Call it an American melting pot – or posole, a traditional Mexican soup, or cioppino, an Italian fisherman’s stew – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx welcomes worshippers from more than a dozen nations. “You have people from almost every country living here: from Albania, Nigeria, Latin America,” said Rev. Fr....

Dicembre al Museo Archeologico Nazionale non sarà soltanto il mese di “Thalassa”, ma anche di altri preziosi e raffinati appuntamenti espositivi legati al tema del mare. Da venerdì prossimo 20 dicembre 2019 sino al 9 marzo 2020, nelle sale della Stazione Neapolis, sarà in programma il percorso documentario “Pe’ terre assaje luntane”, promosso dall’...

Il 5 dicembre si è tenuta presso il Centro Studi Americani di Roma la presentazione del libro Storia degli italoamericani, pubblicato negli Stati Uniti lo scorso anno dalla Routledge—The Routledge History of Italian Americans (2018)—e adesso tradotto ed edito in Italia da Le Monnier-Mondadori Università. Erano presenti William J. Connell, curatore...

The number of immigrants residing in Italy last year fell for the first time since 2014, Italy's National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) stated on Monday. Overall, some 286,000 foreigners were registered as residents in Italy in 2018, a 5.2 percent decrease against the previous year. Inflows originated from Africa showed the most relevant change,...

Rena Guest, born in 1929, remembers every detail of growing up in the Tyrol Mountains in northern Italy. Her father was the only baker in the valley where she was raised. She recalls the need to wear what she calls “powerful shoes” because she lived in a mountain village close to the Swiss border. She had her first ice cream cone at age 7 when her...

The Italian Enclaves Historical Society was created in April of 2019. The organization’s motto is: “making Italian American history every day” by documenting the people, places and things that showcase Italian culture in the United States in the twenty-first century. As over six million Italians migrated to the United States between the mid 1800’s...

A century ago in Black Diamond, Wash., the freight trains arrived empty twice a day and twice a day they left, loaded with coal. Railroad assistant Amos Ungherini would go down the line each day in a hand-pumped “speeder” to weigh the cars. Back then, the railroad was more than just a way to get coal to market. It was the lifeblood of the town. Ung...

Sixty-five years ago, on November 12, 1954, a Norwegian merchant seaman named Arne Peterssen became the last immigrant to pass through Ellis Island. Later that month, the ferry Ellis Island made its final stop at the island in New York Harbor and the immigration facility closed for good, ending its run as a gateway to the United States for generat...

The Government of the Lombardy Region has approved €500,000 in support to UNFPA Supplies as part of the Italian region's overall commitment to expanding access to family planning in the least developed countries. Lombardy’s first standalone contribution to fund UNFPA operations follows a Regional Council resolution and represents Italy’s first time...

I have always been an admirer of everything Italian. Though, admirer does not sound like strong enough a word. Truth is: I believe my soul is Italian, and, in this life, I have been condemned to living away from my culture. For that reason, to satisfy my soul’s hunger, I have been a student of Italian language and culture, and eventually became a t...