History & culture

NIAF Names Robert Allegrini as President

July 2021 |
This past May, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced and welcomed its new president, Robert V. Allegrini. Mr. Allegrini is a public relations and hospitality executive, author, civic leader and diplomat who brings a wealth of...

Artistic and Artisan Heritage of the Assisi Textiles

July 2021 |
“There isn’t a day that I don’t have a needle in my hand,” Antonietta told me as we talked about her passione for the embroidery of the punto Assisi (the Assisi stitch). She grew up with a passion for the punto Assisi as her mother created textile...

Tombs as Collective Memory: Santa Croce, Ugo Foscolo and Dei Sepolcri

July 2021 |
Quest’articolo descrive la Basilica di Santa Croce a Firenze. Questa basilica ha diversi tombe, monumenti, e opere artistiche. Per esempio il poeta Ugo Foscolo, malgrado il fatto nacque in Grecia, fu seppellito nella basilica perché fu un uomo ben...

The Italian Immigrant

June 2021 |
What images come to mind when someone mentions Italian immigrants to the United States? If you are like most people, myself included, you imagine steamships and the early 1900s. Typically, what I envision is the iconic scene in “The Godfather, Part...

Mondo Stray

June 2021 |
In large Italian cities you may notice dogs with owners in tow, often breeds that may be considered “designer” or “pure bread.” Rarely, however, do you see stray dogs roaming. In 2010, Fiona Cole and Carlo Cesario rescued their dog, Dino...

The Pandemic Was No Match for Garlic

June 2021 |
Spring has finally arrived in Northeast Ohio. We have not only navigated winter with the usual ice, snow and cold, but hopefully survived the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone’s life has been disrupted by this pandemic. Our daily lives have...

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...
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