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Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Friday signed an ordinance putting thr whole country, except for the northern region of Valle d’Aosta, into the low-restriction ‘white zone’. The ministry reviewed regional restrictions following the findings of the latest health data report publushed on Friday, which showed that the rate of new infections in the...

Italian rockers Måneskin are the subject of a praise-laden article in The New York Times which suggests the Rome band - fresh from Eurovision triumph - could be on the cusp of achieving global stardom. Under the title They Won Eurovision. Can They Conquer The World?, the article mentions celebrity record executive Simon Cowell of X-Factor fame as a...

Three generations of a New Jersey clan are on the front lines of a culture-war fight over Christopher Columbus, their Italian heritage — and, they say, historical truth. It’s boiling over because a school district voted to remove all holidays from the school calendar, replaced by “Days Off.” The family’s youngest member, 19-year-old Chiara Ricupero...

The geography that becomes poetry, which speaks with the words of kindness and is illuminated with a clear, clean, fascinating light. When this geography becomes enchanting, we know very well that we are not in an enchanted story, in a fairy tale for children or in the scene of an illusionist, but in Basilicata, a land of light, water, nature and p...

The statue of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi in Washington Square Park was vandalized, police said Friday. Cops say illegible graffiti was found Thursday spray-painted on three sides of the statue of Garibaldi, an Italian leader credited with helping to unify Italy in the 19th century. The Greenwich Village park has recently been embroile...

The famous CNN Traveller’s ranking “The World’s best foods” has been updated a few months ago, confirming Prosciutto di Parma PDO in 31st place. Two other Italian food specialties are still in the ranking too: Neapolitan pizza (again on the podium, in second place) and Lasagna (23rd place). Since 2011 the CNN editorial board dedicated to tourism ha...

Less than two months after adopting a 2021-22 academic calendar, the school board has revised it to take into account two Jewish holidays and buck the trend as far as “Columbus Day” goes. Some school districts — Branford included — had moved away from recognizing the name of the federal holiday on the second Monday of October that honors the Italia...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce its 2021 Region of Honor: Abruzzo. Each year, NIAF collaborates with a region in Italy by promoting its culture, business and tourism in the United States, while also traveling to the region to promote cultural exchange. The region will also be prominently honored at the NIAF 46...

Italy has introduced new restrictions for travellers arriving from the UK where cases of the highly contagious Delta covid-19 variant are rising. Those arriving in Italy from the UK will be required to undergo compulsory five-day quarantine on arrival, and covid-19 testing, under the new measures signed today by Italian health minister Roberto Sper...

I am raising money to honor Italian American Veterans, by engraving the Columbus Statue in New Britain, Connecticut to honor those veterans and their heroic deeds. The following is the text we plan to engrave, in English and Italian."Erected in 1941, this statue stands as an enduring witness to the courage, dedication, and faith of our New Britain'...

Da circa un quarto di Secolo, ogni quattro-cinque anni, varchiamo il portone del palazzetto signorile che a Park Avenue ospita il Consolato Generale di New York, per intervistare il nuovo “generale in capo” da poco arrivato. Prima per America Oggi, da otto anni per La Voce di New York, di consoli generali ne abbiamo visti  tanti, tutti accoglienti,...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to another wonderful issue of our magazine. Things are getting better in Italy, as we tell you twice a week in our video and audio podcast We the ItaliaNews, which we encourage you to watch or listen to all the time. This past June 2, Italy celebrated 75 years of our Republic. At that time Italy chose the Republic and decide...