In 1823, Clement Clark Moore wrote A Visit from St. Nicholas, one of the most beloved Christmas poems of all time. But, in describing a home in which “Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”, Moore makes pretty clear he isn’t Italian American! Because for us, the “Night Before Christmas” means La Vigilia… or in Italian America, The Feast of...

Many are the Italian cities where every year local traditions are carried on and events are held to celebrate the festivities. Here are some of Central Italy’s Christmas markets that come to life every year in the month of December. Here it is possible to find many gift ideas or local and traditional products. Furthermore, you will live the magic o...

David Venditelli, first-year president of the ageless Pannese Society of Rhode Island, wasn’t sure if the proud Italian-American non-profit set a record, but this week noted: “We are really, really happy to continue to this terrific tradition.” It’s an ageless act of giving that began with former President Joe Spremulli, that made sure families in...

Come for a stroll through the Christmas Market in Catania. The handmade artisan products are stunning. Plus there are lots of the flavors of Sicily to sample. Watch as a woman demonstrate carpet making the ancient way, a family craft that has been in her family for centuries in Catania. We also get a great view of Catania from the roof of one of th...

NYPD officers, officials, and local residents passed out gifts Wednesday to nearly 200 children who otherwise may not have received a holiday present this year. New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr., was joined by dozens of members of the NYPD and Brooklyn native and business owner Salvatore Stile at Stephen Decatur Middle School. The gy...

It is the world's largest floating Christmas tree, according to those who designed it, and tourists came to Castiglione del Lago from all around the country to admire it. "For me, it's beautiful, it's already the third year that we come", Emma Pasquini said. "We came for the first time before the pandemic and then we came back this year." "It reall...

It’s almost time to say “Buon Natale,” as Christmas is right around the corner! Since this is the final episode before the Feast of the Seven Fishes and Christmas arrive in earnest, we’re sending you into the holiday in style with our annual Italian American Podcast Christmas Special! In what has become a nice little tradition here at the Italian A...

The holiday season is synonymous with many delicious foods steeped in cultural traditions. Panettone is an Italian classic that one lauded, family-run bakery has passionately prepared by hand across six generations. Nicola Olivieri, owner and head baker at Olivieri 1882, grew up in his family's bakery that has been making breads for nearly 140 year...

A bakery in Montgomery County went above and beyond to spread Christmas cheer to their neighbors in need. The Collegeville Italian Bakery filled a 2,200 square foot vacant building with toys and food. The Carcarey family, owners of the bakery, say they started collecting items last month from customers, local schools and other small businesses.Tues...

I will never forget the wonderful memories of Christmas Day and Christmas Eve with my Italian immigrant family. There was something particularly magical about those times, including the hustle, bustle and chatter that goes on with any Italian social event! We Italians honor our Christmas traditions with passion and great reverence. “Non c’è altro,”...