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Help Dante Help Italy

May 2020 |
Dante Alighieri began writing his “Divine Comedy,” which traces a pilgrim’s progress to our true home in heaven, in the year 1308 and completed the work in the year 1320, publishing it in 1321, the same year he died. The “Comedy” begins in a Dark...

A Reset for a City, a Country and the World

May 2020 |
In mid-February in a virtual meeting with Iris Loredana, co-owner with her grandmother of La Venessiana, an online lifestyle journal, I asked a series of questions about the flooding in November and how the residents of Venice were coping with the...

The Early Italians and Irish in New York City

May 2020 |
Quest’articolo parla della difficoltà che avevano gli immigrati irlandesi quando vennero negli stati uniti dopo la fame del 1840. Gli irlandesi riscontrarono discriminazione, mancanza di lavoro e di un tetto, e molta sfortuna. Quando arrivarono gli...

A Positive Side to the Virus Disaster in Venice?

May 2020 |
Quest’articolo parla di una cosa bella che è successo durante la quarantena per il virus. Giacché non ci sono più i turisti a Venezia, l’acqua nei canali è diventata più pulita. Si vedono dei pesci nell’acqua e non c’è il sedimento e l’acqua è...

Life in Lockdown

May 2020 |
We have all followed the horror and terror that has engulfed Italy during the past several weeks. The heartbreaking news updates are hard to read and harder to watch as many people suffer in Italian hospitals. As of March 10, all of Italy was...

Al Martino, Italian Crooner

May 2020 |
Jasper Cini è nato a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 7 ottobre 1927. I suoi genitori erano immigrati italiani. Lui lavorava con il padre come muratore durante la sua gioventù. Ma, la passione più grande era cantare. Mario Lanza, un cantante famoso e...

I Am Who I Am: Nacy Panzica

April 2020 |
Recently, the Italian American community lost a truly special person. I was blessed to know Nacy as a friend and mentor and he will truly be missed. Please enjoy this article the late Paul Sciria published about Nacy in December 2016. Nel 1955...

Luigi Palma Di Cesnola

April 2020 |
What do you think of when you hear the phrase Italian American? I believe most people think of the Northeast; Boston, Pittsburg, New York. Images of Ellis Island come to mind. We think of the end of the 19th century, the time of the Italian...

The Story of Corado Ciarlo

April 2020 |
Corado Ciarlo was only 20-years-old when he was killed in battle. In his pockets, they found two rosaries, $1.61, 16 photographs of family members, and one letter. While the other items were important, the letter held the greatest...
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