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...

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...