What's that flash of red on the horizon? Forget about that famous visitor from the North Pole. Alfa Romeos are coming to town. After all, Santa Claus makes an appearance once a year and this is the first time in almost two decades that the Italian sports cars have been sold new in the U.S., let alone the Pittsburgh region. "They're arriving within...

By Lauren Ball Pittsburgh's 55th mayor, Richard S. Caliguiri, dedicated his life to serving Pittsburgh, helping it survive de-industrialization in the 1980s and setting it on the path for future prosperity.   Born of Italian descent in Greenfield on Oct. 20, 1931, Mr. Caliguiri began his service to Pittsburgh as the director of the city's p...

By Joanne Barron   Giovanni Macchione simply smiled and shrugged his shoulders when asked what he thinks about his Italian garden being included in the Smithsonian Institute's Archives of American Gardens. He said he gardens just to pass the time and because he enjoys it.   "I like to be outside doing this and that better than in...

Pasquale's PBS Special continues to penetrate throughout 170,000,000 homes. The momentum is continuing with a Springs 2016 Tour including the following cities: Denver, Las Vegas, Reno, Sacramento, San Diego, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and many more...   LOS ANGELES, CAStay tuned for the following airings in LOS ANGELES onSunday, July 19 at 10AM and...

By Katherine Schaeffer Angela Hertz's Italian-American grandparents taught her to love her heritage — the food, the culture and the sense of family.  But it wasn't until Hertz started college that she learned the language, studying abroad to hone her language skills. "I made it my career," said Hertz, 38, who has taught Italian at the hi...

Tu e la tua famiglia are cordially invited to commemorate your italianità at the History Center with a full day of interactive activities designed with K-12 students in mind. In honor of Italian Heritage Month, local community groups and museum staff will facilitate educational activities on every floor of the museum.   Activities are concei...

Looking for Italian traces all over the 50 States, this time we get back to Pennsylvania, the Keystone State: more precisely to Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania. One of the main concerns that several Italian American friends have told us is that young Italian Americans could feel their bound with their heritage in a different, slighter way. Well,...

By Joseph Sabino Mistick This past Tuesday, 50 or so Pittsburgh Italians gathered with family and friends in a basement Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District to view the premiere broadcast of "The Italian Americans," a two-part PBS special recounting the travails and triumphs of the Italian diaspora. Two WQED personalities were there...

The Christine Fréchard Gallery will host an Opening Reception of Two Great Italian Masters this Friday, April 24. Come and meet the artists, Pier Luigi Slis and Laura D'Andrea, at the Gallery located at 5871 Forbes Avenue (between Shady & Murray). Pier Luigi Slis is an amazing talented artist living in a small village in Northern Italy. In...

By Silvia Donati   Sustainability is not a new concept for the Italian gardener. It is a way of life. To shine a light on this way of life, and its inherent wisdom, Mary Menniti founded the Italian Garden Project in 2010. The project documents the stories and traditional methods of Italian American gardeners across the United States.  ...