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An Italian November made of cinema and good food

We’ve just left behind this year’s celebrations - and controversies - of the Italian Heritage Month and only started thinking about our Thanksgiving...

Italians: explorers of knowledge

October is a special month for Italian-Americans, dedicated as it is to their heritage and history. October is also the month remembering the coming...

The many names of Italian cities

N ew York is the Big Apple, Chicago is the Windy City and Los Angeles is, as its very name tells us, the City of Angels. Cross that pond and come to...

Credito Emiliano and Parmigiano: the curious story of the bank taking cheese as investment collateral

It was 1953 when Credito Emiliano, a relatively small bank based in the region of Emilia Romagna, started taking wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano as a...

The last days of Pompeii: what really happened?

Pompeii is without a doubt one of the most exceptional archaeological sites in the world, probably the most relevant, for the wealth of findings and...

Italy: a history made of migration

Never as before the topic of immigration has been affecting the socio-political life of Europeans, and Italians in particular. However, considering...

Italian anniversaries that unify our civil consciousness

First of all, happy Republic Day to everyone on behalf of L’Italo-Americano. Here on the Pacific coast where the Italian peninsula is a place in our...
Essere Italia e Italiani attraverso la Cucina, essenza nazionale

Essere Italia e Italiani attraverso la Cucina, essenza nazionale

La cucina italiana è... Qualità innanzitutto. La più buona. Bellezza. Ricchezza e bontà. Eleganza. Allevatori, agricoltori, produttori...
Like an impressionist painting, there are many ways to tell of the multiplicity of Italy and of being Italian through its cuisine

Italy and Being Italian Through Cuisine: A National Essence

Italian cuisine is... first and foremost, quality. The best. Beauty. Richness and good-ness. Breeders, farmers, prod-ucers. Social responsibility...
Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the US, speaking at the IIC. Photo Courtesy of the IIC

L.A. Meets Ambassador Varricchio and His Contagious Optimism

The recently appointed Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio was born in Venice, Italy, but completed his MA (summa cum laude...

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