L’Italo Americano


I’ve been having great fun writing articles for the L’Italo Americano an American based newspaper and online publication which shares its love and passion for all things Italian with its readers all over the United States and the world.

I’m eternally grateful to the editor Simone Schiavinato for giving me an excuse to be totally self indulgent in my love for Italy and explore the history, culture, lifestyle and tastes of this Bel’Paese.

My articles for 2018 are as follows below, if you are interested click on the images to read them and my author page on L’Italo Americano is linked here.


I explore the amazingly grotesque story retold through the ages about the characters behind  Italian ceramic Moorish heads.



The everyday dedication Italians have to preparing fresh seasonal food and the special relationship they have with their local food markets.



The variegated mosaic of Easter celebrations all around Sicily are astounding, even the water fountains at Leonforte at the heart of Sicily are closed in mourning for the death of Jesus on Good Friday.



Messina looks out over the Strait to the Italian peninsular, yet is often ignored by tourists when in reality its stories are as fascinating as any other Italian city.

Messina 1


An interview with the fascinating photographer Giuseppe Leone, a true maestro who has been documenting Sicily and Sicilians for more than sixty years.

Giuseppe Leone
©Giuseppe Leone


L’Italo-Americano is a weekly publication serving the Italian-American community throughout the United States. Established in 1908 it is the oldest Italian-American newspaper in the US with a mission to promote and preserve Italian culture and heritage by reporting in both Italian and English on subjects such as arts and culture, literature, education, history, business, sciences, sports and lifestyle.

To see more here is the L’Italo-Americano’s web page link here.