During the years of mass emigration from Italy to the US, one of the peculiarities of the Little Italies all over the US definitively was the street market. Many used to spend several hours on the street: people would work hard, start their small business, socialize with other "paisanos", meet friends and maybe future spouses, get a life away from...

By Katherine Schaeffer Angela Hertz's Italian-American grandparents taught her to love her heritage — the food, the culture and the sense of family.  But it wasn't until Hertz started college that she learned the language, studying abroad to hone her language skills. "I made it my career," said Hertz, 38, who has taught Italian at the hi...

Thousands of people are expected to join the festivities, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, June 2 at Rose Tree Park in Media. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, the Italian Embassy in Washington, and the Consul General of Italy, represented in Philadelphia by the Consul General Luigi Scotto, have declared 2013 Anno Della Cultura Italiana Negli Sta...

by Emma Jacobs   One of Philadelphia's most distinctive places will see a change behind the scenes on Jan. 1. Control of the Italian Market's iconic fruit and vegetable stands will move from the city to the neighborhood merchant association. "Everybody eats," observed Leo Pracopio, who has worked at Hollywood Meat Market since 1983. &n...

June 7, 2015, Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PMEast Passyunk Avenue - 1601 E Passyunk AvenuePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19148Filitalia International & Foundation Presents La Festa Della Repubblica – Italian National Day, which will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015. 11am-7pm Rain or Shine This wonderful event will be located in South...

West Virginia has a long history of Italian emigration. In 1910 more than 17,000 Italians were living there, making up 30% of the entire foreign-born population of the State: Italy even had a consular office in northern West Virginia. The majority of the Italian immigrants came from the south: Calabria, Campania, Sicilia. In 1907, the worst mining...

The AIS and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia invite you to   A Stradivari in Philadelphia   Matteo Fedeli plays the valuable Antonio Stradivari violin of 1726 "ex Adams Collection"   Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:00pm at The Ethical Society Building in Ritternhouse Sq, Philadelphia   This event is free and...

Tu e la tua famiglia are cordially invited to commemorate your italianità at the History Center with a full day of interactive activities designed with K-12 students in mind. In honor of Italian Heritage Month, local community groups and museum staff will facilitate educational activities on every floor of the museum.   Activities are concei...

by Peter Cameron   Gino Mori, M.D., wouldn't shake anyone's hand Sunday night at the 107th annual dinner of the Columbus Day Association of Lackawanna County. But the retired 82-year-old physician, being honored as the association's Man of the Year at a banquet at Fiorelli Catering in Blakely, wasn't letting the award go to his head. &...

by Inga Saffron   In the late 19th century, when thousands of Italian immigrants were pouring into South Philadelphia to make their fortunes, Seventh Street was transformed into a bustling bankers row. By 1897, there were 25 rowhouse-size banks between Bainbridge and Washington Avenues, all competing to provide newcomers with loans, money tr...