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Francesco Petrarch: A Poet and Scholar in the Month of July

July 2017 |
Francesco Petrarca è stato uno scrittore, poeta e filosofo italiano, considerato il fondatore dell’Umanesimo ed uno dei capisaldi dell’intera letteratura italiana. Più di ogni altro contemporaneo ha influenzato la...

Queen Christina of Sweden

July 2017 |
Gustavus II Adolphus was 16-years-old when he was crowned king of Sweden. During his 21-year reign (1611-32), Sweden not only developed into one of the great powers of Europe, he established himself as one of the greatest military commanders of all...

Lamborghini: A “Bull’s Eye” of Supercar Luxury!

July 2017 |
Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the high performance luxury super sports cars that bear his name, was born on April 28, 1916 to grape farmers in the village of Renazzo di Cento in the Emilia-Romagna region. His Zodiac sign, Taurus the bull, is...

Italian American Mayors of NYC

June 2017 |
New York City’s 99th mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, the “Little Flower,” was not only the first of four Italian Americans, but probably the most colorful and dynamic of all to occupy the city’s highest office. The 5-foot tall...

Space Probe Named After Italian Astronomer Continues Mission with Saturn

June 2017 |
Unmanned spacecraft Cassini-Huygens is continuing to record data from Saturn. There are two parts to the craft: the Cassini orbiter, named after Giovani Cassini, and a lander for Titan, named after seventeenth-century Dutch scientist Christiaan...

Frank Sinito’s Heritage and Family Life Propel Mission of the Millennia Companies

June 2017 |
The First in a series focused on Italian Americans in Cleveland’s Business Community This is the first of a bi-monthly column that will highlight key Italian-Americans in the Cleveland business community, both men and women who are making an...

"Learning Never Exhausts the Mind." Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

June 2017 |
Leonardo, born in a farmhouse near Florence in the village of Anchiano and later raised by grandparents and uncles in Vinci, was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who had little formal education. Born out of wedlock to a...

Luigi Palma di Cesnola

June 2017 |
One of the world’s largest and finest art museums is The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) in New York City. It has more than 2 million works of art representing over 5,000 years from every corner of the world. The extensive collection is...

An American Italian: “Rosie the Riveter”

June 2017 |
How about the power and strength of an Italian woman, Rosina Bonavita of Peekskill, NY who gained fame during WWII?  Her high school sweetheart and husband-to-be, Jim Hickey, was serving in the Navy in the Pacific aboard the battleship USS...
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