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Penn State Professor of Italian Sherry Roush has received grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to support work related to translating “Peregrino,” a 500-year-old literary work by Jacopo Caviceo, from Italian into English. Published in 1508, “Peregrino” is considered a proto-...

Naples in the 1950s: Lenù e Lila are two girls who become friends in a poor neighborhood in the extreme eastern outskirts of the port city. Life was hard and they grew up together as best friends. At times they grew apart to then reunite and become even closer. Their story is told in four books written between 2011 and 2014 by Elena Ferrante: the f...

A bill that would abolish Columbus Day in Colorado and replace the holiday to honor another Italian pioneer is advancing at the state Capitol. The bill passed the state House and will move to the state Senate. Supporters claim Columbus committed crimes against humanity and should not be honored. Instead, they want to create Cabrini Day to recognize...

There are certain details of the Naples experience that shouldn’t be missed. The feel of an espresso cup so hot it nearly burns your lips. Comparing two types of sfogliatella – the riccia and the frolla – so you can settle the age-old controversy about which is better. Or eating a pizza folded in four as you walk down Via dei Tribunali. Wherever yo...

Si è conclusa con successo al Policlinico Universitario Sant’Orsola di Bologna la prima operazione chirurgica al mondo condotta in una sala operatoria reale, ma in cui il chirurgo, durante l’intervento, vedeva di fronte a sé anche elementi virtuali, in grado di supportarlo e guidarlo. Questo è stato possibile grazie a un visore di Realtà Aumentata...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present a new temporary exhibition exploring the cultural-religious tradition of St. Joseph’s Tables, which are among the richest expressions of Italian American cultural identity and embody a living tradition that has transcended ethnic lines. St. Joseph is one of the most venerated...

Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano is scheduled to open at Casino Del Sol on Monday, March 2. “We are eager to open Bellissimo and share our love for freshly made pastas, breads, sauces, and desserts with our guests,” said Ryan Clark, executive chef at Casino Del Sol. “We didn’t want to open just any Italian restaurant. We wanted as much as possible to...

The First King, The Traitor, Piranhas, Martin Eden and Pinocchio are the five films running for Best Picture at the David di Donatello Awards 2020.  Nominations for Best Director are Matteo Rovere, Marco Bellocchio, Claudio Giovannesi, Pietro Marcello and Matteo Garrone. The Traitor got 18 nominations, The First King and Pinocchio follows with 15, ...

“On How To Be A Monster” is an absurdist dark comedy written by Maria-Luiza Müller and produced by Et Alia Theatre, premiering at the Tank on Saturday February 22nd at 3pm and on Monday the 24th and Tuesday the 25th at 9:30pm. Tickets available here.   “My company strives to create an accepting space that inspires artists to create beyond their com...

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., (“Comstock”) (NASDAQ: CHCI) announced today that Boston-based Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse has signed a lease covering more than 11,000 square feet of retail space on the Metro Plaza at Reston Station, one of two large transit-oriented projects included in the anchor portfolio of managed assets being develop...

The American University of Rome (AUR) has named Dr Scott Sprenger as its new President, succeeding Dr Richard Hodges, who is retiring after more than a decade in the position. President-elect Sprenger, who will assume the post of AUR President on 1 July, is currently Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah....

Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 9 am - 11 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum - 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is $10 for all Filitalia members and $15 for non members. RSVP is required (limited seating), so please reserve your ticket online. Join...