He is a World Cup champion, two-time Champions League winner and four-time Serie A Defender of the Year. The $33 million transfer fee A.C. Milan paid to get him from Lazio is one of the highest-ever for a defender. His perfectly timed slide tackles, pace and grit were on full display in a 2011 Champions League match when he repeatedly thwarted Barc...

After the First World War, with the increase in industrialization and well-being, the American people grew increasingly interested in entertainment and sports. The newspapers of that time often titled about the "Jazz Age" and the "Golden age of sports", in an enthusiastic race towards the '20s. Many Italian Americans, especially of second generatio...

Americans love sports!  Though the same could be said truthfully about elsewhere, it is especially true here.  The reasons for this are manifold.  The fact that television, which gave spectator sports to the masses, was invented and first popularized here no doubt played a large part.  Capitalism may have been a Dutch invention but crass Capitalism...

Rocco Commisso’s story is atypical. After reuniting with his father, who came to the United States hoping for a better life, the boy of Marina di Gioiosa Ionica faced the obstacles of life as an immigrant. His perseverance, hard work and intelligence made the difference. It’s not easy to adapt to a new culture and new traditions, especially when yo...

After taking a four-college, 11-day trip to the United States, Italian guard Davide Moretti has made his final decision. Moretti, who visited Lubbock during the June 2 weekend, committed Saturday afternoon to Texas Tech, per a source. The 19-year-old, high-level guard is expected to part of the Red Raiders’ stacked 2017 recruiting class and will ha...

Sophomore guard Federico Mussini, who came from Italy to play at St. John’s, will be leaving the program after two seasons. Reports in late May indicated that his youth club, Reggio Emilia, wanted him to return to play for their senior club. Mussini was back in New York this week, but will return to Italy to play. “I believe I am ready to take the...

Carol Faenzi is a board member of the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana and also the author of "The Stonecutter's Aria", a book that tells stories about Italian emigration to the US. She's the perfect person, a kind and proud Italian American who lives in Indiana, to talk about Italy in the "Hoosier State". We thank her and welcome her on We the...

The Italian American Museum and the Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen cordially invite you to attend a book presentation by author Aili McConnon for "Road to Valor: A True Story of World War II Italy and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation", a non-fiction work by Aili McConnon & Andres McConnon; and a screening of the documentary film "Assisi 1943...

Some of the best bocce players in the country will be competing at the Highwood Bocce Club later this month when the club hosts the U.S. Bocce Federation National Championship Tournament. Paolo Giannetti, chairman of the Highwood Bocce Club, said about 100 players from across the country will be coming to Highwood for the five-day event from June 2...

Quanti giovani cestisti italiani crescono con il sogno di giocare nella NBA? Da oggi questo sogno e' REALIZZABILE! Un grande campione americano si unisce al team di College Life Italia: Drake Diener, giocatore della Orlandina Basket che milita nella LBA - Legabasket Serie A, sara' il nostro talent scout per il Basketball!!!Vogliamo creare un ponte...