Twenty college students from across the nation will participate in the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses-paid educational and cultural initiative that sends Italian American students to Italy. Sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), the tour will visit Italy's Piemonte region, NIAF's 2016...

From a mother with her seven children to a man staring longingly at the New York skyline, haunting photos show the faces of some of the 12 million immigrants hoping to achieve the American dream. Men, women, and children are pictured, many with solemn faces after travelling thousands of miles in poor conditions and knowing that they could be t...

South Floridians now have a new option for experiencing Costa Cruises unique brand of Italian-style cruising. Earlier this month, the Genoa, Italy-based cruise line deployed its 2,260-passenger Costa Luminosa cruise ship to South Florida, making it the line's newest and largest ship ever to sail from Miami.   Dubbed "The Ship of Light," Lum...

It is 2 a.m., Saturday April 13, 2016. Italo Americo Bove, or "Bob" to his friends, rises out of bed. He has a 4a.m. appointment with 100 other Veterans. On this morning, forty WWII veterans and sixty-one Korean War veterans will gather at Midway Airport in Chicago to board Southwest Airlines, courtesy of Honor Flight Chicago.   Honor Flight...

by Claudia Astarita   The American magazine International Living recently published on its website an interesting comparison between Italy and France. It all started with the idea that it is a very good time to be an American in Europe, as the EU is cheap for US citizens, as the growing strength of the dollar has made it more affordable than...

Have you ever sunbathed on a pink sand beach? If the answer is no, you should know that Sardinia boasts one of the most incredible rainbow beaches, made so unique by the color of the sand, which is...well...pink.   And this is not the only example of colorful beaches you can find all around Italy, just think about the black one of Stromboli...

The Southern Vermont Art Center will hold an informational meeting for those interested in participating in its April workshop to Tuscany, Italy. The meeting will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Southern Vermont Art Center. There will be wine and cheese provided, and a slideshow presentation will take place in Gallery II...

DRAW IN SICILY'S STUNNING SOUTHEAST with Artist Teacher JESSICA HOUSTON and LA ROSAWORKS. Oct. 8 - Oct. 16, 2015   In the magical area of Southeastern Sicily, where the sea stretches before you and the Iblean Mountains rise at your back, we will have the opportunity to draw from the richness that Sicily offers:...

by Stefania Cassani   Un giorno ti svegli e dici 'lo faccio, metto due cose nello zaino e parto a piedi'. Non per dimostrare qualcosa, non perché stia diventando una moda; vuoi solo riprenderti il tempo e andare per boschi e sentieri. Scoprire le vie secondarie, spogliarti del tuo io più moderno e allearti al paesaggio.   Il mondo è m...

Turin, Italy's first capital, is home to Fiat, football, fabulous food, fine art and that most famous and enigmatic Christian relic, the Turin Shroud. As I stroll around this elegant and lively city, however, bordered by the Po and snow-covered Alps, part of the jigsaw is missing. It soon finds me. A rather gorgeous male (aren't all Italians in th...