When asking a friend what time you should meet for lunch, she may say ‘a mezzogiorno’ – at midday, at noon, or at 12pm.  However, when Italians use the word ‘il Mezzogiorno’, they are not always be talking about lunchtime. Instead they could be referring to the southern area of Italy, including the regions Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilic...

The art of steelmaking in Molise can be traced back to the 15th century, when the primary purpose of this work was the production of weapons. At that time, Count Nicola di Monforte brought blacksmiths from abroad, particularly France, to produce arms for his military ambitions. From the 16th century onwards, under the rule of Ferrante Gonzaga, the...

In the center of Italy, shared between three regions, there is one of the most beautiful and varied naturalistic areas of the country, the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. It's a very diversified territory, it includes mountains up to 2.200 meters, which give rise to deep and steep valleys, plateaus and karst plains, not to mention ravin...

Some of author Michael DeMarco's fondest childhood memories are of sitting at the kitchen table at his grandparents' Erie home and listening to their stories of their ancestral roots in Italy. His grandparents emigrated to the U.S. in the early 1920s from Montenero Val Cocchiara, a secluded village nestled in the central Apennine Mountains in south...

"Eccoci qua!” announces Fernando, pulling the minibus into the side of the road. Ahead of us, the hilltop town we have driven nearly three hours from Rome to reach shimmers in the late afternoon sun. Agnone is a picturesque settlement of some 5,000 inhabitants, all of whom – starting with Fernando, a local dairy farmer and occasional chauffeur – ap...

Friday, February 21, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7 pm Light Snack (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is $15 for all Filitalia members and $20 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. Join Angela Cacciarru and dis...

Il peperoncino piccante è un ospite molto frequente sulle tavole degli Italiani, e nel corso dei secoli sono stati in tanti a decantarne virtù terapeutiche di vario tipo. Ora una ricerca condotta dal Dipartimento di Epidemiologia e Prevenzione dell’I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed di Pozzilli, in collaborazione con il Dipartimento di Oncologia e Medicina Moleco...

Owned by the Duke D'Alessandro of Pescolanciano and extending over about 500 hectares, the wood of Collemeluccio was brought as a dowry to him by the noblewoman Desiderata Mellucci, from whom the name seems to derive and who purchased it in 1628 from the University of Pietrabbondante. It remained the property of the D'Alessandro family until 1895,...

Il New York Times mette il Molise fra le 52 mete da visitare nel 2020 ed è la rivincita della Regione che ha il record negativo in tutte le classifiche sul turismo, oltre che su natalità, disoccupazione, spopolamento. Finora, la fama non era granché. «Il Molise non esiste» è addirittura un refrain complottista che gira sul web con teorie strampalat...

Monsignor Joseph N. Trivisonno nacque a Cleveland, il 4 maggio del 1894, da Luigi (1869-1941) e Giuseppina (1869-1953). I genitori erano entrambi nati a Ripalimosani in provincia di Campobasso. Luigi e Giuseppina, i genitori, decisero di Monsignor Joseph Trivisonno, il molisano che fece costruire la 1° scuola cattolica italiana in Ohio emigrare dop...