The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is hosting the exhibit Vatican Splendor, until February 15, 2016 The exhibition, opened during the historic Papal Visit (September 26-27) and the 2015 World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia (September 22-25).   The exhibition explores the historical and cultural impact of the Vatican over th...

On Saturday, two of Italy's most famous soccer teams will meet at Lincoln Financial Field. AS Roma and Inter Milan have long been among Serie A's powerhouses, and in doing so have been global representatives for two of the world's great cities.   Even if you only follow Serie A on occasion, you surely know that the league is steeped in tradi...

Matilda DeFlaviis Fumo could often be seen in the Independence Hall neighborhood, turned out as a well-dressed 18th century lady. In springtime and autumn, from the mid-1980s into 2009, Mrs. Fumo was a costumed guide for Centipede Tours. A very patient guide.   The last tour that Mrs. Fumo worked alongside Centipede guide Sally A. Downe...

by Molly Eichel   Singer and actor Frankie Avalon returned to his Italian Market roots last year to gather ingredients from the likes of Cannuli's Meats and Claudio's with his childhood pal Jerry Blavat for his first cookbook, Frankie Avalon's Italian Family Cookbook (St. Martin's Press, $24.99).   In the book, Avalon shares recipes f...

Tipton, Pennsylvania – If you enjoy delicious Italian food and fine Italian music, then it is time for you to pull out your red, white and green and join the DelGrosso Family this Sunday, September 21st for the 25th Annual Italian Food and Heritage Festival.    "We are proud of our family heritage and traditions. If there is one thing I...

by Dana Difilippo   Geno's Steaks will donate $10,000 each to the families of firefighter Joyce Craig and Officer Robert Wilson III during a memorial plaque ceremony Friday near the South Philly landmark. Craig, an 11-year veteran and mother of two who was promoted posthumously to lieutenant, died while fighting a basement fire Dec. 9 i...

By Rosa Colucci Little Italy Days started in 2002 with a mission to celebrate Bloomfield's Italian heritage. Event planner Sal Richetti was involved from the start. As owner of Big Day Entertainment and a Bloomfield native, he booked the entertainment for the festival. That all changed three years ago. "The festival was going to fold and so I volu...

By Debra Duncan Before assuming duties as the new U.S. ambassador to Italy, John R. Phillips will make a stop in his hometown of Leechburg. Friends and family will gather Sept. 1 to give him a proper send-off at the Marconi Club, where Mr. Phillips' grandparents -- Italian immigrants -- and his family often gathered.   Read more   S...

By Jeff Gammage Michael DiPilla has a dream that's as big as the Colosseum and as alluring as the Mona Lisa: to build a national museum of Italian culture in Philadelphia.   Not because the city has the largest number of Italians - that would be New York. But because Philadelphia and Italians go together like, well, pasta and gravy, and hav...

Medicine: From Salerno to Philadelphia, first John Price lecture by Dr. Joseph Gonnella. This is a RSVP only event. Please RSVP to segreteria.filadelfia@esteri.it by October 19th and put "DR. GONNELLA LECTURE" in the title of the email.   The event is the first of a series of tribute lectures to John Price, former President of the...