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A week after Woodrow Wilson was sworn in as the 28th President of the United States, Julia Bizzarri was born in the Bronx on Mar. 13, 1913. In a curious twist of fate, in the same year that now, 107-year-old Bizzarri has astonishingly shown COVID-19 who’s boss, Wilson’s name is to be removed from Princeton University buildings, one of a number of m...

The word Chianti conjures up red table wine perfect for sauce-heavy Italian-American cuisine. It’s the portly bottle known to wear a fiasco, or straw basket, for extra Old World kitsch. That is one kind of Chianti, sure, and a perfectly serviceable one at that. But you can’t put this world famous wine in a small, decidedly Americanized box. The wor...

This week, the culinary star and home cook extraordinaire, Giada De Laurentiis, launched the ninth season of “Giada at Home 2.0” on the Food Network. For the premier, Giada cooked up some Italian favorites, including lemony spaghetti with zucchini. "Never thought I'd be shooting a Food Network show on my iPhone," she wrote, sharing a collection of...

The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is the first archaeological park to obtain an official ‘Covid-free’ certification. “We expect the certification to be a great boost for international tourism; we have developed so many measures to guarantee the safety of visitors and staff that we were the first to receive an official virus-free certification,...

Rosario Castronovo grew up without much in the way of cultural identity, but he clung to his mother’s story that she had Sicilian heritage. At 21, when he decided to legally change his name to distance himself from a father he describes as abusive, he chose Italian first and last names in a nod to his mother’s culture. He’d heard “Castronovo” meant...

The area, however, is actually known for hundreds of centuries and to give evidence of this are the various archaeological documents, the oldest of which, referring to Roman remains, present us the springs as "Aque Passeris"; we also know that in the following medieval period the springs were very popular because Bagnaccio was on the road of "via f...

Washington Street is busy — that is a fact. Bustling stores, busy restaurants, and heavy traffic are hard not to find on Wash. But, nestled a stone’s throw away from the busy hustle and bustle of the thoroughfare is a cozy, family-owned Italian eatery called Frankie + Ava’s, located at 208 Washington Street. This restaurant is known for its diverse...

Sandro Veronesi has won the Premio Strega for the second time. 'Il Colibrì' (the hummingbird, published by La Nave di Teseo) claimed Italy's top literary prize with a big margin, getting 200 votes, compared to 132 for second-paced Gianrico Carofiglio's 'La Misura del Tempo' (Einaudi). Third was Valeria Parrella's 'Almarina' (Einaudi), with 86 votes...

WEBINAR: “Italian Success Stories in Texas: Small, medium-sized, and large companies share insights from their experience doing business in the Lone Star State.” When: Thursday, July 9 from 9 a.m. CST to 4 p.m. CET - Panelists: Brando Ballerini (Saipem), Andrea Benedetti (Duna USA), Pietro Palini (One-Off America LLC). Moderated by media consultant...

Char, smoke, meat, and loads of umami are the essence of any barbecue and Italian red wine is the finest pairing. The ultimate grilled meat experience is steak Florentine (bistecca alla fiorentina)— an amply sized bone-in steak cut that is grilled over hot coals—if you’re really doing it right you are working with Chianina, an indigenous Tuscan cat...

Here at We the Italians we’ve been thinking that science and research are two fundamental and very delicate aspects of our lives way before the covid-19 virus hit the whole world: here at We the Italians we believe that science and research are extremely serious and complicated things, that require studies, talent and sweat, and we are therefore gr...

The Oscar-winning composer passed away at a clinic in Rome at dawn on 6 July, a few days after suffering a bad fall. Morricone wrote the soundtracks for over 400 films and television series, starting with the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone.  In 2016 he won an Oscar for best original score for his soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's movie The Hate...