Italian American Herald
News

Conte Figurine Appears in Naples’ Presepe

July 13, 2018

ANSA NAPLES — Christmas is already on the mind of one of Naples’ most renowned creators of Nativity mangers figurine whose statuette of new Premier Giuseppe Conte has already appeared in one… Read More

The ban is part of ‘urban decorum’ drive.
News

Venice Bans Openings of Takeaway Food Shops for 3 Years

July 13, 2018

The ban is part of ‘urban decorum’ drive. ANSA VENICE — City council here has voted to ban new takeaway food shops in the lagoon city for three years. The move comes… Read More

Zesty tomato pie: One of cousin Frank’s signature creations.
People

Cousin Frank’s Tomato Pie

July 13, 2018

Zesty tomato pie: One of cousin Frank’s signature creations. By Charlie Sacchetti When I was a kid I thought it was pretty cool that we had a bunch of cousins who lived… Read More

Anthony Bellapigna takes his custom-built pizza truck — a green Ford F-350 with an unmistakable copper oven on the bed — to community events.
Achievers

Anthony Bellapigna’s Commitment to Pizza & Gelato Restaurant, Ariano

July 12, 2018

Anthony Bellapigna takes his custom-built pizza truck — a green Ford F-350 with an unmistakable copper oven on the bed — to community events. By Pete Kennedy “Everything tells a story,” Anthony… Read More

From the Editor

The Absence of Italian News in American Media

July 12, 2018

By Joe Cannavo Italy has a new government that was only formed after much chaos and political maneuvering. For the better part of two months, it seemed the March election was going… Read More

St. Peter’s Church is situated in Caveoso, just outside the City of Matera.
Featured

Explore Basilicata, the Hidden Region

July 12, 2018

St. Peter’s Church is situated in Caveoso, just outside the City of Matera. By Joe Cannavo When an Italian American speaks of his/her Italian ancestral roots and says the family’s origins are… Read More

Heritage

Surnames and Their Origins

June 21, 2018

FANI’ — This surname derives from the Arab word “faniqah” meaning bag, measure or possibly from the Byzantine “Phanòs” meaning light, fire. It is not among the most common names, but nonetheless… Read More

Heritage

How to Talk at an Italian Festival

June 21, 2018

Any foreign language you don’t practice, you slowly forget, and even the basics escape your mind. So, we thought it would be a good idea to do a refresher lesson on how… Read More

Heritage

CORSICA – PART 2: Language Closely Influenced by Tuscan Dialect

June 21, 2018

By Joe Cannavo Corsican by definition is a romance language of the Italian-Romanic group spoken by about 341,000 people. Most of the speakers live in Corsica, though there some in Paris and… Read More

Arts & Entertainment

A Toast to New Beginnings

June 21, 2018

By Murray Schulman I feel honored and excited at this moment. I have been invited to contribute a new wine column to this publication. This will be in addition to “The Chef’s… Read More