Category Archives: Italy

Italian American WWII Hero: Anthony W. Venezia Sr.

Launched in 2020 to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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Christmas in Trentino Alto Adige: The best Christmas Markets in Italy and Zelten Christmas Cake!

For the holiday season this year, NIAF is highlighting a few traditions from each of Italy’s 20 regions, that perhaps is carried on in your Italian American family or is a new tradition you’d like to start. Considered the crossroad between … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: John F. Tipa

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from NIAF Member Ron Tipa … Continue reading

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Christmas in Calabria: Singing in the Streets, Bonfires and Sweets

For the holiday season this year, NIAF is highlighting a few traditions from each of Italy’s 20 regions, that perhaps is carried on in your Italian American family or is a new tradition you’d like to start. Strina In the province … Continue reading

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Christmas in Marche: World’s Largest Live Nativity Scene, Vincigrassi and Cavallucci

For Christmas this year, NIAF is highlighting a few of Christmas traditions from each of Italy’s 20 regions, that perhaps is carried on in your Italian American family or is a new tradition you’d like to start. Marche is a hilly … Continue reading

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Christmas in Valle D’Aosta: Cup of Friendship, Midnight Ski Parades and Christmas Markets

For Christmas this year, NIAF is highlighting a few of Christmas traditions from each of Italy’s 20 regions, that perhaps is carried on in your Italian American family or is a new tradition you’d like to start. Valle d’Aosta is the … Continue reading

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Christmas in Campania: Struffoli and Le Luci d’Artista

For Christmas this year, NIAF is highlighting a couple of Christmas traditions from each of Italy’s 20 regions, that perhaps is carried on in your Italian American family. Continue reading

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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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Learn a Language, Join a Community

“He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own.” – Goethe In this week’s #NIAFblog, our guest blogger, Jenifer Landor – founder of Live and Learn Italian, an immersive, language-learning travel experience – offers an inside look into her company’s travel program, … Continue reading

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La Mia Casa Ancestrale

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 an incredible story from one … Continue reading

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