Category Archives: Facts

Book Review: Rope and Soap

Rope and Soap: Lynchings of Italians in the United States by Patrizia Salvetti “Eleven Italians, some of whom were awaiting trial while others had been already acquitted, were forcibly removed from jail by a mob and lynched in public with the … Continue reading

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Finding Your Roots

Words cannot adequately describe the experience that our family had with Roots ’n Tours during our visit to Sicily. We had asked Rosario and his team to help us do some research on our family prior to our trip. Through … Continue reading

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving traditions – choosing a simpler life close to home In this week’s #NIAFblog, our guest blogger, Jenifer Landor – founder of Live and Learn Italian – offers an inside look into a typical day on her company’s travel program, which focus on learning … Continue reading

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The Carnival of Viareggio: Italy’s Annual Floating Theater

A special, featured blog by NIAF’s Board of Directors Member and Executive Vice President of Scholarships, Grants and Youth Activities, Robert V. Allegrini. It’s cold and dark, but – fortunately – hairless inside the left nostril of Hillary Clinton as … Continue reading

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Encounters: Learning Italian in Molise, a Hidden Gem

In this week’s #NIAFblog, our guest blogger, Jenifer Landor – founder of Live and Learn Italian – offers an inside look into a typical day on her company’s travel program, which focus on learning about Italian language and culture.  First things first: learn how … Continue reading

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A Traditional Grape Harvest: La Vendemmia

In this week’s #NIAFblog, our guest blogger, Jenifer Landor – founder of Live and Learn Italian – offers a fascinating look into the culture and traditions of small Italian towns in the Apennine hills. Adapted from a post by Marco Cacciavillani, owner of Azienda Agricola, … Continue reading

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Slow life, slow food, and heavenly pleasures

In this week’s #NIAFblog, our guest blogger, Jenifer Landor – founder of Live and Learn Italian – offers a fascinating look into the culture and traditions of small Italian towns in the Apennine hills.   A large rotating vat  – which looks almost like a … Continue reading

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Finding Family

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to have the Sant’Anna Institute – a study abroad and language course program in Sorrento, Italy – as a corporate sponsor of our foundation. Read on for a story from one of … Continue reading

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The (Italian) Declaration of Independence

On the 4th of July, it’s important to remember that a key stone in the foundation of our country’s understanding of democracy was put in place by none other than an Italian by the name of Filippo Mazzei. Born just … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Falcone and Borsellino

Yesterday, NIAF’s 2017 Voyage of Discovery (VOD) program – a group of Italian American college students brought to Italy by NIAF on an all-expenses-paid, two-week trip to rediscover their heritage – visited the Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, as well … Continue reading

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