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


Ciao from Rome! It's September, and the vacations are over. Here at We the Italians we are preparing a surprise for the next Columbus Day, which will unite Italy and the United States online to celebrate Christopher Columbus. This year the American Columbus Day (the second Monday of October) and the Italian Columbus Day (again on October 12) coinci...

Ciao from Rome in this strange August during coronavirus times to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends... once again: how are you? Are you taking care of yourselves and your families? Are you safe, and healthy? I hope you all are ok. We at We the Italians are fine, working and enjoying the Italian summer and the beautiful places our gor...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends... how are you? At the beginning of the Italian lockdown, now four months ago, you were worried about Italy, in serious trouble while in America the problems had not yet begun, even though the virus was already circulating. Now that, for the moment, Italy is a little bet...

The AsSud Association (which has among its statutory purposes the study of emigration and the relationship between migration and the territories of departure and arrival, see in this regard the "Piccolo Festival delle Spartenze" founded by the Association in 2016) has established the Osservatorio sulle Radici Italiane - Observatory on Italian Roots...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends, I hope you are well in these difficult times, when as if the coronavirus were not enough, the incomprehensible, unjustifiable and very wrong attacks on the statues of Columbus have arrived. On We the Italians I'm publishing all the updates: every day there are about 10 articles abo...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends, I start this editorial from an Italy in phase 2 of the lockdown thanking you all again for the final outcome of our fundraising. Here you can find the video with which the General Director of the Spallanzani Hospital, Marta Branca, thanks us for this wonderful result: a...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Good morning everyone, I hope you're alright, as well as your families and friends. This is the second editorial I write in quarantine. These are difficult times for everyone. Italy and the United States, the two countries to which I belong, those who gave born to We the Italians, th...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians. In three weeks, everything has changed here in Italy. We are in lockdown. The explosion of the coronavirus has disrupted the lives of all of us, and the fear is that this thing will last a long time and will spread, indeed it is already spreading, everywhere. These are very, very difficult days,...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! First of all, we want to thank all those who bought the new 2019 yearbook of We the Italians! The first month of sales exceeded those of all previous yearbooks, a great success! Thanks really, if you haven't bought it yet and you are curious to know 24 stories about 24 different points of view o...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians, and Happy 2020! We are very happy to announce that the sixth book of We the Italians is available: the yearbook of 2019! You can find it here! In 2019 we interviewed 25 friends of We the Italians who gave us 24 different views about 24 different topics of the relation between Italy and the US. T...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians, and Happy Holidays! While we are working on the 2019 yearbook that will be available very soon, we would be happy if the readers of We the Italians would choose our previous books as a Christmas present. That's why there's a new promotion, you can find them all discounted at $18: the one from 10...

On November 11, 1608, Cardinal Federico Borromeo visited a parish church in Gallarate on a pastoral visit, in Lombardy. The main chapel, closed by a wooden plank, was finished, while the nave was still without a roof. Above a temporary altar, where the canon G.M. Bonomi, the first chaplain of the Sanctuary, celebrated Mass every day, the venerated...