Molise is the youngest Italian region, established in 1963, when Abruzzi e Molise was split into two regions. The province of Campobasso is bordered to the east by the Adriatic Sea and to the north by the region of Abruzzo. Puglia is to the southeast, while Campania is to the south. The other Molisan province, Isernia, lies to the west. The Samnite...

The Omni Shoreham Hotel will be swathed in festive colors of red, white and green November 1-3, when the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend. The Gala Weekend begins on Friday, November 1, 6 – 9 p.m., with our NIAF Aperitivo! event for young Italian American and Italophile professionals! Refreshi...

In most cultures, exploring food means exploring history, and the Italian south has plenty of both to offer. Most people think of tomato-based sauces with pasta as being representative of all of Italy and “Italian food,” but this is not true. These beloved and widespread culinary traditions hail from the regional cuisines of the south. Acclaimed au...

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is celebrating 100 years as a museum. This small home on Tompkins Ave. has been a beacon of light for history, learning and the Italian culture. To commemorate this monumental  achievement, a series of exhibits will be highlighted. They will include  all of the regions of Italy with a colorful display of their regional d...

The mountainous and sparsely populated region of Molise has only been recognized since 1963. Before this, Molise was an isolated province of Abruzzi. Today this otherwise forgotten region is bordered by Abruzzi on the north, Lazio to the west, Campania and Apulia to the south and east. To the northeast, Molise has a small coastline bordering the Ad...

The Adriatic coast of Italy is one with many secrets, among which two sites that have been visited by angels of all stripes: some of them have hovered over the land for centuries.  Perhaps today they have finally vacated the territory, because the many traditional - and sometimes weary sagre that used to attract every member of the villages around...

Nineteen college students from across the nation are participating in the 2019 Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses-paid educational and cultural initiative sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) that takes Italian American students to Italy each summer. This year’s tour will send students t...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce its 2019 Region of Honor: Molise. Each year, NIAF collaborates with a region in Italy by promoting its culture, business and tourism in the United States, while also traveling to the region to promote cultural exchange. The region will also be prominently honored at the NIAF 44t...

Giovanni “Charley” Buccigrossi nacque a Capracotta, oggi provincia di Isernia, il 9 aprile del 1888. Il padre “Frank”, nato nel 1859, emigrato prima verso il Brasile decise poi di raggiungere gli Stati Uniti. Qui trovò lavoro nella “Mount Hope Mine” di proprietà della omonima “Mount Hope Mining Company” nel New Jersey. Nel 1909 fu nelle condizioni...

Giovanni Battista D’Ippolito era nato a Venafro. Nel 1880 (altri documenti parlano del 1876) decise, per rincorrere il “sogno americano”, di emigrare verso gli Stati Uniti. Si stabilì a Vineland, nella contea di Cumberland, in New Jersey. Sposò l’italo-americana Maria Di Pasqua. I due ebbero cinque figli: Gasper, Angelo, Solve E., Henry e John. Fu...