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Chazz Palminteri is perhaps best known as an actor, but he is also a gifted screenwriter, producer, and playwright. He was born in the Belmont neighborhood in the NYC borough of the Bronx on May 15, 1952. Belmont was once a big Italian neighborhood. Italian American rocker Dion DiMucci and Italian American actress Anne Bancroft were also from the n...

Questa storia nasce da una scatola di cartone, come quelle che molti emigrati si portavano dietro, vecchie, consunte, ma piene di ricordi. È la storia di due famiglie molto unite che per destini e scelte diverse sono state costrette a separarsi. Una distanza siderale per l’epoca, con una guerra e un oceano in mezzo. Due foto sbiadite ci parlano di...

Stanley Tucci is passionate about acting, food and his family. After amusing fans with his cocktail-making skills during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, many began to wonder who he was making the Negronis for. As it turns out, the Searching for Italy host and Worth actor was whipping them up for his wife, Felicity Blunt, who had the ori...

Con decreto consolare del Capo della Cancelleria consolare dell’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington n. 59/2021 sono indette le elezioni per l’istituzione e il rinnovo del Comitato degli Italiani all’estero di Washington. La data delle elezioni è fissata al 3 dicembre 2021. Tale data corrisponde all’ultimo giorno utile per far pervenire alla Cancelleri...

Maggie Gyllenhaal may come from a family of filmmakers, yet she never let herself dream about directing until recently. Things changed very quickly and very profoundly for Gyllenhaal when she found herself writing to Elena Ferrante, asking for permission to adapt her 2008 novel “The Lost Daughter.” Ferrante said yes, she could have the rights, but...

Every spring of my life, starting in 1941, my father and mother would align their planting skills with the warm sun.  Willie, as he was known, would plant his tomatoes and peppers and treat them with such love that I felt the plants were part of our living family. Lizzie, my mom, with an uncanny ability to grow many varieties of flowers, beautified...

I've never been here. This is not a representation of my character,” says Alessandro Nivola, sliding into the broad, beige-y booth of a Park Avenue joint with a decidedly ladies-who-lunch vibe one recent Sunday morning in New York. The lighting is flattering. The prices alarm. The waitstaff scurry about as if catering to nobility. “I’ve got some ph...

Chicago writer-director Lucia Mauro announces completion of production for her new documentary, The Loneliest Road,  in Eureka, Nevada. The film was inspired by Fresno, Calif. author Silvio Manno’s 2016 book, Charcoal and Blood: Italian Immigrants in Eureka, Nevada and the Fish Creek Massacre, which unveils the little-known 1879 shooting of five It...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) commends Italy for its substantial relief efforts in Afghanistan over the course of the past 14 days. Italy was among the first countries to start civilian evacuations from Kabul and airlifted 5,011 people, including 4,890 Afghans (among those, 1,301 women and 1,453 children), more than any other Euro...

On the occasion of the "21st Week of the Italian Language in the World” the Embassy of Italy is pleased to announce a Contest for students of the Italian language in the United States. Each year, the Week has a different underlying theme for a vast cultural program to advance the promotion of the Italian language. This year in coincidence with the...

Carandini, one of Modena’s oldest families, has been producing hand-crafted balsamic vinegars using traditional family methods since 1641. And now, U.S. consumers can enjoy Carandini’s artisanal premium products including Emilio Silver Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Bianca Sweet White Vinegar, and Italian Cheese Dressing, available at Whole Foods Mark...

Nicknamed “Sly” and “The Italian Stallion,” Sylvester Stallone is the greatest Italian American action film star of all time. In addition to being a talented actor, he is also a phenomenal screenwriter and director. Stallone was born on July 6, 1946 in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. His childhood was not easy. His parents argued cons...