As part of the activities to support the promotion of Italian language and culture under the patronage of the Italian Embassy, a meeting was held at the Auditorium of the Italian Embassy in Washington between the students of the Liceo Parentucelli/Arzela' of Sarzana in the province of La Spezia (connected remotely) with students of Italian from Ann...

"My paternal grandparents were born in Cefalu, Sicily, a small town in the Province of Palermo. They separately immigrated to the U.S. and ended up in Baltimore, and married at St. Leo's in June 1917. I have been conducting family research for several years and came across a 1928 article from the Baltimore Sun.  I was thinking about how many ancest...

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University seeks to appoint at the rank of Associate or full Professor a scholar of Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature with a distinguished research record. In addition to expertise in canonical literary texts of the period from Dante to Tasso, applicants will have a stron...

Through two pandemics and two world wars, Caporale’s Italian Bakery has provided bread and baked goods to hungry customers, and it’s not likely to stop any time soon. The bakery, founded in 1906 by Italian immigrant Augusto Caporale, celebrated its 115th anniversary in October. While the business has changed locations multiple times, some members o...

Baltimore fiction readers may not know Rosalia Scalia’s name, but they should. An award-winning local short story writer, the Little Italy native’s work has appeared in numerous literary magazines over the years, including the North Atlantic Review, Notre Dame Review, The Portland Review, and closer to home, The Loch Raven Review. Her story “Sister...

Calling all lovers of Italian cuisine! Check out this Italian market in Maryland that’s packed full of fresh pasta, meats, imported wine, and more. One visit, and this local shop is sure to become your new go-to spot. It’s always worth the drive to stock up! You'll find Gemelli's Italian Market at 12169 Darnestown Road in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Th...

Craving an authentic Italian dinner but only have the time and budget for a quick lunch or carryout? Make Squisito Pizza and Pasta Restaurant in Severna Park your go-to destination for tasty pies, hearty pasta dishes and fresh, tasty subs. I visited Squisito on a Thursday afternoon with a few family members. The interior of the restaurant is modern...

Next time you're in the neighborhood, stroll a block east of St. Leo's Church to Stiles & Lloyd Streets to view this stunning 3D mural painted by internationally acclaimed muralist, CarlosAlberto Garcia-Hernandez. Sponsored by Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival, the artwork was inspired by the Trevi Fountain in Rome and was painted on the wall of...

When: Saturday October 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00pm - Where: Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 The 21st edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World is dedicated to Dante Alighieri, often considered the “Father of the Italian Language.” Dante, who wrote the Divine Comedy in the vernacular rather than L...

Flemings Ultimate Garage of Rockville, Maryland, has a small cult following of 60,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel. We’re delighted that they’ve finally managed to get their hands on one of the most elusive Italian sports cars of the 90s.This 1995 Launch Edition example is painted in a striking yet adorable orange with a black leather inter...