When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL Jenifer Landor, Founder of Live and Learn Italian, will lead guests on a journey to discover Molise, a hidden Italian gem wedged between Abruzzo and Puglia, which is largely unknown, even to some Italians....

Wednesday, March 13, 2019. 9 am - 11:00 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. "Wedged between Abruzzo and Puglia, Molise is really the last undiscovered region of Italy, unknown even to some Italians. In fact it is joked - Il...

The precious art of lacemaking has been handed down for centuries by the women of Isernia, who weave and knot fine ivory coloured cotton threads that unravel, almost magically, from thin bobbins that can be heard in the streets of the ancient city. Throughout the centuries, the artistic production of bobbin lace has always been important economical...

Ten ancient Italian beech forests which extend from Tuscany to Basilicata are recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage for their exceptional naturalistic value and the incredible biodiversity that characterizes them. The Italian Ancient Beech forests protected by UNESCO fall within the context of the transnational environmental site of the "Primeval...

"Promuovere gli scambi commerciali è da sempre uno dei principali obiettivi della missione diplomatica americana in Italia. È stato così fin dal nascere del nostro Consolato di Napoli nel 1796. Oggi i rapporti economici tra i nostri due Paesi sono migliorati molto e le esportazioni italiane verso gli Usa ammontano a circa 36 miliardi di euro". Così...

According to the latest available data, those of the 2000 census, Ohio is the eighth American state for population of Italian origin. Many of them reside in the northern part of the state, particularly in Cleveland, but not only. In our tour of "Italian America" today we stop right here, and meet Pamela D'Orazio Dean, who deals with the history of...

In the Molise region of southern Italy, in the Province of Isernia, stands the ancient hill top town of Agnone. Rich in history, art and culture, it is perhaps most famous for the manufacturing of bells. In fact, Agnone is known as the "town of the bells” and boasts the world's oldest foundry, the Pontificia Fonderia Marinelli, which some say dates...

Giovanni “John” Pangia nacque a Rotello, in provincia di Campobasso, il 2 luglio del 1881 da Francesco (trentenne “proprietario” e Maria Giovina Occhionero (“donna di casa”). L’atto di nascita fu registrato dinanzi al Sindaco di allora Romeo Perrotta. Nel 1903 il ventiduenne Giovanni e la sua famiglia decisero di emigrare alla ricerca del “sogno am...

Joseph Edward (Giuseppe) Mariano nacque a Montagano (CB), il 19 novembre del 1887, da Giuseppantonio (diciannovenne “calzolaio” figlio di Domenico e Filomena Gallo) e Maria Carmela Cristinziano (ventunenne “cucitrice” figlia di Giuseppe e Mariagiovanna Jannaccio). I genitori di Joseph si erano sposati il 7 agosto del 1886. Per la famiglia Mariano l...

Truffle fairs and truffle hunting tours have attracted some 120,000 visitors to Italy this year so far. Truffle hunting season is in full swing in Italy, and famous fairs and festivals dedicated to the unique flavour of the tartufo bianco, or white truffle, are held everywhere from Piedmont to Tuscany this month. Across Italy there are some 115 reg...