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Most of us take for granted that we know who our parents are and where they come from. But that's not the case for children of adoption, especially when they weren't even born in the U.S. However, an area man's search for his roots have finally paid off. Dr. Kerry Sachetta came to the United States from Rome, Italy, just a few months after he was b...

Ha un tono della voce quasi dimesso.  Racconta e ogni tanto gli scappa uno slang in quell’americano tipico degli emigrati siciliani. Le parole non sono il suo forte. Perché il suo regno è la cucina. Lui è Celestino Drago, 61 anni a settembre, di cui quasi 40 trascorsi negli Stati Uniti, a Los Angeles dove si è trasferito definitivamente nel 1979 av...

The youngest of eight children, Neil Philip Iovino was born on the West Side of Chicago on Jan. 3, 1918. His parents, Domenico and Richetta Serpico Iovino, came to Chicago from Scisciano, near Naples. A graduate of Notre Dame Grammar School on Flournoy Street, he attended only one year of high school, but my dad was street smart. When people asked...

September 18th at 6pm - Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago. Free Entrance. The romantic and erotic tale of the painter Raphael and his mysterious Roman mistress--known to posterity as "La Fornarina," The Baker's Daughter-- is one of the most intriguing stories to come down to us from the Italian Renaissance. In 1967...

When speaking of Italian dining, done usually with much reverence, the name Antonio’s Cucina Italiana … as of this year is now at five localities … is many times said with much appeal because of the place it holds in conversations about truly authentic ethnic dining. Because Italian cuisine is without doubt among the leaders when talk revolves arou...

Lecce, nicknamed the ‘Florence of the South’, is one of Puglia’s most fascinating cities for its architecture, which is identified as a peculiar style of Baroque, the ‘Leccese Baroque’. It is especially during the 17th century that some of the most magnificent monuments were built, using the so-called ‘Lecce stone’, a particular kind of limestone,...

For Mike Campanile, Wednesday’s first race brought back fond memories when a horse named Brockton George went to the post. “The first bet I ever made was in 1969 at the Brockton (Mass.) State Fair,” he said. “They had thoroughbred horse racing. My friend and I split a $2 win bet on a horse that threw his jockey when he came out of the gate, and we...

The importance of decanting wine is a bit underestimated. Have you ever poured the last few drops of a good bottle of red wine only to find pieces of something floating around in your wine glass? For some, it can be an unattractive scene. But here's the good news. Typically, it's not bottling negligence or some other winery faux pas. It's simply se...

On Saturday, September 15, as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC), the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Foundation is proud to sponsor this year's Festa Coloniale Italiana and La Musica d'Italia in Washington Square Park - celebrations of Italian and Italian-American culture, music, food a...

Thursday August 30 at 8 PM - Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street, New York, NY 10019. Tickets for performance: $35; $20 for students & seniors ($99 tickets include performance and cast party) Reservations: www.danceaward.org Director/producer ANTONIO FINI, native of Calabria and recent guest artist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, anno...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #106 magazine of We the Italians! It’s August, Italy usually almost entirely stops its activities in this month, but We the Italians doesn’t! We never cease loving and promoting our country. Joe Quagliano and a few other friends from the Italian American Baseball Foundation just visited Italy for a series of meetings...

The trulli, the characteristic cone-roofed houses of Alberobello, Apulia, make up one of the 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. The name derives from the late Greek word for dome (τρούλος; in Italian, cupola), and refers to the ancient stone houses with conical roofs, constructed with the abundant limestone from the plateau of Apulia’s Murge...