Prisca Zaccaria grew up in Cortona, Italy, and every summer for as long as she can remember, she anticipated the day when the Americans would arrive in Cortona from Rome by bus. These Americans were students in the University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona. “I remember growing up seeing these different people in town. They would wear...

The first batch of Italian exchange students arrived on Friday, August 1st at St Louis Lambert International Airport. Bianca, Chiara, Samantha, and Luna were all smiles as they met their host families for the very first time. The Italian Community of St Louis (Comunitá degli Italiani - St Louis), along with the St Louis-Bologna Sister Cities Organi...

The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a national non-profit dedicated to providing free school supplies to students most in need, will partner with Carrabba's Italian Grill to host a Back-to-School Wine Pairing Dinner at over 200 Carrabba's Italian Grill locations throughout the U.S on August 14. For thirty years, Carrabba's Italian Grill has been co...

On May 1st the departments of Modern Languages and Literatures and Spanish and Latino Studies, hosted a reception to launch the B.A. in Language, Business & Culture. Guests, included business representatives, political figures, alumni, and university faculty who came together to celebrate this unique academic program linking the learning of world l...

  On this week’s episode of the Italian American Podcast, when one of the co-hosts makes a special announcement, the rest of the gang ponder what it would take to raise a “certifiably Italian American” child in the wild world of 21st century America.  Listen in on the secretly recorded telephone calls revealing the big news, then get down to the im...

The members of Geneva Lodge 2397, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, hosted the Geneva Red Wings baseball team and management on July 17 for a home cooked ziti-and-meatball dinner in appreciation for General Manager John Salone hosting the lodge at McDonough Park on June 14 for a “Sons and Daughters of Italy Night.” The lodge also combin...

In Italy, there isn’t a word as typical of Summer as tormentone (tohr-mehn-toh-nai). Our dictionaries say the word, which comes from the verb tormentare (to torment, to plague) and began being used commonly in the early ‘80s.  Tormentone is something that is so popular, so common and widespread to turn into  a torment. And quite a big one at that,...

The Francesco DeSanctis Lodge 1411 recently celebrated its Scholarship Ceremony at the Natick Sons of Italy. The scholarship committee awarded 10 scholarships totaling $10,000 to local graduating senior high students. The scholarship funds were provided by the lodge’s fundrasising events: Pasta Night, Porchetta Night, the annual Pig Roast and Natic...

Il Politecnico di Torino, Piccola Industria di Confindustria Piemonte e la Miami Scientific Italian Community hanno siglato, in data odierna, un accordo per esportare il know how tecnologico Made in Italy negli Stati Uniti attraverso la definizione di linee strategiche per sviluppare reti stabili di dialogo tra centri tecnologici e strutture intern...

Ciarra Criscione, a 2019 Ridge High School graduate, will be studying abroad for two weeks this summer as the result of her outstanding score on the National Italian Exam (NIE) during the school year. Criscione will travel to Italy from July 27 through Aug. 10, to study in Recanati, a castle-studded medieval town in Italy’s history-laden Marche reg...