US Army General Christopher Cavoli is NATO's new supreme allied commander in Europe after assuming command from his countryman General Tod Wolters on Monday in a ceremony in Mons, Belgium.  Cavoli takes up the top alliance role amid "the return of brutal conflict to Europe," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in his ceremony speech. The h...

Tetiana and her family didn’t have an easy escape from Ukraine after surviving the horrors of their family home of Bucha, a symbol of war atrocities allegedly committed by Russian soldiers in Ukraine. Their priority was to find a place where they could eventually feel safe but they didn't seem concerned about the history of the Italian house where...

They saw dead bodies in the road, climbed over destroyed bridges and heard bombs pounding a nearby airport. A mother, her three children, escaping Ukraine, where they were born, came to safety in a 500-year-old villa in Rome owned by an Italian princess who once had ties to South Carolina. Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi of Italy, the former wif...

Last May 14, the President of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, Ron Onesti, arrived in San Marino to express his concrete solidarity in favor of the reception of Ukrainian refugees that San Marino is offering. Dr. Maria Alessandra Albertini met with Onesti to express the deepest gratitude of San Marino's Secretary of State for Foreign...

The Atlantic Council announced today the honorees and speakers for the 2022 Distinguished Leadership Awards. The honorees will be recognized at a gala at The Anthem on May 11 in Washington, DC. The 2022 Distinguished International Leadership Award will be given to the President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic Mario Draghi, who w...

The Italy of tourism starts again and looks far away. The Ministry of Tourism and Enit aim to reach the general international public, in collaboration with the Regions, with the partnerships with Eurovision and Giro d'Italia and the support of Coni, thanks to a tourism promotion campaign aimed at many nations around the world. At the center of the...

Mother’s Day is now celebrated in more than 50 countries worldwide and although not all countries celebrate on the same day, here in Italy we join with many other countries and celebrate our mothers on the second Sunday in May. But this year, in our tiny mountain village, Serrastretta, in Calabria, the “toe” of the Italian “boot,” Mother’s Day hold...

Italy has donated 45 firefighting vehicles to Ukraine. This crucial firefighting equipment just arrived in the EU's logistics hub in Slovakia, from where it will be shipped to Ukraine. This act of solidarity couldn’t be more timely, as Europe marked Firefighters Day on May 4, paying tribute to all those who are working under difficult conditions in...

Children in Rome's city-run schools, from kindergarten up to junior high school, will be served a special Ukrainian menu from 2 May. Each of the city's municipi, or boroughs, will serve Ukrainian specialities one day next week, beginning with schools in the centre on Monday. The initiative aims to facilitate integration between children and open th...

U.S. President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will meet in Washington next month to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine among other issues, their offices said on Wednesday. Biden will host his Italian counterpart at the White House on May 10 ahead of the G7 and NATO summits in June, the White House said in a statement. "The focu...