INTERVIEWS  

In describing the protagonists of different aspects of the relationship between Italy and the United States, we often met young successful (at least, young by the Italian standards), other times prominent managers or entrepreneurs, or institutional representatives. The person we interview today combines in himself all these three aspects, together...

Movies and TV series on trials and legal issues have long helped Italians learn about the criminal justice system in the United States. New York has only one Italian criminal defense lawyer. She is a brilliant, young woman from Bari who helps Italian and American citizens who are struggling with the intricacies of American law. Her name is Germana...

Who knows America just superficially would never imagine how much interest for Italy there is in the southern United States, nor how many interesting things for us who live in the boot happen in that area, with a focal point in Texas, among the wealthier and more growing States, from every point of view. On December 6, for example, Houston will ho...

Marco Marinucci è ideatore e presidente di Mind the Bridge, nata a San Francisco per aiutare a promuovere le idee innovative italiane presso e tramite la Silicon Valley. Marco è uno dei maggiori protagonisti dell'innovazione italiana: pur non vivendo in Italia, con Mind the Bridge fa tanto per aiutare lo sviluppo della nuova impresa, soprattutto pe...

Looking for Italian traces all over the 50 States, this time we get back to Pennsylvania, the Keystone State: more precisely to Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania. One of the main concerns that several Italian American friends have told us is that young Italian Americans could feel their bound with their heritage in a different, slighter way. Well,...

Settemilaottocentosessantuno. 7861. È il numero, impressionante, dei soldati americani (tra cui anche 17 donne crocerossine ed ausiliarie militari e civili) sepolti al cimitero militare di Nettuno, sebbene costituisca solo il 35% di coloro che morirono in combattimento dalla Sicilia alla liberazione di Roma. Il cimitero copre un'area di 31 ettari,...

Puglia – or Apulia, as is called in the United States – was home of millions of Italian emigrants, especially after 1900.   A marvelous region, full of art, culture and traditions, fantastic food and wine and beautiful people, now Puglia has an official representant in the United States: John Mustaro. We the Italians has met him in New York.

In the original Little Italy in Manhattan where once only Italian was spoken (indeed, only the dialects of those who arrived even before the existence of an official Italian State), now no longer lives anyone actually born in our country. Chinatown grows more and more each day, and the Italians have moved up in Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, The Br...

Every time I speak with a member of the Italian American community, what impresses me most is the reference to the region of his/her family comes from. I find it interesting as it explains very well how strong the sense of belonging to the local community is, when we speak about a quite young country such as Italy. As a matter of fact, Italy is th...

Foe those who, like me, have the heart dividedbetween the Us and Italy, the American Ambassador to Italy is a fundamental point of reference.   From 2009 the actual Ambassador is H.E. David Thorne, who was born here because his father Landon Thorne Jr., was in 1952 the person in charge for the Marshall Plan in Italy. H.E. Thorne speaks Italian ve...

Everyone knows that the first regional group among the Italian community in the US is the one from Sicily. The period of mass emigration, the one starting in 1880 and ending more or less in the early 20's of the XXth century, didn't see at the beginning Sicily as the main region of departure. Some Sicilians had previously gone to New Orleans (at th...

Gianluca Fontani è il presidente della Camera di commercio italiana a Miami. Nel nostro viaggio fra i protagonisti dei rapporti fra Italia e Stati Uniti, ci sembra importante dare voce a chi presiede una istituzione fondamentale in una delle zone più importanti per il business in America. Presidente Fontani, ci parli un po' di lei. Da Firenze a Mi...