I grew up with family stories.  My maternal great-grandfather, a hard-working immigrant from Abruzzo,  reacted to some now forgotten blow to his honor by hanging himself with his youngest daughter's jump rope in their West Philadelphia basement.  His wife, Philomena, was left to raise eight children, alone.  She suffered another devastating loss wh...

The History of Italian Immigration Museum opened in 2014 by the non-profit organization Filitalia International & Foundation 501.C.3 has been vandalized for the first time on Columbus Day, 2018. A group of vandals under the name of "End Columbus Day" sprayed the entire curbside in front of the museum with several accusations and the syllogism "Colu...

Police are investigating multiple acts of Columbus Day-related vandalism in Philadelphia. There are reports of several incidents around Columbus and Italian heritage landmarks around the city. It was just a little after 4 a.m. at the Filitalia Foundation on Passyunk Avenue when surveillance video shows the suspect spray painting these messages outs...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018. 9 am - 10:30 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. The event will take place at the History of the Italian Immigration Museum -1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is FREE OF CHARGE for all Filitalia members and $5 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve...

Thursday September 6, Friday September 7, Saturday September 8 2018 at 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm EDT. History of Italian Immigration Museum, Filitalia International, 1834 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148. This performance is part of the 2018 Fringe Arts Festival. This show is performed in Italian and English, and deals with past Italian...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...

L'On. Francesca La Marca ha partecipato domenica 15 novembre all'annuale Filitalia International Gala, che si è svolto negli eleganti ambienti della Celebration Banquet Hall, nei pressi di Filadelfia. Il Dottor Pasquale Nestico, fondatore di Filitalia, e la Signora Rosetta Miriello, attuale Presidente, hanno intrattenuto i circa trecento ospiti, tr...

Philadelphia is not only a fundamental historical place for the history of the United States, but also one of the most important American cities for the Italian community in America. Actually, the whole Pennsylvania has been the point of arrival for hundreds of thousands of Italians.   Now, on june 1, on the occasion of the celebrations for Italy...

Dear Friends of the Italian-American Community and Filitalia International, Please forward the attached invitation to all of your relationships who are passionate about Italian Culture!   The first fundraiser for the History of Italian Immigration Museumwill be Thursday April 10th, 6-10pm at the Pyramid Club and $100 donation.  

Si è svolto lo scorso 10 aprile a Philadelphia il primo fundraising di Filitalia International and Foundation per raccogliere fondi per il "Museo della Storia dell'Immigrazione Italiana". L'evento ha avuto luogo al prestigioso Pyramid Club, dove i circa 200 invitati intervenuti si sono trovati di fronte ad una veduta spettacolare della città dell'a...