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Caroline Williard is a professional seamstress well known for her elegant dresses in fashion shows and pageants across the U.S. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating face masks probably wouldn't have crossed her mind and making Italian Tricolore face masks would have most likely been considered a joke. In fact, creative face masks were almost no...

The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday. “In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy,” said Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy’s coronavirus contagion. “The s...

Risposta positiva da parte del pubblico, che è entusiasta, e luoghi sicuri, a rischio quasi nullo: ecco come hanno riaperto i musei. Abbiamo raccolto le impressioni dei direttori degli istituti che sono già tornati ad accogliere il pubblico. È stata positiva la ripartenza dei musei che hanno riaperto le porte al pubblico a partire dal 18 maggio: in...

2020 is the Centennial Anniversary of the Italian Welfare League! This month marks the actual anniversary we were founded. During our 100-year history, the League has gone from helping Italian immigrants on the New York City piers find jobs and housing to its present mission of helping special needs children of Italian descent whom we call “I Nostr...

An 18-year-old Italian boy had a successful lung transplant 10 days ago after both of them were 'burned' by COVID-19, leaving him in a life-threatening condition, medical sources said Thursday. It is the first operation of its kind in Europe. The organs were rendered incapable of breathing in a few days, medical sources said. The operation was carr...

Following the Daytona and Road Atlanta rounds, the 488 Challenge Evos of the North American series will return to the track as scheduled over the weekend of 26 July. The venue will be Indianapolis instead of Laguna Seca as previously planned. However, the latter will play host from 25 to 27 September after the fourth race of the season at COTA from...

Festa della Repubblica, the day when Italy celebrates its most important institution, is upon us: on the 2nd of June, our  streets fill with the tricolore,  the Frecce fly over the skies of Rome, while Via dei Fori Imperiali turns into a stage for our  Armed Forces, all parading in high uniform under the proud, attentive eye of the President.  But...

Friday June 5, 6:00pm EST. As proud Italians and Italian Americans, we all know the immense impact that Italy has had on forming the United States that we know and love today. But did you know that when the Founding Fathers envisioned the United States' governmental structure, they based it on mid-Republican Rome? Join NIAF for its first Ernest Pel...

“È importante essere qui in questo momento di difficoltà per il settore turistico. Perché in questa situazione il turismo delle radici può dare delle risposte ed essere uno slancio per il rilancio”. Si è aperta con queste parole del Direttore Generale per gli Italiani all’Estero della Farnesina, Luigi Maria Vignali, la terza edizione del Tavolo di...

Due to the aggressive attacks against Christopher Columbus, which have already abolished Columbus Day in several U.S. cities, the need for accurate, historical information is critical. In response, award-winning author/historian Rich DiSilvio has created a brief but succinct 15-minute documentary “Columbus: Facts & Fiction.”The video is presented o...

Cinquant' anni sono una data che segna: ti guardi indietro e rivedi il film di una carriera da record; guardi avanti e scopri che tutto è ancora da scrivere.   Così per il napoletano di Arenella Paolo Sorrentino che festeggia il compleanno, 50 anni il 31 maggio. Se guarda al suo passato ritrova nel carniere 8 lungometraggi, mai uguali tra loro, il...

“Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city,” writes Unesco, which inscribed it into its World Heritage list in 1995. “The whole city of Siena, built around the Piazza del Campo, was devised as a work of art that blends into the surrounding landscape.” The buildings were designed to fit into the overall planned urban fabric and also to form a whole...