This week our interview tells a story of beauty. Four different beautiful things, actually. The first beauty is the donation of 500,000 $ by the late Italian American Ernest L. Pellegri, one of NIAF's donors. Mr. Pellegri passed away in April 2012 at age 83. He wanted to give back, and – as many other Italian Americans did and do – chose NIAF to be...

SPONSOR: National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in conjunction with the NIAF- Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Forum and the Italian American Congressional Staff Association WHO: Opening Remarks from Congressman David Cicilline and a Panel of Experts on Italy and the Syrian Refugee Crisis WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2015. Noon – 1:3...

By John Kelly About 30 years ago, an Italian friend of ours visited. After a few days doing the tourist thing, he exclaimed: "I love Washington! It's like a Rome where everything works."   I don't know what Adriano would think of D.C. today, when Metro breaks down routinely and Congress seems proud of its dysfunction. But I understood his p...

La National Italian American Foundation di Washington torna con il gala annuale sotto le volte rinascimentali di Cipriani a 42nd Street il prossimo 8 aprile portando all'appuntamento newyorkese popolari nomi del piccolo schermo e di Broadway.   La Niaf ha anticipato che durante il New York Gala saranno consegnati riconoscimenti a due volti t...

It was a record-breaking night for La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi, with over 500 guests celebrating the night's theme "Building the Future Today". John Michael Viola, President and Chief Operating Officer of NIAF, was honored. He praised the school for being the only school where a child can learn "not only the Italian language but they'll le...

The Italian Language Foundation is underwriting the cost of upcoming workshops for middle and high school teachers of Italian. A $25 teacher membership in the ILF is a condition for participation. Teachers can become ILF members via the ILF website (www.ilf.org).   The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will conduc...

Don't miss this exclusive lecture, discussion and book signing by Robert Edsel, the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed 2013 book "Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis." Edsel's dramatic story chronicles the little-known heroic effort of two U.S. soldiers—an artist and an historian—dispatched to Italy on...

Congratulations to NIAF member George Custodi on the publication of his new memoir "Three Witnesses."   The nonfiction book is a collection of Custodi's family journals, describing three different perspectives of Italians struggling to survive World War II. Custodi personally translated the journals into English for the publication, which is...

  WTI Magazine #78    2016 April 15Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 78th issue of our online magazine. Spring has boomed in Italy: we have a warm, sunny weather and the many beautiful places of our marvelous country are full of tourists. A recent survey tells us that...

L'Expo di Milano del 2015 sarà la protagonista del weekend di eventi e manifestazioni , che culmineranno la sera di sabato 25 ottobre con il galà, con cui anche quest'anno la Niaf, la principale organizzazione di italiani d'America, celebra l'anniversario della sua fondazione.   Ospiti d'onore dall'Italia del tradizionale appuntamento di Was...