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Launched in 2020 to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a special submission from Jim Marchio in honor of his late father. Petty Officer 3rd Class Albert N. M...

Il ministero dello Sviluppo Economico ha deciso l’emissione di un francobollo per ricordare Amadeo Peter Giannini, il ‘banchiere degli italiani’. Il 17 ottobre 1904 Giannini fondò la Bank of Italy, divenuta in seguito Bank of America, realtà che, grazie anche a prestigiose ‘alleanze’ finanziarie, nel 1945 si impone come la prima Banca nel mondo. Il...

Federico Foods isn’t a convenience store to stop by for a gallon of milk and a loaf of Wonder bread. This is a fourth-generation family owned local business offering authentic imported Italian foods, a tradition of more than 90 years. Faithful patrons know what’s there — everything from pasta, cheese, cured meats, olive oil, spices, and bread and r...

As already reported, the Italian Navy has recently declared the successful completion of the “sea trials” for the operational use of the F-35B, the STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) variant of the Joint Strike Fighter that will replace the service’s AV-8B+ Harrier II jet. The “Ready for Operation” campaign included various compatibility tests...

The Botanic Garden Museum of the Sapienza University of Rome, in collaboration with the city's Japanese Cultural Institute, organises the sixth edition of “Hanami all'Orto Botanico" on the weekend of 17-18 April 2021. This year online booking is obligatory for the popular annual event which is dedicated to the blossoming of the cherry trees in the...

The Italian Language Foundation recently qualified for a matching grant from the Francesco & Mary Giambelli Foundation, and matched a $125,000 donation from the Foundation. The Italian Language Foundation (ILF) is dedicated to the promotion and support of Italian language education nationally. It motivates and rewards students of Italian from middl...

Follow me through this tour to discover the blue Italy: a color often associated with the sea that bathes the peninsula and the sky that joins the horizon, but also attributable to the lakes, an extremely loved and sought-after Italian natural beauty. Venice - Sirmione - Peschiera del Garda Before leaving for a tour to discover the major lakes of n...

Named after Italy's most beautiful Island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the western coast of Italy, Ponza Italian Kitchen & Pizza is deeply rooted in hospitality and bringing people together around the table over great food and drink. A family owned and operated restaurant since 1980, locals have been enjoying comforting Italian cuisine and the...

When: Friday, April 30th - What: a concert recorded by Roberto Gatto "PerfectTrio" Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago On the occasion of International Jazz Day 2021, we are pleased to present a concert recorded for the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago by Roberto Gatto "PerfectTrio." Listeners will be led into the world of e...

Gianluigi Colalucci was 91 years old when he died in Rome on March, 28. The former chief restorer of the Vatican Museums spent 14 years of his life brining Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel back to life. Colalucci made his mark in history by erasing the dulling marks of history from masterpieces. Centuries of dust, soot from candles, an...

Served on a crackly round of house-baked bread, layered with ham, salami, roast beef, provolone, and mozzarella, the muffuletta at Valle’s in Memphis is a baroque and sloppy beauty, leaking oil and vinegar and joy. A quiet man with a shy and impish smile, Louie Valle dresses his take on the New Orleans sandwich with mushrooms and green peppers, bou...

The Sons of the Two Sicilies Smoking and Pipe Club is a gathering place for the smokers, collectors and creators of tobacco pipes made in the territories of the former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.  For over one hundred and fifty years, the Italian Peninsula has been an important hub for the manufacture of tobacco pipes. From the finest artisans cra...