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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...
Cosimo de' Medici. Portrait by Jacopo Pontormo

Medici: Masters of Fiction

Medici, Masters of Florence has recently made an appearance on television. Like everyone with an interest in Italy I couldn’t wait to see it. And...
Shimon accepting NJIT award; Photo Credit: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Shimon Schwarzschild and his ecological battles to protect Assisi and California

Shimon Schwarzschild, like Saint Francis of Assisi, could have opted for a comfortable and lucrative life, but instead has chosen a more steep and...
The first masks were very grotesque. They had these noses that had a phallic symbolism

Venice: City of the Incognito

18th Century, Venice. Circling about the snaky, torch-lit alleyways of the ancient city are swarms of masked men and women. Before leaving the house...
Chef Rossella Rago

Cooking With Nonna: soon available the book with more than 100 classic italian recipes

First generation American born of italian immigrants, Rossella Rago grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn with a deep link to her Italian roots in Mola di...

Stanford’s Italian Researcher Honored with Presidential Award

2017 could not start in a better way for Italian scientists in the world. On January 7, three scientists born in Italy and currently working in the...
Filmmaker Giuseppe Sterparelli at Burri Museum. Photo by Stefano Giogli

Giuseppe Sterparelli inaugurates Burri Prometheia in L.A.

Italian figurative artist, Alberto Burri (Città di Castello, province of Perugia, Umbria 1915 – Nice, France 1995), took a degree in Medicine and...
Lidia, his son Joe and Chef Batali

A Tavola with Lidia Bastianich (Part II)

Felidia ’s lunch crowd began to thin out, as we remained on the second floor and Lidia Bastianich described her plight to America. She was born in...
The first brass cobblestone was laid in front of Cologne City Hall in Germany in 1992 but the project soon spread beyond the German border

Italy’s pietre d’inciampo: the cobblestones that tweak our consciences

Walk through Trastevere or along the Tiber River in Rome, explore the labyrinthine Cannaregio district of Venice or stroll down Viale Montegrappa in...
De Niro declared recently he always thought "A Bronx Tale" would have made a fantastical musical, especially for the characteristics of its plot

A piece of Italian American History on stage with De Niro: A Bronx Tale

It was 1989 when Chazz Palminteri wrote A Bronx Tale, a one man pièce that was to become a movie in 1993 and eventually get on a Broadway’s stage...
The Palazzo Pitti in Florence - Italy— Photo by Leonid_Andronov

Inside the House of Medici (Part III): Palazzo Pitti

The third and last official residence of the Medici in Florence is the grandiose Palazzo Pitti. Located at the foot of the Boboli hill in the...

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