The 1960 Rome Olympic Games, also known as the SVII Olympiad in Rome, Italy, were spectacular, moving, and memorable. The 1960 Rome Olympics catapulted athletic competition worldwide like never before. The 1960 Games were held from August 25 to September 11 and hosted 83 countries and 5,338 athletes (4,727 men and 611 women) from around the world w...

Serie A attracts audiences from across the globe, but how fans can view matches is changing, as Italy's top soccer division enters the Metaverse. League leaders AC Milan's clash with Fiorentina on Sunday at the famous San Siro stadium will be the first soccer match to be broadcast where fans in Africa and the Middle East can watch from the "Serie A...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) hosted its first Bay Area Collegiate Games in April. Underscoring the mission of IABF, this international showcase brought players from Italy to compete against colleges on the west coast in hopes of landing scholarships and growing the cultural connection between both countries in the spirit of baseb...

Life has peaks and valleys, happiness and sadness, good and evil. In the course of a storied career, Italian cycling legend Gino Bartali pedaled through countless highs and lows, both physical and emotional, battling more than his fair share of evil along the way.  Gino was born to Torello and Giulia Sizzi Bartali in 1914 in Ponte a Ema, a small Tu...

The Waterside Bocce Club, Phoenix, NY, hosted the Ambassador’s Cup symposium and bocce event, April 22 through April 24, 2022. Top tier clubs, representing the finest ambassadors and promoters of the sport, were in attendance for a weekend of collaboration and camaraderie. Teams from across NY (including NYC Athletic Club), AZ, CA, CT, IL, MA, OH,...

An historic development was confirmed today, as the FIGC ruled that from July 1, 2022 women’s football in Italy will become professional. The paperwork was completed by the Federation, having started the process back in 2020. “The process for women’s football is definitive, finally we have the norms in place to ensure this will be a professional sp...

For years, critics cried about the Yankees‘ lack of left-handed bats to balance the lineup. Turns out what they were really missing was an old Italian to sit on the porch all day. Anthony Rizzo, fresh off a third-place finish in the 2022 Offseason First Base Race (according to Yankee fans and rivals), has opened the season looking like an energized...

Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini plans to retire from the national team after the “Finalissima” match against Argentina in London on June 1. “If I’m in form I’ll play and bid the national team goodbye at Wembley, where I reached the apex of my career in Azzurro and perhaps of my entire career,” Chiellini said, referring to the Italy’s European Champ...

Salento: In the heart of the Tavoliere, between the Valle della Cupa and the Terra d’Arneo, you can cycle lightly on rural paths, among olive groves, dairies factories, wine cellars and the baroque architectural beauties. From Lequile to Copertino to Leverano, discovering the countryside on the outskirts of Lecce, which gives shelter to the cyclist...

The Pilgrims’ Path is the ancient link between the village of Cerchiara di Calabria and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Armi. Walking through it means immersing yourself in the history and tradition of one of the oldest villages of Pollino Orientale. Before leaving, in the alleys of the village you can smell the scent of freshly baked hot bread....