Archaeologists have been left at a loss by the discovery of some mysterious ruins in Rome, which could be the remains of one of the city's earliest churches. The find was made at Ponte Milvio, a bridge along the River Tiber in the northern part of the city. And it came about completely by chance while electrical technicians, who were laying cables...

There is a special sound that speaks of Italy, the same for thousands of years, a sound that becomes one with the country’s landscape, dotted with churches and belfries. Wherever you are, on the mountains or by the sea, the tolling of bells marks the passing of time, and walks hand in hand with people’s daily life. It’s a heavenly ding-dong that fr...

New archeological finds at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, shed new light on its medieval past. Historical sources show that in 880 the complex of St. Paul’s Basilica, where the remains of St. Paul are enshrined, was fortified by a wall by Pope John VIII to defend it from invasions by Saracens. The archaeological site of “Orto dei Monac...

These “Stolpersteine,” German for “stumbling stones,” are a very different kind of Holocaust memorial. They personalize the tragedy, marking the specific place where the victim lived or worked before being forced from their home and sent to extermination camps. There are more than 200 of the mini memorials in Rome, called pietri d’inciampo here, It...

Domani, 19 luglio, cominciano i clinic gratuiti fra Nettuno e Roma, organizzati dalla Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball e dalla Italian American Baseball Foundation. Si comincia al centro olimpico dell'Acquacetosa di Roma con il primo di quattro eventi, che coinvolgeranno anche la Nazionale Under 15 il 20 luglio a Nettuno. Il 24 luglio si terr...

A stirring picture of a widower sitting by the Mediterranean Sea with a framed photograph of his late wife has gone viral in Italy. The photo was snapped in the city of Gaeta on Italy’s eastern coast, and was posted to Facebook by Georgio Moffa on July 1, EuroNews.com reports. According to Moffa, the man in the photo is 70-year-old Giuseppe Gior...

Darius Arya loves the rooftop terraces of Rome because they make you see the Eternal City’s monuments from ever new angles. Even after 18 years of living in Rome, the U.S.-born archaeologist and professor still gets excited every time he walks out the door, be it to lead an educational program for the American Institute for Roman Culture, which he...

An Italian team has studied eight Italians with total recall or 'hypermemory', in the first study in the world of people able to remember what they were wearing or what they had for lunch on a given day 10 years ago. The study was carried out by the Santa Lucia IRCCS Foundation in Rome and published in the PNAS journal. It also involved the Italian...

Il tema “più importante”, il “cuore stesso del mandato della rete consolare” oltre che della Direzione generale per gli italiani all’estero. Così Luigi Vignali ha definito i servizi consolari, tema al centro dei lavori della terza e ultima giornata di lavoro dell’assemblea plenaria del Consiglio generale degli italiani all’estero riunita alla Farne...

It is a special year for L’Italo Americano, which celebrates its 110th anniversary. One hundred and ten years dedicated to keeping the Italian American community on the West Coast united, to inform people about its achievements and its history and, to maintain alive the Italian heritage of thousands of families, throughout many a generation. Indeed...