History & culture

On the Cover: Mount Etna

February 2024 |
Nell'articolo si parla dell'Etna, il vulcano più attivo di tutta Europa. Le eruzioni dell'Etna furono documentate in epoca greca e con gli antichi romani. Anche se gli abitanti corrono il rischio di vivere vicino al vulcano, il terreno intorno...

“The Divine Comedy”: The Inferno

February 2024 |
Hell. A place without hope. A place of justice. A place of weeping and gnashing of teeth. It is this place, this place of utter despair, through which Dante voluntarily travels to be reunited with the great love of his life, Beatrice. Dante...

NIAF and Iconic Producer De Laurentiis Launch Film Prizes for Aspiring Filmmakers

February 2024 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has partnered with legendary Italian producer Aurelio De Laurentiis to establish an exciting new grant program for emerging filmmakers. Officially titled the NIAF/De Laurentiis Film Prizes, this...

In Bertinoro, La Festa dell’Ospitalita Captivates All

February 2024 |
L'articolo descrive il Festival dell'Ospitalità che si celebra ogni anno a Bertinoro, in Emilia Romagna. La festa ebbe inizio nel XIII secolo. Ogni anno si svolgono eventi in Piazza della Libertà, tra Palazzo Ordelaffi e la Colonna delle Anelle. La...

A Love Letter to the Neighborhood

January 2024 |
La scrittrice racconta le ragioni per cui ha un grande amore per la Piccola Italia di Cleveland. Si ricorda di quando era più giovane e andava nei diversi posti, che ancora esistono, e le giornate trascorse con sua madre prima che morisse, ne...

Cults, Catacombs and Crypts

January 2024 |
L'articolo tratta di catacombe, tombe, delle cripte e del culto delle reliquie presenti ovunque in Italia. Descrive alcune catacombe e cripte esistenti fin dal Medioevo. Tombe e reliquie si trovano anche in Vaticano. Questi luoghi e ossari vari...

From the Italian American Press: "Double Murder at the Grand Hotel Miramare"

January 2024 |
The Italian Riviera sets the scene for a murder mystery, with Deputy Assistant Chief of Police Luigi Berté, recently transferred from Milan to the coastal town of Lungariva, taking the lead in the investigation. Easter Monday is the traditional...

A Book Review: “The Fortunate Pilgrim”

January 2024 |
The movie “The Godfather” was released when I was 16-years-old. At the time, I didn’t care much about it. But my mother! Although you would not describe her as a moviegoer, she insisted we see it when she heard they sang “Che La Luna” during the...

“The Divine Comedy”

January 2024 |
Imagine for a moment being lost, not just I-took-the-wrong-exit-off-the-freeway-in-the-middle-of-the-day lost, but good and lost. Imagine it is the middle of the night. And you are in a dark forest, a really, really dark forest. You have no cell...
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