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Italian American Future Leaders, a fellowship and networking platform that's empowering and engaging younger generations (ages 21 – 35), held its' 2nd annual conference, "IAFL2," this past weekend at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, FL.  The latest conference was comprised of fellows (first-time attendees), alumni (returning attendees), mentors and p...

You probably know a few things about Leonardo Da Vinci: he’s the Italian genius who’s incredible discoveries changed the course of history. But do you know about his dozens of experiments and inventions? At Da Vinci: Machines & Robotics, you’ll explore the mind of the greatest genius of all time during a hands-on interactive exhibition.  The family...

The Cerrito family of Wellington (FL) held a 60th birthday celebration for Thomas Cerrito on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the family home in Wellington. More than 150 guests were on hand to enjoy a party with an “Italian Festival” theme, complete with booths serving different authentic Italian specialties, along with Italian musical entertainment. The event...

Among art enthusiasts, the Italian Renaissance painter Titian holds a special status. An immensely successful 16th century artist, he introduced new methods of using color which influenced later painters. Titian had a long career and hundreds of his paintings survive. Still, the discovery of a new Titian is an event. A work recently determined to b...

The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta has returned five looted objects to Italy amid ongoing investigations into the provenance of the institution’s collection. Two objects, a plate and plate fragment, have been removed from the museum’s digital catalogue and will be repatriated to Italy; three pieces of pottery will remain in...

Mark your calendars and clear your schedules because the Italian American Future Leaders (IAFL) Annual Conference is just around the corner, and it’s going to be another unforgettable event! Apply here. Application deadline is December 8, 2023. The Second Annual IAFL Conference (IAFL2) will take place from January 12-15, 2024, once again held in Su...

He does it once again! The Italian American Society of St. Petersburg (IASOSP) elects Steve Dante as the club’s next president. Dante last served as IASOSP president in 2008-09. His presidency begins January 2024 and ends December 2025. Currently, he serves as the vice president and his wife Sharon Dante serves as president of the society. Original...

A historical replica has made its way to Chattanooga. La Pinta will be docked at Ross’s Landing until November 19. It was the first ship to discover land during Christopher Columbus’ famous voyage on October 12, 1492. The ship stopped in Chattanooga overnight a couple of weeks ago on her journey to Knoxville. Folks are invited to view the replica s...

The twenty second annual Galbani Feast of Little Italy returns to Abacoa in Jupiter November 3-5, bringing its quintessential ambiance, a packed lineup of Italian-American entertainers, and delicious cuisine to the neighborhood. Guests are welcome from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Admissio...

On 24 of October in Orlando, Florida at County Mayor's City Hall, the Honorary Consul of Orlando, the Lawyer Antonella Brancaccio after one year of negotiations with the administration of Orange County’s Mayor, Jerry Demings, has managed to get a proclamation that recognizes the Italian contribution in the geographic area. The Honorary Consul, open...

When most people doodle during a meeting or sketch out a quick image during a game of Pictionary, they don’t ponder what will become of their finished works. Perhaps they’ll be tossed into the trash, or someone will save them, preserving the drawings for years to come. At The Ringling Museum, 500 Years of Italian Drawings from the Princeton Univers...

Rollins Museum of Art - 1000 Holt Avenue-2765, Winter Park, FL. Until January 7, 2024. The exhibition shows a selection of works from the Haukohl Family Collection, the largest private collection of Florentine Baroque art from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The collection has been assembled over more than 35 years by Houston-based art collector a...