INTERVIEWS  

One of the personalities I recently interviewed asked me if I wanted to look for Italian traces in every one of the 50 States. I answered that maybe I would have, and started to think about the one State where maybe it would have been more difficult to do that. Maybe Hawaii, I thought. But then no: Italians have been and are everywhere in the world...

Let's go back to the Great Lakes, in our journey to discover Italy in the USA, and today we are happy to meet with the Italian Consul General in Chicago, Adriano Monti, whom we thank for his cordial availability.   On the next October 23 and 24 Chicago will host the Italian Expo, the most important event yearly organized specifically to promote M...

One of the main sectors of Made in Italy's excellence is design. We are historically leaders in this field: we, the Italians, have in our dna the mixture required to be the best in designing things, and in realizing them in the proper way. America, on the other hand, has in its dna what is required to realize ideas, dreams and entrepreneurial endea...

A few years ago, an electronic supplies company launched an extremely interesting advertisement campaign, whose claim was "optimism is the scent of life". The man behind the company who presented itself to the public with such a powerful statement was Oscar Farinetti, a serial entrepreneur that soon after launched Eataly.   When he thought to bri...

In times of spending review Italian institutions are trying, more or less, to rationalize their costs: we have to say, with mixed results. The complex system which belongs to the Farnesina, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs which performs many activities to represent our country all over the world, weighs on the state budget for a measly 0.2%...

All of a sudden, at the beginning of October 2014 Seattle has turned into the center of the communications in and about the Italian American community. What happened in the north western city that was so important to cause this? The Seattle city council voted to transform Columbus Day in Indigenous Day. We are glad to be able to talk about this, a...

Emigration and religion are two words that are often, and properly, juxtaposed one to another, and the history of Italian emigration to the United States is no exception to this rule. Religion was for our emigrants a fundamental part in the beginning of their life in the new world, and remained so even in the continuation of their lives and for tho...

Wandering around the 50 States in search of traces of Italy on American soil, this time we land where everybody once in their life would like to go to have fun, to do something different, to change at least for a bit the routine of their lives: Las Vegas.   A city known all over the world, a place with a very different story than every other plac...

Our virtual tour all around the United States today brings us to Atlanta, Georgia. The Peach State is not among the places with a huge history of Italian emigration back from the first years of the XX century, but there's a lot of Italian business going on, and a couple of new Italian institution coming soon in 2017.   Our guest today is Ryan Kur...

Among the more than 300 festas that every year celebrate Italy in the US, a number that seems impossible but instead is real, today our interview will bring us to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Let's face it, this is not the first city that comes to our mind when we think about the American places of the Italian emigration: and probably it isn't even in the...

Gli italiani che vivono negli Stati Uniti hanno votato, come noi che viviamo in Italia, per le elezioni dello scorso febbraio. Tanti candidati, tutti mossi dal grande amore per l'Italia, divisi in formazioni politiche a volte identiche a quelle che si fronteggiavano in Italia, a volte diverse: in una circoscrizione elettorale gigantesca che compren...

What comes to mind when you hear the words "New Mexico?" Perhaps it's Mexican food, or chili ristras, or Southwest adobe style – in short, something to do with Hispanic heritage. But not for Rosalba Maniaci who, since 2009, has served as Corrispondente Consolare for the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles. Instead when Rosalba thinks "New Mexico," she...