Category: Articles

America: Hidden Treasures

Read about a hidden treasure discovered in Oxford’s antique store that tied together Italy and America during a turbulent time.

“You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Sculpts You!” (from

We are very happy to welcome our new collaborator, Madeline Northup! Madeline wrote this interesting piece about Dean Martin published on the Italian American Podcast, episode 246. The link to the episode is at the bottom, and you can also subscribe to the podcast. Enjoy! Madeline Northup No Italian American household is complete without the…
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Cincinnati’s She-Wolf Stolen from Cincinnati’s Park

We are very sorry to hear that the statue of the She-Wolf, symbol of Rome, has been stolen from Eden Park in Cincinnati. This is a link to an article that reports the news.

“Glow On” by Sante Matteo

Dear all, we are very happy to share with you this beautiful poem written by our friend and collaborator Sante Matteo, “Glow On”. We hope you will enjoy it.

Link to Sante Matteo’s Commentary “Escape from Paradise”

You may remember Sante Matteo’s article “Escape from Paradise”, in which he imagines Beatrice (the woman loved by Dante) writing a letter to Laura ((loved by Petrarch). We want to share a link to another article that Matteo published on, in which he adds a commentary to the previous story. Enjoy, and thanks to…
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Celebrating Mother Cabrini’s Jubilee

It is a great pleasure to share with all of you a link to an article written by our friend and collaborator Mary Kovach on the celebration of Mother Cabrini’s 75 years of Sainthood, which happened in November 2021; we are a little late, but the last few months have been very busy and we…
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The Journey Home in Baseball: The Bible and The Divine Comedy

Do you like baseball? Did you know that baseball could be “biblical”? Starting from an essay written by a Yale literary scholar, A. Bartlett Giamatti, our friend and collaborator Sante Matteo wrote an interesting and humorous article on baseball and Dante’s “Divine Comedy” Enjoy! 

Escape from Paradise! Beatrice Writes to Laura

Dear friends, you are now accustomed to the many talents of Sante Matteo; he is not only an excellent scholar, but also a great writer of fiction and non-fiction. We are happy to share a link to a humorous piece of writing he posted on the journal “Twelve Winters”, in which Sante imagines that Beatrice…
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Interview to Mary Kovach

It is with great pleasure that we want to share this article from Thrive Global where our friend and contributor Mary Kovach is recognized as an author who is making an important social impact. Congratulations, Mary!

The 30-Year Journey that Uncovered My Italian Family Roots, by Richard Leto

It is with great pleasure that we share on our website an article written by Richard Leto about his 30-year long journey to uncover his Italian family roots. Many thanks to Richard for allowing us to share the link to this very interesting article.