A newly renovated Golf Mill Park in Niles was home to the return of the 122nd annual Feast of Maria SS Lauretana of Altavilla Milicia festival over Labor Day weekend with thousands in attendance. The event celebrates what the faithful see as a miracle that took place off the coast of Sicily in the year 1623. The legend says a ship with a heathen pi...

One of four children, Frank Pisani was born in Chicago to Francesco and Lucia DeCarolis Pisani. His parents emigrated from the province of Potenza in Italy and settled in the Grand and Western neighborhood known as “The Patch.” Pisani’s father, a barber, gradually brought his brothers over from Italy. His mother, a seamstress, prepared delicious me...

From arias to anthems, standards to stadium rock, Diva Montell takes almost any musical style and makes it her own. Blessed with a powerful soprano voice, Montell’s talents brought her to a crossroads early in her career when she had to weigh what was in her heart against the expectations of others. That journey began at birth. “Yes, I was born wit...

When: Saturday, September 24, October 1 and October 8, 2022 from 10:30 am CT to 1:30 pm CT - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago ItalCultura, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, presents a series of three workshops held by the Chicago theater company Laughing Stock Theatre on the origins, developments and influ...

A classic Chicago Italian restaurant that closed two years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic will soon return to the South Loop under new ownership. Cafe Bionda, a nearly two-decade-old favorite among neighborhood residents at 1924 South State Street, is set to reopen Thursday, September 15 with some cosmetic updates and the same Sunday red sauce th...

When: September 7 through October 12, 2022 Screenings every Wednesday at 7:30pm CT - Where: Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State Street, Chicago IL One hundred years after his birth and nearly fifty years after his death, the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini continue to shock and provoke audiences, a filmography defined by powerful imagery and thematic...

The Italian American Veterans Museum will host Festival del Vino from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, at Casa Italia in Stone Park, IL. A multifaceted celebration of Italian wine, the event is being held in cooperation with Binny’s Beverage Depot, Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Market and Onesti Entertainment. The festival will offer the opportunity to...

Have you ever wondered how so many delicious Italian cheeses, pastas, sauces and wines show up in your local supermarket? It’s a little bit of magic created by an agency of the Italian government with a local branch located right on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Marco Verna arrived from Italy last September to head the Italian Trade Agency in the Wind...

Dear friends, even in August, ciao from a Rome full of American tourists and empty of us Romans!   In early August a dear friend traveling to Liguria sent me a photo, taken by him. While driving he had seen a sign that had attracted his curiosity, and he knew well that it would interest me as well. The photo is the one you see here: Cogoleto, the s...

Discover Sardegna Innovation Lifestyle is the project carried out by Innois, a platform for innovation of the Fondazione di Sardegna and American Chamber of Commerce in Italy AmCham, with the involvement of Smeralda Consulting as technical partner, in collaboration with We The Italians and The National Italian American Foundation NIAF.  It was crea...