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Now Accepting Online Applications: NIAF Scholarship Program. DUE MARCH 1, 2021 BY 11:59 PM EST. The National Italian American Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 NIAF Scholarship Program. Since its founding, NIAF has awarded over $10,000,000 in scholarships to outstanding Italian American undergraduate, graduate, medical and...

Captain Scott Bunnay represents the American Embassy in a ceremony at the American Cemetery in Nettuno to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the allied landings in Anzio, Italy, during World War II. Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Smitham on the 77th Anniversary of the Allied Landing in Anzio, Italy: Today, on January 22, 2021, we commemorat...

IT’S HARD TO DESCRIBE THE wilderness and abandonment of this spectacular archaeological site. Norchia was a satellite settlement of the powerful Etruscan city of Tarquinia, which dominated the coast of northern Lazio during the 4th-century CE. Norchia was likely established as one of the city’s outposts inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea, which also cr...

When I compile a “best of” list of different cuisines, it’s inevitable that a few of my favorites get omitted in the interest of brevity. However, that’s sometimes a blessing in disguise. Those places get their own feature complete with detailed information about the menu and detailed reasons for its place on my “best of” list. Bravo! Italian Resta...

In 1936, Walden Cassotto was born into a poor Italian-American family in East Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City. Shortly thereafter, Walden’s family, which consisted of his sister, Vanina “Nina” Cassotto, and mother, Paula “Polly” Cassotto, moved to an Italian Catholic neighborhood in the Bronx, one of the five boroughs of New York City. Poll...

Italy's Culture Minister has declared Procida the Italian Culture Capital for 2022. The smallest island in the Bay of Naples, Procida beat out nine other destinations for the title. Often overshadowed by nearby Capri and Ischia, Procida comprises just two square miles on which a stack of compact, colorful homes conceals narrow, serpentine lanes tha...

Mici Handcrafted Italian is sharing its family recipes with Colorado Springs. The Denver-based chain of Italian restaurants will be opening a new corporate location at 3703 Bloomington St. at the end of February, according to CEO Elliot Schiffer. The 1,800-square-foot location, which was previously a Smashburger, fits 46 seats. Mici, which is known...

Someone in Greenwich, Connecticut, is grinning from ear to ear. Bugatti has begun the first worldwide deliveries of Chiron Pur Sport, a sportier rendition of the standard Chiron with a fixed rear wing, magnesium wheels, and a 217 mph top speed. Bugatti handed over the car to the brand’s official partner, Bugatti Greenwich, in West Putnam Avenue, Co...

Mascherine e test rapidi, innovativi sistemi di sanificazione e speciali barelle di bio-contenimento per spostare i pazienti. Sono alcune delle soluzioni offerte da 25 aziende italiane, di cui 9 dell’Emilia-Romagna che, attraverso un progetto Usa-Italia, andranno concretamente a coprire svariati aspetti legati alla pandemia Covid-19, dalla prevenzi...

On the outside, they look like a plain hunk of bread. Or maybe a small, uncut hoagie bun. Or an elongated dinner roll. The exterior provides no clue, no tipoff, that meat awaits inside. Cut or bite into a West Virginia pepperoni roll, though, and the smell and flavor of an Italian kitchen come forth. Broken bread reveals sausage. It’s that mystery...

In 20th century music, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley are among the greatest names, although their styles were very different. Sinatra’s crowning swing was a far cry from the rock and roll career of Presley. Nevertheless, both singers, Frank Sinatra in the 1940s and Elvis Presley about a decade later, had tremendous success. They both expanded fro...

Getting vaccinated isn't compulsory in Italy, but it's strongly recommended, free, and will ultimately be offered to every resident. With a limited supply of doses, however, Italy has come up with a strict order of priority that means many of us will have to wait at least a few more months before we can get immunized. Here's who gets to go first, a...