NEWS FROM : USA  

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting essays for the NIAF NCCA Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Since 1996, NIAF has worked with the National Christopher Columbus Association (NCCA) to sponsor an annual national essay contest on a topic related to Christopher Columbus for high school students throughout the United Stat...

Many of us have that “one” cookbook that we reach for whenever we want to make something special for our friends and famiglia… and for one of our hosts (and perhaps for many of you out there) that special book was written by this week’s incredible guest. Award-winning author Arthur Schwartz is a legend in the world of Italian cuisine, thanks to his...

L'America. For many people, this word represents a dream. Since the first emigration started from Italy, from 1880 to 1915, more than four million Italians arrived in America, the country identified by its freedom, its work and its opportunities. Emigration declined over the years, but even today Italians pursue the American Dream, and their storie...

The Italian elections also renewed the delegation that will represent the Italian community living in the United States in the next legislature. For the Italian Senate of the Republic, the winner is Francesca La Marca, a former deputy in the previous two legislatures, candidate for the Partito Democratico. For the Italian House of Deputies the winn...

The Fiat 126 is an adorable car. It looks like a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe with a license plate and turn signals. Fiat made nearly 5 million 126s over its 28-year production life from 1972 to 2000. It was made in factories in both Italy and Poland. All over Europe in the latter quarter of the 20th century, the 126 was seen as a cheap family car for h...

The Italians have a stronghold on carbohydrates. Pizza, bread, and, above all, pasta, are central to the country's cuisine. Founded in 1877 in Parma, Italy, Barilla was ranked the number-one pasta brand worldwide by Bell Italia, making up more than 40% of the Italian market and 25% of the U.S. market for the pantry staple.  Pasta is one of the most...

Rocky Balboa is one the most enduring characters in movie history and that legacy has continued for nearly five decades. But before Sylvester Stallone takes on his iconic role on screen again in "Creed III" later this year, 2022 also marks the 40th anniversary of "Rocky III". Going back all the way in time to his boxing days in the 1976 Academy Awa...

Winner of both 2021 and 2022 Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy continues its second season with four new episodes. The CNN Original Series, produced by RAW, premieres Sunday, October 9 at 9pm ET/PT on CNN. Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award-winning actor Stanley Tucci indulges his passion...

Thirty-One Days of Italians releases its 2022-23 List, honoring extraordinary people of Italian heritage who have greatly influenced the growth and culture of America. New this year is Vincent Justus Burnelli, who was honored in 1944 for his “Major Contributions to the Scientific Advancement of Aviation.” Burnelli is responsible for much of the mod...

After his two previously scheduled U.S. tours were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, finally, GRAMMY nominated singer, Zucchero, hailed as the “Italian Joe Cocker,” is back on U.S. shores, fresh from opening a show for The Rolling Stones on their current European trek, and wowing audiences across the country with his soulful blend of rock and...

When it comes to fashion, the phrase “MADE IN ITALY” evokes excellence in every step of the process.  From the world’s most luxurious textiles to cutting-edge technologies in manufacturing, to the unparalleled sense of design that Italy has shared with the world for millennia, every aspect of the clothes we wear is defined by Italian ingenuity and...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will host NIAF Forum; a series of seminars that are relevant to various aspects of the Italy- U.S. relationship. All the NIAF Forum seminars are free and open to the public and are a way for Italian Americans and Italophiles to connect with the Bel Paese. Learn more about Italy's role in transatlantic...