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“Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un Burattino” (The Adventures of Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet)

January 2020 |
Folk and fairy tales filled with allegorical symbolism were originally shared amongst adults in the oral tradition until Charles Perrault scribed them around 300-years-ago and the Brothers Grimm around 100-years-ago. In 1959, Italo Calvino...

About the Author: Carlo Levi

January 2020 |
Where do you live? Some place rural where the air is clean and you know your neighbors? Maybe you are an urban dweller, attracted to the excitement and diversity of a big city. Now, imagine all of that taken away. Imagine someone from the...

Italian Women of STEM

January 2020 |
The acronym STEM was established by the National Science Foundation in 2001 – rearranged from SMET – to represent Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A STEM education focuses on integrating these subjects into a wider curriculum to better...

Italian Great Rocky Marciano Lived the American Dream

January 2020 |
Some historians have called the 1950s the greatest period of peace and prosperity in America. The decade represented a golden era of achievement, undergirded by an affirming age of simplicity when homespun, working values and patriotism were at an...

Award-Winning Actor Danny Aiello Passed Away

January 2020 |
Award-winning actor Danny Aiello passed away at the age of 86 on December 12, 2019. He was highly regarded in the Italian American Community and was a former NIAF Gala Honoree. “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Danny Aiello,” said NIAF...

Amazon's 2019 Top 5 Best-Selling Books in Italian Language Fiction

January 2020 |
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A Sicilian Hero

December 2019 |
Don Giuseppe Puglisi nasce in una borgata palermitana, figlio di un calzolaio e di una sarta. Il 15 settembre 1993, giorno del suo 56° compleanno, viene ucciso dalla mafia nelle vicinanze della propria abitazione. Sin dai primi anni della propria...

Italian Inspired Christmas Dinnerware with VIETRI!

December 2019 |
When Susan, Frances and their mother, Lee Gravely, took their first trip to Italy in 1983, they fell in love with the Italian culture. During their stay at the San Pietro Hotel in Positano, they went to lunch and found themselves captivated by the...

December Birthdays

December 2019 |
As the year draws to an end, some of our favorite Italian and Italian Americans celebrate their birthdays this month. Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace was born on Dec. 2. Founder of his own international fashion house and designer to stars...
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