The phenomenon of film and TV series about crime as sources of inspiration for tourism in Italy (and around the world) has only grown in recent years. One the seminal places for it is Corleone, a town in large part created in the transnational collective imagination by the classic American film trilogy The Godfather, which ironically was not shot i...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan announces that as of March 1, 2019 it has been named a PLIDA Certification Center (Italian Language Project Dante Alighieri), a very important accomplishment for the Metropolitan Area of Detroit. There are 350 Certification Centers in seventy-four countries in the world. PLIDA is a language certification prog...

“Gli Stati Uniti non sarebbero gli Stati Uniti senza il prezioso contributo degli italiani, New York non sarebbe New York senza La Scuola d’Italia. Una bellissima serata”.  Queste le parole della senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, in Nord e Centro America, che lo scorso 8 marzo ha partecipato al Benefit Gala 2019...

Alcuin School’s Italian Night was a huge success drawing a record crowd of more than 500 attendees for a festive evening of family fun in the school’s gym on Jan. 27. The annual gathering was indeed a “bella notte,” hosted by guest chefs and servers from the Alcuin School Parents’ and Dads’ Clubs.   The scrumptious feast, catered by Campisi’s Resta...

At the beginning of February, Queen’s Grant Latin teacher Ben Henkel undertook an unexpected lesson with his Latin students: they made fresh pasta together. If asked what they might eat in modern day Rome, most people would probably imagine a huge bowl of pasta with marinara sauce.   The ancient Romans did eat pasta as well as many of the staples o...

The Sons of Italy Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge No. 146 presented a check for $10,000 to Lock Haven University recently. The programs supported by the gift are wrestling, $1,000; men’s and women’s soccer, $2,000; Capt. Andrew Koss ROTC Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; football, $2,500; and the Student Retention Fund, $2,000. Sons of Italy President Dan...

It’s a pretty common bucket-list item to learn to speak Italian. I mean, who wouldn’t want to absorb the language of the country that gave us Sophia Loren, pizza, espresso and those adorable little Fiats? Not to mention the fact that Americans love to travel to Italy—whether it’s to bask in the gorgeous art, drink wine with lunch every day or simpl...

For the third year in a row, in conjunction with UNC Charlotte, the search for the next recipient of the Italian Language Scholarship will soon begin! Applicants must be UNC Charlotte students who are currently enrolled in (or have successfully completed) Italian 1201. Majors in business, engineering, or architecture are preferred, as are Italian m...

The yearly summer study abroad program in Italy is looking for students to join the trip. The summer study is a five-week course where students travel around Italy and earn up to seven credits taking classes. The program begins on May 24, when students land in Rome. From there, they stay in Perugia, a city in central Italy filled with youth and stu...

When Lola Rozzi immigrated to Reading as a young bride, she was determined not to leave her Italian heritage in her homeland of Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Lola met the love of her life, Lorenzo, in Italy. The two married on Aug. 22, 1960, and moved to Berks County in the early 1960s. “She gave Italian lessons to my children,” Lola's longtime friend, Gin...