Tag Archives: Naples

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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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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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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Un Minuto con…

By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Fast Facts: Quick snippets of Italian culture for your busy Tuesday 842 years ago this week, on August 9, 1173, marked the first day of construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was completed in 1370 … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con…

By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com “Un Caffe’ Pagato”   (An espresso coffee already paid for) The tradition started along via Partenopea in Naples as a simple and good-will gesture, by well-off individuals, to pay for a coffee for someone less fortunate. In … Continue reading

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Remembering Pino Daniele

Beloved Italian singer-songwriter Pino Daniele, whose guitar skills and vocal abilities influenced such a wide range of musical genres, passed away over the weekend at the age of 59. Born in Naples, Daniele taught himself how to play the guitar … Continue reading

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