There are almost twenty museums of Italian emigration to America, and another one has recently been inaugurated. It is part of a wonderful complex in the US Capital, Washington DC. I am pleased to have Francesco Isgrò as guest and protagonist of this interview, President of this wonderful new place that celebrates the Italian American experience an...

Dear Voce readers, After nearly fourteen years of managing Voce Italiana, it’s time to let other fresh voices be heard and to pass the torch to a new editorial team. During the past two years I have spent increasingly more time on my volunteer duties as President of the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center Inc. and toward the creation of the Italian...

“Anno nuovo, vita nuova.” We are all familiar with this Italian expression proclaimed at the beginning of a new year. This year, it takes on a deeper meaning as a major change will take place at Holy Rosary. The good news is that starting in the month of February, two priests will be staffing Holy Rosary parish; the other part of this news is that...

Calling it an “an historic day for our Italian and Italian American community,” on December 15, 2020, CISC President Francesco Isgro, together with CISC Chair Fr. Ezio Marchetto, Italian Embassy First Counselor Domenico Bellantone, & donor Commendatore Robert Facchina cut the ribbon at the inauguration of the Italian American Museum of Washington D...

Calling it an “an historic day for our Italian and Italian American community,” on December 15, 2020, CISC President Francesco Isgro, together with CISC Chair Fr. Ezio Marchetto, Italian Embassy First Counselor Domenico Bellantone, & donor Commendatore Robert Facchina cut the ribbon at the inauguration of the Italian American Museum of Washington D...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

Pino Cicala would have been 93 years old today, June 12, 2020. His passing three years ago left a void in our Italian American community. To keep his legacy alive, we announce today that Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center, Inc. (CISC), will name its archives and virtual collection in memory of Pino Cicala. The Pino Cicala Archives and Virtual Colle...

Saturday October 26, 7 PM. Ward Hall, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue NE Washington, DC 20064. The show is one of the winners of the I Teatri del Sacro 2017 festival. Ticket: $20, Info at info@casaitalianaente.org. A former actress finds herself having to play the role of the Virgin Mary in...

Sunday, September 29, 2019. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT. Casa Italiana, 595 3rd Street NW, Washington, 20001. The “Tenores di Neoneli” are a group of polyphonic singers from Sardinia (Italy). Founded in the little town of Neoneli in 1976, the group interprets the ancient Sardinian tradition of “a tenore” singing. A tenore singing is performed by groups...

It’s a pretty common bucket-list item to learn to speak Italian. I mean, who wouldn’t want to absorb the language of the country that gave us Sophia Loren, pizza, espresso and those adorable little Fiats? Not to mention the fact that Americans love to travel to Italy—whether it’s to bask in the gorgeous art, drink wine with lunch every day or simpl...