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Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a magical country where you can explore the canals of Venice one day and the ancient streets of Rome the other. The Bel Paese has inspired poets, writers and artists all throughout the centuries to create art about it. It’s no surprise that there is a...

While FDR had his fireside chats, I experienced porch side chats where I learned much about my heritage. It is well known that weekly Sunday suppers were a special time for large Italian families. It was a day of rest, except of course for Italian mothers — but they loved it, as they had an opportunity to enjoy the company of relatives and visiting...

Milan is one of the most visited cities in Italy after Rome and Florence. In this article we will see what we should not miss if we visit Milan for a day. Surely one day is not enough to be able to enjoy the city's sights. What to See in Milan in a Day. During your visit to the historic city, you can not miss the city's famous landmark, the famous...

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy is returning for another series, but where will the intrepid actor visit next in the bel paese? With the first series of the CNN food & travel docuseries proving such a success, it was hardly surprising that the network would commission a second series. We don’t have a definitive itinerary of where the actor visit...

Rome is not simply a city for the Romans: it is much more. The universally recognised Caput Mundi mixes pure soul and authentic emotions. It is a place where official history is interlaced with ordinary people's lives. Romans are people who can hardly keep quiet in a dialogue.  No matter if they are in a bar, at the market, on the bus or in the squ...

Conceptual plans for a modern, five-story luxury condominium development called Casa d’Angolo, or “corner house “in Italian, were sent back to the drawing board by the Cleveland Landmarks Commission yesterday. The recommendation came despite a member of the development team predicting the proposed condos would become a Little Italy landmark equal t...

Ferrero North America believes US consumers are increasingly willing to pay more for chocolate. Why? Because chocolate is a product that delivers a higher expectation. The Italian company believes this trend will only become more important as premium brands and products drive growth for their categories. “Our goal in the US is to continue to expand...

Reigning Eurovision champions Måneskin have been unveiled as the next musical guests on the iconic NBC comedy show Saturday Night Live. This weekend’s show on January 22nd will feature the Italian rockers, in a show hosted by actor and comedian Will Forte, who previously appeared as a cast member on the comedy show between 2002 and 2010. Måneskin w...

Italy ended 2021 successfully, selected by The Economist as the country of the year. One main reason was the global rise of the Italian rock band Måneskin’s following their win at Eurovision and continuous success touring worldwide. Italy is well-known for its traditional music and movies, but can the country increase its soft power pushing for a s...

Charli and Dixie D’Amelio are making tens of millions of dollars – according to a compilation by Forbes of the highest-earning TikTokers of 2021. The sisters earned a combined $27.5 million in 2021, according to Forbes, roughly quadruple the $7 million that they raked in in 2020. To compile its list, Forbes estimated pretax earnings of stars whose...

A journey to discover the most representative recipes of Neapolitan cuisine: 7 dishes you absolutely must try! A visit to Naples cannot but become a gastronomic tour: there are too many unique and incredible preparations that this city has to offer. A walk through the historic centre is enough to be literally overwhelmed by so many different scents...

The deadline for scholarship (unless otherwise noted) is February 15, 2022. All requirements for a given scholarship must be met or the application will not be considered. All scholarship materials and completed applications must be submitted to iawofiowa@gmail.com or mailed to Italian American Women of Iowa - PO BOX 21116 Des Moines, IA 50312 by F...