For one of the few times in his life, Franco Trincale was speechless. The man who had spent some 60 years belting out song after song about the exploitation of workers, sundry social injustices and Italy’s political and criminal travails during decades of social upheaval could barely speak above a whisper. “I’ve lost my voice,” he croaked to the ro...

Autumn is the time of the year when Nature shows us all its surprising colors and shades. In the same way, after the dazzling summer season many Italian cities are full of suggestive and colorful attractions of unquestionable charm, adding extra appeal to the places which are an absolute must to visit. Here we offer a review of the most colorful It...

The capital of Sicily is the grand old dowager of the island, an ancient beguiling and decadent aristocratic dame who is absolutely enthralling. She has many stories to tell and experiences to offer in an understated layering of history which is intoxicating.  A walk through the crowded streets of the city will result in the discoveries of everythi...

“L'organizzatrice "chairwomen" della 66^ parata del "Columbus Day" di Chicago è stata la signora Mariann Gullo figlia di immigrati siciliani, con il suo tenace impegno è riuscita a coinvolgere 160 Associazioni a partecipare alla parata. Durante la cerimonia è stato ricordato anche il 45° anniversario dell'importante gemellaggio di Chicago con la ci...

The companion book to the documentary film, A Filmmaker’s Journey reveals the process by which the author/filmmaker was able to capture on film the island nation’s natural beauty, its passionate people and epic human struggles, the depth and diversity of its culture, the philosophic insights that originated there, and its wealth of historic sites -...

Anche la terza edizione del premio Scegli l’Italia, ideato e realizzato da FAI – Fondoambiente Italiano e Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza, ha visto la partecipazione di numerosi insegnanti provenienti da tutta Italia. Alla giuria l’arduo compito di analizzare i lavori pervenuti, ricchi di testimonianze di meravigliose uscite didattiche alla...

La Sicilia possiede uno straordinario patrimonio, non soltanto per quanto riguarda storia, cultura e natura, ma anche relativamente all'enogastronomia. Alcune preparazioni tipiche dell'isola sono decisamente inimitabili: dai primi ai secondi, arrivando ai dolci, l'elenco è lungo, gustoso e complesso. Decidere quali siano le ricette migliori della t...

Saturday November 10th, 7pm EDT. IL Centro, 8711 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214. This presentation has a direct link to the Italian culture. Purposely imagined not to neglect the principal dialects of Il Bel Paese (Italy). It is the product of a brilliant dramatic intuition. The color, the emotions, the flavors recorded in the monologue suit perfe...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST. Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford Street - Houston, TX 77006. Justin Nystrom will be at the Italian Cultural & Community Center in Houston, Texas to share more about his book "Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture" In his book Creole Itali...

Cotognata is a sweet jelly made from quince  and commonly known in English as quince paste. In Spain it is called membrillo. The quince is a special fruit, it is large and irregularly shaped and not eaten raw because of its excessively sour taste.  It is also an old fashioned, intensely aromatic and much loved fruit. It’s not an easy fruit to prepa...