The majority of Italian immigrants in New Orleans were from Sicily and started to arrive in large numbers in the 1880s to escape a homeland that had fallen into a corrupt, dangerous, and unlawful state. They arrived in a city where previous Italian immigrants had established a decent-sized community, dating back to the French era. In fact, the Ital...

When: Sun, July 10, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT - Where: Italian American Museum of Cleveland, 12111 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106 Join Pamela Dorazio Dean for a discussion and exploration of the history and tradition of the Italian immigrant gardens that were first cultivated in the United States during the early 20th century. The presen...

My town, Sarnano in Le Marche, has 3,400 souls. That number includes those in the historic center and surrounding area, homes climbing the hills, asphalted streets and fewer steps up than the Centro Storico. People say it is the Italy of memory, the best the country was, and is. There are less than a dozen North Americans, two or three returning to...

Italy has in recent years sold off hundreds of dilapidated homes for next to nothing, thanks to schemes to attract new residents triggering a wave of regeneration for rural communities. For one man, buying a single house wasn't enough. He bought an entire village. Scottish businessman Cesidio Di Ciacca has just finished renovating Borgo I Ciacca, a...

In the early 1900s, diversity was not a word that was tossed around in the newspapers – or anywhere during that period. White men dominated most aspects of America. And not just white men, but white Anglo-Saxon Protestant men. Women would not even get to vote until the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The Great Arrival in the United States sp...

I’ve always considered myself Sicilian more than American. Growing up in Baltimore in the mid-20th century, that old world setting blended slowly into modern society. Timeworn traditions crashed into the space age of plastic, planned obsolescence. Nothing lasted. Throw it out. Buy now, pay later, the layaway plans of consumer heaven. A place where...

The heritage tourism, in Italy called “tourism of the roots”, has arisen in the Italian public discourse a tremendous debate – think of the contributions of the PNRR foreseen for “return tourism”. The Altreitalie Center wishes to start to investigate the literature related to the visits home by the descendants of Italian emigrants and by contempora...

Scalabrini was the guardian angel of the many Italians who emigrated to the United States in the 19th century in search of fortune and founded a congregation, with male and female branches, that has been welcoming and supporting migrants ever since. Pope Francis I approved the favorable votes of the ordinary session of the fathers cardinals and bis...

The protagonist of this new interview is one of the most important personalities among those who deal with Italian emigration abroad. Ilaria Del Bianco was President of UNAIE, the National Union of Immigrant and Emigrant Associations. She is a member of the Bureau of the Council of Tuscans Abroad, and President of the "Lucchesi nel mondo" Associati...

Join us at Il Centro (8711 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) on Saturday June 4th doors open at 6:30 pm. Please register all participants here. Our June Cultural Event welcomes Artist/Director Michele Petruzziello as he presents the screening of his docufilm: “Once Upon a Time in Brooklyno”. Click here to watch the Teaser. This documentary takes you on a...