Janice Therese Mancuso

Janice Therese Mancuso is the owner and director of the Italian American Press; founder of the Italian American Heritage Project; founder of Thirty-One Days of Italians, celebrating Italian American Heritage Month; publisher of the e-mail newsletter Tutto Italiano; and author of culinary romance novel Con Amore. For more information, email jtmancuso@earthlink.net.

The Cruise Ships of Venice

June 2021
When first reported, the ban of cruise ships larger than 40,000 tons in Venice was met with cheers of victory by local environmental groups and by those seeking some constraints on tourism. In questioning its implementation, though, the details are...


A Tribute to Italian Heritage in Los Angeles

May 2021
Nel 2016, l’Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, ha aperto le sue porte. La comunità italo-americana voleva insegnare la storia degli immigrati italiani di Los Angeles. Insieme con la città, Italian Hall (il gruppo che ebbe l’idea tanti anni...


Italian Women Taking the Lead

March 2021
In expressing their thoughts on paper, Veronica Gambara, Vittoria Colonna and Grazia Deledda brought the intimacy of their worlds into public view. Two wrote during the Renaissance, one wrote during the early years of Italy as an independent...


Preserving Italian Heritage in America

January 2021
Quest’articolo parla del gruppo: American Italian Heritage Association. Nel 1979, il professore Philip DiNuovo invitò un gruppo di professori italiani per discutere come avrebbero potuto mantenere la storia italiana e la loro eredità italiana qui...


The Logic of Italian Women

December 2020
What do Matilda of Canossa, Tullia d’Aragona and Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia have in common? Each left an indelible mark on the history of Italy. In 1076, Matilda, widowed at 30, inherited the Tuscan properties of her paternal grandfather, the...


Balancing Venice and Tourism

November 2020
It is estimated that before the pandemic, 22 million (and up to 30 million) tourists arrived in Venice each year. Most spent just a day, disembarking from the enormous cruise ships that glide through the waters of the islands. Averaging about...


Celebrate Your Italian Heritage with “Thirty-One Days of Italians”

October 2020
Pick a name, any name on the list of “Thirty-One Days of Italians”, and you will be amazed to learn how the accomplishments by people of Italian heritage have been integrated into the culture of everyday life in America. Filippo Mazzei was a...


The Columbus Letters

October 2020
Quando Cristoforo Colombo iniziò il suo primo viaggio verso ovest, iniziò a scrivere un giornale che includeva molte informazioni del viaggio. Quando tornò in Spagna, scrisse anche altre lettere. Purtroppo, le lettere furono tradotte e riscritte,...


The Columbus Letters

September 2020
“The Columbus Letters” were published in a four-part series in La Gazzetta Italiana in 2019 and can be found on www.lagazzettaitaliana.com. Search “Columbus Letters.” Sailing back to Spain after his first voyage for the monarchs, Columbus wrote...


History Reevaluated – It’s All Columbus’ Fault

September 2020
Quest’articolo tratta della disinformazione sulla storia di Cristoforo Colombo. Ci sono molte persone che dicono che Colombo è responsabile per il genocidio di tanti nativi che già abitavano nella terra nuovo. Ma, quest’articolo smentisce questa...


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