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"acrobat thieves" in Milan

March 2021
A group of robbers in Milan known as the "acrobat thieves" monitored the Instagram pages of the city's rich and famous in order to ransack their homes, prosecutors revealed last month. The group examined celebrities' photos to find entry points,...


The resignation of Ignazio Marino

March 2021
Rome's embattled Mayor, Ignazio Marino, has resigned following a scandal over his credit card expenses. Mr. Marino has denied allegations he paid personal restaurant bills using official funds. He offered to pay back €20,000 ($22,500) last month...


Covid-19 Vaccination in Rome Airport

March 2021
Rome's Fiumicino airport opened a large Covid-19 vaccination 'hub' which is capable of administering 3,000 shots per day. The 1,500-square-meter site, housed in marquees in space previously used for long-stay parking, is the first major Covid-19...


Skiing in Italy in “Yellow zones”

March 2021
Ski resorts in northern Italy's Lombardy region, the epicenter of the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, were set to reopen (at press time) on February 15. Lombardy's decision came after ski slopes got the green light to reopen from the...


Calabrian Chanukah Celebration Saved by Italian Priest

February 2021
Thanks to a Calabrian parish and its leader, the Chanukah lights shined a bit brighter [in December] for a southern Italian congregation led by a former Pittsburgher. With the eight-day holiday nearing its end, Sinagoga Ner Tamid del Sud — the...


The Cleveland Museum of Art Reopens

February 2021
The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) reopened to the public on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18. The museum will be open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “I am delighted to welcome our community back to the Cleveland Museum of Art...


The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Application Now Open!

February 2021
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in conjunction with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), is very pleased to announce that the applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian...


Baseball Legend Tommy Lasorda Passed Away

February 2021
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sends its condolences to the family of Tommy Lasorda who passed away on January 7, 2021 at the age of 93.  As a World Series champion, MLB Hall of Famer and former manager of the Los Angeles...


52 Things to See and Do in Basilicata

February 2021
Travel to the “other Italy” – the one without crowds, tourist-trap restaurants, or smog-chugging tour buses. The southern region of Basilicata is one of Italy’s least-known, but is a place of natural splendor, unchanged hill towns,...


New amazing discover in Pompei

February 2021
In late December, researchers discovered an exceptionally preserved, frescoed thermopolian – the equivalent of a modern-day snack bar – in the archaeological site of Pompeii. The one-time thriving ancient Roman city was washed away by lava during...


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