History & culture

NIAF Welcomes Its New Board Members

June 2022 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce the newest members to serve on the NIAF Board of Directors. The NIAF Board of Directors’ purpose is to bring together many of the nation’s leading Italian Americans to guide the...

Does Bambi Call His Dad on Father’s Day

June 2022 |
L’articolo descrive il ruolo del padre nella famiglia. L’autore descrive che molte volte nelle storie delle famiglie, le madri sono descritte come la figura che coccola e dalla calda personalità. Secondo lui, la mamma è quella che dev’essere così...

Italian American Leaders Meet with Pope Francis and Government Officials to Reaffirm Our Community's Religious and Cultural Ties to Italy

June 2022 |
It was a historic week in Rome and within Vatican City as a delegation of Italian American leaders met with government officials and Pope Francis to advance cultural and religious initiatives, and to set the stage for new economic opportunities,...

"Sissy"

June 2022 |
Il nuovo film del regista Eitan Pitigliani si chiama “Sissy”. Questo film è ispirato della sua storia personale, principalmente quando sua mamma è morta. Nel film, i personaggi maggiori sono Luca (interpretato da Vincenzo Vivenzio) e Sissy...

Bambi’s Sicilian Mother

May 2022 |
“Mother? Where are you, mother?” If you have seen Disney’s “Bambi,” you know this scene. In the interests of those who haven’t, I won’t go into more detail. That scene, as well as the others between Bambi and his mother, depict a very American,...

The Legacy of Two Remarkable Men

May 2022 |
In the early 1850s, a cottage in Staten Island, NY, became the home of an inventor and a revolutionist. Both born on Italian soil, one lived in the house, the other was a guest. Collectively, their accomplishments ranged from creator to warrior....

The 1960 Rome Olympics

May 2022 |
The 1960 Rome Olympic Games, also known as the SVII Olympiad in Rome, Italy, were spectacular, moving, and memorable. The 1960 Rome Olympics catapulted athletic competition worldwide like never before.The 1960 Games were held from August 25 to...

All’s Fair in Love and War: “The Italian Prisoner”

May 2022 |
Burgundy Bend Press recently announced the release of “The Italian Prisoner,” a work of historical fiction written by Elisa M. Speranza. Set in the Sicilian community of New Orleans’ French Quarter, the novel illuminates a true but little-known...

Letters from the Old Country by Ben Lariccia

April 2022 |
Many immigrants were in regular contact with their families back home. Those who were illiterate had people who wrote for them. Correspondence from Italy was often read aloud to the entire family. Letters could contain money or a reference to a...
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