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“We Still Sit by the Sea Expecting to See Ulysses’ Ship Pass by...”

We all are very sad. Italian film director Vittorio Taviani, who with his brother Paolo Taviani created masterpieces of the Italian cinema has died today at the age of 88. The Taviani brothers are among Italy’s most well-known directors, with such acclaimed credits as Padre Padrone, La Notte di San Lorenzo, Kaos, Caesar Must Die and Wondrous Boccaccio. It is a great loss for Italian cinema and culture. To his family and his daughter, friend Giovanna Taviani , our deepest sympathy We decided to republish this article that the great director generously wrote for our magazine. It is the celebration of an island that he loved so much, Salina. Salina as seen through the eyes of renowned film director who for many years has shared a house on the gorgeous Sicilian island with his brother Paolo, inseparable companion in work and in life.

Your Home and the New Tax Law

If you own a home and have used an equity loan to pay for personal expenses, such as credit cards, a car purchase, or a child’s education; under the new tax law interest paid on home equity indebtedness used for such purposes will no longer be deductible. There are things you can still do! Learn more about it from the consulting team at Grassi & Co.

Honoring Italian American Women @ the 2018 NOIAW Annual Luncheon

NOIAW is the premier organization for women of Italian heritage that is committed to preserving Italian heritage, language and culture by promoting and supporting the advancement of women of Italian ancestry through education programs. Lorraine Grillo and Gina Gionfriddo Honored April 14 at the St. Regis by the National Organization of Italian American Women; Joseph M. Mattone, Sr. to Receive Preeminent Friend of NOIAW Award

Over 700 Scholarships to Italian-American Students In 2018

This year, the Columbus Citizens Foundation is expected to provide scholarships and financial assistance to over 700 Italian-American elementary, high school and college students who possess academic ability, but lack the financial means to attend the schools of their choice.

Remembering Aldo Moro 40 Years After Kidnapping

March 16 marks the 40th anniversary of the day when Aldo Moro was kidnapped and his five bodyguards were killed by Red Brigades, in a military-style operation on Via Fani in Rome. The ghost of that murder still haunts Italian politics.

Loving Italy: It’s Easy as Pizza Pie

There are hundreds of reasons why an American expat may fall in love with Italy andlive there for half a century. Nature, art, food, the people... and national health care!
Expert Advice About Doing Business in the US

Experts Advise Italians About Doing Business in the US. “Should You Convert Your S Corp to C Corporation Status?”

Many newly established companies throughout the US today, are small and medium businesses owned by Italian citizens, green card holders and naturalized Americans of Italian origin. In the first of a series of articles aimed at providing expert advice to Italians about doing business in the US, Joe Molloy, CPA at Grassi & Co., tackles a very hot issue today, namely: “Should you choose S Corp or C Corporation Status for your business? And, given the recent modifications of the tax law, which features many new advantages for C Corps, should you convert your S Corp to C Corporation status or stay put?” Since the deadline for conversion is March 15th, this is a very sensitive matter for all those interested.

La Scuola d’Italia Celebrates its Annual Benefit Dinner

La Scuola D’Italia will honor New York State’s former First Lady, Matilda Cuomo, and Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO, Stefano Domenicali, at its annual gala on March 2, 2018 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Outstanding Italian Women in the US: Ilaria Capua

You can be innovative and start a “revolution” even in a small town in Italy: that’s the story told by world known scientist Ilaria Capua last night at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. It was the kick-off of a new series of conversations called “Outstanding Italian Women in the US”. “We’ll have also women in art, music, food and finance,” said the director of the Institute Giorgio van Straten, introducing the event.

Linda Carlozzi. An Extraordinary Italian American Woman

Our congratulations to Linda R Carlozzi, for making Crain's NY's list of 100 Leading Women Lawyers in NYC! She is a Principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She joined the firm in 1997 and focuses her practice on traditional labor law. Besides being an accomplished professional, Linda is a leading member of the Italian-American community; she serves on the Board of Directors of the National Italian American Foundation, NOIAW Member and is the Chairwoman of the Italian Welfare League. To celebrate, we chose to republish our feature story about her extraordinary life. In this piece, Linda tells us about her family roots, how she discovered NIAF, and what’s like to be a woman in a predominantly male world. She also reflects on changing perceptions of Italian-American culture both in the US and in Italy; and offers her take on what should be done to strengthen mutual understanding among Italians across the ocean.

Gina Lollobrigida Shines on the Walk of Fame

An exclusive interview with Gina Lollobrigida and the protagonists of ‘Filming on Italy.’ On Feb. 1, the great Italian actress was recognized on the prestigious Walk of Fame. Thanks to the request of Tiziana Rocca and her Agnus Dei, the Hollywood Chambers voted unanimously to honor Lollobrigida. An exceptional event that accompanies the rich program of ‘Filming on Italy,’ a festival created by Rocca in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles. which this year pays homage to another Italian star, Monica Bellucci.

Feeding Speakitaly's Promising Future

In a little less than one year, Raffaella Galliani has nourished her very own language school into a growing, thriving business. The language teacher of nearly 12 years has broken out on her own, working both with adults and children to enrich their working knowledge of Italian language and culture.

Outstanding Italian Women: An Epiphany at NOIAW

The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW), awarded three "Wise Women" at their annual New York Region Epiphany Celebration. Members, family and friends gathered to honor three women who exemplify what it means to be a role model: Elizabeth F. Defeis, professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Law; Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci, Chair in Economic Policy Analysis at The New School for Social Research and Paola Prestini, composer, co-founder and artistic director of the National Sawdust.

Gina Lollobrigida and Monica Bellucci Protagonists in L.A.

Starting from Jan. 31st, the iconic Italian actresses will be honored during the 3-day Filming on Italy festival sponsored by the Agnus Dei Production of Tiziana Rocca and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.

The National Organization of Italian American Women Honors Three Wise Women

National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will honor three of the New York area’s influential and prominent women. - Paola Prestini, Co-founder and Artistic Director, National Sawdust. - Elizabeth Defeis, Law professor and lawyer, Expertise in human rights. = Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor, labor economics; Nationally-recognized expert in retirement security.

Erene Mastrangeli: Finding Purpose Within the Chaos

Italian-born singer-songwriter Erene Mastrangeli–who currently resides in NYC–reflects on the journey that brought her to pursuing music in the US, her experience in the music industry, and her upcoming album Love, Shine.

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La Befana vien di notte!!!

Get ready for January 6th because the holidays are not over yet... at least not for Italians! More treats and presents await you thanks to the tradition of the Befana. This day is called the Epiphany, a religious holiday that marks the official conclusion of the festive season for Christians all around the world.

"An Italian Auspicious Mind"... For the Coming Year...

What could be better than celebrating the end of the old year and the start of the new year (in Italian il Capodanno) in an auspicious way? Of course food plays an important role. Lentils are always present in the traditional Italian Cenone di Capodanno... but let's see what's bring you good luck in the coming year

Christmas Italian-American Traditions from One Generation to the Next

Family recipes, play a huge part on the holidays; here are some of the mouthwatering classics.