Cosa ac­ca­de quan­do il dia­let­to si­cu­lo var­ca i con­fi­ni del­la sua ter­ra na­ta­le e ap­pro­da ne­gli Sta­ti Uni­ti? «Ho sem­pre su­bi­to il fa­sci­no del si­ci­lia­no e del­le par­la­te lo­ca­li – af­fer­ma Cono Cin­que­ma­ni, lin­gui­sta tren­ta­seien­ne, ori­gi­na­rio di San Cono (in pro­vin­cia di Ca­ta­nia) – Tut­to ini­ziò quan­do, da...

The Origini Italia programme for Export Management & Entrepreneurial Development, is organized by MIB Trieste School of Management, In cooperation with ICE - Italian Trade Agency, with the local administration of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and with other Italian regional organizations. The Program is now in its 17th year, and is aimed at the desc...

Peter Petrucci has lived the American dream, one stitch in time at a time. The dream that started in his native Italy took Petrucci on a journey to the U.S. by way of Canada. He opened his business, J&P Upholstery, more than 50 years ago in Rochester and has been in Fairport since 1979. His expertise has led to jobs that include reupholstering all...

In our journey to discover Italy in the 50 states, today we dive between the Delta Italians, our compatriots who with great effort and sacrifice settled in the wide area of the delta of the Mississippi River, which gives its name to the Magnolia State. The adventures of the Delta Italians described by Paul Canonici's books are intriguing and instru...

If you were a kid in America in the 1950s, your first exposure to Chinese food likely was a Chun King concoction in a can — chop suey or chow mein bought at the grocery store, heated at home and topped with dry Chun King noodles from another can. The Chun King line was founded in the 1940s by Jeno Paulucci, a son of poor Italian immigrants who beca...

But what he had not anticipated nor planned for was the addition of an assistant. And a girl at that. Miss Waldine Tauch of Brady, from Texas, was a remarkably talented young girl of 18 years, beautiful and ambitious, yet devoted to her troubled family. Like Coppini, she had endured a childhood rife with stress from a bitterly jealous and unstable...

“Il nonno di papà si imbarcò a Napoli nel 1890 e, dopo giorni di navigazione, arrivò a New York. In quel periodo, nel novembre del 1890, gli emigranti sbarcavano al Barge Office di Battery Park…” racconta Maurizio Igor Meta, attore, scrittore e regista che dal 2014 lavora a Ellis Island. Ellis Island  è un progetto multidisciplinare che inizia dall...

Of the twelve million immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954 four million were Italian and my grandmother, Colomba Cordani, was one of them. She left her small Northern Italian village of Ponte del Olio near Piacenza and arrived in New York on April 27, 1909 aboard the French Line steamship Chicago. The ship departed from LeHa...

Frrank DiCara is 90 years old, but he still remembers what it felt like to wake up an enemy in his hometown. It was 1941, and he was a 14-year-old kid in Highlandtown, an Italian-American neighborhood in Baltimore, when news broke that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor, bringing the U.S. into war with the Axis Powers of Japan, Germany and Italy. For pe...

"You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” The previous quote, stated by Giuseppe Verdi, a renowned opera composer, exemplifies how much of an international treasure the country of Italy is. From the long canals of Venice to the white sand beaches of Sicily to the ancient architecture of Rome, the splendors of Italy are abundant all over the...