To celebrate this year’s Festa della Repubblica, the Consulate General of Italy, along with the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA), has organized the Italy Run LA, a 5K race taking place Sunday 5th of June at 8 a.m. close to the ocean, in charming San Pedro. “Italians and Italian-Americans are an integral part of what makes Los Angeles...

Fifteen minutes into the biggest game of his life, Alessio Panebianco saw the looks in his teammates’ eyes and realized: We’re gonna lose. This was on a sunny afternoon in December at the Stadio Giuseppe Rizzo in Catania, Sicily, at the foot of Mount Etna. Panebianco’s team, Briganti di Librino, was in its first-ever playoff, against San Gregorio,...

Liguria hinterland, its silent landscapes suspended between sea and hills, the peaceful atmosphere of small villages surrounded by nature. An easy itinerary to tackle by bicycle, which leads to the discovery of Sassello, its territory and its ancient culinary traditions. A ride in the relaxed environment of the Beigua Park, where man and nature are...

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini has been offered a contract by MLS side LAFC, sources have told The Athletic. Chiellini, 37, still has another year left to run on his Juventus contract but one source has said he could move to the MLS in time for the 2023 season which begins next spring.  LAFC did not offer Chiellini a designated player contr...

Claudio Repetto wasn’t sure of the idea at first. Since he was 10, he had played for the academy of Italian Serie A club Genoa, operating with the wide-eyed dreams that accompany academy players. “Your goal is to make it to the first team,” said Repetto, who now plays striker for Phoenix Rising. But here he was, 19 years old, being told by his agen...

The Italy of tourism starts again and looks far away. The Ministry of Tourism and Enit aim to reach the general international public, in collaboration with the Regions, with the partnerships with Eurovision and Giro d'Italia and the support of Coni, thanks to a tourism promotion campaign aimed at many nations around the world. At the center of the...

Is the walking vacation a temporary travel trend or here to stay?  While the idea of exploring places on foot, moving from one destination to the next with your legs as the only driving force is nothing new for walking enthusiasts, the pandemic seems to have brought walking and hiking vacations to the limelight. In Italy, starting with the summer o...

Habakkuk Baldonado, a star defensive lineman from the University of Pittsburgh (PITT), is projected to go pro in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Thing is, Baldonado didn’t learn to play ball on Pennsylvania’s high school circuit, he took up the game in his hometown — Rome, Italy — on an American football team. Yes, Italians play “our” versio...

When it was announced that former Team Italy manager Gilberto (Gibo) Gerali was appointed the director of the newly-created Parma and Crocetta Baseball Development Academy on the same day as the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Gala in Brooklyn, New York on December 2, 2021, Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) President Andrea...

In today's world, language is something extremely delicate. Whether it is good or bad, we gladly leave it to the readers' judgment. What is certain is that sensitivity is definitely higher than it used to be. Italian Americans have always been the object of nicknames and monikers that have never been positive, affectionate or friendly, as it could...