President’s Day comes with few notable traditions. But a toast of “Philip” Cabernet Sauvignon from the Fonterutoli Estate in Tuscany, Italy is an appropriate option. The namesake, Philip Mazzei, was an illustrious member of an Italian winemaking family that taught Thomas Jefferson, America's second president, the ins and outs of Italian wine over 2...

Arkansas is steeped in history, natural beauty and southern hospitality.  It is (you would think) one of the last places in America where residents from, fourth, fifth and sixth generations can trace their lineage back to Italy.  One location in Arkansas where Italian immigrants were brought over to work on a cotton plantation circa 1895 was Sunnys...

At the onset of the American Revolution, Britain’s North American colonies sought political independence but remained culturally dependent upon Europe. Among the many vast contributions of Thomas Jefferson, one of the most celebrated Founding Fathers, was a continuing admiration and lifelong affinity for all things Italian. Jefferson believed the g...

Video: https://www.raiplay.it/video/2020/02/litalia-con-voi-del-18022020-86525935-5dc0-4dd4-a67e-3393aafcecaf.html February 18 2020 Roma, Italy

Last October, during the visit of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella to the White House, President Donald Trump said the following words: "The United States and Italy are bound together by a shared cultural and political heritage dating back thousands of years to Ancient Rome.” An uproar broke out, because some people wanted to...

There are many episodes in the history of the United States that have seen Italians as protagonists. Some are very well known; others deserve to be known better. The subject of this interview is of the second type: not many people know about this, but it is really very interesting and tells how much since their birth the United States - and its lea...

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...