Maria Manca was born in Ozieri (Sassari) in 1982 and graduated from the "Università per Stranieri di Perugia" in 2008 with a degree in International Relations. In 2010 she entered the Diplomatic career of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her first assignment was to the office of the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation of the...

Flying is not Michigan running back Ty Isaac’s favorite thing to do. “I hate flying,” he said recently. He has spent some time strategizing how he will handle the nine-hour flight from Detroit to Rome when the majority of the team travels on Saturday for a unique sightseeing and educational trip that will also include the Wolverines’ final three sp...

Metro Detroit's 2017 edition of the Italian Film Festival USA will have free screenings of contemporary Italian cinema at Wayne State in General Lectures on April 28 and 29. Now in its 13th year nationwide, the Italian Film Festival USA is offering 95 screenings of recent Italian films this year. In addition to Detroit, the festival expands to othe...

For Italian immigrants living in southeast Michigan, COMITES di Detroit provides a home away from home. COMITES — “Comitato Italiani Residenti all’Estero,” or “Committee for Italian Residents Abroad” — is a branch of the Italian Consulate, and thus the Mininstry of Italian Foreign Affairs, says COMITES di Detroit’s segreteria, Teria DeLorenzo.  The...

Maserati is planning to move its North American headquarters from New Jersey to a former corporate auto museum outside Detroit later this year so that it can be closer to its parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Maserati became affiliated with Chrysler when Fiat acquired a controlling stake in the automaker in 2009. Despite that affiliation,...

La Lanterna will open on Wednesday in downtown Detroit's Capitol Park. As we reported last month, the restaurant is an undertaking of the Barbieri family’s second, third, and fourth generations, and an homage to their father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Edoardo Barbieri, who launched the venerable Da Edoardo restaurant group. He also ran th...

A tale of courage and survival takes to the big screen Friday as part of the Italian Film Festival USA’s stop in Dearborn. Italian filmmaker Pierette Domenica Simpson, a survivor of the 1956 sinking of the Italian luxury liner the Andrea Doria, will share her story during a screening of her documentary, “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” at...

Buongiorno! Welcome to Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township – one of several venues in the Detroit area hosting the annual Italian Film Festival USA. Premiering tonight on the Big Reds’ big screen at 7 p.m. is “An Almost Perfect Town,” directed by Massimo Gaudioso. The Italian Film Festival USA is a nonprofit organization that brings fre...

A new Italian restaurant is set to open soon in Grand Rapids. Palio, at 545 Michigan St. NE, will host a VIP grand-opening celebration on April 18. The Medical Mile restaurant opens to the public on April 19, with dinner-only hours running until April 23. Palio’s normal business hours begin on April 24. The VIP party requires reservations, which co...

The IACS was invited to participate in the Sterling Heights Cultural Exchange held at their Senior Center on March 3, where many groups and cultures were represented.  IACS President Sandra Tornberg and Vice President Clarice Squillace greeted guests at a display table, sharing information about our culture and the IACS, and our event coordinator C...