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Skiing in Italy in “Yellow zones”

March 2021
Ski resorts in northern Italy's Lombardy region, the epicenter of the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, were set to reopen (at press time) on February 15. Lombardy's decision came after ski slopes got the green light to reopen from the...


Calabrian Chanukah Celebration Saved by Italian Priest

February 2021
Thanks to a Calabrian parish and its leader, the Chanukah lights shined a bit brighter [in December] for a southern Italian congregation led by a former Pittsburgher. With the eight-day holiday nearing its end, Sinagoga Ner Tamid del Sud — the...


The Cleveland Museum of Art Reopens

February 2021
The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) reopened to the public on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18. The museum will be open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “I am delighted to welcome our community back to the Cleveland Museum of Art...


The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Application Now Open!

February 2021
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in conjunction with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), is very pleased to announce that the applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian...


Baseball Legend Tommy Lasorda Passed Away

February 2021
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sends its condolences to the family of Tommy Lasorda who passed away on January 7, 2021 at the age of 93.  As a World Series champion, MLB Hall of Famer and former manager of the Los Angeles...


52 Things to See and Do in Basilicata

February 2021
Travel to the “other Italy” – the one without crowds, tourist-trap restaurants, or smog-chugging tour buses. The southern region of Basilicata is one of Italy’s least-known, but is a place of natural splendor, unchanged hill towns,...


New amazing discover in Pompei

February 2021
In late December, researchers discovered an exceptionally preserved, frescoed thermopolian – the equivalent of a modern-day snack bar – in the archaeological site of Pompeii. The one-time thriving ancient Roman city was washed away by lava during...


Florence rediscovers a centuries-old food delivery system

February 2021
Florence is reviving a centuries-old food delivery system to help cope amid the coronavirus pandemic. When the plague ravaged the Italian city in the 1600s, food was handed to people through small holes in the walls of taverns to stem the...


Dante exhibit at Uffizi in Florence

February 2021
Florence’s Uffizi Gallery is opening a virtual Dante exhibit to mark the 700th anniversary of the Italian poet’s death. Eighty-eight rarely seen drawings of Dante’s “Divine Comedy” will be available for viewing online. The virtual show of...


Italian Government rebuilt Colosseum

February 2021
Italy's government is seeking bids from engineers to rebuild the floor of the Colosseum in Rome and return it to its former glory. The project will have a total budget of €18.5 million ($22.5 million) and the work is due to start this year. The...


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