Sports

"O Sole Mio"

January 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
The 1920 Summer Olympics were held in Antwerp, Belgium. As the 2,600 plus athletes from 29 nations marched onto the field, the orchestra played each team’s national anthem. When the Italian team appeared, nobody could locate the music to the...

Anchors Aweigh for Fornaro?

January 2016 | Paul Sciria
The Midshipmen of the Naval Academy had a great football season and are looking to get even better in the years ahead with the addition of Joey Fornaro of Chesterland, OH. The West Geauga graduate has applied for acceptance to the naval academy...

Rome Candidate to host the 2024 Olympic Games

March 2015 | Serena Scaiola
Premier Matteo Renzi stated at the headquarters of the Italian National Olympic Committee, during the traditional ceremony of Golden Collars that CONI organizes every year to reward the best Italian athletes, "I announce that Italy is applying to...

Traditional Italian Folk Dancing

February 2015 | Pamela Dorazio Dean
When we think of Italian folk dancing, we often think of the tarantella. This is the most popular of all Italian folk dances, probably because it originated in Southern Italy, and approximately 80% of the Italians who immigrated to America during...

2014 FIFA World Cup

June 2014 | Paul Sciria
"In Italy, the World Cup is absolutely more important than politics and the ever-changing government," says Dante Difiore of Highland Heights. "It's a love affair, and fans take the Cup as seriously as "la famiglia" and good food. One year, the...

Diamonds

May 2014 | Paul Sciria
"Take me out to the ballgame..." America's favorite sports pastime is famous in part because of the numerous contributions of Italian-Americans to this sport that is synonymous with summer. If one were to pencil in a hypothetical lineup of these...

Italy Defeats U.S. to Advance to Semi-final Round in 2014 Fed Cup

March 2014 | Serena Scaiola
What an incredibly rewarding two weeks of tennis it has been for Italian fans around the world! After the men's team defeated Argentina in the Davis Cup match in Mar del Plata in late January, Italy's women's tennis team travelled to Cleveland...

The unbeatable experience of soccer in Italy

April 2013 | Margie Longano Miklas
Soccer in Italy is almost a religion. Being Italian is synonymous with being a soccer fan in Italy. Soccer seems to be everywhere, and every hotel lobby with a television screen has a soccer game turned on whenever Italian teams are competing....