by Natalie Pompilio   A quick look at the to-do list of a city preparing for a papal visit: •Design and print Mass booklets, about 2 million of them in multiple languages. •Solicit volunteers, at least 7,000 but as many as 10,000. Do background checks on each one. •Stock up on Communion wafers. Again, millions.   Pope Francis' sche...

With taquerías and other conspicuously non-Italian businesses proliferating in South Philadelphia's Italian Market, should the neighborhood be renamed for the sake of anthropological accuracy? The answer is the same whether you're a Sicilian or a Sinaloan: No.

Join us for the yearly Vittorini Prize Ceremony to celebrate undergraduate excellence in the study of Italian language an culture, at Penn and beyond.   This year's winners are, Elementary - Johan Zambrano Intermediate - Dylan Manfredi 200 - Celeste Courtenay 300 - Nikole Sanchez   Winners of the Undergraduate Excellence Competiti...

Philadelphia, è stata giudicata da Travel + Leisure la città più colta d' America e già vanta alcune delle più grandi collezioni al mondo di arte impressionista e post-impressionista. Dal 24 giugno al 13 Settembre 2015, Philadelphia sarà la sede della mostra: "Discovering the Impressionists": Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting", presso il P...

April 16, 2015  Thursday 7:00 PMInternational House Philadelphia  - 3701 Chestnut StreetPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 In the IHP series Rome, City of Signs we will travel through history and the films of the Italian capital, starting with Antonioni's L'eclisse and moving on through many other titles including the classic Roberto...

The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Italian Studies Section, and the Italian Consulate General in Philadelphia present The Monk, the Priest, the Nun March 22-23, 2013 The conference, held at the University of Pennsylvania, will explore how monks, priests, and nuns dwell in literary texts and the visual arts quit...

The Friends of The Philadelphia City Institute Library and The America-Italy Society of Philadelphia present Verdi 200 at the Free Library on Rittenhouse Square.   Verdi opera films screened from 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday, October 12, 2013.    Read more   Source: http://www.aisphila.org  

Andrea Bocelli ha annunciato sui social network che a fine 2015 tornerà negli Stati Uniti con il suo annuale “December Holiday Tour”.   Il cantante ha svelato le prime tappe della tournée: il 2 dicembre sarà al “US Airways Center” di Phoenix, il 5 al “MGM Grand Garden Arena” di Las Vegas, il 9 al “Madison Square Garden” di New York, il 12 al...

By Alicia Vitarelli FYI Philly visited some vendors at the Italian Market that have been around since the beginning, and some newcomers who are poised to make their mark. Before the Italian Market got its start 100 years ago, Isgro's Bakery was on Christian Street in South Philadelphia, making it the oldest Italian pastry shop in the market....

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, in support of Ciao Philadelphia, will offer an Italian highlights tour from the permanent collection. From October 14 through 19, visitors will be afforded the rare opportunity to have access to the "Florence, Cradle of Renaissance" gallery with a guided tour of The Italian Renaissance. For more details about the gal...