History & culture

Why Art Lovers Love Milano

December 2021 |
Standing in front of the Lamentation over The Dead Christ (c. 1483) by Andrea Christ Mantegna, in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, is a moving and hypnotic experience. The museum has long recognized the importance and the fame of the painting. In...

Panettone o Pandoro

December 2021 |
Every year Christmas comes with the same question: should we celebrate Christmas by eating Panettone or Pandoro? This is one of the recurring questions during the Christmas season. In Italy, there are those who love Panettone and those who prefer...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

December 2021 |
One of my favorite Christmas carols is “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The line where they sing, “through the years, we all will be together, if the Fates allow,” appeals to me. Amid all the rocking around the clock and jingle bell...

Two Sonnets for All Saints’ Day by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti (1839-1869)

November 2021 |
The term “Scapigliatura” refers to an interdisciplinary art movement born in Milan in the post-Risorgimento period. The word itself (translated into English as “dishevelment” but perhaps closer in meaning to “bohemianism”) was first defined in an...

The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grant Finalists

November 2021 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are thrilled to announce the 2020 and 2021 grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum.  The Film Forum, led by AGBO’s...

Elections for the Renewal of the Committee of Italians Residing Abroad

November 2021 |
The elections for the renewal of the Committee of Italians Residing Abroad (Com.It.Es.)  will be held December 3, 2021 (art. 14, ¶ 3, Law n.162/12.302019, converted into Law n.118 of 02.28.2020). The Committee of Italians Residing Abroad are...

La Musica

November 2021 |
In an earlier edition, we spoke about the major Italian opera composers known around the world. Now, we will discuss some of the famous Italian opera lyrical singers such as Luciano Pavarotti, Katia Ricciarelli, Andrea Bocelli, Renata Tebaldi,...

Dolci and Levi: Italian Activists

November 2021 |
Italy is no stranger to political activism. Both historic figures and current activists have changed the political and social landscapes of the country. Here, we remember two important figures who influenced change in Italy. Danilo Dolci...

The Friendship Train

November 2021 |
Several years after WWII, Western Europe was still recovering; and along with restoring economies, political dominance was also at stake. Towards the end of 1947, as the result of a nationwide humanitarian effort, a ship filled with cartons of food...
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