During World War II, the Allied push to rid the Nazis from the peninsula began with the invasion of Sicily in 1943. This was followed with the long, yet successful campaigns of Naples and then finally in 1944 with the beach head landing on Anzio beach. Nearby is the town of Nettuno, only 35 kilometers from Rome. This city would play an important ro...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation and Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball signed a memorandum of understanding to further the strong and growing partnership between both organizations. Joe Quagliano, President and Founder of IABF, and Andrea Marcon, President of FIBS, signed shared copies of the document prior to the 2022 IABF Gala a...

Nick Bollettieri, the legendary Italian-American tennis coach, passed away after a protracted battle with illness. The 91-year-old was once a champion tennis player’s coach. Nick was the pioneer of the so-called tennis academies. He mentored some of the best players in tennis history, such as Andre Agassi, Jim Courier,  Maria Sharapova, the William...

Marco Landi, head of communications and marketing for the Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball, was surprised when the Italian American Baseball Foundation named him as the inaugural recipient of its Ambassador Award. Landi, who has been integral in the international expansion of IABF, was presented the honor at the seventh annual IABF Gala...

The Seventh Annual Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Gala at Giando On the Water in Brooklyn on December 1, 2022 served as the stateside launching pad for MLB front office personnel, players, coaches, and media representatives to witness the take off of IABF Tommy Lasorda Award recipient and Team Italy manager Mike Piazza's Mission Classi...

ITA Airways launches a unique new safety video starring the legends and athletes of Italian sports that will be gradually phased on board all its long-haul flights. Nineteen Italian sports champions are the heroes of the new ITA Airways Safety video created with the communication agency VMLY&R, in collaboration with CONI and with the support of Sta...

From the cliff-hanging trails of Amalfi to the colossal granite spires of the Dolomites, volcano climbs in Sicily to hikes deep into the heart of the flower-freckled Apennines, Italy is a boot made for walking.  Here are eight of the best hikes in Italy, with top tips on how to tackle them. What you need to know about hiking in ItalyThe best season...

The day after Thanksgiving, the best soccer players from the United States and England will reignite an old rivalry at the 2022 World Cup. Three points are on the line, but it’s more than that for the players on the pitch. There’s too much historical significance to fit into this script, but the teams’ soccer histories can be summed up by one word:...

Award-winning director Roberto Angotti and nationally-renowned artist Christopher Paluso will appear at the Fullerton Museum Center on Saturday afternoon, December 10, 2022 from 1 to 4 pm. The NIAF Russo Brothers Film Forum award-winning Italian American Baseball Family will screen at 1:30 pm and be followed by an informative Q and A with director...

Italy has made it to the semi-finals of the Davis Cup by Rakuten, one of the most prestigious male tennis events in the world. The veteran players Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli faced Jack Sock and Tommy Paul in an unbelievable 6-4, 6-4 victory in Malaga. “The Italian Job” was largely celebrated by the crowd, who sang songs with Fognini and Bolel...