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Essay Contest 2021: Francesco Durante Award for Italian American History / Literature / Culture. To honor the legacy of the late Francesco Durante, an annual prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the best original essay in English or Italian submitted by an emergent scholar of Italian American literature, history, and/or culture. The essay must be an...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation board has voted Joseph DiMartino as its new treasurer. He will serve a three-year term in the position. DiMartino is Managing Director, Head of Repo Trading at MUFG Securities Americas. He is also a member of the Columbus Citizens Foundation and its scholarship committee, a member of the Order of Sons of Ita...

“Il Governo indica le modalità di funzionamento del Green Pass per i vaccinati, ma  gli italiani all’estero che hanno fatto il vaccino nel Paese di residenza come potranno vedere riconosciuta la validità del loro vaccino? Per avere indicazioni concrete ho depositato una interrogazione al Ministro degli Esteri Di Maio in cui ho chiesto di “fornire i...

Get ready, amici: tomato season is in full swing! From juicy heirlooms to sweet and tangy cherry tomatoes, it's that time of year to enjoy the glorious bounty of the season. Meaning "golden apple" in Italian, a perfect pomodoro is one of life's simple pleasures.  And, even though the tomato is not originally native to Italy (hard to believe, we kno...

The first Italian American to earn the Medal of Honor, Luigi Palma di Cesnola was instrumental in establishing the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Cavalliere Emmanuele Pietro Paolo Maria Luigi Palma di Cesnola would never be mistaken for the “Modern Major General,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s satirical take on the overly educated officers of 19t...

Join Us Virtually on Tuesday, July 27 | 6:00 P.M. EDT. Purchasing a Property in Italy: Why You Need a Lawyer. Registration fee: $25. REGISTER HERE. Dreaming of living la dolce vita and owning a home in a small Italian town overlooking the Mediterranean Sea or perhaps among the rolling hills of Tuscany? It can be quite challenging to navigate the co...

Legendary crooner Tony Bennett, 95, announced his retirement from the stage following two concerts with Lady Gaga, at Radio City Music Hall, New York, on August 3 and 5. Bennett and Lady Gaga released in 2014 the album Cheek To Cheek. About her bond with the crooner, Gaga defined it conclusively: “He saved my life.” The news of Tony Bennett’s retir...

Nel 2020, gli scambi tra Italia e Stati Uniti sono valsi 57 miliardi di dollari, mentre il mercato dell’export di Food and Beverage negli Stati Uniti è valso da solo 4,9 miliardi (+5%). Le prime settimane del 2021, però, sono state come una doccia fredda per quanto ci si aspettasse una diminuzione della domanda in seguito ai mesi di pandemia. L’exp...

The elections for the renewal of the Committee of Italians Residing Abroad (Com.It.Es.) will be held at the end of 2021 (art. 14, ¶ 3, Law n.162/12.302019, converted into Law n.118 of 02.28.2020). The Committee of Italians Residing Abroad are elected bodies which represents the interests of Italian citizens residing abroad in their relations with t...

Nearly 65 years ago, on the night of July 25, 1956, the SS Andrea Doria, the pride of the Italian Line and a symbol of Italy’s burgeoning post-war recovery, approached the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts at the end of a foggy eighth day of a nine-day voyage to America. Suddenly, a passage that had been called the “Sunny Southern Route” turned int...

Italian luxury fashion group Ermenegildo Zegna has entered into an agreement to become a public company by combining with a US special-purpose acquisition company launched by European private equity group Investindustrial and chaired by former UBS chief executive Sergio Ermotti. This deal gives Zegna business an enterprise value of 3.2 billion doll...

During the month of July we will highlight theater, dance and new circus performances from VIVERE ALL'ITALIANA (VIA) ON STAGE, a performance festival in video format, focusing each week on a different theme. After Dante and Art, this week we explore Fellini. La dolce vita - by Associazione Teatro Potlach. Theater, multimedia. In Italian with Englis...