Italy took a tremendous hit from the coronavirus with one of the highest and quickest death counts outside of China early on during the pandemic. With the country finally stabilising, numbers decreasing and places opening up, the Italians must find ways to build their lives back up, especially the tourist industry which many are reliant on. Sitting...

From their earliest days, the Royal House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies has always had the well-being of the peoples of southern Italy and Sicily in their hearts. The House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies ruled Southern Italy from 1734 to 1860. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was the largest sovereign state on the Italian peninsula, by both population and size,...

The Molise exists, despite the jokes, and it is popular. For Sergio Castellitto it is nostalgia, for the New York Times is one of the 52 destinations to visit in 2020 and for many it seems be the place of the summer vacation according to the hundreds of requests that arrived immediately after the presentation of the project Give yourself the Molise...

In a scene from The Irishman , the voice of De Niro (Molise blood) tells by a certain Tony “Three Fingers” Castellitto strangled by Sally Bugs because he had become too strong in the union … When we saw the film, my children and I doubled over with laughter imagining a grandfather Tony who immigrated to America and became in a short time leading ex...

Friday, April 17, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture. 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. Join Angela Cacciarru and discover why some jour...

Nonostante il periodo di isolamento che si sta vivendo, l’Associazione Winterline Venafro non smette di fare ricerche, stavolta d’archivio piuttosto che sul campo, ma sempre con importanti risultati. In uno dei suoi viaggi studio, effettuati dal Presidente dell’Associazione Winterline Venafro negli archivi nazionali di Washington, Luciano Bucci si...

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...