On the (virtual) road again, our trip around the US searching for Italian traces brings us today in Colorado. Again, not among the first States usually mentioned regarding the Italian emigration to the United States, but we will discover that there's a lot of Italy here too, starting from its motto that has its origin in Virgil's Aeneid: "Nil sine...

We don't know how many of you know this, but there is a thing called "Passport Index" which ranks the passports of the world, based on their Visa Free Score. The higher the Visa Free Score, the better the Passport Power Rank. Italy is ranked third : not bad, right? Still, this is not why so many Italian Americans apply for their Italian passport: a...

Los Angeles is one of the most significant cities in the United States. It houses one of the most active consulates, which is a point of reference for many Italian people.   We are pleased to host Consul Antonio Verde, who has been representing our country in LA for one year and a half.

If you think that the story of the Italian explorers and the territory now called "United States of America" stops at Cristoforo Colombo and Amerigo Vespucci, you probably never heard about Giovanni Caboto (the fact that English is the language spoken in the US can be directly attributed to England's claims in North America, based on his voyages),...

by Dolores Alfieri   Lately, Anthony and I have been preoccupied with Roseto, Pennsylvania. Maybe it's because we recently spent time with bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, who grew up in Roseto; or maybe because we recently spoke with Maria Laurino, author of "The Italian Americans," the companion book to the popular PBS series of the sa...

Amid a flurry of anti-immigration rhetoric coming from certain GOP presidential candidates, a new interactive map reminds us just how much of our country's foundation was built on the backs of foreign-born citizens. Foreign-Born Population: A Nation of Overlapping Diasporas visualizes America's history of immigration from the 1850s to 2010. &...

Anche per l'anno 2016 la MIB School of Management di Trieste, con il patrocinio del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della cooperazione Internazionale e in collaborazione con ICE/ITA Agenzia per la promozione all'estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane, promuove e organizza il corso di formazione manageriale "Origini Italia" destina...

by Dolores Alfieri   In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we speak to author Maria Laurino, who has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, and whose essays are widely anthologized. Her first memoir, Were You Always an Italian?, (W.W. Norton, 2000) was a national bestseller and explored the issue of ethni...

Questa mattina, a Sant'Egidio, nella sala della pace si è svolta la conferenza Migrazioni e integrazione, Stati Uniti ed Italia: due modelli a confronto. Il presidente della Comunità di Sant'Egidio, Marco Impagliazzo, aprendo i lavori, ha osservato che Sant’Egidio rappresenta “un laboratorio privilegiato, con vari decenni di esperienza, nell’accogl...

February 8 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm. Event will take place in University Hall 7th Floor Conference Center. Registration required. To RSVP, visit the organizer website.   oin us for a conversation with documentary filmmakers. This round table will explore issues related to Italian immigration to the United States, yesterday's as well as today's. A...