Heritage

Celebrating National Italian American Heritage Month

Between 1820 and 1992 over five and a half million Italians left their homes to make new lives in the United States of America. They were following...

Feeling Italian with Columbus Day and Heritage Month

Is it fair to say that we live through memories? Partly yes, because we formulate our entire lives in a chronological sequence that accumulates and...
Saint Francis by Cimabue (Assisi1285-1288)

San Francesco of Assisi, the first environmentalist

As Italy prepares to commemorate its patron saint on October 4th, we’re reminded of his life’s work. Living in poverty, renouncing worldly goods and...
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (Milan 1495-1496) is one of the world's most famous paintings

A Visit to Leonardo’s Last Supper

T he Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is undoubtedly one of the most iconic, most famous works of art of all times. As such, it has always attracted...
Dalle povere ciociare in posa per gli artisti alla nascita delle modelle

Dalle povere ciociare in posa per gli artisti alla nascita delle modelle

Le modelle sono invenzione dei ciociari nelle vie della loro permanente emigrazione. Incontriamo questo termine nel libro di Susan Waller, uno dei...
Concentrato di napoletanità nel ‘Guappo’ americano

Concentrato di napoletanità nel ‘Guappo’ americano

Dopo una serie di “conversazioni americane” avviate attraverso la rubrica “Questione di parole” pubblicata da L’Italo-Americano, sull’ipotesi dell’...
Original Dixieland Jazz Band - A 1918 promotional postcard showing (from left), drummer TonySbarbaro (aka Tony Spargo), trombonist Edwin "Daddy" Edwards, cornetist Dominick James"Nick" LaRocca, clarinetist Larry Shields, and pianist Henry Ragas

Sicily, trumpets and brass bands: how Italian-Americans have made the history of Jazz

Not many may know it, but musicians of Italian descent left an indelible mark in the history of Jazz. Jazz, the rebellious lovechild of ragtime and...
Chalk portrait of Caravaggio by Ottavio Leoni, circa 1621

Discovering the dark world of Caravaggio in Rome

One of the most macabre and moving self-portraits in the world is in the Borghese Gallery in Rome. It’s not labelled as a self-portrait - it’s David...
"You, Me & Sicily!": Sicily's First Settlers

"You, Me & Sicily!": Sicily's First Settlers

On this episode of You, Me & Sicily Alfred and Ezster explore some of Sicily first inhabitants and settlers!
How Much Do You Know About the 5 Triumphal Arches of the Roman Forum?

How Much Do You Know About the 5 Triumphal Arches of the Roman Forum?

When I had my first visit to Rome, I bought a little book from a vendor called “Rome Past & Present.” It has photos of each ruin in the Roman...
È l'8 agosto 1956 quando a Marcinelle, in Belgio, una esplosione in miniera uccide 262 persone di 12 nazionalità diverse. 136 di loro erano italiani. Nell’immagineI funerali dei lavoratori morti nella miniera di carbone

Messaggio per il 60°anniversario della tragedia di Marcinelle

Oggi 8 agosto 2016 ricorre il 60° anniversario del disastro minerario di Marcinelle, la più grande tragedia che ha colpito la nostra migrazione in...
The Restoration of Palazzo Venezia's Hercules Room

The Restoration of Palazzo Venezia's Hercules Room

As reported by Italian Press Agency, ANSA, the Hercules Room of 15th-century Palazzo Venezia in Rome is now under restoration and will be open to the...
Geometric Mosaics of Ancient Rome

Geometric Mosaics of Ancient Rome

One of my Italian passions is the study of the ancient Romans. I especially love the artwork, like the excavated wall frescoes in Pompeii and Ostia,...
Hall of Emperors at Capitoline Museums Back To Its Beauty

Hall of Emperors at Capitoline Museums Back To Its Beauty

The famous Hall of the Emperors at the Capitoline Museums in Rome has been restored to its original beauty. The hall is home to the busts of 67...
Meet the prehistorical prince of Finalborgo

Meet the prehistorical prince of Finalborgo

The archaeological museum of Finalborgo collects the prehistoric finds of all this part of Liguria, the area of Savona. The most significant find is...