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The signs and smells of Italy greet you as soon as you walk in the door at Sandro’s Pizzeria in Christiansburg. It’s a family tradition that started overseas. “These are family recipes handed down that my father started in 1978 that he got when he was emigrated from Italy to New York.” Alessandro Pugliese’s father opened Sal’s in Radford in 1978, a...

On March 5, GWU’s Societa’ di Cultura Italiana held its first annual Spring Gala with great success. This event represented an achievement in many different areas of my life and in the history of the club. Covid-19 forced us online between March 2020 and September 2021, but this school year, we were finally able to begin in-person events with restr...

A Pittsburgh-raised, two-time World Wide Wrestling Federation Champion is coming to the big screen. Bruno Sammartino, who was born in Italy and emigrated with his family to Pittsburgh when he was four years old, was the longest-reigning WWE champion, holding the title for 2,803 days. The authorized biography, Bruno Sammartino, will be released on T...

Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the Colonial Italian-American Organization (CIAO) will give a presentation on the American Military Cemeteries in Italy. The talk and video presentation will take place Sunday, May 22 at the Powhatan Clubhouse, 201 Charter House Lane, at 2 p.m. Ron Grosso, a member of the organization, will discuss his experience as t...

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM. 550 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ, 07090. IN person event. Former Yankee Batboy Anthony Florio will share stories about growing up in Little Italy in New York, travelling with the Yankees each summer and also during three World Series. He will talk about his experiences with NY Yankee greats Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra,...

There’s a new, zen-like space at The Andy Warhol Museum. The first things you’ll notice in the gallery are stacks of colorful mattresses hanging above one another. The work, “Milano,” was produced in collaboration with More-So, a division of Italian design company Moroso, and you’re invited to slip on some shoe coverings and hop inside. “They kind...

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...