Carol Faenzi divides her time between her house in Indianapolis and her family farm in Italy. After a New York career in business consulting, she began researching her family history and became fascinated by the Italian stonecarvers who transferred their skills from the marble mined in Carrara to the limestone quarries of southern Indiana. On Thur...

Sunday, November 23 - 2 pmWhen: Sunday, November 23, 2014 2:00-4:00 pm Where: UL 1126 in the IUPUI Library University Library, 755 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis IN 46202 (317-278-2084) "Lake Como....Garda....Bellagio....idyllic places that have since the time of the Romans, been summer destinations for pleasure and beauty. But there is so muc...

Movies are a wonderful way to tell stories, and in the US many millions of people – either of Italian heritage or not – love to be told stories about and from Italy. That is why cinema is one of the most important tool of the promotion of our culture in America. Every year, hundreds of events involve the showing of an Italian movie somewhere in th...

LeoVince USA is now under the ownership of Geared Up Powersports, a California Limited Liability company owned by longtime LeoVince USA Executive Vice President Tim Calhoun. The company will continue to operate under the LeoVince USA name, with Calhoun stepping into the role of CEO and President. Sito Gruppo Industriale, the parent company of the...

Nov 17 at 2 PM Indianapolis Opera and the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana team up to celebrate the 200th birthday of Italy's greatest opera composer.   This afternoon concert features performances by opera guest soloists, the Indianapolis Opera chorus and a special prosecco toast!

Fifty years ago this fall, the Italian-American Society in Indianapolis decided to restore the Chapel in the Meadow in the Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area.   The chapel had been built 20 years earlier by Italian prisoners of war and dedicated in the autumn of 1943. So this fall also marks the 70th anniversary of the chapel itself.  ...

The Italian Film Festival returns to Indianapolis for a fifth year on April 1 with a slate of eight films running through April 16. Indianapolis is one of 13 cities around the nation hosting the Italian Film Festival USA. The festival is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Department of World Langua...

Tour the Dallara Indy Car Factory in SpeedwayIHSI members will get the opportunity to witness IndyCar chassis being made and produced right in front of their eyes! The Dallara factory isn't like the assembly lines and robot-assembled cars that come to mind when you think of car production; every Dallara chassis is handmade by one of the many qualif...

Dear friends from Indianapolis and vicinity. On June 14-15, 2013 I will have the pleasure to be the special culinary guest at the Indianapolis Festa Italiana. I'm so excited to be part of this wonderful event and look forward to come to your city. However, to make the event even more exciting, I will be needing a Nonna to cook with me on stage. Wh...

by Jolene Ketzenberger   Who doesn't like Italian food, right? And the Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival, returning June 14 and 15 after a year's hiatus, offers plenty of great eats. Plus, it's a low-stress fest — it runs for two evenings, admission is free, parking is free. If it rains, or you just can't do Friday, you can still go Saturd...