History & culture

Connecting Continents or Destroying Populations?

November 2019 |
Before news of Christopher Columbus’ western voyage with his discovery of a new land was distributed throughout Europe, others had made the trip. Most well-known is Leif Erickson, who landed somewhere on the north coast of America around 1000 AD....

The Italian Language: The Dearest One to Me

November 2019 |
There are three different languages within me: Italian, English and Spanish. Each of them is like a unique person I met during different stages of my life. The first in my childhood. The second in my adolescence and the third in adulthood. They all...

Mannerist Painting Now Signature Work in Cleveland Museum of Art's Collection

November 2019 |
The Cleveland Museum of Art announced recent acquisitions including a 16th-century Mannerist painting by Maso da San Friano, an Italian painter whose real name was Tomaso D’Antonio Manzuoli. Florentine artist Maso da San Friano (1531–1571) worked...

Michelangelo: Mind of the Master

October 2019 |
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Michelangelo: Mind of the Master, featuring more than 50 drawings by Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. The exhibition includes masterpieces formerly in the collection of Queen Christina of...

From the Italian American Press: “The Ghosts of the Garfagnana: Seven Strange Stories from Haunted Tuscany”

October 2019 |
The northwestern tip of Tuscany stretches into the Apuan Alps, a mountain range of steep jagged peaks and hazy valleys woven with underground tunnels and caves. Within these mountains, the Garfagnana is known as a region shrouded with mysterious...

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with Thirty-One Days of Italians

October 2019 |
Celebrating Italian Heritage By Acknowledging the Accomplishments of Italians and Italian Americans Who are the champions of our Italian American culture? What can we do to help preserve our Italian heritage? In 2006, a record of Italians and...

Superstition or Religion? Possession and Exorcism In the Roman Catholic Church

September 2019 |
“Vade, retro satana!” “Step back, Satan!” Jesus’ exorcisms consisted simply and directly of commanding the demon to leave the host body. To carry forth this work, Jesus told his followers to heal the sick and cast out demons. In third century...

Higher Education: Italy vs. America

September 2019 |
More than 300,000 U.S. students studied abroad in the last academic year and that number continues to increase. Of those 300,000 students, 40 percent study in Europe, namely France, Spain, the U.K., and of course Italy. While study abroad programs...

Superstition or Religion? The Relics and Incorruptibles Tour

August 2019 |
Molte persone sono superstiziose e lo sono indipendentemente da cultura, luogo di origine, estrazione sociale o livello di istruzione. In generale si può definire superstizione  ogni atto al quale si attribuisce il potere, misterioso e...
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