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Defending champion Filippo Ganna of Italy shattered home fans’ hopes of a 1-2 for their riders and retained the men’s time trial title on Sunday to secure back-to-back gold medals at the road world championships. On the opening day of the week-long event in Belgium, Ganna won with a small margin of just over five seconds to beat Wout van Aert for t...

Eight distinguished professional Italian Americans were presented with Leonardo da Vinci Awards of Excellence at the 20th annual Reception and Ceremony on July 18, 2021, at White Eagle Banquets in Niles. The Grand Lodge of IL/WI, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, hosted the event. Paul Loparco, President of the Grand Lodge, welcomed the...

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents “Paolo Veneziano: Art & Devotion in 14th-Century Venice,” through Oct. 3, at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. For information, go online to www.getty.edu. Paolo Veneziano lived in 14th-century Venice, a time when the Bubonic Plague, the so-called “Black Death,” decimated one-third of the European population. During...

Bookings for COVID-19 vaccinations jumped in Italy on Friday after the government made inoculation mandatory for all workers in some of the strictest anti-coronavirus measures adopted in the world. The number of people making appointments more than doubled from the day before in the northeastern region of Veneto, while in Tuscany they almost triple...

A new 1,300-pound marble monument showcasing the artistic traditions of Cagli, Italy, and bonding the small town with Spokane is on permanent display at the Connections Garden at Riverfront Park. Cagli is Spokane’s newest Sister City, a relationship established in 2016. Spokane’s other Sister Cities are Nishinomiya, Japan; Jilin City, China; Limeri...

Officially, the summer season ends on September 22. Autumn equinox. And so there is still time to add a trophy in the best summer ever for Italian sports. The Azzurri of the men's national volleyball team managed to beat Serbia in the semifinals of the European Championships by a score of 3-1. Now the last act is missing. The final will be played a...

July 25 was the one-year-and-one-day anniversary of the removal of the Christopher Columbus statues by the City of Chicago. It was also the day Chicago’s Italian-American community turned out in droves to show unity and strength at the JCCIA’s “Pack the Park Italian Unity Day Rally.” “After all that has been going on with the Columbus issue and the...

Ciao from Rome! Summer is ending, “L'estate sta finendo”, as a famous Italian song from the summer of 1895 used to say: do any of you remember it? I guess not. We the Italians didn't stop all summer long: with the exception of the We the ItaliaNews videos, even in the hottest months we told you what happened in Italy and the things that happened in...

Legend, art, culture, and fairytale landscapes: this is Tindari, delightful locality on the Gulf of Patti (located within the homonymous Comune) in the Province of Messina. Founded by Syracusan merchants during the war against Carthage (begun by Dionysius I of Syracuse) in 396 B.C., the ancient City of Tindari owes its name to Tyndareus, King of Sp...

Keep summertime flavors alive in your desserts: Peach crumble is a delicious spoon dessert composed of a crunchy topping that hides a heart of soft and juicy peaches. The crumble is an English dessert, in fact "crumble" is also a verb meaning to reduce to small pieces (crumbs), and is made of fruit covered by a "crumbly" layer of sweet dough.  The...

In Rome, the rebirth of the art circuit is coming back in an attempt to leave the pandemic behind. In the Montesacro district, there is a museum dedicated to the union of art and music which, in the style of the Renaissance Wunderkammer, immerses people in an atmosphere that makes them travel outside of time. With the particularity, however, that a...

After the victory of the European Football Championship and the extraordinary results obtained at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, this incredible Italian summer ended with another amazing sporting success, the one obtained by the unbeatable Italian athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. An extraordinary feat, because with only 113 athletes, Italy...