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Twenty Kids, Italy and Me

A. J. Valentini

2015 edition of the IACE Summer Program. From Milan to Rome on the “Frecciarossa,” a high speed train which travels at speeds up to 300 kilometers an hour (over 180mphs!),...

Time to Invest in Airports, Museums and the Colosseum

Judith Harris

Two recent, devastating fires had put Rome’s Fiumicino airport, host to some 40 million people every year, on front pages worldwide. But what is even more searing is the report...

Moschino Flagship New Store in Soho

Stefano Celsi

Fasten your seat belt, and get ready for a fashion crazy ride, cause Moschino is back in New York.The new location in 73 Wooster street its the new worldwide flagship store for...

For the Love of Garlic

Natasha Lardera

The summer months in Italy welcome many food festivals. Among them, two celebrate Italy's two DOP garlics: Aglio di Voghiera DOP, hailing from the province of Ferrara, in...

Revolution Sweeps Italian Museums

Judith Harris

In a radical change of policy, the Italian government has just appointed twenty new directors for museums and archaeological sites from Milan to Paestum. Among them are ten women. Seven are non-Italians, such as German art historian Eike Schmidt, who will head the Uffizi Galleries in Florence. Not everyone is thrilled at the sweep of this new cultural broom.

It's Not What They Think About You

Darrell Fusaro

When we think thoughts of love and appreciation towards others, we feel connected, confident, and optimistic.

Italy Gasps at Mobster’s Show Funeral

Judith Harris

The gala gangster funeral that has Italians gasping has escalated into a national political issue. The fallout puts the Rome city administration at risk, even as Mayor Ignazio...

IAWA Presents Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta on Saturday, September 12, @ Cornelia St. Cafe


The Italian American Writers Association (iawa) presents two Italian American scholars -- Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta -- on Saturday, September 12 at Cornelia St. Café, 29...

Part II -- The Unfortunate Pilgrim*: Or You Can’t Get There From Here

Jerry Krase

Finding her roots in the almost mythic hometown of my wife's father, Anthony Charles Nicoletti, wasn't as easy as we thought it was, but it was well worth the effort. To...

Escape Room Economy

Judith Harris

Italy has discovered a game which, it seems, everyone else has been playing for years: “The X-door,” where players are locked into an escape room until they can fumble their...

Migrants: Help from the Pope, A Politician Heckles

Judith Harris

Even as Pope Francis was having foodstuffs delivered to a Roman center for migrants, some Italian politicians were having a verbal field day denouncing not only the newcomers, but...

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