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, Opera Plaza, San Francisco. This event is organized by Cinema Italia SF in collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute. RSVP to amelia.antonucci@gmail.com Dr. Pasquale Nestico was born in Isca, Calabria, a small town on the Ionian Sea. A bricklayer first and...

WHEN I TOLD PEOPLE I WAS GOING TO CALABRIA, I was usually met with blank looks. I would staunch the awkwardness with five words: “The toe of the boot.” It’s the easiest way to explain where I was going—the southwestern-most slice of Italy—but explaining why is harder. In my case, I was headed to speak at NanoGagliato, a nanomedical conference in th...

The Italian Jewish Cultural Center of Calabria (IjCCC) is an international organization based in Calabria, the southernmost region of Italy. Founded by Rabbi Barbara Aiello, whose Jewish ancestry includes B’nai Anusim (Italians whose ancestors were forced into adult baptism and Christian conversion during Inquisition times), is the founding directo...

Italian as we know it today was not always spoken throughout Italy. The Italian language did not become the staple language until well into the end of the 19th Century during the process of Italian unification, or the Risorgimento. Until then, the Italian peninsula was made up of Italo-Romance dialects and smaller minority languages that were diffe...