Umberto Mucci

Umberto has a degree in Political Science and a master in Marketing and Communication. He is the founder and CEO of We the Italians and the representative in Italy of the Italian American Museum of New York. He gives lectures about History of Italian Emigration to the US, and he has published four books about Italy and the US


This month, we are going to look at some Italian words that have changed meaning throughout time. In fact, I was browsing the internet and I found some very curious ones that I though you might enjoy as well. Let’s take a look!  The fist one is casino. It might seem like an English “casino” but in Italian that one actually has an accent on the fina...

There are 17 million people living in the United States who, thanks to historical reconstructions of their family register, would be entitled to be Italian citizens. It is another Italy that extends our borders, a widespread Italy. For each of them, Made in Italy is synonymous with something well done, with taste, elegance, to perfection. They show...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! There are some very important news coming up! The first, officially, we can announce now: on October 12, 2019 in Siena, Tuscany, we will organize the first Columbus Day in Italy! We don't know yet what it will be: certainly not a parade like the ones that are organized in America. It's a first t...

In Italy we say: Marzo pazzerello, aprile con l’ombrello – March is a goofy fellow, in April you need the umbrella – so what a better topic for April than rain? This month I’m going to tell you all about Italian expressions that have to do with rain. Let’s begin!  In Italy, every month has a specific quality to it, and April is the rainy month of t...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians, and Happy Easter! We are particularly pleased and proud to announce the first partnership that kicks off a new season for We the Italians. We know that the problem of dual citizenship is very important for several members of the Italian American community, and that is why we are pleased to be ab...

Let’s continue our tour of all the languages and dialects of Italy. We started our journey from Val d’Aosta and last time we stopped in Veneto. Now it’s the time to move to a very interesting region especially from a linguistic point of view: Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Friuli for short).  Even if “Venezia” is part of its name, Venice is not in this reg...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! Last February 15 I’ve had the honor to attend in Florence to the first event of #200together, the cycle of events organized to celebrate the 200 years of diplomatic relations between Tuscany and the United States. The American Consul in Florence Mr. Benjamin Wohlauer introduced the audience with...

People probably have been telling you how Italian is hard because of its verbs, tenses, endings, and articles. But what about prepositions? Has anyone ever told you anything about them? Well, well, well. Let me just tell you about them.  To begin with, what are prepositions? They are usually short words that precede a noun or pronoun and that expre...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! The new book by We the Italians, the Yearbook of 2018, has been released: you can find it here. In 2018 we interviewed 26 leaders, 26 friends who gave us 26 different views about 24 different topics of the relation between Italy and the US. History, education, Little Italy, sport, language, rese...

Ciao from Rome, Happy 2019! We want to share with you a few numbers regarding our 2018. During last year we've promoted 7,427 news (1,892 of the about Italy, the other ones about something Italian in the US); published 198 articles in the 12 issues of our Magazine; done 24 interviews; published one yearbook (about the 2017 interviews). Our archive...

New year, new section! Since just like any other language, Italian is alive, I decided that it was time to talk about its developments, its neologisms, its life! As technology progresses, new objects enter our lives and a language has to find new words for them, new adjectives, new verbs. So I decided to discuss them with you, to keep you updated,...

We have been talking dialects, grammar rules, but for once let’s go back to the basics: the alphabet. How’s your ABCs? Well, you might want to review it quickly before going on with this article. You’ll see why.