Janice Therese Mancuso

Janice Therese Mancuso is the owner and director of the Italian American Press; founder of the Italian American Heritage Project; founder of Thirty-One Days of Italians, celebrating Italian American Heritage Month; publisher of the e-mail newsletter Tutto Italiano; and author of culinary romance novel Con Amore. For more information, email jtmancuso@earthlink.net.

The President and First Gentleman

September 2021
Earlier this year, members of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, Constantino Brumidi Lodge #2211 voted in their first woman president, Sabrina Savino. The Lodge – located in Suffolk County (on Long Island) in New York – received its...


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...


From the Italian American Press: “With Tears and Laughter”

July 2021
From the first paragraph describing the deep descent of a winding driveway in present-day Joppolo on the east coast of Calabria, across the toe to the western slope of the Aspromonte, and the hillside village of Canolo at the turn of the 20th...


The Cruise Ships of Venice

June 2021
When first reported, the ban of cruise ships larger than 40,000 tons in Venice was met with cheers of victory by local environmental groups and by those seeking some constraints on tourism. In questioning its implementation, though, the details are...


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...


Italian Women Taking the Lead

March 2021
In expressing their thoughts on paper, Veronica Gambara, Vittoria Colonna and Grazia Deledda brought the intimacy of their worlds into public view. Two wrote during the Renaissance, one wrote during the early years of Italy as an independent...


Preserving Italian Heritage in America

January 2021
Quest’articolo parla del gruppo: American Italian Heritage Association. Nel 1979, il professore Philip DiNuovo invitò un gruppo di professori italiani per discutere come avrebbero potuto mantenere la storia italiana e la loro eredità italiana qui...


The Logic of Italian Women

December 2020
What do Matilda of Canossa, Tullia d’Aragona and Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia have in common? Each left an indelible mark on the history of Italy. In 1076, Matilda, widowed at 30, inherited the Tuscan properties of her paternal grandfather, the...


Balancing Venice and Tourism

November 2020
It is estimated that before the pandemic, 22 million (and up to 30 million) tourists arrived in Venice each year. Most spent just a day, disembarking from the enormous cruise ships that glide through the waters of the islands. Averaging about...


Celebrate Your Italian Heritage with “Thirty-One Days of Italians”

October 2020
Pick a name, any name on the list of “Thirty-One Days of Italians”, and you will be amazed to learn how the accomplishments by people of Italian heritage have been integrated into the culture of everyday life in America. Filippo Mazzei was a...


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