More than a century ago, Francesco Vollono left Italy and the poverty in his hometown outside Naples for a new life in America. Joined by his wife, Annunziata, and their three children in 1905, they were part of the early wave of immigrants who took up residence in Wooster Square   Five generations of their descendants, led by their grandda...

In 1926, Deane Keller of New Haven won the Prix de Rome, a prestigious award that allowed him to study art in Italy for three years. Little did he know that those three years were setting the stage for his greatest accomplishment.   During World War II, President Roosevelt recruited art experts to go to Europe to protect their art treasures...

  WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 79th issue of our online magazine. The second tour of presentations of We the Italians – the book has been a big success! Once again I've been lucky to meet a lot of committed successful Italian Americans and Italians recently moved to t...

By Mary O'Leary   Sal Milardo broke down several times as he described the last four years following his mother's deportation to Italy after she had lived in the United States for almost 50 years.    "My mother has served as a caretaker and guardian angel for all of us," Milardo said. "She has always been there when we neede...

The leveling of the tomb of Jonah (think: whale) in Mosul, Iraq, last July, was a striking reminder of the fragility of our collective cultural inheritance. Have we nearly come full circle? In 1943, as Nazi Germany laid waste to much of Western Europe, Monuments Men—a handful of soldiers whose job it was to protect cultural heritage during wartime—...

This 1999 photo of Mary Ginnetti by Anthony Riccio is featured in Riccio's book "The Italian American Experience in New Haven: Images and Oral Histories." Riccio will show his photos and discuss his book at an event at the New Haven Museum on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The 5:30 p.m. event (snow date: Thursday, Dec. 5) coincides with the current exhibition...

Pictured is North Haven First Selectman, Michael Freda as he "passes" the Italian Flag to East Haven Mayor, Joseph Maturo, Jr. in recognition of theTown of East Haven becoming the host community for the 2015 Columbus Day Parade.   The parade will be held on Sunday October 11th as marchers will step off in the downtown district of East Haven....

Romeo G. Petroni died Monday, Aug. 3. He is the only native son to become a Superior Court judge during the 20th Century. "It's a demanding, challenging position that requires broad knowledge of the law, but at this point in my life, I'm ready for it," Judge Petroni said in May 1990 when he received the appointment. Judge Petroni had lived 60...

New Haven Connecticut, Yale University: un'oasi italiana in cui si celebra il 2013 Anno della Cultura negli Stati Uniti, in cui è immersa il console generale Natalia Quintavalle venerdì, in occasione della prima visita ufficiale al prestigioso ateneo. Il denso e articolato programma della giornata è iniziato con l'intervento del console generale a...

Anthony Riccio will present his Italian-American oral histories and photographs at a talk in the New Haven Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Riccio is shelving and delivery supervisor in Sterling Memorial Library.    The event, titled "The Italian-American Experience in New Haven: A Talk by Anthony Riccio," will coincide with th...