Police are investigating multiple acts of Columbus Day-related vandalism in Philadelphia. There are reports of several incidents around Columbus and Italian heritage landmarks around the city. It was just a little after 4 a.m. at the Filitalia Foundation on Passyunk Avenue when surveillance video shows the suspect spray painting these messages outs...

As we approach the Columbus Day weekend, we are reminded of the Italians who left their mark on Philadelphia, and paved the way for the large Italian American population that has influenced our City for centuries. Below is a sampling of Italians who have contributed to the fabric of Philadelphia’s history.  Philadelphia is located along the Delawar...

Bishop Louis A. DeSimone, retired auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia and pastor emeritus of St. Monica Parish in South Philadelphia, died Friday morning, Oct. 5 at St. Thomas Monastery in Villanova following a brief illness. He was 96, and the third oldest Catholic bishop in the United States. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 1...

In the 50’s, as a kid growing up in my Southwest Philly neighborhood,  I like many other’s knew where I would spend about an hour or so every third Saturday morning.  That would be sitting in one of about 10 chairs, while waiting to get a haircut from the one and only Chris Arcadi. Chris owned and operated his barber shop at the corner of 65th and...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018. 9 am - 10:30 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. The event will take place at the History of the Italian Immigration Museum -1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is FREE OF CHARGE for all Filitalia members and $5 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve...

Piccole medie imprese, start up, scambi commerciali nel segno della ricerca e dell’innovazione per lo sviluppo dell’industria agroalimentare e delle scienze della vita. Si è appena conclusa la missione istituzionale negli Usa, guidata dal presidente della Regione Emilia-Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini, e si può già fare un primo bilancio della serrata d...

Fiorella’s Sausage is an Italian Market staple. Luigi Fiorella left Italy and began working as a butcher in Philadelphia in 1892, he purchased a three-story structure at 817 Christian St. in 1904, and his family has lived in and sold sausages from the building ever since. But in January, Fiorella’s closed after the New Year and said in a Facebook p...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #107 magazine of We the Italians! Summer is ending, everybody came back to work here in Italy and joined us, who never stop, never cease to explore and promote Italy in/to/for the US. It's still early for details, and we’ve got a lot of work to do, but I'm glad to announce that just yesterday we signed an important ag...

Starting from June 2019 a new agreement between American Airlines and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport will see the introduction of direct flight between the city of Bologna and the USA. Angelo Camilletti, American Sales Manager Southeast Europe says of the news: “I’m enthusiastic about the introduction of our first direct flight from Bologna Airp...

CCI-NC is pleased to welcome The Honorable Pier Forlano to the state of North Carolina. He was appointed Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia on August 14, 2017, and this will be his first official visit to North Carolina. Join CCI-NC in welcoming him to the state! The afternoon will feature two events: 1. An Italian Community lunch, which also...