In un'Italia che emigra, in una generazione con la valigia in una mano e nell'altra la speranza di un futuro oltreconfine, c'è chi parte carico di strumenti e spartiti. Ci sono anche loro, i musicisti, tra i "cervelli in fuga" da un'Italia che sembra non avere più nulla da offrire a questi giovani pieni di talento e dalle enormi potenzialità che ha...

“Buongiorno” or Good Morning in Italian! Do the names Padroni, Baseggio, Guenzi, Rizzolo, DeSoto and Campanella sound familiar? These are just a few of the familiar family names of Italian immigrants that made their way to Logan County during the past 120 years. Many of these immigrants not only helped to settle the northeast Colorado plains, but t...

An Italian immigrant who got his start making cheese in the Bronx is reflecting on his experience in the U.S. during the city's Immigrant Heritage Week. The owner of the store he first began working at in 1986, Orazio Carciotto, started out knowing nothing about mozzarella. Carciotto is just one of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who has come t...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present a collective exhibition “ITALIANITÀ: Italian Diaspora Artists Examine Identity.” The exhibition features celebrated artists Joseph Stella, Ralph Fasanella, Italo Scanga, Leo Politi, Paolo Soleri, Luigia Martelloni, Cynthia Minet, and Robert Peluce, among others. In the arts, t...

Il “Sogno Americano”  lo abbiamo letto nei libri e visto nei film ma quanti di noi conoscono qualcuno che lo abbia vissuto realmente?  Abbiamo incontrato per i nostri lettori Alessandra Chimienti, giovane donna di origini salentine trapiantata in California che, in appena quattro anni negli Stati Uniti, ha rivoluzionato la propria vita iscrivendosi...

Italy granted citizenship to over 200,000 people in 2016, more than any other country in the European Union. The 201,600 people who became Italian accounted for a fifth of nearly a million new EU citizens that year, according to the latest figures from European statistics office Eurostat. Italy approved some 23,600 more citizenship requests compare...

I membri della seconda generazione, durante i primi decenni del XX secolo, hanno affrontato un enorme dilemma nel scegliere la propria identità: a casa vivevano la cultura italiana, fuori, nel mondo esterno, erano esposti alla cultura americana. Spesso si sentivano ai margini di entrambe le culture difficili da amalgamare. Da un lato, potevano iden...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #102 magazine of We the Italians! First of all we want to thank all of you, recipients of our newsletter: we reached 80,000 subscribers! It's just the beginning, we have to do much better than that, but it's worth celebrating. So, once again: THANKS!! Please spread the word and have your friends who love Italy to subs...

I have heard it said that of the five senses the sense of smell can bring to the surface memories long buried away beneath the cobwebs of years and decades. An aroma can, in an instant, search throughout the innumerable files of all the memories held in our subconscious to locate a precise memory, dust it off, and present it to our conscious mind,...

ITA (Italian Trade Agency) and MIB Trieste School of Management, under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, promote and organize “Origini Italia Program 2018”, an intensive Export Management and Entrepreneurial Development Course, aimed at the descendants of emigrants from Italy who are residents ab...