People

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...

La Guardia at Ellis Island: The Door Held Open

November 2019 |
Affettuosamente soprannominato “The Little Flower”, sia per via della traduzione letterale del suo nome che per la sua bassa statura, Fiorello Enrico La Guardia è stato un gigante della politica statunitense. Figlio di un immigrato foggiano e di...

Author Marco Rizzo on Immigration, Graphic Comics and Much More

November 2019 |
Marco Rizzo is an award-winning Sicilian journalist, cartoonist and writer who has published essays and several graphic comics. He is considered by some the most prolific and acclaimed Italian comic book writer in the field of graphic journalism....

November Birthdays

November 2019 |
November is all about giving thanks. We give special thanks to the contributions these Italians and Italian Americans made to our history and culture as we celebrate their birthdays this month. Retired bodybuilder, actor and fitness trainer Lou...

About the Author: Giuseppe di Lampedusa

October 2019 |
In 1861, Count Klemens von Metternich said that Italy was nothing more than a geographic expression. Indeed, when he said this it was just a year after the Handshake of Teano. One short year could hardly wipe out millennia of campanillisimo, a...

Celebrating Giacomo Leopardi

October 2019 |
L’Infinito di Giacomo Leopardi ha compiuto 200 anni: per celebrare adeguatamente uno dei testi poetici più famosi ed amati della lingua italiana, tra le tante iniziative organizzate lo scorso maggio si è svolto a Recanati  - cittadina natale...

Vendemmia on Mount Etna: Tenute Mannino Di Plachi

October 2019 |
Tenute Mannino Di Plachi is located in Viagrande, a town surrounded by beautiful, green hills rich in lush vineyards in the Catania province of Sicily. The farm dates back to the 1800s with a long history of winemaking. Today, the modern facility...
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