History & culture

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...

Fettuccini Alfredo is NOT Italian

April 2021 |
It is amazing to me, a guy who grew up in an Italian American community in upstate New York, how much I learned about being Italian when I left that community to live among the medighans of Los Angeles. I didn’t realize that real Italians went...

From La Serenissima to the Eternal City: The Grand Tour in 18th-Century Venice and Rome

April 2021 |
“Sir, a man who has not been to Italy is always conscious of an inferiority…” Samuel Johnson “In Rome I have found myself for the first time.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “The spectacle of Venice afforded some hours of astonishment and some days...

Different Empires and the Italian Language

April 2021 |
It is quite obivious that the Italian language has been influenced by so many different groups that invaded Italy during its history as well as by different cultures. For this reason, there are so many different dialects that change from north to...
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