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Feast of the Assumption Celebration Returns

August 2021
The tradition of the Feast of the Assumption will resume this August, with appropriate COVID-19 protocols in place. This annual tradition brings together many in Northeast Ohio as well as visitors from around the country who return each year to...


NIAF’s 2021 Region of Honor: Abruzzo

August 2021
In June of this year, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced its 2021 Region of Honor: Abruzzo. Each year, NIAF collaborates with a region in Italy by promoting its culture, business and tourism in the U.S., while also traveling...


It's Coming to Rome!

August 2021
Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the European Championship at Wembley Stadium in London on July 11, 2021. “It’s coming to Rome. It’s coming to Rome,” Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci shouted into a TV camera amid the celebrations,...


On the Cover: Ferragosto

August 2021
In Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, a Madonna statue is carried on a back alley of Ortygia Island on Ferragosto (Assumption Day) to celebrate this mid-summer holiday. The 15th of August is the day when Roman Catholics celebrate the Assumption of the...


Italy won Soccer European Championship

August 2021
Thousands of fans packed Rome’s sidewalks to wildly cheer Europe’s new soccer champions as Italy toured the city in an open-topped bus in July, crowning a day that saw them honored at the presidential palace and premier’s office and cited by the...


Italy passed 50 milion Covid-19 vaccines

August 2021
In late June, Italy passed the symbolic mark of 50 million Covid-19 vaccines administered, the same day the whole country became a low-risk 'white zone' and rules on wearing masks outdoors were relaxed. As of that time, 33 percent of the Italian...


Prosecco or Prosek? Italia vs Croatia

August 2021
Croatia and Italy have renewed the feud over prošek and prosecco wines. Croatian winemakers have leapt to the defense of their centuries-old dessert wine, prošek, amid a renewed prosecco identity war sparked by Italy. Italy said it would defend...


Italian American Museum of Cleveland

July 2021
In May, signs went up in the windows of 12111 Mayfield Road in Cleveland’s Little Italy announcing the Italian American Museum of Cleveland (IAMCLE). It is slated to open sometime this summer. IAMCLE was founded on Columbus Day 2020 when Hon....


Nominate an Honoree for 2021 Cleveland Italian American Heritage Month

July 2021
Nominations for Honorees to be recognized during Cleveland Italian American Heritage Month in October 2021 are being requested by the Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee. The categories for nomination include:  Arts & Culture,...


Little Italy Bringing Back Feast of the Assumption for 2021

July 2021
Get ready to feast on some Italian food, Cleveland. Little Italy’s popular Feast of the Assumption festival will return this August, according to a press statement from Mayor Frank Jackson. It follows the festival’s cancelation in 2020, due to the...


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