History & culture

Pineapple on Pizza, Sure. Anchovies, No.

June 2024 |
Recently, after a long and busy day, my wife and I decided to bring in a pizza. Although my wife makes an incredible pizza, it was one of those nights when we just wanted to sit in front of the television, doing nothing more strenuous than chewing....

From the Italian American Press “Italian Culture in America: The Immigrants 1880 to 1930”

June 2024 |
The history of Italians in America began more than 500 years ago with a Genoese sailor who bumped into uncharted land. Within 35 years, three other explorers, all of Italian heritage, would chart land for England, Spain, Portugal, and France. From...

La Cultura del Caffe (Coffee Culture)

June 2024 |
Italian coffee culture is one of quality, tradition, and passion. Since coffee beans were first imported into Italy through Venice in the 16th century, the love of coffee began. Italy remains one of the largest importers of beans through its two...

In the Same Kitchen, 60 Years Apart: Artist Janice Merendino and the Continuing Spaces of Immigration

June 2024 |
At the turn of the previous century, a neighborhood in Atlantic City received a sizable influx of newcomers from Italy. The chicken coops and duck enclosures built by these immigrants gave the area its name, Ducktown. Nowadays, people may know the...

Letters from Veneto: Commissioning a Landscape Painting

June 2024 |
In November of 2023, author Myra Robinson shared her piece “Letters from Veneto: Commissioning a Landscape Painting” with our readers. Since this piece, the painting has been delivered and is currently being cherished by Myra. Please enjoy Myra’s...

On the Cover: The Baths of Caracalla

May 2024 |
A Glimpse into Ancient Roman Luxury L'articolo descrive le Terme di Caracalla che si trovano nel centro di Roma, costruite nel II secolo. Gli antichi romani usarono le terme non solo per lavarsi ma anche per socializzare. Furono simbolo pubblico...

Canto III: Abandon All Hope

May 2024 |
Quotes from The Inferno are taken from the Charles S. Singleton translation. Canto III opens with the inscription on the gates of hell; “Through me you enter the woeful city / Through me you enter eternal grief / Through me you enter among the...

La Cultura del Caffe (Coffee Culture)

May 2024 |
Joe, Java, Brew…these are just a few of the names we give to that wonderful cup of coffee. Coffee lovers may be referred to as coffee aficionados, coffee connoisseurs, even coffee snobs! It is a fact that coffee is one of the most popular...

Bologna University: A Beacon of Scholarship and Tradition in Italy

May 2024 |
Italy, renowned for its rich history, art, and culture, stands as a cradle of academic excellence with institutions that have shaped minds for centuries. Among these venerable institutions, Bologna University, or Università di Bologna, holds a...
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