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Elisabetta Vezzosi, full professor of North American history at the University of Trieste

A Talk with Elisabetta Vezzosi, President of AISNA

The American Studies Association of Italy ( AISNA - Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani) – that fosters exchange and debate in the fields...
President Trump, the actor Checco Zalone and Prince William are some of Angelo Inglese's famous customers. Photo credit: Lorena Caramia

Italian excellence around the world: Angelo Inglese, the tailor of princes and presidents

In Italy, he became TV popular only in very recent months, after news and gossip outlets alike made known he custom made the shirt POTUS Donald Trump...
Da Alidoro, nel centro di Manhattan, è possibile gustare l'autentico panino italiano. Photo courtesy: www.alidoronyc.com

Reliving the Authentic Italian Panino in New York City

It’s noon in Florence, and you find a spot on the steps of the Duomo. After a bitterly cold winter, you feel your skin gladly soak up the sun shining...
Paola Sartorio (third from left) with members of Fulbright Commission Staff

Journey through Paola Sartorio’s Fulbright Commission

The Fulbright Program, awarding merit-based grants for international educational exchange to and from the US, became effective in 1946, thanks to...
Folk singer Michela Musolino

"Music and culture: An Italian Perspective": Italian Music on set at Chapman University

Representing the variety and beauty of Italian music in different ages and in different fields was the goal of "Music and culture: an Italian...
Details of the vault ceiling decorated by Annibale Carracci of the Galleria Farnese in the Farnese Palace in Rome

Lorenzo de Medici’s Triumph of Bacchus: “Di doman non c'è certezza”

“Quant’è bella giovinezza, che si fugge tuttavia! / Chi vuol esser lieto, sia / di doman non c’è certezza.” Tomorrow has no certainty, so dance and...
"The father of Italian blues", Zucchero, is going to kick off his Black Cat World Tour, performing in nineteen cities across the US.  Photo by Ari Michelson

Zucchero, Italy’s soul & blues prime voice

Blues is a genre and musical form, grown out of spirituals and work songs by African Americans, in the so-called “Cotton States” of the US in the...
Professor Alessandro Carrera, born in Lodi, on the outskirts of Milan has had at least three separate, but, at the same time, intertwined career.  Photo Courtesy of A. Carrera

Professor Alessandro Carrera – a 360° thinker – talks at UCLA

Professor Alessandro Carrera, a native of Lodi (Lombardy, Italy), has had at least three separate, but, at the same time, intertwined careers. His...
Giuseppe Verdi Square, Busseto, Parma, Italy - photo by foundfootage

Discovering the Home Land of Verdi

Parma and its Province are the homeland of the excellence of some of the Italian culinary cornerstones. Places that are rich in history and their...
Sitting elegantly in the glass, Orasella Maraschino Cherries are crafted using local cherries from eastern Washington, free of dyes and artificial ingredients

Orasella redefines the lowly maraschino cherry

Take two roommates who’ve been friends for 20 years. Add the fact that their Seattle homes are five blocks apart. Mix in one person’s expertise in...
On January 17th, 2017 NOIAW's New York Chapter Honored Three Wise Women. From left to right: Elissa Montanti, Hon. Saliann Scarpulla, and Judith D. Grimaldi  Photo Credit: Bill Higgins

Three Wise Women: Changing their Local and International Communities

It was an evening to remember. On January 17th the National Organization of Italian American Women’s New York Chapter gathered to honor Three Wise...

Tradition and the Individual Italian American:The Importance of Italian American Writing

As a community, Italian Americans are just beginning to understand the value of the written word. For years publishers have been saying that the...
La Battaglia delle Arance si svolge a Ivrea, una cittadina vicino a Torino, durante la stagione del Carnevale. Photo © Francesco Zanon

Ivrea’s colorful carnival: The Battle of the Oranges

What would inspire people to book trips to Ivrea? The small city near Turin is not just your next obscure travel destination. It is an absolutely...
A bronze statue of a horse and rider faces the imposing Texas State Capitol Building in Austin, Texas. Photo credit: Marianna Day Massey/ZUMA Press/Newscom

Pompeo Coppini – Sculptor: Italian Born, Texan Reborn (Part II)

But what he had not anticipated nor planned for was the addition of an assistant. And a girl at that. Miss Waldine Tauch of Brady, from Texas, was a...
Nicola Cantoni (right) owner of Fattoria Fibbiano located in Terricciola in the heart of Tuscany

Winemaker Spotlight: Nicola Cantoni of Fattoria Fibbiano

Winemaker Nicola Cantoni has a handshake you remember. His grip communicates his sturdy frame, giving one the sense that he is rooted to the ground...

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