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NIAF On Campus Fellowship Scholarship Announced

August 2019
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced that the 2019-2020 NIAF on Campus Fellowship application is open now until September 13. The program is intended for future leaders who self-identify as active in the Italian American...


MUST-GO: Play Bocce

August 2019
Il gioco delle bocce  - sport o passatempo che lo si voglia considerare - ha radici antichissime: in Turchia sono state ritrovate alcune sfere in pietra antenate delle attuali bocce, datate attorno al 7000 a.C. La diffusione del gioco moderno...


Little Italy: Baltimore

August 2019
La Little Italy di Baltimora è uno storico e pittoresco quartiere che è sopravvissuto e prosperato per diverse generazioni. Fondato dai nostri emigranti verso la metà del 1800, nel ventennio tra l’inizio del 1900 e il 1920 era esclusivamente...


August Birthdays

August 2019
As summer’s end approaches, some of our favorite Italians are celebrating birthdays. Giada De Laurentiis, an Italian American chef, writer, TV personality, and host of her own Food Network program (“Giada at Home”), was born on Aug. 22. On...


Italian Police arrested Sea-Watch 3 captain

August 2019
At the end of June, Italian police arrested the German captain of a charity ship who had rescued 53 migrants off Libya on June 12. Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete was taken into custody after a two-week standoff with Italian authorities...


Florence: A painting stolen by Nazi troops in 1943 returned to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

August 2019
A painting stolen by Nazi troops from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence in 1943 is being returned to the museum by a German family which had it in its possession for years. In January, Uffizi director Eike Schmidt said that Germany had a “moral...


Genoa: Morandi bridge's demolitions

August 2019
Ten months after the giant Morandi Genoa bridge collapsed, demolition experts blew up the remains of the bridge. Thousands of people were evacuated at the end of June ahead of explosions that brought down two large towers consisting...


A Cruise Ship Crashed into a Docked Tourist Boat in Venice

July 2019
A cruise ship crashed into a docked tourist boat in Venice last month reigniting calls to ban large vessels from the city’s Giudecca Canal. Four people were injured in the crash. Reports say that the captain of the cruise ship “ordered all...


Students heroes of the school bus hijacking in March are still waiting on gaining their Italian citizenship

July 2019
Students hailed heroes in a school bus hijacking in March are still waiting on gaining their Italian citizenship as promised by Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini. The students were born in Italy to foreign parents and under a law that...


Redevelopment of parks, gardens and historic villas in Rome

July 2019
In June, Rome began a 12-million-euro makeover of 20 parks and gardens. The funds are being used to “restyle” the areas by fixing fences, benches and fountains and for an overall clean-up. Additionally, more trees will be planted and new sports...


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