The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival returned in all its glory this past Saturday and Sunday. Festival-goers stuffed their faces with the city’s finest cannoli, ravioli and Mexican mango flowers while watching groups of people with Crisco clumps in their hair grunt and grimace as they climb atop each other to scale a 30-foot greased pole to...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...

Close to a century ago, hundreds of Bella Vista neighbors, mostly first- and second-generations of Italian immigrants, started strolling South Philly streets every spring for the Procession of Saints. Holding adorned holy statues high, the parade of parishioners drew folks of all ages to a cross section of work, play and religion. “It was this week...

Domenica 3 giugno 2018 si celebra la XV Giornata Nazionale dello Sport, una grande festa aperta a tutti che si svolge ogni anno dal 2003, la prima domenica di giugno. Una giornata all’insegna di chi ama e pratica lo sport e della promozione di tutte le discipline sportive coinvolte, con eventi e manifestazioni in molti Comuni italiani e da quest’an...

Fante’s Kitchen Shop, located in Philadelphia, PA, will host cookbook author Elisa Costantini on May 19. Costantini will be signing her latest cookbook, “Italian Moms: Spreading Their Art to Every Table and Italian Moms: Something Old, Something New.” According to Fante’s, in her new book, Costantini includes 150 Italian-themed recipes inspired by...

The 6th Annual Saint Pio Festival takes place today through Sunday May 20th at St. Pio Catholic Regional School, 1826 Pollock Street.  The festival kicks off at 6pm and features Italian food and desserts, amusement rides, games, and carnival treats like cotton candy. On Sunday you’ll have a chance to meet the Eagle’s Jason Kelce and other stars inc...

When the Eagles won the Super Bowl in February and Villanova took home the NCAA championship last month, Philadelphians shocked the world with their gravity-defying ability to scramble up poles greased with Crisco and hydraulic fluid. But what most people outside Philadelphia don’t know is that climbing greased poles is practically embedded in Phil...

A Drexel University freshman has started an Italian club to serve as a vehicle to express Italian heritage and pride across campus. Mario De Lorenzo, studying computer engineering, started the “Italian Pride” club after realizing that the university lacked an organization dedicated to Italian culture, which made it challenging to stay connected to...

It's almost time for the Italian Market Festival, one of the few occasions where climbing greased poles is actually encouraged in Philly. The festival will take place Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, at the nation's oldest outdoor market on Ninth Street. In addition to a greased pole climbing competition, festival activities include the tradit...

Italian BYOB Burrata opens its doors on the corner of 13th and Wharton streets on Tuesday, May 1. The small, window-lined restaurant replaces August, another Italian BYOB in a neighborhood known for them. But Burrata’s owners, who live within a few blocks, think their menu will make the new restaurant stand out. “We wanted to be different, that’s w...