The World Bocce Championship played in Alassio in Liguria gives Italy three World titles, two of which were won almost simultaneously during the morning of Saturday, October 16, 2021. Valentina Basei - Francesca Carlini and Luigi Grattapaglia - Simone Nari won the world titles in the Men's Pair and in the Women's Pair. Valentina Basei - Francesca C...

Italy is rediscovering the passion for cycling twenty years after the last boom, when the "pirate" Marco Pantani was able to drag oceanic crowds along the routes of the great European tours. In a little less than two months, from the Olympic Games in Tokyo to the most grueling one-day race in the world, the Paris-Roubaix on October 3, the Italian c...

L'Europa vanta uno dei percorsi più importanti del mondo, incentrato sul credo religioso, la cultura e la bellezza. Ogni anno migliaia di pellegrini percorrono a piedi, in bicicletta o anche a cavallo la Via Francigena. Questa antica via attraversa tutta la Francia ed entra in Italia attraverso il Colle del Gran San Bernardo. Infine, attraversa la...

Little Guy Soccer founder Edward Merante has been inducted into the New York State West Youth Soccer Association’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his more than five decades of service to young people and youth soccer programs.   Based in Corning, NYSWYSA is affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation. The announcement...

Once the playground for the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Sophia Loren, Cortina has retained its glamour and is now attracting discerning skiers looking to combine breathtaking scenery and Olympic ski runs with luxury hotel stays and a delectable local food scene. One of the best things about skiing in Italy is undoubtedly the food. Whether it’s an...

The long wave of the great Italian summer does not stop, on the contrary. This time it was the national basketball team with athletes with Down's syndrome that triumphed. In front of a friendly crowd in Ferrara, they won the European Championships, beating Turkey in the final. 21 - 12 the final result, which awarded the boys coached by Giuliano Buf...

It’s a calm warm Friday morning in mid-September — 70 swimmers dive into the waters of Lone Star Lake for a 5k swim at the CSCAA Open Water Championship in Lawrence, Kansas.  For freshman swimmer Ilaria Murzilli, this wasn’t her first time swimming a 5k. But, where she once saw the ocean floor, this time around she only saw darkness.  From that cam...

The UNICO Bocce tournament held on Sept. 11 in Georgetown was well-attended, with 10 teams rolling to support the annual Brian Piccolo Award to Sussex County high school athletic teams. The chairman of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage, Richard DiLiberto, and the UNICO National President, Steve Pelonero, joined forces to rally members for...

When NXT started rolling out introductory videos for Tony D’Angelo, an Italian-American from Chicago whose family has interests in the waste management business, many an eye was rolled. Some probably even exclaimed, “oof, Madon’!” But when the amateur wrestler from the University of Buffalo debuted with a win over Malik Blade on the Oct. 5 episode,...

With still one day of competitions to go, Italy accelerates its sprint in the general medals table of the SUDS Open Euro TriGames - competition for Athletes with Down Syndrome - thanks to athletics and synchronized swimming. Moreover, the medals were accompanied by two world records signed by Nicole Orlando. The "Azzurra" retouched the record in th...