The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) mourns the passing of Jeffrey M. Capaccio, age 62, a former member of the NIAF Board of Directors. He had been a managing partner of the San Francisco office of Carr & Ferrell LLP, a Silicon Valley based intellectual property firm from 1999 until his death. “Jeff Capaccio’s passion for Italy and Itali...

Sono sette le scenografie, tridimensionali e realistiche, realizzate da giovani quelle inaugurate il 24 marzo al videoporto di Cornigliano e dedicate a Amadeo Peter Giannini, banchiere filantropo di origini liguri che fondò prima la Bank of Italy e poi la Bank of America e al quale è stato recentemente intitolato un centro studi a Genova presieduto...

Con la scomparsa di Jeff Capaccio all’età di 62 anni, Genova perde uno dei suoi ambasciatori nel mondo. Lo aveva nominato il sindaco Marco Bucci nel giorno di Colombo, il 12 ottobre 2017, individuandolo tra i professionisti e manager che rappresentano l’eccellenza italiana all’estero. Agli Ambasciatori Onorari di Genova nel Mondo (AGW) è affidata l...

On the terraced, steep-sided hills the locals call the Amphitheater of the Giants, Alessandro Crovara takes the monorail to work. Unlike the sleek, single-track trains cruising through cities the world over, the monorails in this corner of northwestern Italy are old tractors that pull flatbed wagons slowly along a narrow metal rail, carrying farmer...

Al via i lavori per l’adeguamento funzionale e tecnologico dell’antico edificio della Commenda di San Giovanni di Prè, dove verrà ospitato il Museo Nazionale dell’Emigrazione Italiana (MEI), che nasce dalla forte volontà di restituire al grande pubblico, nazionale e internazionale, la narrazione di un patrimonio  vastissimo e diversificato come que...

There are so many reasons to visit Cinque Terre! Whether you love culture, photography, history or food, Cinque Terre is perfect! The first time I went to Cinque Terre I couldn’t believe how amazing this coastal area is. I already visited many beautiful places in Italy, but Cinque Terre still surprised me.  It was amazing to discover the little vil...

Italy is plagued by the so-called “empty crib syndrome.” The country is seeing a steady decline in births with the COVID-19 pandemic only making the outlook gloomier. But there’s one hamlet that fares worse than others and where the syndrome has turned into a chronic disease. Welcome to Fascia, a tiny mountain village of barely 70 residents located...

As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe at the other end of this crisis. I cap the best day imaginable on the Cinque Terre with a glass of sciacchetrà dessert wine on the breakwater. It's midnight and the Medi...

On February 25th, the winners of the cultural contest have been announced. Let’s have a look at the podium of the Luoghi Del Cuore 2021 ( Places in the Heart 2021 ). The Bronze Medal: Brescia’s Castle. With a total of 43.469 votes, this Medieval fortress and castle gained the third place. It’s in the northern region of Veneto, not too far from Mila...

Sanremo, in the province of Imperia, is a pearl of rare beauty that deserves to be visited. History, sea, nature, and music come together in this Ligurian city. The City of Flowers is known in Italy (and beyond) for the famous Italian Song Festival, which for years has established itself as the leading musical event in Italy. Here are the attractio...