Giovanni Battista D’Ippolito era nato a Venafro. Nel 1880 (altri documenti parlano del 1876) decise, per rincorrere il “sogno americano”, di emigrare verso gli Stati Uniti. Si stabilì a Vineland, nella contea di Cumberland, in New Jersey. Sposò l’italo-americana Maria Di Pasqua. I due ebbero cinque figli: Gasper, Angelo, Solve E., Henry e John. Fu...

Presidente e fondatore della NIA-PAC National Italian American Political Action Committee, un’organizzazione, con sede in Philadelphia (USA), creata per assistere e supportare i giovani italo-americani a raggiungere posizioni di rilievo a livello statale, federale e governativo nella loro carriera, Amato Berardi è anche membro della fondazione NIAF...

Marco Antonelli nacque ad Agnone nel 1857 ed emigrò negli Stati Uniti d’America all’età di sedici anni. Il giovane trovò lavoro come “portatore d’acqua” proprio mentre lo sciopero dei minatori a Coalburg, Hubbard Township, stava fallendo. Sebbene non fosse un “crumiro“, si unì alla folla di italiani che erano stati destinati alle miniere di Coalbur...

"I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, I found out three things: first, the streets weren't paved with gold; second, they weren't paved at all; and third, I was expected to pave them. This well-known quote, said by an Italian immigrant to America, reminds us that life in the new world wasn't easy for o...

NIAF is thrilled to present its 2019 Region of Honor: Molise! Situated between the Apennines and Adriatic Sea, Molise is a mountainous region in southern Italy known for its agriculture and industry. Originally part of the Abruzzo-Molise region, Molise separated to become its own region in 1963. Molise is a charming, beautiful region with deep hist...

There is no doubt that religious festivals represent a large part of the traditional Italian heritage. An expression of faith, of course, but also events with a strong social significance and bond of belonging to the community, especially in the South: Leonardo Sciascia, in "Corda Pazza" (Mad rope), about religious festivals wrote that in Sicily th...

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL Jenifer Landor, Founder of Live and Learn Italian, will lead guests on a journey to discover Molise, a hidden Italian gem wedged between Abruzzo and Puglia, which is largely unknown, even to some Italians....

Wednesday, March 13, 2019. 9 am - 11:00 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. "Wedged between Abruzzo and Puglia, Molise is really the last undiscovered region of Italy, unknown even to some Italians. In fact it is joked - Il...

The precious art of lacemaking has been handed down for centuries by the women of Isernia, who weave and knot fine ivory coloured cotton threads that unravel, almost magically, from thin bobbins that can be heard in the streets of the ancient city. Throughout the centuries, the artistic production of bobbin lace has always been important economical...

Ten ancient Italian beech forests which extend from Tuscany to Basilicata are recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage for their exceptional naturalistic value and the incredible biodiversity that characterizes them. The Italian Ancient Beech forests protected by UNESCO fall within the context of the transnational environmental site of the "Primeval...