History & culture

La Fisarmonica: The History of the Italian Accordian

July 2020 |
Quest’articolo parla della storia della fisarmonica. La prima fabbrica per le fisarmoniche fu a Castelfidardo,  nelle Marche. Dicono che i francesi portarono la fisarmonica in italia. Piano piano, con la rivoluzione industriale, le fabbriche...

The Importance of Italian Winemaking

June 2020 |
Quest’articolo parla dell’arte di fare il vino. L’autore parla della sua famiglia che sta facendo il vino nel XIX secolo in Italia, nella paesino di Pratola Peligna nella regione Abruzzo. Lui dice che non è una sorpresa che l’italia sia conosciuta...

La Fisarmonica: The Advent of the Accordian

June 2020 |
I have always thought that the accordion was first invented and built by Italians, probably due to my love of the accordion and accordionists that I encountered on my trips to Italy, but even among researchers, the advent of the accordion is still...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

June 2020 |
For the last 130 summers in East Harlem, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church has hosted a festival honoring the Mother of Christ. While the celebration began modestly, by 1917 it was attracting thousands of Italians and Italian Americans. The appeal of...

L’Unione Italiana

June 2020 |
L’Unione Italiana, “The Italian Club” in Ybor City just north of downtown Tampa, FL, is in this great little neighborhood with a rich history of immigration from Latin countries like Sicily, Italy and Cuba. Emigrants from Sicily’s Magazzolo Valley...

At Home With Milano's Italian Restaurant - a Cookbook

May 2020 |
With the current global pandemic, we are all facing, it is safe to say the restaurant industry may have been hit the hardest.  With restaurant dining rooms being closed to patrons, owners have been forced to get creative with sales. From...

Michelangelo’s Pietas

May 2020 |
Michelangelo Buonarroti, born 1475 in Florence, lauded painter and architect of the Sistine Chapel, poet, and inventor considered himself first and foremost a sculptor and worked in marble until his death in Rome in 1564. He was buried in the...

The Dante 700 Project by Timothy Schmalz

April 2020 |
For over 25 years, Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz has been sculpting large scale sculptures. He is a figurative artist with his pieces installed worldwide. Some of his most reputed pieces are installed in historical churches in Rome and at the...

Michelangelo's Pieta

April 2020 |
The greatest influence on the European world of art, economics, culture, and intellectual achievement was the Italian Renaissance. Florentine artist, Michelangelo Buonarotti, one of the most illustrious and well-known artists of this period, is...
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