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...

Globus et Locus, insieme al Center for Italian Studies della University of Pennsylvania, il Consolato italiano a Philadelphia e AISLLI (Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana), organizza un Convegno internazionale dal titolo "Italicity. Languages of Italy in United States between traditionand innovation" che si t...

By Joanne Barron   Giovanni Macchione simply smiled and shrugged his shoulders when asked what he thinks about his Italian garden being included in the Smithsonian Institute's Archives of American Gardens. He said he gardens just to pass the time and because he enjoys it.   "I like to be outside doing this and that better than in...

Si è tenuta domenica scorsa, 6 ottobre, a Philadelphia la cerimonia di assegnazione delle Borse Studio 2013 di "Filitalia International". La premiazione ospitata dal "M. Fabrizio e P. Nestico Centro di Lingua e Cultura" è iniziata con l'esecuzione degli Inni nazionali, italiano e americano. Dieci i vincitori delle borse di studio e tre i memb...

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA the 5th annual Italian American Heritage Festival will be in full swing from 11:00 AM until 5 PM. The 2014 festival continues the tradition of free admission for all. Since its inception, the festival has welcomed increasing numbers of people who have grown to love and to look forward to spen...

The Italian American Woman's Association celebrates 30 years and honors a well-known Italian American in Erie. Former Erie Mayor Joyce Savocchio was on the receiving end of the Woman of the Year award. The association voted unanimously for Savocchio to receive the award.   Her grandparents came to the states to live the American dream,...

Pope Francis is likely to visit more East Coast cities than just Philadelphia when he travels to the U.S. in September, the Vatican's secretary of state said Tuesday.   Pope Francis announced his trip to the United States on Nov. 17 in an address to members of the "Humanum Conference." During his visit, the pontiff will participate in the Se...

It is hard to imagine a need or niche that is left for another new Italian restaurant in South Philadelphia. But that didn't deter Luke Palladino, who picked up one of his prosciutto-wrapped, truffle-buttered bread sticks and waved that magic wand over a forlorn corner of East Passyunk Avenue.   On that sharply angled parcel just east o...