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Many years ago, back when my wife was just my girlfriend and I was visiting her family for the first time in rural Italy, I spoke about as much Italian as a plate of spaghetti Bolognese. Unfortunately, her family spoke as much English as a chicken pot pie, so there were plenty of hilarious misunderstandings.   I tried my best with what littl...

by Paul Rolly   Beneath the protective shade of a large poplar tree in the southeast corner of the historic Fort Douglas Cemetery lies the grave of Nicola Daugenti, the first Italian World War II prisoner of war to die in Utah. His family was informed of the 21-year-old sailor's death in 1943, but relatives had no idea of his whereabout...

by Chiara Beghelli   Hotels' guest books serve as their résumé: the more famous are the guests who have stayed in their rooms and the oldest their names, the more the hotel can boast a claim to excellence. In Italy, many hotels have an impressive résumé, also thanks to the Grand Tour tradition that, at least since the Seventeenth century, h...

by Allegra Hobbs   Bensonhurst revelers feasted and celebrated the neighborhood's Italian heritage at the 40th-annual 18th Avenue Feast, a cherished borough tradition that kicked off on Aug. 20 and will rage on through Aug. 30. The feast is a spin-off of a centuries-old Sicilian ritual honoring St. Rosalia, the patron saint of the town...

September 17/20 - Blauvelt Sons of Italy - 46 Van Wyck Rd, Blauvelt, New York 10913Annual Italian Feast and Carnival to Take Place September 17th – 20th: Four Day Festival offers something for every Member of the Family   The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host the 6th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival this Sept...

  WTI Magazine #68    2015 September, 18Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Garden of Aquatic Plants, also called Porcinai Pool, is located on the island Polvese in the protected area of the Park of the Trasimeno, Umbria. It was built in the late 50s of the twentieth century, commissioned by Count Giannino Citterio, ow...

Federal Judge Joseph F. Saporito, Jr. has been chosen as guest speaker for the Italian American Association's Annual Columbus Day banquet set for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 11 at Genetti Hotel and Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre.   Saporito, who has been admitted to practice law before all courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Unit...

Teresa Federico, Valentina Ruggeri e Vera Dragone: loro sono le Ladyvette. Tre perfette pin-up anni 50 che salgono sul palco con il nome del gruppo o, singolarmente prese, con gli pseudonimi di Sugar, Pepper e Cherry. Tre personaggi da scoprire.   Tre attrici dallo stile vintage, hanno appena concluso le riprese della fiction Il paradiso del...

Ethnic Italian Records: Analysis, Conservation and Restoration of the Repertoire of Italian-American Emigration on 78 Vinyl LPs. Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Chicago, IL Presentation of "Ethnic Italian Records: Analysis, conservation and restoration of the rep...

by Tonya Russo Hamilton "Se avete due pani, vendetene uno e comprate un fiore, perché anche l'anima ha fame." If one has two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a flower, for the soul also has hunger. This Italian proverb spoken by Cindy Felice's mother throughout her life signifies her journey from childhood arts appreciation to becoming...

di Giulia Cimpanelli   Niente più operazioni chirurgiche invasive per curare i tumori addominali. A consentirlo il progetto «Futura» finanziato dalla Comunità europea e coordinato dai ricercatori italiani della Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa. Che ha sviluppato una piattaforma innovativa che non richiede l'inserimento di aghi o l'uso di b...

Italian manufacturing and craftsmanship continues to gain in strength and prestige as another Italian product wins an award, this time for innovation. In terms of luxury merged with design and innovation, Italy continues to be at the forefront in a number of industries, including those the automotive and naval ones.   In fact, in the 2015 Ca...