Few of us would mistake Milan for Munich, but some southern Italians jokingly call their northern countrymen tedeschi, a nod to the cultural ties that the Alpine regions of Italy share with Germany and Austria. In these northernmost reaches of Italy lie some of the country’s most fascinating—and unexpected—craft traditions: everything from copper c...

Join the Rhode Island Region as we celebrate the holidays with an evening that includes dinner and an entertaining Trivia Night Italian Style at the Aurora Civic Association on Wednesday, December 4th, beginning at 6:00PM. Guest speaker Carla Gambescia, travel writer and author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 • Starts at 7:00 pm. Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Join the History Center’s Italian American Program as we celebrate the holidays in style with a concert featuring Italian standards in the true (Italian) holiday tradition performed by Vito DiSalvo, Marco Fiorante, Daniela Pasquini, along w...

If you’re making an independent film, the chances of it also being a Christmas movie are probably fairly slim. Filmmaking is hard enough as it is; only the truly bold add a seasonal angle on top of all that. Which is what makes Feast of the Seven Fishes such an endearing diversion in a holiday movie season chock full of cheesy Hallmark romances and...

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will host its annual Mary and Christmas celebration on Dec. 7. Maestro Paul French will once again lead the incomparable William Ferris Chorale in a program of Christmas favorites. Musical echoes of Christmases past in Venice, Rome and Palermo, timeless yuletide melodies and selections from “A Charlie Brown Christm...

We have started a GOFUNDME campaign and can use your support. Christmas in Italy is raising funds for children's charities, such as St. Jude's and an orphanage in Naples, Italy. Your support will also help us pay the costs of running this show at the world's most prestigious music venue that gives over 70 children/youth performance opportunities an...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan is always striving to develop new programs to inspire, educate and engage the community. Please join us on December 17, 2019 at The Village Players of Birmingham for the performance of “The Nativity Scene” (Natale in Casa Cupiello) by Eduardo De Filippo. The cast is formed by a wonderful group of volunteers c...

The center of Naples is marked with many narrow pedestrian roads, but Via San Gregorio Armeno, also known as Via dei Presepi (Presepi Street), stands out. The street is completely full of shops dedicated to the traditional Neapolitan presepio, the Christian nativity scene. Almost every figure and decoration found here is handmade by local nativity...

In a celebration of the Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, the Italian Catholic Club of Santa Clarita Valley and members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall signaled the traditional end of the 12 days of Christmas with a goodbye to the holiday season with their fifth La Befana on Sunday. Anna Riggs, president of the Italian Catholic...

Every Italian received a Tombola set as a Christmas present at some stage of their childhood. Mine, however, was a bit of a historical relic, as I had inherited my brother’s, who is eleven years my senior, and there were plenty of bits and pieces missing. Cards were all bent and a lot its little wooden numbers were missing. I still remember them, t...