by Kathy Salvati   Talk about having a full plate! Claudio Reilsono is the Head baseball coach at Carnegie Mellon University, the General Manager/Professional baseball scout for the Global Scouting Bureau and as you will see, that's not all... Q. Claudio, what got you interested in baseball?   CR. My Mom & Dad were from Ital...

Saturday, July 25 | 10 a.m. - noon Join the History Center for a workshop on preserving your Italian heritage through family heirlooms. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour and learn best practices for handling and storing paper items and three-dimensional objects with the History Center's Curator of the Italian American Program Melissa E. Marinaro, Reg...

by Katherine Schaeffer   On his front porch in Brighton Heights, Mario Mancini holds a newspaper photo spread, yellowed with age and smoothed beneath a wooden frame. Mancini, 74, points to his teenage self in a photo, standing in New York City just hours after escaping one of the biggest modern maritime disasters — the sinking of the An...

By Chuck Sypula   There are tons of reasons you might go to Girasole's Italian restaurant. You can go for the savory, southern-Italian sauces or the freshly made pastas. You can go for the creative and beautifully presented meat and fish dishes, or the unpretentious but worldly wine offerings.   And some go just for that distinct...

Does your child have talent? Join Mondo Italiano's new course "musichIAMO" ("I love music") with Italian tenor Marco Fiorante from Lecce. Classes in Pittsbirgh are starting Tuesday, September 22nd for ages 5-10 and 11-17. There are adult voice lessons as well. For more information, contact MONDO ITALIANO at (412) 478 2681 or email m...

Pittsburgh native and former International Boxing Federation lightweight champion, Paul Spadafora, is anxious to get back in the ring again. He's looking to add a few more win totals and knockouts to his current record of 48-1-1 with 19 knockouts. After an outstanding amateur career that saw him win 75 of his 80 fights, Spadafora turned profession...

Roughly 17 million Americans have ties to Italy and will be celebrating their ancestry during October's Italian-American Heritage Month. With a strong influence in cooking, fashion, sports, movies, television and the arts, being Italian influences all aspects of life. Appreciating all things Italian is easy, but marrying into an Italian family can...

Join MONDO ITALIANO for an amazing journey into the heart of Rome as we explore the wonders of Pantheon, a magnificent temple dedicated to all gods. In this lecture, we will not only delve into some of the fascinating architecture of this temple but we will also look into the interesting history behind its construction as well as important mileston...

Quando si pensa all'insegnamento ufficiale della lingua italiana nel mondo, la Società Dante Alighieri è l'istituzione storicamente preposta a tale scopo. La nostra lingua ha tradizione e significa cultura e piacevolezza, ovunque, e costituisce per i nostri connazionali emigrati in America tanti anni fa, e per i loro discendenti, un punto di riferi...

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...