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Gli italiani residenti all’estero iscritti all’AIRE, nei prossimi tre anni, avranno l’ingresso gratuito nella rete dei musei, delle aree e dei parchi archeologici di pertinenza pubblica. La mia richiesta, per la quale da tempo mi sono battuta con ogni energia, è stata finalmente accolta con l’approvazione di un mio emendamento alla legge di Bilanci...

Dal 17 dicembre 2020 le partite di Serie C, di squadre come Bari, Catania, Palermo, Catanzaro, Vibonese, Olbia, che conta oltre 17 milioni di tifosi in Italia, saranno visibili anche all’estero. Il canale Serie C TV infatti sarà distribuito in tutto il mondo grazie ad un accordo che permette a Mister C di esportare il brand Serie C in Europa e oltr...

Southwest Florida is a great place to celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Its roots may lie in Italy, but the abundance of fresh seafood in the area make Cape Coral an ideal place to celebrate the Christmas Eve seafood spectacular. For many Italian-American families, Christmastime celebrations are synonymous with the Feast. The seafood dinner...

NIAF da Vinci Council Member Robert M. Greco sent the Foundation this special submission about his father, the late Peter Greco (1952-2020) who sadly passed away on December 8. “There are no words to describe the true nature of this incredible man,” shared Robert. “Peter touched the lives of thousands of people. He was a leader in the truest sense...

Hot chocolate is one of the winter season’s best perks. This decadent beverage soothes the soul and lifts the spirits on any cold, dark day. Not surprisingly, pure liquid chocolate was once highly sought after for its medicinal qualities dating back thousands of years ago. Today there are hundreds of variations of hot chocolate. Although some recip...

The National Italian American Foundation is the most important organization of Italian Americans which, since the 1970s, from its headquarters in Washington DC, has worked to preserve the interests of a community that potentially numbers over 20 million Americans. Some call it a “lobby”, to mean a pressure instrument, especially for the business w...

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is also known as the la vigilia. It is a celebration where Italian–Americans celebrate Christmas Eve with dishes of fish and other Italian seafood. The Feast of the Seven Fishes’ history dates back to when the Roman Catholics abstained from eating meat on the eve of any celebration like Christmas. Staunch Catholics avo...

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, in collaboration with the AIAE, Association of Italian American Educators, will publish a study on the growth and impact of Italian American educators on American education. The Calandra Institute is seeking Italian American educators from all regions of the United States who have taught and administ...

On top of his work as a chief medical adviser for CORE, an organization combatting the ongoing pandemic, Simonini now stars in Frank and Ava, a movie he produced about the legendary Frank Sinatra. Frank and Ava is an award-winning biopic of the tumultuous love affair between Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner during the downturn of Sinatra’s career. The...

Italians, and by that I mean both Italians from Italy and Italian Americans from the United States, are stock characters in American film and TV. They are easy to recognize and gaining a familiarity with them is both edifying and entertaining. Let’s take a look at how they have developed over the years. 1940sIn the film It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr an...

In early 2019, a piece of news threw daydreaming Americans into a frenzy. A small and dilapidated Sicilian town, Sambuca, was hoping to address its dwindling population and flagging tourist economy. As an experiment, it would begin selling off a number of abandoned homes for the titillating price of one euro. There was a catch, of course: to purcha...

It’s Christmas time in Italian America, and with many of us hunkered down in the house this year, there’s a good chance you’re burning through your favorite holiday movies at a faster pace than normal. What if there was a Christmas movie out there made by and for Italian Americans?  Well, look no further, because in this episode we’re sitting down...