According to his driver’s license, Charlie Sacchetti is 75 years old. In his mind, though, he’s a much younger man, dwelling forever in that magical age on the brink of adulthood, looking at the world through the youthful lens of limitless possibilities. That inner child, he reckons, is “probably between 18 and 21 years old.” “I like being a kid in...

On Wednesday, May 25th, The American University of Rome is proud to host Andrea Canepari as he presents his latest publication, "The Italian Legacy in Philadelphia: History, Culture, People, and Ideas" published by Temple University Press to the public and an invited audience at the Centro Studi Americani in Rome. Over a long and distinguished care...

In today's world, language is something extremely delicate. Whether it is good or bad, we gladly leave it to the readers' judgment. What is certain is that sensitivity is definitely higher than it used to be. Italian Americans have always been the object of nicknames and monikers that have never been positive, affectionate or friendly, as it could...

Frank Saulle, who has spent the last decade cooking and writing recipes that were handed down from his mother and grandmother, has completed his new book "A Taste of Brooklyn: When Only the Best Will Do": celebration of Italian American recipes. Chef Frank's introduction to the culinary world came when he was sixteen as a kitchen helper making past...

A previously unknown piece of juvenilia by great 19th century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi has been found in Naples and published for the first time. The eight-page exercise book on which a 16-year-old Leopardi wroted his observations on poetry, philosophy, politics and society also contains a list of 160 favourite authors both ancient and modern....

Eleonora Silanus, a teacher who has been teaching Italian to foreigners of all ages for over fourteen years, comes to us directly from Assisi in Umbria with a lovely informative podcast called Italiano con Amore. Eleonora’s podcast is delivered in Italian, so if you are interested in learning Italian, listening to this podcast is a perfect way to i...

APERTIVO:Appetizers are meant to be light. Stanley Tucci’s culinary memoir, “Taste — My Life Through Food,” begins with an airy description of growing up in northern Westchester County, N.Y., in the 1960s. His competent, caring parents worked full time jobs. Both their ancestral families were immigrants from Calabria in southern Italy. Despite work...

Carmela Maria Leone Favorito has seen it all. Born in San Nicola Italy in 1931, the third of eight children, a devastating earthquake caused her family to lose everything right before her birth. For the first year of her life, her family took shelter in a cave. Growing up, Carmela's life was clearly one of hardship, but through it all, Carmela neve...

The newest Binghamton University Libraries exhibit features the works of Maria Mazziotti Gillan, professor emerita of Binghamton University, as part of the Guest Curator Program. Created by Kiel Gregory, M.A. candidate, youth initiative special projects coordinator for the Center for Civic Engagement, and tutor coordinator for Upward Bound, this ex...

Marco De Sio, an award-winning journalist from California who worked as a dishwasher at a Catholic Retreat Center, has completed his new book, "The Third Secret": a thrilling and mysterious fiction of the mysteries shrouding the Catholic Church. De Sio shares, "An Italian immigrant named Big Al comes to America at the turn of the twentieth century...