The Santa Maria bell, which accompanied Christopher Columbus' flagship on his expedition to the Americas in 1492, will be auctioned off on November 18 in Miami. The American Cancer Society will benefit. The bell was discovered by former Italian naval officer and underwater salvage expert Roberto Mazzara in 1994 off the coast of northern Portugal. I...

A bit of floating Spanish and American history is in downtown Jacksonville this weekend. The Nao Santa Maria tall ship is docked by the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It's a replica of one of Christopher Columbus' ships that crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. “We are in Nao Santa Maria. It is a replica of Columbus’ ship. It’s a replica because of course the...

The Italian American Alliance opposes discrimination against all people. We proudly promote our Italian heritage which includes the Great Admiral Christopher Columbus. On October 6, without warning to anyone but the media and a contingent of indigenous people, Acting Mayor Kim Janey proclaimed that Boston would celebrate Indigenous People’s Day ins...

Tuesday evening October 26th, 2021 @ 6:30 pm. The Kingwood Firehouse: 952 Country Road 519 Frenchtown, NJ 08825. RSVP here. Filitalia members please RSVP to Joan Collison at ednjoan1@gmail.com by Oct 20 so we know the number of people attending. Donation: $5 per person at the door for expenses. Coffee/espresso will be provided. Feel free to bring a...

Christopher Columbus is staying put. And Marcus Whitman, in statue form, will move from Washington, D.C., to Walla Walla County. On Monday, Oct. 18, the Board of County Commissioners members Todd Kimball, Greg Tompkins and Jennifer Mayberry voted to allow the statue of Columbus to remain on the lawn of the Walla Walla County Superior Court, where i...

Just like the great sailor after which it is named, the Amerigo Vespucci s navigates under full sail, unrestrainable alberi maestri, ventisei vele, una superficie, imposing, majestic. So, for 90 years, this ship of the Marina Militare italiana has been an integral part of the training of officer cadets of the Navy Academy and it has become a true s...

Ciao from Rome! Autumn is here, and things are getting better in Italy. We’re not out of the woods yet, but things are improving, and we’re confident the worse is behind us. One of the things that had been interrupted with the pandemic was participating in live, in-person events. Finally, this activity has begun again, and so I was happy to restart...

GOP Reps. Andrew Garbarino and Mark Amodei are leading the effort on a resolution in support of Columbus Day, saying they believe the federal holiday should continue to commemorate the Italian explorer for his role in discovering America amid the left-wing push to make it Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The resolution comes as numerous cities have opted n...

The reputation of Christopher Columbus is pretty much in the dumps these days, and the annual holiday celebrating his voyage of discovery generates spirited debate. It’s almost forgotten now just how important Columbus Day was to the grudging acceptance of Italian Americans. In the late 1800s, Italians were only reluctantly tolerated in the U.S. A...

The Christopher Columbus statue outside of Worcester’s Union Station was covered in red paint for the second time since June 2020. According to the Worcester Police Department, someone threw red paint onto the statue, which faces the Washington Square rotary, sometime early Wednesday morning before walking away. An investigation is underway, offici...