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.

From the Italian American Press: “The Ghosts of the Garfagnana: Seven Strange Stories from Haunted Tuscany”

October 2019
The northwestern tip of Tuscany stretches into the Apuan Alps, a mountain range of steep jagged peaks and hazy valleys woven with underground tunnels and caves. Within these mountains, the Garfagnana is known as a region shrouded with mysterious...


From the Italian American Press: The Seven Golden Apples

September 2019
The Kingdom of Pumaria with its rich, fertile land is located between a treacherous mountain range and the large Mediterranean Sea. It’s an ideal location for the apple trees that grow there, some reaching 30 feet high, and all bearing bright...


Casa Malaparte on the Coast of Capri

August 2019
If you travel on the slow ferry from Naples to Capri, it may take up to 90 minutes to cross the Gulf of Naples and reach the island that is divided into two towns. To the west, Anacapri spreads across a plateau covering about two-thirds of the...


The Columbus Letters

July 2019
When Christopher Columbus embarked on his first voyage west, he began writing a journal, noting the course and sailing conditions. As with the letters Columbus wrote on his return trip to Spain, the journal was also hand-copied and translated and...


The Columbus Letters

June 2019
Continued from previous issues Sailing back to Spain after his first voyage for the monarchs, Columbus wrote three letters describing the islands and the people of the uncharted land. The letters were sent to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand;...


From the Italian American Press - “A Camp Without Walls”

May 2019
Nel romanzo “Un campo senza mura”, Maria Lombardo racconta la storia di suo padre Salvatore e della sua vita in Italia durante l’ascesa del Fascismo, il coinvolgimento dell’Italia nella seconda guerra mondiale, la detenzione in un campo nazista di...


The Columbus Letters (Part 2)

April 2019
Part Two of the Article Published in Our February Issue Durante il viaggio di ritorno in Spagna, navigando tra gennaio e febbraio di 526 anni fa, Cristoforo Colombo compose tre lettere che descrivevano la sua prima esplorazione verso l’ovest, le...


The Columbus Letters

February 2019
Durante il viaggio di ritorno in Spagna, navigando tra gennaio e febbraio di 526 anni fa, Cristoforo Colombo compose tre lettere che descrivevano la sua prima esplorazione verso l’ovest, le popolazioni che incontrò e la bellezza travolgente di...


From the Italian American Press - "Vina, A Brooklyn Memoir"

January 2019
One of the most important ways to preserve Italian American culture is with the stories of our ancestors. Through written accounts, these memories provide not only family records but also historical value. Joseph C. Polacco was inspired to write...


The Italian Internment

December 2018
On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor – a U.S. naval base on the island of Oahu – destroying or damaging 18 ships and over 300 aircraft and killing or wounding almost 3,500 Americans. The next day, President...


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