A Roma, presso il Centro Studi Americani, si è svolta la cerimonia consegna del volume “Raccontami l’America” - edito per i 10 anni del Premio Giornalistico Amerigo – ai giornalisti che hanno ottenuto il riconoscimento. Tra loro anche Paolo Pagliaro, direttore dell’agenzia giornalistica 9colonne, premiato nel 2013. Durante la cerimonia è stata most...

I 200 anni della presenza diplomatica degli Stati Uniti d'America a Firenze vengono celebrati con un doppio evento che si svolgerà lunedì 8 aprile alle ore 17.30 nella sede della Fondazione CR Firenze (Via Bufalini 6). Alla presenza del Presidente della Fondazione CR Firenze Umberto Tombari e del Console Generale degli Stati Uniti d'America a Firen...

This catchy slogan we’ve seen printed on t-shirts sold at Italian American church festivals says an awful lot about our Italian American history in 9 simple words. Let’s take a closer look at the Italians and Italian Americans who discovered it, named it, and built it. We Discovered It. Although some question whether Columbus actually discovered Am...

Every year in October, Americans of Italian ancestry gear up to do battle. It’s part of a decades-long war to ensure the recognition of and respect for the integral role Italian Americans have played in this country. As a proud Italian American, or IA, myself, I can bear witness to the atrocious and dehumanizing stereotyping of my people. We don’t...

Despite being less "famous" than Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci is the Italian who inspired America to choose its own name. And America did it for a reason: if Christopher Columbus was able to be the first to get in such distant lands for a European, Amerigo Vespucci was the first to understand that those lands were not part of Asia, but a...

WHEN German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller published his map book Universalis Cosmographia (Universal Cosmography) in 1507 it was meant to be the latest word in depicting the globe as people then knew it, showing the most recent discoveries. Perhaps its most remarkable feature was a new continent. On the left of the map were two land masses ac...

Did you know that America was almost called Vespucia? I'm not referring to the United States, by the way. More than five hundred years, the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci determined that the continent "discovered" by Christopher Columbus in 1492 was not, in fact, Asia.   This simple realization was apparently enough to warrant naming two...

L'America l'ha "scoperta" un italiano circa 500 anni fa; l'anno prossimo saranno gli americani a scoprire il meglio della cultura italiana. Sarà un lungo viaggio, che durerà tutto il 2013, e che porterà negli Stati Uniti il valore della nostra cultura, con il suo ineguagliabile passato e il suo inestimabile patrimonio ma anche con le sue eccellenze...