Simone Schiavinato

“I am not Italian,  I’m Neapolitan: it’s different.” This is what Sophia Loren had  to say in an interview given just  before  her  Academy Tribute, on the 4th of March 2011. On another occasion, while speaking about her grandchildren, she …

The Italian Dream. Because there is not only the American myth, the Far West to be conquered, the land of a thousand opportunities, that boundless horizon where dreams can become reality. October, the month of Italian Heritage, has this merit: …

“Made in Italy: a story rooted in a deep culture of beauty, uniqueness and harmony, combined with the ingenuity and vision that, throughout the centuries, helped Italy innovate in all arts and industries. Part of our Made in Italy’s history …

We all long to return to normality: how we’d love, once again, to think only about our holidays and the place we’d travel to, when summer arrives, and preparing our suitcases, just like “we used to do.” Our minds would …

L’Italo-Americano has been working to promote the image of Italy for years. It does so by presenting her  events, her protagonists and her community, by describing her natural, artistic and architectural beauty —  a powerful tourist attractor — and her …

On the 17th of March 1861, with the proclamation of a unified kingdom and after decades of wars, Italy became a nation. On the 12th of April of the same year, on the other side of the ocean, the American …

Cinema has a great merit, it’s a collective work. Within its frame, it keeps many, incredible forms of art, it makes them shine by turning off all the lights around. It helps those watching a movie concentrate on the plot, …

Italian-American literature of the second half of the 20th century described a world divided between generations, often very different from one another. Between two Fatherlands, between opposite perceptions and views of what Italy and America were. It described the American …

When, three months ago, classes were suspended because of the coronavirus emergency, no one celebrated. Lazy students may have breathed  a sight of relief, but the vast majority of our kids and teens did feel the weight of the lockdown …

The earth is fertile again, light wins over darkness, budding flowers regenerate dry, naked branches. In the past, for those communities who lived of agriculture and whose survival depended on the cycles of nature, the Spring Equinox had a very …