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According to his driver’s license, Charlie Sacchetti is 75 years old. In his mind, though, he’s a much younger man, dwelling forever in that magical age on the brink of adulthood, looking at the world through the youthful lens of limitless possibilities. That inner child, he reckons, is “probably between 18 and 21 years old.” “I like being a kid in...

What’s your happy place? If you’re like us, it’s somewhere between the antipasto and dessert. Yes, there are few feelings as downright blissful as knowing a pizza is in the oven or Grandma’s Sunday gravy is stewing away on the stove. But not all of us have an Italian nonna. For the unlucky among us, restaurants play an important role in the voyage...

Sunday, May 15, 2022, 1:00PM, Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center (in-person) 595 3rd Street, N.W., Washington DC 20001: Panel discussion with Luigi Diotaiuti, Al Tiramisu; Stefano Ferrari, Cibo Divino, Francesco Marra, Marra Forni; Matteo Venini, Stellina; and Diane Welland, National Pasta Association. Moderated by Amy Riolo, award-winning, best-se...

The Italian Market has not officially been blessed in over two years, so we are excited to welcome back the Procession of Saints on May 22! It is a tradition that stems back centuries and that took place in every Italian & Mexican village. It was (and still is) a time where the church and communities came together to honor faith. The Procession of...

On May 5, the Embassy of Italy Washington hosted the final event of the Italy-USA Cooperation Project, which, during the 2021/2022 school year, involved on one hand the Parentucelli-Arzela' Institute of Higher Education in Sarzana (La Spezia) and, on the other, the Annapolis High School in Maryland. Three scholarships were awarded to deserving Ital...

Wednesday, May 18th in person, 6:00 pm Eastern Time. Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA. Free Admission. Covid policy note: the mask is recommended at the event. Register here. Here more information. America-Italy Society of Philadelphia and the Consulate General of Italy, in partnership with PI-Philly, invite y...

The participants in the Catholic Studies Spring 2022 study abroad experience, Foundations of Christian Culture – Italy, returned from their travels a month ago and have settled in to successfully complete the semester. However, their time with them in Italy is still very much with them. Having returned to New Jersey on March 14, the students have h...

We invite you to join us for a unique opportunity to explore the world of pasta through the eyes of renowned Italian chefs and culinary experts. Our second luncheon program of the year will be held at Casa Italiana on May 15, 2022, at 1 p.m. The event is entitled “For the Love of Pasta: Preserving Italian Cuisine, Culture and Health.”  It is being...

The Embassy of Italy and Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, present the exhibition 3CODESIGN | 3Rs: Reduce Recycle Reuse, dedicated to the relationship between design and sustainability. Curated by architect Silvana Annicchiarico, the exhibition aim...

Jo-Ann Vega, born in the South Bronx of immigrant Italian grandparents and now living in southern Delaware, recently spoke to members of the Rehoboth Area Chapter of UNICO on the life of Fiorello LaGuardia and of her recent publication “Moments in Flight: A Memoir.” In her presentation, part of a series of lectures on celebrating Italian Americans,...

The famous Santucci’s Original Square Pizza restaurant family continues their area expansion, with a new location coming to Washington Township on Egg Harbor Road. Mark stopped in today and caught up with two of the three owners of this franchise location, Brett and Frank… who tell us that they are planning their opening for next Thursday, May 12th...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias and educational organization, to mark the 30th anniversary of its founding by Dr. Manny Alfano this coming September 2022. Dr. Alfano stated, “I am so pleased and humbled at the progress and growth of this organization.  Thirty years ago, I...