Hon. Christian Di Sanzo spoke at the presentation of the book "The Italian Legacy in Philadelphia History, Culture, People and Ideas" edited by Andrea Canepari and Judith Goode. Present at the conference, in addition to Hon. Di Sanzo, were Sen. Gian Marco Centinaio, Vice President of the Senate, and Sen. Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata, former foreign m...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington and the consular network in the USA celebrate the eighth edition of Italian Design Day, which takes place on March 14, with a rich program of events to be held throughout the country until May, under the theme “Creating value – inclusivity, innovation, and sustainability” chosen for the exhibition promoted by the...

Join us as we unwrap the colorful tapestry of Italian culture with guests, Trisha Volpe and Saverio Nestico from Filitalia International. This forward-thinking organization, born in the heart of Philadelphia’s Italian American enclave stretches across the globe, with membership from Havana, Cuba to the Heartland of America!   Discover the origins a...

National Meatball Day is just around the corner, and the Greater Philadelphia region is ready to celebrate this Italian cuisine classic in a big way! On Saturday, March 9th, popular restaurants and bars across the region are serving up special deals, exclusive dishes, and unique versions of your favorite meatballs. National Meatball Day is a deligh...

Jason Grant noticed an older, distinguished-looking man having dinner at a restaurant in Il Borro, Italy. Grant asked the maître d’ to pass along a message that he wanted to say hello to the man — Ferruccio Ferragamo of the luxury Italian footwear brand family. A few minutes later, Grant and Ferragamo met. The next day, Ferragamo gave Grant a priva...

The New Castle connection of a venerated Roman Catholic saint will be celebrated March 9 at St. Mary’s Church. St. Pio — born Francesco Forgione in Pietrelcina, Italy, and later known as Padre Pio. never actually set foot in town. However, his father, Grazio Forgione, came to Mahoningtown, PA in 1899, working on a farm and sending money back to Ita...

Whether they know of his name or not, many Pitt students are familiar with the work of the late artist Virgil Cantini. His art adorns many buildings around campus, ranging from the sculpture in front of Lawrence Hall to the murals in Posvar Hall and the Chevron Science Center.  Cantini was even behind the hanging metal sculpture in Posvar, “Skyscap...

The red and yellow décor in part of Massimo Musumeci’s house suggests that he is a fan of AS Roma. To know for sure, ask him about the time when severe weather called for an evacuation, and he immediately grabbed his most prized items: his collection of scarves and shirts in team colors. Or how he asked that a christening (and he was a godfather!)...

It was a night where the glitz and glamour of Broadway met the heart and soul of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Over 250 guests, dressed to the nines, stepped into the Radisson Hotel, which for one night, transformed into a slice of New York City's famed theater district. The occasion? The UNICO Scranton Chapter's annual charity gala, this year themed 'A...

Monday, March, 11 at 6:00pm. Doors will open at 5:45. 600 Chestnut Street, Suite 956 Philadelphia, PA. The Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia is pleased to announce the presentation of the book "Twenty-five women who shaped the Italian Renaissance" by Meredith K. Ray. The book is a dynamic account of some women who contributed to the develo...