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  • Yesterday at the White House the new Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio, presented his credentials to the President of the United States, Barack Obama. At the end of the Ceremony Ambassador Varricchio remarked: "Today I have presented to President Obama the credentials with which President Mattarella appoints me Ambassador in Washington.
  • Facts & Stories
    I. I.(December 01, 2015)
    For the 17th consecutive year, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will sponsor its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program, an educational and cultural initiative that sends Italian American students enrolled in a college or university to Italy each year. This all-expenses-paid trip will take place in June 2016.
  • Life & People
    I. I.(October 22, 2015)
    The National Italian American Foundation reinvented its 40th Anniversary Awards Gala Weekend into an extravaganza of song, homage to heritage, family ties and passion for food. The Foundation’s celebration of its 40-year milestone united Italian American and Italian cultures of the past with an eye to the future. The NIAF gala was presented by Alitalia in an unprecedented partnership between the Italian airline carrier and NIAF. Stay Tuned for i-Italy's special
  • All recent popes had visited the U.S. before being elected to the papacy, but for Pope Francis this is the first ever visit. His schedule is jampacked and his visit, brief, but, beginning in Washington, his agenda centers upon three major events, beginning with his speech to a joint session of Congress.
  • Nicholas R. Caiazzo, George Simeone, Michael J. Zarrelli, Charles Turano, four notable Italian Americans in the fields of finance, law, professional sports marketing and public policy have been elected to the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors for the 2015-2019 term during an April 9, 2015, meeting at the New York offices at Pepper Hamilton LLP.
  • Tourism
    Giulia Madron(December 12, 2013)
    From December 10th to December 12th, Ignazio Marino, Mayor of Rome, was in the US with the mission of promoting the Italian Capital in the world.
  • President Obama nominated John R. Phillips as the new US Ambassador in Rome. His grandparents were Italians who emigrated to the United States. Their name was "Filippi," which then became "Phillips." Phillips will substitute David Thorne, who was in charge for four years.

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