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Nei giorni del cambio della guardia al Quirinale, alcune domande sulla nostra storia ci vengono spontanee. A rispondere, come sempre, è la celebre Accademia della Crusca.   Da dove viene il nome "Italia"?La Crusca risponde «Italia è un nome di tradizione classica, in origine con riferimento all'estremità meridionale della Calabria; si estend...

For our 100th interview (happy birthday to us!!) we talk about a documentary that will be aired in two parts: the first two hours on February 17th at 9 P.M.EST and the second two hours a week later on February 24th at 9 P.M. EST. The documentary is called "The Italian Americans" and, in our honest opinion, will be a milestone for the Italian Americ...

Date: Monday, March 09, 2015 - Time: 8:07 serali. Location: Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco Organized by: CNM - In collaboration with: IIC   Italian new music specialist Marco Fusi visits the Bay Area with a program of contemporary violin and viola works by some of the most innovative Italian composers worki...

  WTI Magazine #55    2015 March, 6Author : Elda Buonanno Foley      Translation by:   Italians are famous all over the world for their food, their style, the "Made in Italy" essence, the beautiful landscapes and the peculiar traditions: in addition to these well known features, however, there are others that s...

For the cashed-up buyer with an eye for history, it would be the ultimate Tuscan holiday retreat. A castle that was once stayed in by Galileo Galilei has gone on sale near Siena for 28 million euros, or £20 million. Once owned by an aristocratic Italian family that sent two popes to the Vatican, it is more a fortified village than a single proper...

An American consortium is interested in a takeover of AC Milan, but it will not involve the club's former midfielder David Beckham. The group wants to purchase 51% of shares in the Rossoneri, but current owner Silvio Berlusconi has said that he is only willing to give up 30% for €300 million.   According to Tuttosport, the consortium be...

  WTI Magazine #57    2015 April, 3Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Citrus cultivation developed in the Ribera valleys at the beginning of the nineteenth century, but it was only in 1930 that it reached truly high standards of quality. This was when the cultivation of the Brasiliano and Washington navel v...

St. Paul restaurant Cossetta is adding a new concept to its growing enterprise: A rosticceria specializing in carry-out meats and sides. The Pioneer Press reports that Cossetta, which went through a big renovation in 2013, will start offering a new menu of take-out items like rotisserie chicken and prime rib sandwiches, as well as sides like i...

1. Our intensity of discussion needs to come down a few notches. Us Italians are hot-blooded people. We are more inclined to speak what's going through our minds in a passionate way. Different opinions are just that, and we are not fighting when you hear a heated discussion.   We are just talking. My roommate in the US used to think I w...

di Giosetta Capriati   Lo hanno definito "l'Indiana Jones delle leccornie" e dall'alto del suo metro e novantadue di altezza, con un sorriso da conquistatore, Antonio Maurizio Gaetani, 52 anni, discendente dalla nobile famiglia Gaetani di Sermoneta, ride all'idea di essere paragonato all'eroe di Hollywood, armato però solo di cucchiaio e f...

The Italian American Community Center will hold its 18th Annual Women of the Year Awards to recognize the accomplishments of Rochester area women of Italian descent. These women represent a cross section of the community, with accomplishments in business, education, civic affairs/government, the Lifetime Achievement Award will awarded for dedicated...

Mike Andino is a Glenview native who works as a chef at Gusto Italiano restaurant. After graduating from Glenbrook South High School in 2001, he attended Kendall College culinary school in Evanston. Italian food is in his blood, he said, because his mother is from Italy.   Why did you want to be a chef? "I just love being creative and gettin...