The establishment of the first U.S. Consulate General in Leghorn in 1794, closely followed by another in Naples in 1796, marks the beginning of consular relations between the USA and pre-unitary Italy. Yet, the roots of this connection delve deeper into the rich soil of intellectual and scientific exchange that predated that institutional connectio...

Sunday, February 25, 2024, noon - 2 p.m. 5th floor Mueller Center - Heinz History Center - 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA. Register here. Join the Italian American Program to celebrate the reinstallation of Virgil Cantini’s mosaic mural in Downtown Pittsburgh. This panel discussion with experts in art, architecture, and historic preservation...

Many times we have described the historical and cultural reasons why attacks on Columbus are based on falsehoods, unacceptable and wrong. The Italian American comity is defending itself and the symbol it has chosen, in different ways. One of these ways is the legal way. Those who removed the Columbus statues and cancelled Columbus Day, not only obe...

The frame reserved for Geno Auriemma’s photo is empty — it rests atop two display cases of autographed UConn basketballs to the right of a collection of Joel Embiid memorabilia — inside a suburban Philadelphia sandwich shop. Auriemma’s late mother, Marsiella — an Italian immigrant once praised by President Barack Obama at a White House visit — had...

Fearless Restaurants originally planned to launch another Rosalie, the successful Wayne-based eatery, at the end of 2023. Instead, the team decided to shake things up and, at the final hour, announced an entirely fresh concept: Testa Rossa. Translated as “redhead” in Italian, Glen Mills’ next entry from Fearless Restaurants will offer Italian-Ameri...

Being the daughter of two immigrant parents, Farrell (PA) native Christine Incerto did not have an easy start to life. Yet through her struggles, Christine overcame. And on Sunday, she turned 100. Born to Jenny and Theodore Yassall, two immigrants from Italy who did not speak a word of English, Christine struggled early in school. Yassall was not e...

Frank Rizzo is returning to the light of day. No, not the in-the-flesh Bambino, the Cisco Kid, the police commissioner and mayor in the flesh — but his 9-foot bronze likeness. Crusading lawyer George Bochetto filed suit against the city in July 2020 alleging improper treatment of the statue, which had been erected in 1998. You may recall the Frank...

The wait is over. Alto's Bakery and Caffe' by Altomonte's is finally open on Street Road in Warminster. It's a new place to quickly grab sweet treats and your Italian favorites from Altomonte's, the popular Italian Market with locations on York Road and in Doylestown. It's open Monday - Friday from 7 am - 2 pm and 4 pm - 8 pm plus Saturdays from 8...

Notice is hereby given that the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia intends to appoint a new Honorary Consul in Baltimore who will be called upon to carry out primarily functions of assistance in favor of Italian citizens and protection of Italian interests in the territory of competence. Compatriots who may be interested in this position ar...

Altomonte's has expanded its business operations by recently opening its Alto Bakery & Caffè. The new establishment at 560 W. Street Rd. will be a beloved community hub, offering authentic Italian grab-and-go baked goods, espresso, and desserts, its owner said in a press release. The caffè will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 t...