As part of its policies to support the promotion of the Italian language worldwide, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation prepares a distribution plan, on an annual basis, for the concession of grants under Chapter 3153 of the budget of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation for Italian language teachi...

“La Leggenda del Piave” is still one of the most famous and significant Italian patriotic songs in the history of Italy. It was written during the last days of World War I and became famous in particular in the years following the conflict. In this article, Italian Traditions will tell you about the origin of the Legend of the Piave, which in the f...

You are cordially invited to the 20th Annivesary celebration of Club Italiano Per Piacere, on Wednesday, June 5th at Pan D'Olive Restaurant (1603 McCausland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63117). Italiano Per Piacere is the only Italian speaking club in the Midwest. On this occasion the Italian Community will also celebrate the Festa della Repubblica with Vice...

Sopra la panca la capra campa, sotto la panca la capra crepa*! There, that’s a scioglilingua.  Scioglilingua is a bit of pronunciation conundrum in itself, as it’s not that simple to pronounce, either: it comes from the  word sciogliere — to melt, but also to free or disentangle — and, of course, lingua — tongue.  It appeared in our beautiful langu...

May 1st, when everyone across the world except the U.S. celebrates Labour Day, marked an important event at Montclair State, one that would help facilitate job searches for future graduates of this prestigious public university of the Garden State. Numerous business representatives, political figures, professors and alumni attended the launch of th...

This month, we are going to look at some Italian words that have changed meaning throughout time. In fact, I was browsing the internet and I found some very curious ones that I though you might enjoy as well. Let’s take a look!  The fist one is casino. It might seem like an English “casino” but in Italian that one actually has an accent on the fina...

Al fresco dining: you hear it and images of bohemian terraces, furnished with early 20th century country style decor come to mind. A topiary here, the sunset there, rustic, wholesome yet elegant cuisine in your plate. A Michelin starred bistrot that nobody knows about, if that was possible.  In English, that’s what the locution “al fresco” is assoc...

Words such as buongiorno and grazie may be as likely to be heard on the streets of Fredericktown as they are on the streets of Rome. Students at Bethlehem-Center High School are learning a Romance language spoken by millions throughout the world but taught in few high schools in the region. The Deemston school bolstered its foreign language program...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America, ha preso parte alla riunione dell'Intercomites USA, che lo scorso sabato si è tenuta a San Francisco presso la sede dell’Italian Community Services, all'interno dell'edificio storico di Casa Fugazi, da oltre un secolo punto di riferimento p...

Presso il Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York, si è tenuta venerdì 3 maggio 2019 la cerimonia di premiazione dell’AIAE Association of Italian American Educators Awards.  La presidente dell’associazione, Cav. Joséphine A. Maietta, ha accolto gli ospiti con l’entusiasmo e la vitalità di chi crede fermamente negli obiettivi educativi. Joséphine è s...