The 14th annual Italian American Heritage Festival had it all this year—Pig porchetta roasts, a St. Anthony statue covered in money, flag throwers from Florence, a moving tribute to Padre Pio, and an Italian car and motorcycle display. Thousands showed up to experience all things Italian Sunday at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence. Over 70 food we...

Have you ever looked back at your college experience and wished you had studied abroad? Thanks to Temple University’s Adult Study Abroad, it’s not too late. The program, established in 2019, offers a unique opportunity for adults to study in Rome. And Temple is the only university in the country to offer such a program.   “While many American unive...

The people who paid for the Frank L. Rizzo sculpture removed from Center City in 2020 say they're close to having it returned, pending settlement of a long-running lawsuit. The bronze monument of Philadelphia's former mayor and police commissioner remains a divisive symbol, and its removal was among the most visible changes sparked by racial justic...

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Senator John Heinz History Center and its partners at the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University to support and grow the Italian Diaspora Archive Resource Map project, which catalogs archival materials that document the Italian American experience in Western...

“Joe the Boss,” as everyone calls him, is getting ready to open his brand new, classic Italian restaurant at 2655 S. 18th Street in the Melrose neighborhood of South Philly. In the restaurant business for over 30 years, he’s had his own restaurants (Pasta Cucina in the Bellevue Hotel) and even worked with Steve Martorano of Café Martorano fame in F...

Filitalia International, a leading Italian-American organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Italian heritage worldwide, is excited to announce several significant developments, including the approval of new Chapters, upcoming 4th Annual Heroes Award & La Festa della Repubblica Celebration, upcoming District of Italy Convention in Rome an...

Every year, the S. 9th Street Italian Market Festival brings unique traditions out for the public to enjoy, and 2024 will be no different with the date set for this Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. Taking place throughout the iconic and historic Philadelphia landmark (aka the Italian Market itself), locals and visitors will be able to walk thro...

A $50,000 grant was awarded to the Senator John Heinz History Center and its partners at the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University to support and grow the Italian Diaspora Archive Resource Map project. The project catalogues materials that document the Italian American experience in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The...

Santina’s Italian Pastry Shop by Nino’s is gearing up to bring a delightful array of Italian pastries to Newtown Township, with plans to open its doors at the Village at Newtown South in the coming months, according to NewtownPANow.   The venture is spearheaded by Jane Mendello and her husband, Nino, who are not new to the world of baking.   The en...

National Hoagie Day has now come and gone, and as folks around the country enjoyed the official sandwich of Philadelphia, Metro asked those in and around the city about their hoagie of choice. Whether your taste buds prefer the homestyle taste of the always-popular ham and cheese or the crisp and tangy taste of a tuna hoagie, there’s a hoagie out t...