Milwaukee County joins nearly two dozen U.S. communities in a growing national trend to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the same date each year as Columbus Day. "I'm incredibly proud that Milwaukee County is officially recognizing and appreciating the contributions of native thought, culture, and technology in our society," County Executive Chr...

Italian Immersion Day (Student Culture Day) 2017 was a huge success! Kids enjoyed themselves immensely! Thanks to all who sponsored this event and volunteered to make this day possible! WisItalia's very own Lucia Soldati is our newest addition to this fabulous event! Grazie Mille! Our visiting school was Academy of Accelerated Learning from Milwauk...

For more than 60 years, the "little pink church" was the spiritual heart of Milwaukee's Italian community. But the church — Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Catholic Church, 419 N. Jackson St. — was also in the path of "progress," a dangerous place to be in Milwaukee in the 1960s.  Built in 1904, the church was the center of Italian Catholic life in the T...

Caterina’s doesn’t announce itself from the street with its small parking lot on Oklahoma Avenue, its unobtrusive entrance, and its location in the outer reaches of West Allis. For people who love traditional Italian cuisine, it’s the real deal, not to be confused with Olive Garden or Buca di Beppo. They don’t serve froufrou food, just authentic ho...

Festa Italiana celebrated its 40th anniversary of spreading Italian culture to Milwaukee. It’s the oldest ethnic festival in a city that glories in them, and the largest Italian event of its kind in America. Festival goers were greeted by a replica of the statue of David as they made their way to the many food, gift, and wine vendors. They could ta...

The performance is described as “A shamanic experience not to be missed. It will change your life” – “creative synergistic genius” – “(the performance) brings DaVinci and Michelangelo alive”. “WOW. What an amazing show. It was joyful, meaningful, powerful, and inspirational! Thank you for doing a magical job! Your words and visuals were fantastic,...

The University Club of Milwaukee today announced that it has named David Magnasco as culinary director. In his new role, Magnasco will oversee all culinary operations at both the City and Country Club. Magnasco joins the University Club with more than 27 years of professional culinary experience working in restaurants and private clubs throughout t...

You weren't going to go to Festa Italiana and not take in the food, were you? Local and national chefs will take the Cucina Showcase stage when the festival returns this weekend  at the lakefront. Rossella Rago of the web show “Cooking with Nonna” will appear at 6 p.m. Saturday and 6:45 p.m. Sunday; California chef Richard Lombardi will demonstrate...

This weekend Festa Italiana at the Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront includes an exhibit featuring several artifacts from the Christopher Columbus Museum located in the Columbus Antique Mall. The items at Festa Italiana are available for viewing Saturday, July 22 from 11:30 a.m. to midnight and Sunday, July 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1...

Festa Italiana will be July 21,22 and 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With the Italian Community Center Culture Committee, Pursuing Our Italian Names Together Chapter 22, also known as the Italian Community Center’s Italian Family History Club and the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Italian Area Interest Group will be featuring genealogy in the r...