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The Cultural Italian American Organization of Cayuga County recently honored two Catholic priests for their dedication to the Auburn community. Father Frank Lioi and Father Louis Vasile were the guests of honor at the organization’s seventh-annual recognition dinner, which took place Oct. 9 at Auburn’s Springside Inn. The organization, known as C.I...

The Feast of Little Italy returns to Abacoa in Jupiter November 4-6. This year’s festival will celebrate the theme “Italian American Heritage and Culture” with its quintessential welcoming ambiance, Italian-American entertainers, and authentic food by local chefs and confectioners. Admission is free. Guests are welcome from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday;...

Festa Italiana returns this weekend to downtown Pensacola. Festa Italiana is a celebration of all things Italian, including food offerings like shrimp scampi, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, sausage and pepper sandwiches, and tiramisu. Italian music, prize drawings and a silent auction are all part of the event. This year’s drawing: 1st prize is...

We caught up with Paul Ciamano, Festival Chairman, with the Italian Heritage Festival this week. He was enjoying a long drive. At least we assumed he was. “I’m driving to Morgantown, West Virginia to pick up 420 pepperoni rolls” That’s dedication. Saturday, Paul and his team will host the 12th Italian Heritage Festival at the Coastal Discovery Muse...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast and PromoTurismoFVG bring to Miami the FVG Week, an inspiring journey among the flavors and traditions of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region. Join us for a whole week full of initiatives: 5 days in-store tasting; 2 trade only events for professionals of tourism and F&B industry; 2 happy hours + dj set....

In the early 1900s, a small travel agency in Greenville, Miss., began sending representatives to Italy. The dozen or so agents canvassed the arid farms and barber shops of the Abruzzo region, smiling as they passed out brochures reading, “Italians! Do not lose this great opportunity to buy tickets from me . . . for the steamer Manilla . . . for $45...

A series of lectures that began in early September and continued through this month aimed to challenge — and debunk — the argument that Christopher Columbus was a racist, colonizing murderer. The lectures were sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation and featured speaker Dr. Mary Grabar, author of the books “Debunking Howard Zinn: Expo...

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...