Ciao from Rome, and (in a few days) Happy Thanksgiving! It has been a very intense month for us at We the Italians. First of all, we celebrated Veterans Day with the interview to Anthony Ficarri, the new President of Italian American War Veterans: the interview is also on this November issueof our magazine. On October 17th, in Rome, we attended the...

Growing up as an Italian-American in New York during the early 1950s was at times a challenging experience. First of all, WHO are we and WHY do we act out our life’s drama as we do? Ponder the fact that there may be unwritten rules and norms, handed down to us from native Italians, which when confronted by the American scene dictate Italian Americ...

Many could not write or read English, but that did not stop them from assimilating in small-town America and applying their skills to help build some of the grand estates in Millbrook. The story of these Italian immigrants is the subject of a new documentary, "Il Villaggio di Millbrook” (“The Village of Millbrook”), which will premiere this weekend...

Nella Sala stampa della Camera dei Deputati si è tenuta la conferenza dal titolo “Italiani nel mondo potenziali turisti. Quali potenzialità nel turismo di ritorno?organizzata dall’Asmef ed introdotta dall’on. Fucsia FitzGerald Nissoli (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero – Ripartizione Nord e Centro America. Nel suo saluto introduttivo a tale c...

Parlare di ospitalità non è semplice. E non da oggi. Le conflittualità relative a questo termine, così accogliente e ostile allo stesso tempo, e a tutto ciò che ne consegue, si trovano fin dall’etimologia stessa della parola. Fin dall’origine. Perché ospitalità deriva dal latino hospes, che a sua volta condivide la radice con hostis. E può essere i...

Nick Lococo, an Italian immigrant who lived in Danville in the 1940s, tried to locate his family in Italy during the World War II battle action in Europe but without success. That changed in March 1944 when word came from a Frankfort soldier serving there located Lococo family members. The March 24, 1944, edition of the Advocate call the news an “u...

Cento anni fa nasceva a Napoli un istituto che per tutto il Novecentoavrebbe accompagnato la storia e lo sviluppo economico del Paese: la Banca d’America e d’Italia. Fondata il 14 novembre 1917 da un gruppo di imprenditori con il nome di Banca dell’Italia Meridionale, fu ribattezzata già nel 1922 Banca d’America e d’Italia (Bai), a sancire il forte...

Newer immigrants have been contributing many layers of cultural authenticity to Queens’ multi-ethnic pot, but those who were once considered new immigrants back in the early 1900s don’t seem to be getting as much recognition these days. So it’s time to celebrate their unique history and heritage. The Italian-American story can be told through the m...

At the end of World War II, Italy was a country in great difficulty. Relieved by leaving behind a terrible period, but with a difficult reconstruction in front of them, the Italians counted many situations of poverty and great discomfort. In this historical and cultural context, a forgotten page of Italian history reemerges, a page in which the Uni...

Since her beginnings Mother Cabrini encouraged embracing other’s diversity, culture and traditions. Today as a well-established institution, Cabrini University continues Mother Cabrini’s legacy of connecting through cultures by celebrating the annual Cabrini Day. Frances Xavier Cabrini was born in a small village in Italy. Inspired by her missionar...