Each year, through the prestigious Donna Distinta Award, we honor women of Italian descent to spotlight their contributions, from culture and industry to philanthropy and activism. The second 2024 Donna Distinta Award goes to Cav. Josephine Maietta.  For the past seven years, Cav. Josephine Maietta has produced and hosted the radio talk show "Sabat...

Venice, or Venezia: the elusive city of islands, canals and free-flowing water; a home to mystery, pride and honor.  Venetians have told themselves stories about themselves for hundreds of years — stories of their stable government, autonomous republic and prosperous existence. This is the myth of Venice. Born out of a republic – “La Serenissima” –...

As a chartered ferry pulls up to Gorgona, an island off the Ligurian coast of Italy, the landscape showcases exactly what travelers might expect from the region: blue-black rocky outcrops on the shore, crystal-clear water below, and beautiful, rolling green hills with a glimpse of thriving vineyards visible from the right angle. And though the scen...

In a move that underscores the growing global interconnectedness of higher education and the arts, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), based in Boca Raton, Florida, and the Conservatorio Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy, have officially joined in a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that promises to enhance the cultural and a...

Dr. Davide Tanasi, a professor in the Department of History and the director of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Institute of Digital Exploration (IDEx), presented a three-part lecture series on his research into ancient Sicily at The Italian Club of Tampa located in Ybor City. The sold-out event sought to reinvigorate the cultural legacy of the c...

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA) and the Italian Consulate General of Italy in Boston announced today an exchange program for educators in Vermont and Italy centered around food systems education and farm-to-school professional learning. The purpose of the exchange is to share agricultural knowledge and leve...

Fondazione Italia, a leading Italian Language school both in the classroom and online, has announced a partnership with Order Sons And Daughters Of Italy In America® (OSDIA). All members of OSDIA are eligible for a 20% discount on any group class offered by Fondazione Italia, which include beginning to advanced as well as conversational, vocabulary...

Amadeo Peter Giannini, founder of Bank of America originally from Favale di Malvaro municipality in the Tigullio hinterland, names a school in Chiavari. This morning the ribbon cutting ceremony. It is the institute of upper secondary education, a school created by the merger of the Caboto and In Memoria dei Morti per la Patria schools. "It is an ex...

The Umbrian city of Perugia is a joy to explore, with centuries of history and charm in every stone wall and winding alleyway. Who wouldn’t want to spend June and July exploring this vibrant Umbrian capital? On June 15 of this year, 12 University of Washington students will do just that, as they inaugurate a new study-abroad program in Perugia focu...

Grants honoring Italian American Philanthropist Ms. Maria Manetti Shrem are available through the COMITES (Committee of Italians Abroad), under the auspices of the Consulate of Italy in San Francisco, to support students taking the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam in 2024. As an effort to increase the number of AP Italian Language and Culture E...