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The Embassy of Italy in Washington has published the following six calls for proposals for the following services: INSURANCE BROKERS; SURVEILLANCE SERVICE, RECEPTION AND PUBLIC SCRUTINY AND ACCEPTANCE AND VERIFICATION OF PARCELS AT THE EMBASSY OF ITALY; CLEANING, PORTERAGE AND SMALL MAINTENANCE SERVICES AT THE EMBASSY OF ITALY; BUILDING FACILITY MA...

“Con soddisfazione mista ad emozione sono intervenuta nella commissione esteri della Camera sulla mia proposta di legge che intende istituire la Giornata nazionale degli italiani nel mondo. Ad essa sono state associate analoghe proposte presentate dall’On. Siragusa e, proprio oggi, dalla Lega. Voglio ricordare che questa proposta fu da me presentat...

Last week I gathered most of the remaining tomatoes from the eight plants on our patio, leaving only enough on the vines for salads and sandwiches at summer’s end. I could have used the small harvest to add to stews, soup or baked vegetable dishes, but a memory of my great-grandmother drew me to a simpler magic. Nonna and my great-grandfather arriv...

This week we are coming at you from Cleveland, Ohio, one of America’s most passionate Italian communities! In celebration of Italian American Heritage Month, our favorite moderator John M. Viola has been invited to speak to the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation (NOIA Foundation) about the history of Southern Italy and its impact on the Ital...

Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) and Major League Baseball (MLB) are committed in helping grow the game in Italy. Based on the meeting between high-ranking executives on both sides of the Atlantic at FIBS headquarters in Rome on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Italian baseball may be on the verge of Major League renaissance. MLB was well...

Readers discuss an article about how darker-skinned southern Italians faced racism a century ago and had to struggle for acceptance. Re “How Italians Became ‘White,’” by Brent Staples (Sunday Review, Oct. 13): My very white Italian-American children find it hard to believe when I tell them that their four great-grandparents who immigrated to the Un...

1.5 million Italian Americans served in the armed forces during World War II, amounting to some 10% of American soldiers in all. This is where the Santoro Family comes in. in an extraordinary act of patriotism, eight Italian American brothers enlisted after Pearl Harbor and fought for our country, with seven of them serving overseas at once. They w...

Italian Ducati-brand motorcycles have long been known as premium products, with a heritage of racing and sports bikes. Hardly a volume manufacturer, Ducati produces about 50,000 two-wheelers per year, with Italy as the biggest market and the U.S. as an important secondary. North America is 20 to 22 percent of global sales. The U.S. motorcycle marke...

As Italian-American Heritage Month continues throughout the United States, we are also set to celebrate one very special week beginning on October 21– La Settimana della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo, which celebrates the impact the Italian language has had around the world. While learning Italian is something that many Italian-Americans choose to do t...

My Neapolitan-born grandma did not believe in eating out at restaurants. The only time she went out to eat was on the occasion she craved Chinese food. And once a year on Mother’s Day, we would treat her and my mother to a fancy dinner at a steakhouse. I won’t use the words here that my grandma used to describe restaurant food, but let’s just say,...

World War II, the war to end all wars — more than any other event in U.S. history — exhibited the love, loyalty and patriotism Italian Americans held in their hearts for our nation. Italian Americans rushed to enlist to defend the U.S., and more than 1.5 million Italian Americans served in the armed forces during World War II, amounting to some 10%...

President Donald Trump defended the Christopher Columbus federal holiday and gave a shout-out to Mother Frances Cabrini during a reception celebrating Italian heritage with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday night. Trump said as long as he’s around, the national holiday honoring the Italian explorer will not be replaced by Indigenous...