Love brought Joseph Rollo to America. He was a teenager from Sicily when he first visited the United States and met Anna Maria, the woman he would later marry. The couple sent letters back and forth across the Atlantic for about a year, and though he had never planned to live in America, she convinced him to attend college in the Philadelphia area....

NHL and NBA players play for their native lands in world competitions. Stefano Biasini, who has won at the World Cup of Gelato for his native Italy, is flipping this tradition. He will compete for Team USA in the next Coppa del Mondo Di Gelateria, which will be held Jan. 20-24, 2018, in Rimini, Italy. Biasini, a partner in the Center City restauran...

19 April 2017, 5:30 pm. Cherpack Seminar Room, 543 Williams Hall - 255 S. 36th St. - Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss two moments in time, just before and after World War II, when Boccaccio enjoyed much less respect than today as a European writer, and as an Italian imm...

The Filitalia International & Foundation, a non profit organization that preserves and defends the Italian heritage and culture by encouraging the study of the Italian Language, has announced the selection of Marco Circelli as its new Executive Director. “We are very pleased to announce this new appointment,” reported Dr. Pasquale F. Nestico, MD, F...

Saturday, April 22 11 am - 4 pm EDT. Penn Museum, 3260 South St, Philadelfia 19104 "Felix sit natalis die!" Roughly translated, that is “happy birthday” in Latin—a great phrase to use at the royal celebration of Rome’s Birthday. Guests will be treated to explosive gladiator fights and interactive legionary tactical demonstrations, mythology gallery...

A local Philadelphia woman becomes entrepreneur at 78 and recipient of Honorary Degree from Chestnut Hill College on May 13, 2017. April 7, 2017 – As the success of her self-published book, Italian Moms – Spreading Their Art To Every Table, Elisa Costantini has now signed with Sterling Publishers, Inc. Elisa published her first book after the death...

Con una nota pubblicata sul suo sito web, il Consolato generale a Philadelphia comunica che sono disponibili circa 30 appuntamenti giornalieri per l’emissione dei passaporti. Nella nota, il Consolato ricorda anche che il periodo di massima concentrazione di richieste di passaporti è durante l’estate; quindi, si consiglia di approfittare della possi...

Un “grazie ai familiari di Aldo Lorenzi, originario di Mozzecane con parentele roverbellesi e di Malavicina”. A rivolgerlo è Daniele Marconcini, presidente della Associazione dei Mantovani nel Mondo, che ha portato la sua storia al Museo dell'Immigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti di Filadelfia, creato da Filitalia International, l'associazione it...

A Queen Village elementary school has launched a pilot Italian language program for kindergarten, first, and second grades. The Italian version of Old McDonald was being sung, in Italian, by the second grade class at the Meredith School. Maestro Matteo Greco of Milan is their teacher on a one year internship. The program is a partnership with the I...

The inauguration of the Italian Language Program at William M. Meredith Elementary school was held this past February 24th, at the presence of the Hon. Andrea Canepari, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia, Dr. William Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, Councilman Mark Squilla and some of the members of the Board of “Il...