History & culture

100 Days of Dante

September 2021 |
This September 14 will be the 700th anniversary of the death of the greatest poet of western literature, Dante Alighieri.  The claim of Dante's position in literature is more than the assertions of an Italophile. Eric Auerbach, the author of...

Maintaining Italian Culture with Food

September 2021 |
When learning a new language, you inherently are exposed to an entirely new culture right before your eyes. This has been something that has interested me since I first started dabbling with languages in middle school. Linguistics seemed to open a...

Italy’s Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Stendhal Syndrome

September 2021 |
L’articolo parla dello scrittore Marie-Henri Beyle, più conosciuto con lo pseudonimo Stendhal. Stendhal fu innamorato dell’italia e viaggiò dappertutto l’italia. Nel 1817, pubblicò i suoi pensieri sulla peninsula in un libro. Parlò delle cattedrali...

NIAF’s 2021 Region of Honor: Abruzzo

August 2021 |
In June of this year, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced its 2021 Region of Honor: Abruzzo. Each year, NIAF collaborates with a region in Italy by promoting its culture, business and tourism in the U.S., while also traveling...

The Waldensians of Italy

August 2021 |
Quest’articolo parla di un gruppo religioso che fu separato dalla chiesa Cattolica prima della Riforma. Questo gruppo si chiama i Valdesi. Vissero nelle montagne Piemontesi. I Valdesi furono scomunicati dal Papa nel dodicesimo secolo perché furono...

Una Connessione con la Cultura

August 2021 |
As I continue my Italian Studies at Dickinson College, I love to immerse myself in my Italian culture any way that I can. I have been particularly interested in the differences between Italian and American life for young people, with particular...

At the Ferramonti Concentration Camp: Three Synagogues, High Holy Days and Bed Sheet Brides

August 2021 |
L’articolo descrive di un campo di concentramento a Ferramonti nel sud italia in cui due rabbini celebravano i matrimoni dove le spose misero i vestiti fatti di lenzuole e zanzariere. I rabbini aiutarono con le nascite di 21 bambini. I detenuti...

Eighteenth-Century Views of Rome: The Art of Giovanni Paolo Panini and Giovanni Battista Piranesi

August 2021 |
Giovanni Paolo Panini e Giovanni Battista Piranesi furono due degli artisti più bravi durante il diciottesimo secolo. Questi artisti dipinsero la città di Roma. Panini nacque a Piacenza. Fu fortemente affascinato dall’architettura romana e dalla...

NIAF Provides More Than Quarter of a Million Dollars in Scholarships and Fellowships in 2021 

July 2021 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce it has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in direct aid to outstanding Italian Americans in 2021 alone. “As the premier Italian American organization, we are very...
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