If you’ve spent any time shopping for meat and cheese on South 9th Street in Philadelphia, you’ve heard the word. It entered the national consciousness a couple of decades ago, as Tony Soprano and family ate their way through the popular TV show. Others remember it from “The Office,” in an infamous episode where Michael tries to order it for a clie...

It’s that time of the year. Philly’s largest block party returns this weekend.  The 2022 South 9th Street Festival also known as the Italian Market Festival will take place May 21st-22nd from 11 am to 6 pm along the iconic 9th Street corridor in the Italian Market. Bring the entire family and enjoy all the Festival Events, including Live Musical En...

When three mayors from Vicenza province toured the Northeast in late-April, they gained a new perspective on the U.S. Army, American history and much more. While the Vicenza area has been home to thousands of Americans over the past seven decades, this first-of-its-kind trip to the States gave Nicola Ferronato, mayor of Caldogno, Renzo Marangon, ma...

According to his driver’s license, Charlie Sacchetti is 75 years old. In his mind, though, he’s a much younger man, dwelling forever in that magical age on the brink of adulthood, looking at the world through the youthful lens of limitless possibilities. That inner child, he reckons, is “probably between 18 and 21 years old.” “I like being a kid in...

The Italian Market has not officially been blessed in over two years, so we are excited to welcome back the Procession of Saints on May 22! It is a tradition that stems back centuries and that took place in every Italian & Mexican village. It was (and still is) a time where the church and communities came together to honor faith. The Procession of...

On Wednesday, May 25th, The American University of Rome is proud to host Andrea Canepari as he presents his latest publication, "The Italian Legacy in Philadelphia: History, Culture, People, and Ideas" published by Temple University Press to the public and an invited audience at the Centro Studi Americani in Rome. Over a long and distinguished care...

Wednesday, May 18th in person, 6:00 pm Eastern Time. Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA. Free Admission. Covid policy note: the mask is recommended at the event. Register here. Here more information. America-Italy Society of Philadelphia and the Consulate General of Italy, in partnership with PI-Philly, invite y...

Sunday May 15 2022, 11.30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT. St Pio Elementary School, 1826 Pollock Street, Philadelphia, PA. Mass: 11:30 AM. Procession: 1:00 PM. Festival: 2:00 - 6:00 PM. Buy tickets: $25 – $30. Free For Children Under 6 Years Old. Organized by Filitalia International. Come celebrate with your favorite party throwers! The Southeast Philadelphia CO...

Aldo Lamberti and family unveil a complete overhaul and redesign of Positano Coast, located at 212 Walnut Street, in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia. One of Philadelphia’s award-winning Italian and seafood restaurants and the Old City staple has now been renovated from top to bottom inside, with a renovation that spanned an entire pandemic and...

Monday, May 9, 2022 7:30 p.m. - Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine Street, between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) Philadelphia, PA 19103. Cost: $15 or $32.00-Book with ticket. Buy tickets here. “A comedy writer with a heart of gold” (The New York Times), Adriana Trigiani is the bestselling author of 20 books of fiction and nonfiction that ha...