The year 2019 sees the ongoing celebration of the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the then young democracy of the United States and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The events, which last throughout the year, are organized by various public and private entities under the patronage of the American Consulate in Florence. It's just a coin...

The Italian American ONE VOICECoalition (“ONE VOICE”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, continues its new initiative to bring interesting facts about the Italian American experience in America with concise, interesting and fact-filled videos. Dubbed “The ONE VOICE Minute” the second edition, released today, con...

You’ll find evidence of the shared history of the United States and Tuscany in every corner of Florence, even in your neighborhood gelato shop. Wine too is a thread that has connected our two countries since even before the establishment of the Consulate in Florence in 1819.Naturally, it all goes back to Thomas Jefferson and Filippo Mazzei. Mazzei...

IN JULY, the Italian Navy tall ship Amerigo Vespucci — a three-mast, 331-foot school ship built in 1931 — left Italy and ventured on the long journey to the United States and Canada. A year later, the Italian Navy FREMM-class frigate Alpino, built by Fincantieri with state-of-the-art technologies, is engaged in a U.S. campaign tour and is moored in...

One of the things we appreciate most, here at We the Italians, is the commitment many Italian Americans show all over the US to celebrate and remember the history and the presence of their fellow Italians who emigrated to the US. Oftentimes this passion is shown by organizing events and writing books, but many of them wanted and still want to estab...

Thomas Jefferson’s grave marker lists only three of his life’s achievements: author of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia statue of religious freedom and founder of the University of Virginia. Being the third president of the United States didn’t make the cut. I visited Jefferson’s home, Monticello, for the first time during a recent...

Forse non tutti sanno che nel 1787 Thomas Jefferson, il terzo presidente degli Stati Uniti d’America, all’epoca ambasciatore a Parigi, intraprese un tour della durata di circa venti giorni (dal 14 aprile al 2 maggio) alla volta del Nord Italia, visitando le città di Torino, Milano e Genova. La sua esperienza è documentata in modo dettagliato in mol...