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A contingent of leaders from the Italian American Baseball Foundation traveled to Italy for several youth baseball clinics and transformational meetings, further extending the organization’s impact, growth, and potential abroad.  As a board trustee of IABF, I chronicled the journey with video and images on social media throughout the week. This is...

The owners of Bedda Matri, a food truck featuring Sicilian street food, have parked a brand new trailer permanently in the heart of Springfield’s Rountree neighborhood. The move marks a business shift — and a significant investment — for the relatively new food truck owners, Alessandro De Luca and Jennifer Morris. They also run Italian Kitchen, a S...

For Cristiana De Filippis, work is a passion, and Maria Colombo casually reconciles her theoretical analyses of fluid behavior with her private life in which she has just become a mother for the fourth time: they are the two Italian winners of the most important European prize for mathematics, awarded by the European Mathematical Society, a veritab...

Our nation’s first Italian American First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, spoke at ISDA’s annual banquet in downtown Pittsburgh on July 13, 2024, to share her ancestors’ story. The event was part of ISDA’s ongoing mission to celebrate women in leadership while offering a platform to major figures on both sides of the aisle who seek to promote and honor the I...

Another world leader has joined in on sending condolences to the family of Pennsylvania volunteer firefighter Corey Comperartore, who was killed while shielding his wife and daughter from gunfire at former President Donald Trump's rally on Saturday. "Corey Comperatore had just turned 50, he was a former fire chief, an Italian American of Calabrian...

From spectacular mountain ranges to charming coastal towns on the Italian Riviera and magnificent lakes like Como, Maggiore, and Garda, northern Italy offers so much for travelers to explore. A great way to do this is on an epic road trip through the stunning countryside, away from chaotic urban areas, which can be teeming with tourists during the...

In the heart of Greenwich Village is NA Slice, an Italian restaurant that will transport you to Italy immediately. "NA Slice aims to bring an authentic Italian culinary experience to New York City, focusing on traditional pizza recipes and high-quality ingredients. As an exporter of Italian food abroad, I've had the opportunity to understand how mu...

Abby Kaelin, raised on a fruit and vegetable farm in Butler, always has been passionate about specialty crops. As an agribusiness management major in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Kaelin eagerly enrolled in a course on the science and business of winemaking, which included a two-week excursion to Italy. “My family doesn’t grow grap...

Florida offers more than beautiful beaches and bustling cities — it is a gateway to a world of art, history and vibrant traditions deeply rooted in Italian heritage. Florida’s thriving appreciation for Italian culture makes it an ideal location for language learners. Studying the Italian language in Florida can lead to fluency and a deeper connecti...

The Val di Cembra, in Trentino-Alto Adige, is a valley characterized by breathtaking landscapes and a remarkable winemaking tradition marked by grape terraces that rise up to 900 m above sea level. The grapes grown include mainly Müller-Thurgau and Chardonnay. The vineyards are supported by dry stone walls and represent centuries of traditional agr...

Facenda Spirits, a new handcrafted limoncello distillery, is set to bring the Amalfi Coast to downtown Doylestown, writes Michele Haddon for the Bucks County Courier Times. Owned by Chalfont couple Richard and Stacy Facenda, the distillery will offer a locally made version of the traditional Italian liqueur.  Richard Facenda has spent the last two...

One of the most underrated Italian cities by foreign tourists can boast the nickname "Florence of the South" thanks to its architectural and natural beauties. Lecce, in Apulia, amazes visitors with its abundance of baroque architecture and cultural offerings. As soon as one crosses the threshold of the city, you feel immersed in a magical and evoca...