by Jonathan Bazzi   Italy's coastlines and seas are the setting of a large number of ancient stories, legends and myths. With tragic tales of love, revenge inflicted by capricious gods and miraculous intervention by saints, Italian popular culture has inherited and embraced many legends that come directly from ancient Greece, ancient Rome an...

NIAF will host its annual gala weekend from October 12-13, 2012, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. The Foundation's 37th Anniversary Gala on Saturday evening will conclude two days of activities offering the best of Italy in Washington, D.C. All conferences are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Visit www.niaf.org/gala...

A broadcaster, politician, singer, saxophonist and entrepreneur, Victor John Tedesco began his career at age 9, selling newspapers in St. Paul during the Great Depression. Tedesco, who represented the East Side on the St. Paul City Council for 20 years, was recognized as one of the most colorful DFL leaders of his era. He died Monday at age 92...

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we introduce the first Southern Italian company participating in the UCLA Global Access Program: Personal Factory, founded in Calabria in 2004 by the Tassone brothers, is one of the most remarkable Italian STARTUP success stories of recent times.   In fact, Personal Factory has created a revolutiona...

by Anthony Julian Tamburri   This three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) is now in its third edition. The Seminar takes place June 12–30, adiposity 2017 and is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic pers...

Il Presidente della Regione Giuseppe Scopelliti e il Presidente del Consiglio regionale Francesco Talarico hanno ricevuto a palazzo Campanella, sede del Consiglio regionale, i rappresentanti del Consiglio d'Amministrazione della National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), presenti in Calabria per una serie di riunioni. La delegazione americana - i...

One reason Sicilians tend to identify with Sicily first and Italy (a distant) second? Sicilian food. The same goes for Veneto in the north or Puglia in the south. Italy is a young country -- it only celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2011. Despite the successful export of the "Italian restaurant," the idea of a unified Italian cuis...

di Riccardo Chioni   Non c'è dubbio che la città di Greenwich in Connecticut respira e parla italiano, i dati lo confermano.Qui si registra infatti la più alta densità di italiani d'America con una particolarità che li contraddistingue: provengono tutti da due paesini, Rose in provincia di Cosenza e Morra de Sanctis in provincia di Avellino,...

  WTI Magazine #50    2014 December, 26Author : italia.it      Translation by:   From the Parco Archeologico della Roccelletta park in Borgia to Cape Colonna, this journey looks at the history of Calabria by travelling through its tourist destinations and along the charming coasts of the Ionian Sea in the Gulf of Squillace.  

by Lance Armstrong   A tradition continued at East Portal Park at 51st and M streets last weekend, as descendants of immigrants from Castanga in the Calabria region of Italy presented the 17th edition of the Calabrese Picnic.   The Sunday afternoon and early evening gathering drew more than 100 people of Italian descent who enjoyed po...