For all Philadelphia's claims of being an "international city," the last of its once-grand corps of European diplomats almost pulled out last year. World diplomacy is shifting to the vast cities of Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Aging nations need to make new trade ties in those places. Canada shut its Philly consulate in 2012. Italy was rea...

Italian history seems animated by the desire to cross the borders of the peninsula and to establish Italianness within a global horizon, bringing it face to face with other societies and different local realities.   From Marco Polo's adventurous voyage to the heroic era of geographic discoveries, from Galileo's cosmic exploration to the dias...

Dear Italian Citizens, Please be informed that on Friday, December 11, 2015 it was mandated that the Honorary Italian Consulate General in Baltimore be closed. Therefore, as of that date, the only representative body for the Republic of Italy in the State of Maryland is the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. Whether you are an Italian ci...

Martedì 23 aprile 201318.00 in EDT   Literature, Music, Theatre, Architecture, Sculpture, Cinema, Painting...What is the impact and significance of the Italian Language in the arts? A panel discussion featuring: Carmine Aufiero - Conductor Claudia Consolati - Cinema and Italian Studies, UPenn Fabio Finotti - Center for Ita...

What's that flash of red on the horizon? Forget about that famous visitor from the North Pole. Alfa Romeos are coming to town. After all, Santa Claus makes an appearance once a year and this is the first time in almost two decades that the Italian sports cars have been sold new in the U.S., let alone the Pittsburgh region. "They're arriving within...

The men living in a small town in the northern mountains of Italy were quickly losing their jobs by 1880 in water-powered trades that were becoming obsolete due to the Industrial Revolution.   The opportunities in the United States seemed endless then, and they drew many residents of Ono San Pietro to this country during the great Italian im...

Gallarate - Rappresenta la culla della democrazia americana: qui venne suona la Liberty Bell, ancora oggi conservata in un museo che porta il suo nome, per annunciare la lettura della dichiarazione di indipendenza. Ed è qui che i ragazzi di 'Scuola Impresa' sono stati per imparare il funzionamento amministrativo della città. Nato insieme alla Fond...

An international conference organized by the Center for Italian Studies and the Music Department of the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Institute for Music of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy. Today, scholars from various disciplines fully recognize the great cultural value of seventeenth century opera librettos an...

Congratulations to NIAF member Gina Furia Rubel, Esq., president and ceo of Furia Rubel Communications Inc., who has received SmartCEO Philadelphia's 2015 SmartCEO Brava Award, presented to Greater Philadelphia's top women CEOs, nonprofit leaders and high-impact executives.   Rubel is the Secretary and Treasurer of the Justinian Foundation o...

My last name is Italian. Unfortunately, that's all I really knew about the Italian side of my family. Most of my Italian ancestors died a long time ago, and my family wasn't in touch with those still living.   My father once tried to research our family tree, but reached a dead end with my great-grandparents, who both died before 1950. &nb...