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The church of Santa Maria dell’Isola is one of Tropea’s icons: it towers on a promontory facing the Calabria town’s beach, hiding its ancient origin in the new look it acquired when its was extensively renovated after being damaged by a terrible earthquake in 1905. Likely built between the 6th and the 9th century, at first it welcomed a community o...

Italian food is a favorite — and surely not just in Italy! It is on everyone’s menu, and whether it is served at home or in a restaurant it is always welcome. “People love Italian food because it tastes good and is comforting. It’s ‘feel good’ food!” says Alison Iovine, co-owner and front end manager of Beniamino’s Cucina & Pizza. “It is also healt...

This month, Emanuela Barzi, a Fermilab senior scientist and Ohio State University adjunct professor and graduate faculty, was elected as a member of two committees of the American Physical Society: the Council Steering Committee and the Committee on Committees. She will begin her two- and three-year terms, respectively, on Jan. 1, 2020. The APS Cou...

Many countries have holiday fruit breads and cakes, and these typically end-of-year specialties filled with assorted combos of raisins, nuts and dried fruits, have been produced in Europe at least since the Middle Ages. Panettone, of course, is one of the best-known of the variants, and is now available throughout the world in November and December...

Every year, people from all over Europe and and North America travel to Northern Italy to enjoy its amazing mountains: the Alps. The Alps are home to some of the best ski resorts and most picturesque towns in the world. There are plenty of winter sports to practice and you can choose from a number of locations to enjoy skiing activities. If you wou...

Kings County Democratic Chairman Frank Seddio held his much-anticipated house-lighting extravaganza on Friday, Dec. 6. Each year, Seddio invites family, friends, elected officials, community leaders, area residents and children of all ages to attend this festive event. The annual block long “block party” took place at Seddio’s law office at 9306 Fl...

Rome is home to one of the world's top ten most beautiful streets - Via dei Coronari - according to the influential US publication Architectural Digest. Located in the heart of Rome's historic centre near Piazza Navona, Via dei Coronari is a colourful 500-m long stretch of road flanked by buildings dating mainly from the 15th- and 16th centuries. A...

On Thursday, Dec. 19, 6:30 pm, join Ileana Tamberlani, native Italian from Rome, for a fun night of Italian Holiday Traditions! Tombola is the most traditional Christmas game in Italy, everybody plays it with their family and friends over the holidays. No knowledge of Italian is required. Numbers and words of the game will be in Italian and in Engl...

Dear All! We at Filitalia International & the History of Italian Immigration Museum would love to showcase the amazing work that Scuolaimpresa filmed, helped release, & performed during their stay. This is a video of YOUR museum in the heart of South Philadelphia; a place where your hertitage can be preserved & visited with your help! Please, if yo...

On the heels of another disappointing season, Mark Dantonio seems to be on shaky ground at Michigan State. Not in the eyes of Tom Izzo, who made a passionate defense for Dantonio during an interview Tuesday with the Jamie and Stoney Show on 97.1 The Ticket.  "The haters are gonna hate, that’s about as normal as you can get. If you look at his recor...

On Friday and Saturday Dec. 6-7, Soldiers, Airmen, military Families, and Civilians of the Vicenza Military Community participated in a two-day clean-up of Venice following widespread flooding during the annual 'acqua alta', or high water, that struck the iconic island city on Nov. 12. This is the second most devastating acqua alta in Venice histor...

The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations brought its message of unity to Chicago recently. Conference Chair Dr. Aileen Sirey, and Vice Chair Basil Russo met with representatives of 20 member organizations of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans. The meeting was hosted by JCCIA President Sergio Giangrande. The m...