Tag Archives: Italy

Italian American WWII Hero Sgt. Lou “Red” Vigliotti

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, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero MSGT Joseph DeMarino

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, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero Robert J. DeMark

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, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a … Continue reading

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Quarantine Cuisine: A Rustic Potato Leek Soup

By Joanne Marino Bartram, co-author of Two Parts Italy blog I didn’t think it would last this long. Two weeks, three at the most, and we’d see the number of new infections and deaths drop in Italy. I was overconfident. Three … Continue reading

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Venice… the Most Improbable of Cities

By Carla Gambescia, author of La Dolce Vita University & curator of Postcards from the Boot An elegant gondola with its striped-shirt gondolier plying one of Venice’s 177 canals, silently gliding beneath one of its 450 stone bridges.  Extravagant carnival masks … simultaneously … Continue reading

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Grieving for Italy and Hoping for Beyond

A Reflection By Joan Lombardi When you are the child of an immigrant, you grow up with stories of the other country. No matter how proud you are of your own homeland, there is always the other. It is in … Continue reading

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Italy on lockdown. The view from there.

By Jan Angilella Italy has been in a national lockdown for almost two weeks because of the spread of the coronavirus and Covid-19. There are still two weeks to go. As I write this, the death toll in the country … 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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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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