In the early 1900s, a small travel agency in Greenville, Miss., began sending representatives to Italy. The dozen or so agents canvassed the arid farms and barber shops of the Abruzzo region, smiling as they passed out brochures reading, “Italians! Do not lose this great opportunity to buy tickets from me . . . for the steamer Manilla . . . for $45...

Mississippi State University and Italy’s University of Salento leaders are celebrating new collaborations aimed at utilizing smart technologies to advance sustainable agriculture. MSU Provost and Executive Vice President David Shaw and University of Salento Rector Fabio Pollice signed a memorandum of understanding this week in Italy promoting oppor...

The Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society has a new home. An accord was sealed with the Administrative Pastor of the “Pentecostals of the Gulf Coast” and we have moved there on August 1, 2022. The Pentescostals- of the Gulf Coast - is located at 1907 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS. The society is now collocated on the premises. It has a large...

Former Ole Miss baseball legend and current SEC Network baseball analyst David Dellucci got to add yet another honor to his long list of life accomplishments, being officially inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame this weekend in Jackson, part of the Class of 2022. Dellucci was one of eight nominated in this year's class, along with Aub...

Only one eatery can take the title of the oldest restaurant in Mississippi, and that honor goes to Weidmann’s in Meridian. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any other historic places in Mississippi where you can enjoy a tasty meal. There are actually several – and Giardina’s Restaurant is one of them. In business for decades, it’s one of the...

A new partnership between Mississippi State University and Italy’s University of Salento will benefit both institutions as faculty work together advancing solutions to global food supply challenges through digital technology and smart agriculture. University of Salento Rector Fabio Pollice and Vice Rector Maria Antonietta Aiello recently met with M...

A distinguished Italian researcher visiting from the Institute of BioEconomy at his country’s National Research Council is working at Mississippi State University’s Geosystems Research Institute to advance precision agriculture and aid farmers. Alessandro Matese is taking part in a year-long fellowship at MSU through the university’s partnership wi...

On April 11 and 12 there will be a Passport Mission for residents (AIRE members) in the southern area of Mississippi and Alabama and for the area of Pensacola (Florida). Those interested in renewing their passport can send an e-mail to passaporti.miami@esteri.it with the subject MISSIONE PASSAPORTI PENSACOLA by April 6, indicating their personal da...

After two years of being canceled due to the pandemic, the Irish Italian Festival returns for its 19th year. After a 4 p.m. mass, the festival will begin at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on campus at the University of Southern Mississippi. At the festival, there will be food, live music, silent auctions and much more. “We started it...

I have never been a fan of Italian food other than pizza, that is. I don’t dislike Italian food. Know that I am in the minority on this, but it’s just not my first pick. You will never hear me say ‘oh how about Italian food tonight’ when deciding where to eat out. So it was very out of character for me this week when I suggested the Dining Duo try...