Rome celebrates La Madonna della Neve (Our Lady of the Snows) by recreating a miracle snowfall outside the Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore during the height of summer. The spectacle normally takes place on the night of 5 August however this year it is set to snow on 30 August instead, reports Italian newspaper La Repubblica. The event, organised with...

“That has been my life’s work: striving to learn to make shoes that always fit and the refusal to put my name to any that do not fit.” Those are the words of maestro Salvatore Ferragamo himself, written in the preface to “Shoemaker of Dreams: The Autobiography of Salvatore Ferragamo.” Today, the Italian luxury goods company is bringing the story fu...

If you have traveled around the City of Erie, you may have seen the signs already up for the upcoming virtual Italian Festival in Erie. The long-standing tradition at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Erie's Little Italy section, is a days-long event featuring homemade Italian food and pastries, a big basket raffle, Italian music and more. Deac...

The Columbus Italian Festival Board announced Tuesday the Taste of Italy and the Columbus Italian Festival have been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Taste of Italy was set to take place on October 5 and the 41st annual Columbus Italian Festival was scheduled for October 9-11. "The safety of our neighbors, guests, volunteers, staff, participants,...

2020 will go down in history as the year of the Pandemic. It has affected everyone’s daily routine throughout the world in unprecedented ways. You must wear a mask, Practice social distancing with no personal contact. You must wash your hands and sanitize everything. Going to Mass and receiving Communion is restricted. No mass gatherings are allowe...

The yearly Italian festival will have a new look this year due to the coronavirus. Traditionally held in early June, the 96th Santa Lucia Italian Festival will be held on August 22nd and 23rd. The organizers had to put the festival on hold because of the virus. The festival will be reduced to two days instead of the normal four. Of course, the fest...

Organizers of a popular festival in Pittsburgh are still hoping to stage their event this year despite the coronavirus. Every August, Bloomfield hosts four days of ethnic food, music and fun. But this year’s Little Italy Days have been put on hold because of the coronavirus. Organizer Sal Richetti says the event is now tentatively planned for Octob...

The annual festa to honor Santa Maria Maddalena, like almost all public events this summer, won’t be held because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Andrew Consiglio, president of the Santa Maria Maddalena Society. “We’re just having a Mass … and then some of the members are going to the society” to have a cup of coffee, he said. The society...

St. Mary’s Feast in Cranston will be significantly scaled back this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 115th celebration this weekend will include masses at St. Mary’s Church, a small procession of the blessed mother and Italian food to-go. “Our plans for 2020 had to be massively scaled back due to the COVID-19 crisis,” St. Mary’s Feast Soci...

Manca un mese alla XV edizione del ‘John Fante Festival – Il dio di mio padre’ (in programma dal 21 al 23 agosto), esce ora in libreria un volume dedicato allo scrittore italoamericano d’origine abruzzese a cura di Giovanna Di Lello, direttrice del Festival, e Toni Ricciardi, studioso di emigrazione italiana. “Dalla parte di John Fante. Scritti e t...