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The FBI’s Italian counterparts, known as the Carabinieri, recovered two missing 16th century Italian tapestries in Florida. According to the FBI, Carabinieri’s Tutela Patrimonio Culturale (which translates to “Protection of Cultural Heritage”) discovered the tapestries, believed to have been lost forever. The first of the 16th century tapestries wa...

In celebration of Italian American Heritage Month, A Fish Called Avalon will host an exhibition of Italian American Icons, featuring 14 award-winning mosaic portraits from Italy’s internationally renowned Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli.  Founded in 1922 in the small town of Spilimbergo in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Northeast Italy, the missi...

Bringing Italian culture to the forefront, with nonnas, spaghetti and a large family style gathering, the Italian American-Club of the CSRA continues to host their annual Pasta Festival. The Pasta Festival, a one day fundraising and charity gather on Friday, Oct. 7, provides meals and fellowship to the Augusta community. Portions of the proceeds wi...

Festa Italiana Raleigh, the largest Italian festival in the south east, celebrates Italian culture and heritage while providing financial support to local charities. Now in its fourth year, Festa Italiana Raleigh is a fun and free event for the entire family. Make your way to Raleigh on Saturday September 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the in...

In the lead-up to Christopher Columbus Day on Oct. 10, local Indigenous groups have told City of Tampa officials to remove a Columbus statue from the park dedicated to him on Bayshore Boulevard and W Platt Street. But even if the city refuses to remove it, the group says the statue will come down. “One way, or another the statue of Columbus must an...

The Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society has a new home. An accord was sealed with the Administrative Pastor of the “Pentecostals of the Gulf Coast” and we have moved there on August 1, 2022. The Pentescostals- of the Gulf Coast - is located at 1907 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS. The society is now collocated on the premises. It has a large...

Great success for the Miss Italia America presentation gala in the USA on 30 July 2022 in Miami Beach. Official start of the contest so dear to Enzo Mirigliani, historical Patron of the Miss Italy event that launched stars like Sophia Loren. To win the crown of Miss Italia America, girls of Italian American origin from all over the United States, w...

Art enthusiasts can learn how well-known masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper were created at Biltmore’s latest installation in its Legends of Art & Innovation series. “Leonardo da Vinci — 500 Years of Genius” is on display at Amherst at Deerpark on the grounds of Biltmore through Feb. 20, 2023. It’s the third and final installmen...

The 30th Anniversary Italianfest 2022 starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday on Newport’s Riverboat Row — featuring (as usual) multiple Italian Food Specialties, Live Music, History of Newport’s Italian Heritage and much more. Kicking off summer festivals is the one that has everything — including a free bocce ball court– and it’s free to all to a...

They saw dead bodies in the road, climbed over destroyed bridges and heard bombs pounding a nearby airport. A mother, her three children, escaping Ukraine, where they were born, came to safety in a 500-year-old villa in Rome owned by an Italian princess who once had ties to South Carolina. Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi of Italy, the former wif...

It’s all about the gravy at Memphis Italian Festival. And don’t dare call it spaghetti sauce. That’s blasphemy at this event. “Sauce is a marinara, but when you add meat, it becomes a gravy,” explained defending Grand Champion Scott Manes, who has been the head cook of the team Mama Biondini's for the past seven years. The beloved festival "where e...

Dear compatriots and friends of the Italian community in North Carolina, I am honored to assume the role of Honorary Consul of Italy in our state of North Carolina. I look forward to serving you and continuing the impressive work of my colleague Dr. Claudio Carpano, former HC, in supporting a thriving and dynamic Italian community in our state. For...