"I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, I found out three things: first, the streets weren't paved with gold; second, they weren't paved at all; and third, I was expected to pave them. This well-known quote, said by an Italian immigrant to America, reminds us that life in the new world wasn't easy for o...

Soverato is a small comune and town located in the Calabria region of Italy in the province of Catanzaro. The town is spread over a small area of 7.7 sq km and has a population of close to 9800. The town is located on the Ionian Sea and is surrounded by several beautiful villages and white sand beaches along the coast. The economy of the town is ba...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians, and Happy Easter! We are particularly pleased and proud to announce the first partnership that kicks off a new season for We the Italians. We know that the problem of dual citizenship is very important for several members of the Italian American community, and that is why we are pleased to be ab...

There is no doubt that religious festivals represent a large part of the traditional Italian heritage. An expression of faith, of course, but also events with a strong social significance and bond of belonging to the community, especially in the South: Leonardo Sciascia, in "Corda Pazza" (Mad rope), about religious festivals wrote that in Sicily th...

The “Italian Diaspora Studies Association”, in conjunction with the Department of Humanities at the University of Calabria, located in Rende, a few kilometers outside Cosenza (Calabria, Italy), has launched a new residential writing program dedicated to the topic of “Cultural Heritage and Memory”. With the Patronages of the Canadian Embassy of Rome...

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year. Opportunities are available for artists, college and university faculty, professionals, and independent scholars to teach and conduct research at educational institutions and research institutions in Italy. Fulbright Scholars represent the diversity of the U...

Al Comune di Cosenza ha proposto un progetto, denominato “Experience Calabria” al quale sta lavorando da un anno e che scommette sul potenziale turistico della regione. L’obiettivo è portare tanti americani e italo-americani in Calabria e, in particolare, a Cosenza. Nel corso del suo viaggio esplorativo, Siciliano ha voluto incontrare l’Assessore a...

“Joseph” Giuseppe Antonio MARCELLINO nacque a Grotteria (RC), il 5 gennaio Agosto del 1891, da Vincenzo (settantunenne “calzolaio” figlio di Pasquale e Anna Nesci) e Rosa Bruzzese (trentenne “filatrice” figlia di Giorgio e Caterina Jirilli). L’atto di nascita fu registrato dinanzi a Raffaele Mundolo l’allora Sindaco di Grotteria. I suoi genitori, t...

“Nel corso di questi anni l’internazionalizzazione delle produzioni calabresi, a partire dall’agroalimentare e non solo, ha registrato un costante aumento con importanti risultati. C’è una tendenza alla crescita delle esportazioni dei nostri prodotti e alla presenza delle nostre imprese sui mercati esteri che è frutto di una serie di iniziative che...