The Simeone Automotive Museum's April 12th Demonstration Day will be a tribute to the most recognized automotive marque in the world: Ferrari. The red cars from Maranello achieved this recognition largely from their success on the racetrack. There will be a talk about the history of Ferrari, and six outstanding examples of the greatest Ferrari rac...

by Andrea Canepari - Italian Consul General in Philadelphia   Dear Co-nationals, In an attempt to make the passport application process more efficient and to reduce waiting times in the office, the Passport Department of this Consulate General has decided to introduce a new system by which you can make your appointment online&...

by Heather Haddon   New Jersey Italians are still likely to lose their one full-time consulate, but they are getting a reprieve from the closure of another nearby office. A proposal by the Italian government to shut its consulate in Philadelphia was averted after appeals from Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), accordi...

Even as a child I remember being more excited about Christmas Eve than Christmas day and my birthday combined – which is saying a lot for a kid. My family has been doing the Feast of the Seven Fishes for as long as I can remember, well really as long as my grandmother and great-grandmother could remember. And all these years later, I am still in aw...

by Amanda haury   LaScala's is an excellent choice for dinner and drinks in Philadelphia's historic district. Located at 615 Chestnut Street, at the corner of 7th and Chestnut, LaScala's is a Philadelphia based restaurant features Italian American home style cooking, and is a convenient option for business professionals, tourists visiting th...

Pasquale Nestico, Segretario del PD di Philadelphia, ed Anthony Colavita, Presidente del PD di Philadelphia, esprimono in una nota "apprezzamento per la maturità democratica della comunità italiana del distretto consolare di Philadelphia".   La dichiarazione di Nestico e Colavita è stata pronunciata durante una conferenza internazionale sull...

by David Witter   Known as "the mad fiddler from Philly," Joe Venuti was famous for his drinking, gambling and practical jokes. More importantly, he and Eddie Lang (born Salvatore Massaro) changed the sound of jazz through the introduction of the violin and the lead guitar to its repertoire. Venuti grew up as the child of a recent immigrant...

Antonella Vitale, PhD candidate in the Department of History at City University of New York, will present a piece of her dissertation, focused on the oral histories she gathered in Sicily last summer, at an upcoming conference at the University of Pennsylvania. Antonella was a winner of NOIAW's 2015 scholarship program.   Antonella said via...

By Alicia Vitarelli   It's Italian-American heritage month and in historic Philadelphia, there's a lot to toast to. You've probably seen the signs in the Italian market that say - "Cent'Anni" - as what's affectionately called 9th street celebrates a century of culture and tradition.    Each step on 9th street comes with a st...

The recent public debate over whether to rename South Philadelphia's Italian Market has largely missed the point. There seems to be some confusion over what the name of the historic Ninth Street corridor of shops, restaurants, and curbside vendors means to Philadelphians who coined the moniker. Perhaps adding to the confusion is the fact that the...