Dear Friend of PI-Philly, Join us for an architectural excursion of Old City and Society Hill districts with architect designer Pablo Meninato. This event is organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy. Saturday, May 12th, 10am (Rain date: Saturday, June 9th). Partecipants will meet at St. Peter's Episcopal Church - 3rd and Pine...

Following the traces of the Italian emigration to the US, we discovered that many fellow Italians went to Lackawanna County, in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State is home to more than 1,5 million Italian Americans, according to the 2010 census bureau: the 12,2% of the entire population of the State.  Starting today, March 12, a new book will be avail...

In occasione della Giornata della memoria, il Consolato generale d’Italia a Philadelphia e la University of Pennsylvania - Center for Italian Studies and Cinema and Media Studies hanno organizzato il 31 gennaio dalle 17.30 la proiezione di "My Italian Secrete - The forgotten Heros" e di "'43 - '97”. Entrambi i film saranno proiettati alla 401 Fishe...

Il 6 dicembre 1907, 361 uomini, fra cui oltre 170 italiani, furono vittime del più grave incidente minerario occorso negli Stati Uniti e della storia dell’emigrazione italiana, verificatosi nella miniera di Monongah (West Virginia). La maggior parte degli immigrati dall’Italia proveniva dall’Abruzzo, dalla Calabria e dal Molise.  In occasione del 1...

Pier Forlano è il nuovo Console Generale d’Italia a Filadelfia. Nominato il 14 agosto scorso, Forlano succede ad Andrea Canepari, nuovo ambasciatore italiano a Santo Domingo. Forlano è nato a Ferrara ed è laureato in Scienze Politiche. In carriera diplomatica dal 1987, ha preso servizio al Ministero degli Affari Esteri ed è stato nominato Vice Capo...

While I am preparing to assume my new responsibilities as Italian Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, I would like to extend my greetings to all Italian citizens, Italian-Americans and friends of Italy living in this region. It was a great experience enjoying the wonderful Italian-American community in Philadelphia and working with so many friend...

Philadelphia’s lone European diplomat is leaving, after making a mark on the city’s academic, business, and professional communities — unusual after four years in a job whose public duties include signing visas and hosting parties. But Consul General Andrea Canepari was drafted to do more — to build new contacts between Italian Americans and today’...

Con una nota pubblicata sul suo sito web, il Consolato generale a Philadelphia comunica che sono disponibili circa 30 appuntamenti giornalieri per l’emissione dei passaporti. Nella nota, il Consolato ricorda anche che il periodo di massima concentrazione di richieste di passaporti è durante l’estate; quindi, si consiglia di approfittare della possi...

The inauguration of the Italian Language Program at William M. Meredith Elementary school was held this past February 24th, at the presence of the Hon. Andrea Canepari, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia, Dr. William Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, Councilman Mark Squilla and some of the members of the Board of “Il...

Italian culture is embedded into the daily lives of Philadelphians, whether they know it or not. “We are now in Center City, which is a translation of centro cittá,” said Andrea Canepari from his office that overlooks Independence Hall, Washington Square and the bustling intersection of 6th and Walnut streets. “It’s an Italian and European concept....