History & culture

Italian Americans Unite Across Our Country

April 2021 |
Saturday, February 20, 2021 will be remembered as one of the most historic dates in Italian American history. It is the day that representatives of 354 Italian American organizations from throughout our country joined together to participate in the...

Fettuccini Alfredo is NOT Italian

April 2021 |
It is amazing to me, a guy who grew up in an Italian American community in upstate New York, how much I learned about being Italian when I left that community to live among the medighans of Los Angeles. I didn’t realize that real Italians went...

From La Serenissima to the Eternal City: The Grand Tour in 18th-Century Venice and Rome

April 2021 |
“Sir, a man who has not been to Italy is always conscious of an inferiority…” Samuel Johnson “In Rome I have found myself for the first time.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “The spectacle of Venice afforded some hours of astonishment and some days...

Different Empires and the Italian Language

April 2021 |
It is quite obivious that the Italian language has been influenced by so many different groups that invaded Italy during its history as well as by different cultures. For this reason, there are so many different dialects that change from north to...

La Scuola d’Italia “Guglielmo Marconi” of New York and IB World School Invites Alumni to Come Back to School

March 2021 |
La scuola d’Italia “Guglielmo Marconi” invita tutti gli ex-alunni diplomati ad unirsi in un'organizzazione nuova, formata recentemente. La scuola Guglielmo Marconi ha creato un’associazione per i suoi alunni con l’obiettivo di creare un network e...

Not Everyone is Irish On St. Patrick’s Day

March 2021 |
Let me start by saying that I have no animosity towards the Irish. Even though my first wife was Irish, I hold no grudge against all of those from the Emerald Isle. I even think that Lucky Charms are magically delicious. However, I am not Irish...

NIAF Launches the Fauci Fellowships Program for Postdoctoral Research

March 2021 |
In Honor of the Nation’s Top Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that applications are now open for the Fauci Fellowships, inaugurated in recognition of Dr. Anthony S....

Words and Images: The Inspiration of Dante in 19th Century Art

March 2021 |
Quest’anno, festeggiamo il settecentesimo anniversario della morte del gran poeta italiano, Dante Alighieri. Le opere di Dante sono rispettate come le migliore perché usò tante parole visuali. Ci furono tanti artisti che dipinsero le scene...

Italian Love

February 2021 |
They say Italians did not invent love, we just perfected it. We can, however, take credit for inventing Valentine’s Day. Now, I will admit although the cynical assertion that the holiday was started by chocolatiers, florists and greeting card...
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