History & culture

The Italian Immigrant

June 2021 |
What images come to mind when someone mentions Italian immigrants to the United States? If you are like most people, myself included, you imagine steamships and the early 1900s. Typically, what I envision is the iconic scene in “The Godfather, Part...

Mondo Stray

June 2021 |
In large Italian cities you may notice dogs with owners in tow, often breeds that may be considered “designer” or “pure bread.” Rarely, however, do you see stray dogs roaming. In 2010, Fiona Cole and Carlo Cesario rescued their dog, Dino...

The Pandemic Was No Match for Garlic

June 2021 |
Spring has finally arrived in Northeast Ohio. We have not only navigated winter with the usual ice, snow and cold, but hopefully survived the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone’s life has been disrupted by this pandemic. Our daily lives have...

The Music

June 2021 |
It is very easy to meet Italians that love to sing, whether it is while they drive or are cooking or even during their daily activities. Just as dancing embodies a strong Italian tradition, singing does as well. Let’s take a look at the different...

My Journey to Teach My Son Italian

June 2021 |
In quest’articolo, lo scrittore, un uomo americano, parla della sua decisione di insegnare l’italiano al suo bambino anche se lui non era madrelingua. Descrive l’importanza di usare le parole italiane con il figlio perché vuole che lui parli...

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...

La Ruota: The Wheel

May 2021 |
It almost goes without saying that surviving to adulthood presented serious challenges in the days of our Italian ancestors. When I researched my family tree, I could not help but pause when the documents revealed that my paternal great-grandfather...

The Tactile Painting Museum of Ancient and Modern Art (Museo Anteros) in Bologna

May 2021 |
One of the preeminent schools and research centers in the world for the education of the blind is the Tactile Painting Museum of Ancient and Modern Art (Museo Anteros) affiliated with the Cavazza Institute for the Blind in Bologna. The Museo...

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...
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