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Language of Corsica: An ancient dialect endures

By On October 16, 2019

Italian-American Herald From the 9th century on, the language of Tuscany contributed to the development of the Corsican language. Prior to this, the language spoken on the island was tied to a… Read More

History

Lavish Sphinx Room at Domus Aurea unearthed

By On October 16, 2019

ANSA ROME — A beautifully decorated room has been discovered at Emperor Nero’s famed Domus Aurea (Golden House) in Rome and brought back to light after 2,000 years. The room is decorated… Read More

Featured

New Orleans apologizes for 1891 lynching of Italian Americans

By On October 16, 2019

Eleven people accused of killing the city’s police chief were murdered by a vigilante mob By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo Little has been mentioned in American history books about an event that occurred in… Read More

History

Corsica – Part 10: Island is ‘freed,’ then the plundering continues

By On October 1, 2019

The year 1943 was a pivotal time during the war in Corsica. The Allied forces “liberated” Corsica and returned the island to the French. Among the first tasks that the French undertook… Read More

History

What does Valentine’s Day mean in the land of love?

By On February 1, 2019

Legend tells of a defiant priest who married lovers during wartime By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo When people think of Italians as great lovers, it stands to reason that they must wonder what Valentine’s… Read More

Arts & Entertainment

Buon Ferragosto: The Feast of the Assumption also marks the day when Italy ‘closes’ for rest of summer

By On August 30, 2018

By Joe Cannavo If you are Italian American and a devout Catholic who has never been to Italy you probably recognize the date of Aug. 15 as the Feast of the Assumption.… Read More

Festivals & Events

Parade celebrates Italy’s Festa della Repubblica

By On June 21, 2018

By Joe Cannavo June 2 is a holiday in Italy, the Festa della Repubblica in celebration of the referendum that took place on June 2, 1946, in which all Italians (including women… Read More

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On Easter Monday, even the Pope takes a day off

By On April 13, 2017

La Pasquetta is a day of leisure, renewal and picnics By Joe Cannavo As one would imagine in a predominantly Roman Catholic country like Italy, Easter Sunday is perhaps the most revered… Read More

From the Editor

Holidays may be in the past, but our heritage is right now

By On January 26, 2017

Resolve to keep traditions of our ancestors alive all through the year By Joe Cannavo In my last editorial I urged my readers to put aside the urge to hit the malls… Read More

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New year in Italy means more than confetti

By On January 26, 2017

By Joe Cannavo Growing up in an immigrant home in the ’50s and ’60s, I recall that Santa Claus never appeared in public until the Thanksgiving Day Parade. And the day after… Read More