You’ll find evidence of the shared history of the United States and Tuscany in every corner of Florence, even in your neighborhood gelato shop. Wine too is a thread that has connected our two countries since even before the establishment of the Consulate in Florence in 1819.Naturally, it all goes back to Thomas Jefferson and Filippo Mazzei. Mazzei...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Leatherby Libraries B3 - Center for American War Letters, lower level. One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866. Free to attend, open to general public. The Mentoris Project along with the Chapman University Leatherby Libraries and the Italian Studies Program present: The Lives of Filippo Mazzei and Louis...

IN JULY, the Italian Navy tall ship Amerigo Vespucci — a three-mast, 331-foot school ship built in 1931 — left Italy and ventured on the long journey to the United States and Canada. A year later, the Italian Navy FREMM-class frigate Alpino, built by Fincantieri with state-of-the-art technologies, is engaged in a U.S. campaign tour and is moored in...

One of the issues that often arise in the Italian American community is whether there will ever be an Italian President. For this reason, but not just for this, it is of great interest that Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò has presented an exhibition titled "Thomas Jefferson - An Italian President" in New York last spring. Today we talk to the curator...

In the two-hundredth anniversary of the death of Filippo Mazzei (Poggio a Caiano 1730 -Pisa 1816) the club named in his memory has prepared, in collaboration with the Municipality of Pisa and organizations, cities and organizations that have shared the intent, a week of celebration, "The Friendship Week about Philip Mazzei", as a moment of consecra...

  WTI Magazine #64    2015 July, 10Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   The figure of Filippo Mazzei is unfortunately not very well known to the public, even the Italian one. His life, for long shrouded in mystery and rediscovered just in recent years, is a testimony about an Italian role in the process of the formation of the American...

By K. Burnell Evans   About 240 years ago, Antonio Giannini and his wife and daughter left Fibbialla, Italy, for Virginia at the behest of Florentine merchant Philip Mazzei, a friend of Thomas Jefferson's. Part of a cadre of skilled workers Mazzei employed at Colle, his farm adjoining Monticello, Giannini planned to return home after five y...

Ricorre quest'anno il bicentenario della morte di Filippo Mazzei, medico, commerciante, saggista e filosofo nato a Poggio a Caiano nel 1730 e morto a Pisa nel 1816. In occasione dell'anniversario, il Comune di Poggio a Caiano, insieme alla Regione Toscana, al Comune di Prato e al Ministero dei beni culturali, con il patrocinio del Senato della Repu...

by Maria Gloria   Dear readers, On July 4th let me refresh your memory and mine on the Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776 (in Philadelphia) and learn about Italian and Italian American contributions to the American Revolutionary War.   Although the colonists declared themselves independent of England and set up "The Uni...

It was, as now, a matter of taxes, wine and happiness. The Florentine Philip Mazzei embodied the definition of winemaker given by Hugh Johnson: "Farmer and artist, dreamer and worker, hedonistic and masochistic, alchemist and accounting." At the end of the '700 brought European vines in the New World, he became friend and fellow politician Thomas J...