THE cellar is flooded and Chris Ranalli worries about snakes. From the safety of the back door, he points out the sturdy walls—two feet thick, as if to withstand Mediterranean earthquakes—and the elegantly vaulted ceilings. “They lived in the top two storeys and made wine in the basement,” explains Mr Ranalli, who now tends the 100-year-old vineyar...

After World War II, Italy found itself on the front of a new struggle, to resettle civilians whose lives had been disrupted by war. Italy’s experience contributed to an understanding of the role migration could play in promoting both individual and national economic security, and the security not only of a struggling nation that could not employ it...

L’Associazione Culturale ‘Ambasciatori della fame’, già da tempo, si interessa di restituire all’Italia la memoria dei suoi figli emigrati all’estero. In particolare, nella fase iniziale, maggior attenzione è stata destinata all’Abruzzo, al Molise, alla Puglia e alla Calabria. “Ma non sarebbe stato giusto dimenticare – spiega Geremia Mancini – pres...

A Name is a Name is a Name We sat around a table in Moscow’s bar located across street from the playground of my youth, Feaster’s Park in New Brunswick, NJ.  It was just us, the men in the family; well, two men, one boy; the adults were Lenny the plumber and Len, Jr. the cop, a New Brunswick Police Officer.  We were, as they say, “‘shootin’ the bre...

Quando il figliolo di un compaesano divenne medico, per la Comunità italo-americana degli Usa ciò fu motivo di enorme orgoglio; ma soprattutto più tardi, quando – in grazia della sua bravura – quel giovane professionista molisano divenne un punto di riferimento della cittadina di Buffalo e, poi, dell’intera Contea. Nicola Rocco De Dominicis (di Vas...

Gina Mossa Molino handed her writer daughter, Suzanna Molino, 16 typed pages of her life story and said, “I would like to do something with this.” Two years later, mamma and daughter hold in hand a 237-page book, The Italian Immigrants’ Daughter, which honors their family legacy of growing up with Italian immigrants Antonica Cabras and Giovanni Mos...

Saturday, June 3 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Senator John Heinz History Center - 1212 Smallman Street - Pittsburgh, PA,15222 There's still time to register for the History Center's in-depth Italian Genealogy Workshop featuring genealogists Melanie Holtz, CG of Lo Schiavo Genealogica and Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy for a workshop on delving into...

Did you know that there are 319,602 Italian Americans in Nassau County? That is 23 percent of its population and makes us No. 3 in the nation in numbers of Italian-Americans. Right here Williston Park we have Luigi Suppa the tailor from Rome, Mike, Steve and Donna  Mistretta who own Frantonis Restaurant and Mike the barber who was born in Naples, t...

A young immigrant sailed into New York Harbor in 1871, and in 1942 the image of a white-haired old man returned. Those two dates book-end a musical story of America. According to his death certificate, Frank A. Marynell Sr. was born June 13, 1857, in Italy, but lived most of his long life in Henderson. In 1942 his portrait was taken by O.A. Egloff...

Un grande racconto costruito attraverso tante e diverse storie di vite “esemplari” degli abruzzesi d’America. Si potrebbe sintetizzare così il lavoro di Generoso D’Agnese, Geremia Mancini e Dom Serafini, autori del volume Abruzzo Stars & Stripes edito da Ricerche & Redazioni di Giacinto Damiani e Barbara Marramà. Nel primo volume , “Le radici abruz...