The Embassy of Italy in Washington and the Italian consular network in the United States are celebrating the first Made in Italy Day, on the anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci, with a program of initiatives across the country. In Washington, the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, hosts today the event “Italian C...

Jo Piazza's latest book is a deeply researched novel steeped in her own family's history. But the Philadelphia-based author isn't just going after the historical fiction crowd. As she writes on her Instagram, the book also has "witches and a dragon and sex in a cave." "I think it's harder than ever for authors to get their book in front of readers,...

The Angelo Pizza and Abruzzese are teaming up for a new venture at Pineville Tavern with a grand opening on April 4, writes Marilyn Johnson for Philly Grub. This collaboration, rooted in three generations of culinary tradition from Baltimore’s Little Italy, brings together Angelo’s renowned pizzas and Abruzzese’s specialty in ravioli.  The tavern w...

How do you write a delicious book — a novel that makes readers hungry as they turn pages on their couch? You have to start with eating all of the food while you write. About five years ago I set out to write the most delicious novel I had ever created: The Sicilian Inheritance. It would be a Sicilian adventure, a murder mystery, and a romp followin...

Did you know that the first mixed race baseball player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was an Italian American? Roy “Campy” Campanella was born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on Nov. 11, 1921. John Campanella, Roy’s father, was a son of Italian Immigrants and his mother Ida was an African American.  He later moved to Nicetown in Nor...

Hon. Christian Di Sanzo spoke at the presentation of the book "The Italian Legacy in Philadelphia History, Culture, People and Ideas" edited by Andrea Canepari and Judith Goode. Present at the conference, in addition to Hon. Di Sanzo, were Sen. Gian Marco Centinaio, Vice President of the Senate, and Sen. Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata, former foreign m...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington and the consular network in the USA celebrate the eighth edition of Italian Design Day, which takes place on March 14, with a rich program of events to be held throughout the country until May, under the theme “Creating value – inclusivity, innovation, and sustainability” chosen for the exhibition promoted by the...

Join us as we unwrap the colorful tapestry of Italian culture with guests, Trisha Volpe and Saverio Nestico from Filitalia International. This forward-thinking organization, born in the heart of Philadelphia’s Italian American enclave stretches across the globe, with membership from Havana, Cuba to the Heartland of America!   Discover the origins a...

National Meatball Day is just around the corner, and the Greater Philadelphia region is ready to celebrate this Italian cuisine classic in a big way! On Saturday, March 9th, popular restaurants and bars across the region are serving up special deals, exclusive dishes, and unique versions of your favorite meatballs. National Meatball Day is a deligh...

The red and yellow décor in part of Massimo Musumeci’s house suggests that he is a fan of AS Roma. To know for sure, ask him about the time when severe weather called for an evacuation, and he immediately grabbed his most prized items: his collection of scarves and shirts in team colors. Or how he asked that a christening (and he was a godfather!)...