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The Nebbiolo grape variety has long been associated with Italy's Piedmont region. There it is used to produce two of Italy's greatest wines: Barolo, the self­styled king of Italian wines, and its equally distinguished cousin, Barbaresco. There is one other kingdom, ...

From Giuseppe Casaretto settling in Merced Falls in 1857 to Pasquale Marano renting a piece of land from Miller and Lux in 1874, Italians were among the first settlers in Merced County.

 

As trailblazers, these brave immigrants crossed the continent, settled in a strange land and built a ...

Bottarga, Cannonau, casu marzu, fregola, culurgiones e tante altre prelibatezze. La stampa internazionale rilancia le eccellenze dell'enogastronomia sarda come tra le migliori al mondo. Lo rivela una ricerca condotta dall'Osservatorio Internazionale della Stampa Estera "Nathan il Saggio". Cinquanta ...

By David A. Marlin

 

It was July 25, 1956, shortly before midnight, when two ocean liners collided in heavy fog 45 miles south of Nantucket Island. The Andrea Doria, the pride of the Italian fleet bound for New York, had been rammed amidships by the bow of the Swedish liner Stockholm. My ...

A new North End seafood spot from some veteran restaurateurs officially opens today with plenty of pasta and fish dishes to go around. Donato Frattaroli and Donato Frattaroli Jr. debut Il Molo and the stylings of chef Pino Maffeo today at 326 Commercial St. in the North End, Boston Magazine ...

The Italians created their classification hierarchy, the Denominazione di Origine (DOC), 50 years ago to highlight their best wines. So what was Italy's first DOC, the one the Italians most wanted to trumpet?


Brunello di Montalcino or Barolo would be reasonable guesses. But no
, it was Vernaccia ...

It was just five years ago when organizer Carmine Bianco, an elementary school physical education teacher in Niagara Falls, found himself in the unenviable role of Italian Festival rescuer.

 

He jokingly called the 2012 festival on the front lawn of a friend's Pine Avenue restaurant, "The ...

Oltre 800 chilometri di costa divisi tra mar Adriatico e mar Ionio, sabbia finissima e acque cristalline. Inoltre paesaggi naturali affascinanti, borghi antichi ricchi di cultura e, naturalmente, la ricca tradizione gastronomica. Sono alcuni degli aspetti che hanno convinto tre autorevoli ...

Some argue that the Enlightenment took place in eighteenth-century Europe because, simply, that's when coffee houses first opened. What does that make the Enlightenment? Just one major caffeine buzz. It's true, Italians love their coffee and have so ever since the coffee bean first arrived at the ...

Baylor women's golfer Laura Lonardi was named recipient of the 2016 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award on Friday, as announced by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.


The award is given annually by the WGCA to the Women's Golf Division I student-athlete who is an upper classman and both a WGCA ...

When Roma Lodge presents Italian Festival at Downtown's Festival Park next weekend, it will carry on a cultural celebration that has been part of our community for nearly 40 years. And helping Roma Lodge continue that tradition is another local lodge whose name might not be as familiar — the ...

A track scholarship lured Eugenio Mannucci to the United States, but true love and a job in veterinary medicine is why he stayed. The All-American shot putter from Italy recently started work as a veterinarian at Hermiston's Oregon Trail Veterinary Clinic, where he practices traditional ...

Gates is one step closer to getting a" Little Italy." We got a look at the drawings of the proposed new Little Italy neighborhood, which would go near Lyell Avenue and Spencerport Road.

 

Silavno Orsi, the CEO of the Little Italy Neighborhood Association, has sent a funding application ...

We start with improbability. Mike Piazza simply being a major leaguer falls into unassisted-triple-play terrain for likelihood. That he was elected to the Hall of Fame is winning Powerball stuff. No one drafted as late — 62nd round and 1,390th pick — had ever previously gained Cooperstown ...

Italian singer/songwriter Laura Pausini is, for lack of a better word, a phenomenon. The world renowned pop star made her professional debut in the late '80s at the age of 12 and made a name for herself in the '90s with top-charting hits across Europe and Latin America.

 

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Italy’s hidden wine valley: the Valtellina

Italy’s hidden wine valley: the Valtellina

The Nebbiolo grape variety has long been associated with Italy's Piedmont region. There it is used to produce two of Italy's greatest wines: Barolo, the self­styled king of Italian wines, and its equally distinguished cousin, Barbaresco. There is one other kingdom, however, where it reigns supreme. This region, largely unknown to international wine enthusiasts, is Lombardy's hidden valley – the Valtellina.   The Valtellina is a long, narrow alpine valley on...

John Olcese, Merced’s first Italian American mayor

John Olcese, Merced’s first Italian American mayor

From Giuseppe Casaretto settling in Merced Falls in 1857 to Pasquale Marano renting a piece of land from Miller and Lux in 1874, Italians were among the first settlers in Merced County.   As trailblazers, these brave immigrants crossed the continent, settled in a strange land and built a better life for their children and grandchildren who, in turn, often became contributing...

"La bottarga è più buona del caviale" L.A. Times esalta il prodotto sa…

"La bottarga è più buona del caviale" L.A. Times esalta il prodotto sardo

Bottarga, Cannonau, casu marzu, fregola, culurgiones e tante altre prelibatezze. La stampa internazionale rilancia le eccellenze dell'enogastronomia sarda come tra le migliori al mondo. Lo rivela una ricerca condotta dall'Osservatorio Internazionale della Stampa Estera "Nathan il Saggio". Cinquanta tra le più autorevoli testate sono state monitorate negli ultimi 10 anni: 100 mila articoli, di cui più di 1.700 riguardano l'isola.   Al...

The 'Andrea Doria' sinks

The 'Andrea Doria' sinks

By David A. Marlin   It was July 25, 1956, shortly before midnight, when two ocean liners collided in heavy fog 45 miles south of Nantucket Island. The Andrea Doria, the pride of the Italian fleet bound for New York, had been rammed amidships by the bow of the Swedish liner Stockholm. My recollections of the Andrea Doria sinking are firsthand; I...

Il Molo Is Now Open in Boston’s North End

Il Molo Is Now Open in Boston’s North End

A new North End seafood spot from some veteran restaurateurs officially opens today with plenty of pasta and fish dishes to go around. Donato Frattaroli and Donato Frattaroli Jr. debut Il Molo and the stylings of chef Pino Maffeo today at 326 Commercial St. in the North End, Boston Magazine reported.   Il Molo took over the space formerly occupied by Davide...

Seven Tuscan white wines to discover this summer

Seven Tuscan white wines to discover this summer

The Italians created their classification hierarchy, the Denominazione di Origine (DOC), 50 years ago to highlight their best wines. So what was Italy's first DOC, the one the Italians most wanted to trumpet? Brunello di Montalcino or Barolo would be reasonable guesses. But no
, it was Vernaccia di san Gimignano. Brunello di Montalcino became Italy's first DOCG (Denominazione di Origine e...

Italian Festival celebrates a way of life in Niagara Falls

Italian Festival celebrates a way of life in Niagara Falls

It was just five years ago when organizer Carmine Bianco, an elementary school physical education teacher in Niagara Falls, found himself in the unenviable role of Italian Festival rescuer.   He jokingly called the 2012 festival on the front lawn of a friend's Pine Avenue restaurant, "The World's Smallest Italian Festival." Fast forward to 2016 and Bianco, who still works as a gym...

National Geographic: “La Puglia é la regione più bella del mondo”

National Geographic: “La Puglia é la regione più bella del mondo”

Oltre 800 chilometri di costa divisi tra mar Adriatico e mar Ionio, sabbia finissima e acque cristalline. Inoltre paesaggi naturali affascinanti, borghi antichi ricchi di cultura e, naturalmente, la ricca tradizione gastronomica. Sono alcuni degli aspetti che hanno convinto tre autorevoli "stranieri" – il National Geographic, Lonely Planet e New York Times – nel concordare che la Puglia è "la...

No Question, Italians Love Their Coffee

No Question, Italians Love Their Coffee

Some argue that the Enlightenment took place in eighteenth-century Europe because, simply, that's when coffee houses first opened. What does that make the Enlightenment? Just one major caffeine buzz. It's true, Italians love their coffee and have so ever since the coffee bean first arrived at the ports in Venezia, brought from the Islamic world in the sixteenth century.   They have...

Lonardi Wins Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award

Lonardi Wins Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award

Baylor women's golfer Laura Lonardi was named recipient of the 2016 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award on Friday, as announced by the Women's Golf Coaches Association. The award is given annually by the WGCA to the Women's Golf Division I student-athlete who is an upper classman and both a WGCA All-American Scholar and a WGCA All-American. Lonardi is the 25th honoree...

The sisterhood behind the Italian Festival cookies

The sisterhood behind the Italian Festival cookies

When Roma Lodge presents Italian Festival at Downtown's Festival Park next weekend, it will carry on a cultural celebration that has been part of our community for nearly 40 years. And helping Roma Lodge continue that tradition is another local lodge whose name might not be as familiar — the Vittoria Colonna Lodge #1355.   Founded in 1925, Vittoria Colonna is the...

Italian veterinarian and All-American shot putter finds niche in Hermiston

Italian veterinarian and All-American shot putter finds niche in Hermiston

A track scholarship lured Eugenio Mannucci to the United States, but true love and a job in veterinary medicine is why he stayed. The All-American shot putter from Italy recently started work as a veterinarian at Hermiston's Oregon Trail Veterinary Clinic, where he practices traditional medicine and acupuncture on animals large and small.   Recently, Mannucci stood in the clinic's outdoor treatment area...

Drawings for proposed 'Little Italy' unveiled

Drawings for proposed 'Little Italy' unveiled

Gates is one step closer to getting a" Little Italy." We got a look at the drawings of the proposed new Little Italy neighborhood, which would go near Lyell Avenue and Spencerport Road.   Silavno Orsi, the CEO of the Little Italy Neighborhood Association, has sent a funding application to the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council in an effort to improve the...

It took incredible chain of events to bring Mike Piazza to Mets

It took incredible chain of events to bring Mike Piazza to Mets

We start with improbability. Mike Piazza simply being a major leaguer falls into unassisted-triple-play terrain for likelihood. That he was elected to the Hall of Fame is winning Powerball stuff. No one drafted as late — 62nd round and 1,390th pick — had ever previously gained Cooperstown induction.   Which makes his trade from the Dodgers to the Marlins to the Mets —...

Miami's Best Concert of the Week: Laura Pausini at the American Airlines Arena

Miami's Best Concert of the Week: Laura Pausini at the American Airlines Arena

Italian singer/songwriter Laura Pausini is, for lack of a better word, a phenomenon. The world renowned pop star made her professional debut in the late '80s at the age of 12 and made a name for herself in the '90s with top-charting hits across Europe and Latin America.   Over the course of her thirty-plus-year career, Pausini has sold more than 35...

Italian Eatery Gersi Opens in Carroll Gardens; La Casita Shutters

Italian Eatery Gersi Opens in Carroll Gardens; La Casita Shutters

An Italian eatery specializing in cuisine from the northern region of the country opened its doors in Carroll Gardens earlier this month. Gersi, located at 316 Court St., took over the former location of Dosa Royale, which shuttered this past April.   The restaurant officially opened in July 7, said co-owner Gersi Mamega, who had spent more than a decade managing East Village...

Review: Bar Sugo’s Seriously Italian Menu Goes Beyond the Sauce

Review: Bar Sugo’s Seriously Italian Menu Goes Beyond the Sauce

What makes Bar Sugo special among the Italian places in Norwalk is its chef's creativity, its two dozen small plates (plus half a dozen pizzas), and a focus on farm-to-table fare.   The menu from the chef and owner, Pasquale Pascarella, changes daily, depending on the market's availability. In a phone conversation after my visits, he told me that Bar Sugo is...

Galbani Little Italy Festival to celebrate Little Italy Neighborhood

Galbani Little Italy Festival to celebrate Little Italy Neighborhood

The Galbani Little Italy Festival, a celebration of the Little Italy Neighborhood in Gates, will be held Aug. 12-14 at Gates Memorial Park, 160 Spencerport Road, Rochester. The festival will feature live entertainment will be provided by La Muralla, Mambo Kings, Fever: The Wrath of Polyester, Joey and Maria's First Ever Comedy Wedding, Ignite! and The Scintas. Guests can participate in...

'Preserving Italy' offers delicious recipes for putting by summer's bounty: Cook…

'Preserving Italy' offers delicious recipes for putting by summer's bounty: Cookbook Review

In a nutshell: Italians are masters of preserving the harvest. From dry salami to mixed vegetable giardiniera and canned tomato sauce, it's an integral part of their cooking traditions. In her seventh cookbook, Italian cooking expert Domenica Marchietti shares her passion of the Italian way of preserving foods.   The book is divided into chapters on preserving in oil, preserving in vinegar,...

Rome Through Richmond Town announces 2016 headliner, Italian restaurants

Rome Through Richmond Town announces 2016 headliner, Italian restaurants

Louis Prima Jr. and his bombastic big band The Witnesses will headline this year's Rome Through Richmond Town, the now-annual celebration of Columbus Day that has replaced the borough's holiday parade.   Borough President James Oddo made the announcement on Friday evening before a raucous performance of "Angelina" by Prima and his band on the Lorenzo's Cabaret stage. This year's Italian-themed festival...

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother. The 'Applause' hitmaker was named as one of the three godparents - an individual chosen to take an interest in the spiritual welfare of a child - of her friends' Brian and Angie's little daughter Sistilia.   Taking to her Instagram account on Monday (07.25..16), she uploaded a photograph of her holding the little one at the...

Trieste’s best-kept secret is its super-niche olive oil

Trieste’s best-kept secret is its super-niche olive oil

by Carla Ciampalini Tucked away in the corner of northern Italy, Trieste is usually a place more associated with coffee bars and literary cafes than it is with olive oil. However olive cultivation has ancient roots in the area of Trieste, even though it has never been easy because of its northern location.   It was the Phoenicians that first planted olive trees...

It’s Ferragosto time, amici!! Details and information

It’s Ferragosto time, amici!! Details and information

Ciao, Amici! Italians are crazy about Ferragosto! They brave bumper to bumper traffic to go the the beach on vacation where they are supposed to enjoy nature and time away from 'crowded' cities while resting and relaxing.... While this is an excellent idea, reality often turns out to be quite different! In the meantime, the great Italian cities are wonderfully empty,...

Genoa boat show draws 21% more exhibitors for new slot ahead of Montecarlo

Genoa boat show draws 21% more exhibitors for new slot ahead of Montecarlo

by  Raoul De Forcade   Genoa's Salone Nautico is sailing towards its 2016 edition, the 56th in its long history (since 1962), with the wind behind it, according to data provided by trade group Ucina management yesterday, and by I Saloni Nautici (a company controlled by the association), which organizes the actual boat show.   Recovering market (albeit slightly) and first positive figures for...

Il ritorno a casa di un emigrato di successo a New York, mai lontano dalle radic…

Il ritorno a casa di un emigrato di successo a New York, mai lontano dalle radici

La comunità di Paganica ha accolto il rientro dagli Stati Uniti delle ceneri di Corrado Iovenitti. Si compie così il desiderio di Corrado, la cui più grande gioia era quella di tornare nel suo paese, ogni anno, per un periodo di vacanza.   Corrado Iovenitti veniva da una bella famiglia, laboriosa e numerosa, che molto ha dato all'emigrazione. I genitori, Luigi e...

An Italian garden oasis in Fells Point

An Italian garden oasis in Fells Point

Tucked away on a quiet street in Fells Point stands a collection of ivy-covered rowhouse that have been merged over the years to become a sanctuary for married couple Vincent Peranio and Dolores Deluxe.   Deluxe, 67, and Peranio, 70, bought the first of the four rowhouses, which date to the 1830s, over 40 years ago. Each time an adjoining home went...

Registration Open For UNICO 5K

Registration Open For UNICO 5K

The Verona chapter of UNICO National, the Italian-American service organization, will hold its annual Labor Day 5K in Veorna Park on Monday, September 5. The big race steps off at 9:30 a.m. and there's a 1 mile fun run that starts at 9 a.m.   The Labor Day 5K is a USATF-NJ grand prix event that raises money for the scholarships that...

2016 to be a bumper year for Italian cosmetics

2016 to be a bumper year for Italian cosmetics

The Italian beauty and cosmetics sector is in for a bumper year, according to a new report from the Cosmetica Italia Study Centre presented this week. Exports are expected to rise by 11%, while domestic consumption is due to grow by 0.7%, the study found. "By year end global turnover in the sector will have exceeded 10.5 billion euros, a 5%...

Chelsea Market’s Buon’Italia Sets Sights on Jersey City

Chelsea Market’s Buon’Italia Sets Sights on Jersey City

It's not just residents moving to Jersey City, companies are moving across the Hudson in droves. This week a report came out that four companies are moving over 1,200 jobs to Hudson County. And those are just the big ones that make headlines, many smaller companies are relocating here too.   One such company is Buon'Italia, an Italian food importer and distributor...

Il design americano incontra quello italiano

Il design americano incontra quello italiano

Mentre Hillary Clinton e Donald Trump si fronteggiano per la corsa alla Casa Bianca, c'è qualcuno che cerca di accorciare sempre di più le distanze tra il nostro Paese e quello a stelle e strisce. Come mai? Va detto che gli Stati Uniti rappresentano per l'Italia il primo mercato Extra-UE e il quarto per importanza dopo Francia, Germania e Regno...

Review: Scratch Cooking at Agostino’s in New Rochelle

Review: Scratch Cooking at Agostino’s in New Rochelle

Tucked away in a corner of New Rochelle, Agostino's, an unpretentious neighborhood restaurant, has been serving fine Italian food for more than a decade. Its simple hospitality and scratch regional cooking have attracted not only locals but also boaters and golfers from the marinas and country clubs nearby. They don't make many Italian restaurants of this quality anymore, and more's...

Fiat 124 Spider provata su strada in USA al suo debutto americano

Fiat 124 Spider provata su strada in USA al suo debutto americano

Il viaggio di Infomotori.com alla scoperta dell'America del Nord è coinciso con l'arrivo sul mercato della nuova e tanto attesa Fiat 124 Spider che negli USA è sempre equipaggiata col 1400 turbo benzina MultiAir da 160 CV anziché i 140 destinati agli italiani che possono consolarsi però coi 180 cavalli della Abarth 124.   Negli USA invece la Abarth 124 (che abbiamo...

Dining review: Gabe Barker’s Pizzeria Mercato keeps it in the family

Dining review: Gabe Barker’s Pizzeria Mercato keeps it in the family

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. That's the first thought that came to mind when I learned that Gabe Barker, son of James Beard Award-winning chefs Ben and Karen Barker, was opening a restaurant. Then it occurred to me that this particular apple rolled all the way to the West Coast, where he spent five years honing his culinary...

Springfield Chapter of UNICO National awards 2016 scholarships

Springfield Chapter of UNICO National awards 2016 scholarships

The Springfield Chapter of UNICO National awarded annual scholarships to five recent high school graduates last month at Storrowton Tavern.   Anthony Fimognari Jr., who graduated from Minnechaug Regional High School, won the $1,500 Brian Piccolo Scholarship Award. The award is given to a senior student-athlete who has exhibited excellence on the athletic field and in the classroom and who has displayed...

THAT'S LUNCH: Daniele's charms with delicious Italian fare

THAT'S LUNCH: Daniele's charms with delicious Italian fare

By Cheyenne Dorsagno This week's review is about Daniele Imports, 1556 Mohawk St., Utica. Intern Cheyenne Dorsagno and her parents, Harry and Dawn, went there recently and had this to say:   About the restaurant: Growing up, even as a broke teenager, it was easy to scrape up six quarters and walk around the corner from my home to Daniele's for a piece...

Opera Circle Cleveland goes al fresco in the Italian Cultural Garden July 31

Opera Circle Cleveland goes al fresco in the Italian Cultural Garden July 31

If you were to travel to Italy in the summer and jaunt through their Renaissance gardens, you would hear the Italian people speaking their lovely language, water rushing through fountains, and concerts of gorgeous music.   That delightful atmosphere will waft through Cleveland's Italian Cultural Garden during a special opera concert of operatic arias and ensemble numbers on Sunday, July 31 at...

Ischia Comes to Brooklyn

Ischia Comes to Brooklyn

By Becky Cooper Ischia: Capri's forgotten sibling, the Cinderella of the islands off the coast of Naples, long lay quiet in the Tyrrhenian Sea, home to therapeutic thermal springs and sunbathing Italians. But now, thanks to Elena Ferrante, the author and patron saint of many a contemporary bibliophile, Ischia conjures mythic promises of rejuvenation. "I felt better and better, I couldn't...

Boston Midsummer Opera offers boisterous, appealing Italian comedies

Boston Midsummer Opera offers boisterous, appealing Italian comedies

By Jeremy Eichler Things are looking up for Boston Midsummer Opera, which opened its 11th season on Wednesday night with continuity where it counts, plus a triple dose of new: one new venue, and two Italian operas that were new at least to many in the packed house.   The two one-act works presented were Donizetti's playful farce "Il Campanello" and Mascagni's tenderly...

An Italian Architect's Wild American Dream

An Italian Architect's Wild American Dream

Renzo Picasso shared his last name with legendary Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and his first name with another, more well-known Italian architect: Renzo Piano.   But Renzo Giovanni Battista Picasso, born in 1880 in Genoa, Italy, was clearly his own man. An inventor, engineer, and designer with a taste for the fantastical, his whimsical and weird ideas reflect what urbanists of a...

Pat Christofolo of The Farm at South Mountain on the Lack of Phoenix James Beard…

Pat Christofolo of The Farm at South Mountain on the Lack of Phoenix James Beard Nominees

Valley residents looking for a pastoral getaway in the middle of the city need look no further than The Farm at South Mountain, where owner Pat Christofolo has created a little slice of paradise — and several of metro Phoenix's top dining destinations.   Christofolo got her start in the food industry at her family's deli, Capistrano's, then struck out on her...

36 Hours in Parma, Italy

36 Hours in Parma, Italy

Your diet starts in 37 hours. Synonymous with famous delicacies and culinary legends — Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, Lambrusco wine, the Barilla pasta company, the Alma cooking school — this fetching northern Italian city last year was named a Unesco Creative City for Gastronomy, the first city in Italy to receive the honor. Numerous traditional restaurants and fine-food boutiques assure...

Giulia Owner Michael Pagliarini Will Open Benedetto in the Rialto Space

Giulia Owner Michael Pagliarini Will Open Benedetto in the Rialto Space

Rialto closed last month after more than two decades at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge's Harvard Square, and today the hotel announced what would take its place: Benedetto, an Italian restaurant from Michael Pagliarini, chef/owner of Giulia (which will remain open).   Giulia opened in late 2012 between Cambridge's Porter and Harvard squares, and it has received rave reviews since then for...

Wakefield Italian Festival August 20

Wakefield Italian Festival August 20

On Saturday August 20, downtown Wakefield (a portion of Main St. and Albion St.) will become Wakefield's own personal Little Italy. The Event Planning Committee, organizer of the event, promises the vibe of an authentic Italian neighborhood street festival without leaving Wakefield. Italian food, street vendors, music, entertainment, Spin the Wheel, beer garden, La Piazza, shopping, and a host of children's...

Italian-born classical guitarist Flavio Sala starts his career anew in the Unite…

Italian-born classical guitarist Flavio Sala starts his career anew in the United States

One night, the internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Flavio Sala headlined a performance by a symphony orchestra at Prokofiev Concert Hall of the Philharmonic Society of Russia.   Three weeks later, he was playing at a barn in Carroll County as the opening act for a Baltimore bluegrass band. What happened in between still has friends and family in his native Bojano, Italy —...

Abandoned architecture: Exploring Italy's deserted building sites

Abandoned architecture: Exploring Italy's deserted building sites

Across the south of Italy, unfinished foundations and concrete frames rise from a landscape of rolling hills and thick canopies of trees. Many look as though their building crews and cranes stepped off site only yesterday; others as though they were abandoned decades ago.   These "interrupted" remains are the focus of French photographer Amélie Labourdette's series "Empire of Dust." For the...

Turano leaves the Mount on top

Turano leaves the Mount on top

While Lauren Turano of Cedar Grove may or may not continue playing tennis and golf when she arrives at Villanova University next month, one thing is for sure, she will long be remembered as one of the best athletes in the recent history of Mount Saint Dominic Academy.   In just her junior and senior seasons, Turano helped the golf team win...

St. Ann kicks off 106th Italian Festival in Hoboken

St. Ann kicks off 106th Italian Festival in Hoboken

Dozens of people gathered Saturday afternoon into the evening to kick off day two of St. Ann's Italian Festival, which has been apart of the Mile Square City now for 106 years.   While city police blocked off the area near 7th and Jefferson streets at St. Ann's Square, the smell of bratwursts filled the air and children rode carnivals and played...

1,600-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript of the Aeneid Digitized & Put Online b…

1,600-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript of the Aeneid Digitized & Put Online by The Vatican

It's fair to say that every period which has celebrated the literature of antiquity has held epic Roman poet Virgil in extremely high regard, and that was never more the case than during the early Christian and medieval eras. Born in 70 B.C.—writes Clyde Pharr in the introduction to his scholarly Latin text—"Vergil was ardently admired even in his own...

Italian Fest announces Man and Woman of the Year

Italian Fest announces Man and Woman of the Year

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest 2016 will introduce the winners of its Man and Woman of the Year awards at the Fest ceremony at 5 p.m. on Friday inside the Roma tent on the west side of the event in downtown Youngstown.   Man of the Year is Ralph Sinistro. He was born Jan. 2, 1932, in Youngstown and is the only...

Il 30 e 31 luglio la Convention e l’Incontro annuale dei Friulani nel mondo

Il 30 e 31 luglio la Convention e l’Incontro annuale dei Friulani nel mondo

Martedì 26 luglio, alle ore 11,.00 nella Sala Giunta di Palazzo Belgrado, sede della Provincia di Udine, si terrà la conferenza stampa di presentazione della XIII Convention e Incontro annuale dei Friulani nel mondo che quest'anno si svolgerà a San Daniele, Ragogna e Majano. Alla conferenza stampa parteciperanno il presidente dell'Ente Friuli nel Mondo, Adriano Luci, il presidente della Provincia di...

‘Iris’ weaves mythic tale of innocence, venality

‘Iris’ weaves mythic tale of innocence, venality

What: Pietro Mascagni's "Iris," conducted by Leon Botstein with the American Symphony Orchestra When: 7:30 p.m., July 22, July 29; 2 p.m., July 24, July 27, July 31 Where: Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale Tickets: Start at $25   Information: Visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=130401  Also: "Opera Talk," noon, July 24, free; SummerScape Night-Out Packages available: include tickets to evening opera,...

‘Tosca’ takes the stage at Union Avenue Opera

‘Tosca’ takes the stage at Union Avenue Opera

What: "Tosca," presented by Union Avenue Opera When: 8 p.m. Friday, July 29; Saturday, July 30; Friday, Aug. 5; Saturday, Aug. 6 Where: Union Avenue Opera, 733 N. Union Blvd., in the Visitation Park neighborhood of St. Louis' Central West End   Info: "Tosca" will be presented in its original Italian with projected English supertitles and accompanied by a full union orchestra. Single tickets...

Maestro D’Arte Francesco Santoro’s Renaissance art classes and lectures are in f…

Maestro D’Arte Francesco Santoro’s Renaissance art classes and lectures are in full swing!

NOIAW member and Maestro D'Arte Francesco Santoro's Renaissance art classes and lectures are in full swing for the third Summer in New York City! This year's art class in Greenwich Village has an excellent group of students – some returning and some new. The returning students have shown their dedication and enthusiasm for this master-apprentice style studio art class, while the...

Dronestagram’s International Drone Photography Contest winners announced

Dronestagram’s International Drone Photography Contest winners announced

This year www.Dronestagr.am, the first social network dedicated to aerial photography, set out to find the best aerial photographs out there. The competition received 6000 entries, which illustrated the vast diversity of the genre, but one image of Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi (above) jumped out.   The competition was broken down into categories that included Travel, Sports adventure and Nature...

DellaVecchias will be honored with mass at Italian Festival

DellaVecchias will be honored with mass at Italian Festival

During the annual Italian-American Festival that fills downtown Southington with the scent of sausage and peppers and pasta fagioli, festival-goers take a break from visiting food and craft vendors on Sunday morning when an outdoor crowd gathers at the festival's main stage, for a full Catholic mass. This year's mass will be held in memory of Arthur and Helen DellaVecchia, long-time...

Vivere Veneto & 15th & 15th Tavern

Vivere Veneto & 15th & 15th Tavern

By Ted Scheffler One of the most exciting new restaurants to hit town in a while has opened in the space that was previously home to Forage. It's called Veneto Ristorante Italiano (370 E. 900 South, 801-359-0708,VenetoSLC.com)—named for the northern Italy region that owner Marco Stevanoni hails from.   Stevanoni and his wife Amy are committed to serving authentic fare representative of the...

I turisti scelgono la Toscana e Airbnb porta 3,4 miliardi al Belpaese

I turisti scelgono la Toscana  e Airbnb porta 3,4 miliardi al Belpaese

Nel mondo, è presente in 191 Paesi. Sulla sua piattaforma, Airbnb ospita oggi 2 milioni di annunci, in 34 mila città nel mondo. Eppure sarà per la bellezza, sarà per la cultura, ma l'Italia è ormai diventata uno dei core business dell'ex startup che vorrebbe trasformarci tutti in albergatori.   Dagli ultimi dati pubblicati dalla società di San Francisco, emerge un dato...

Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo at Indiana University’s Eskenazi Museum

Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo at Indiana University’s Eskenazi Museum

Eskenazi Museum of Art will showcase Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo's master drawings from the Anthony J. Moravec Collection from October 1.   12 New Testament drawings by Domenico Tiepolo, from among the now scattered 320 drawings, will be on display. Tiepolo's drawings are regarded as the most extensive and sustained visual representation of this theme by any artist. They are a unique...

Juice, the mission to Jupiter with Italian solar panel

Juice, the mission to Jupiter with Italian solar panel

The "Made in Italy" will land on Jupiter. Leonardo-Finmeccanica, the Italian enterprise involved in the defense, aerospace and security fields, has been charged with designing of the biggest solar panel ever built for space explorations. It will join the mission "Juice", an acronym for Jupiter icy moon explorer, which will fly to the biggest planet in our solar system, more...

By the Sea Where the Sirens Called, an Italian Town Beckons Tourists With Art

By the Sea Where the Sirens Called, an Italian Town Beckons Tourists With Art

When tourists think of the Amalfi Coast, the stunning seaside towns of Positano and Amalfi usually come to mind. But Praiano, a small community hugging the cliffside between its famous neighbors, hopes to change that.   Praiano, a town of about 2,000 people, is not blessed with an alluring wide beachfront or an elegant seaside piazza where tourists can gather for a...

Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio Visits San Francisco & Knights a Comme…

Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio Visits San Francisco & Knights a Commendatore

San Francisco was honored by the recent visit of Ambassador of Italy His Excellency Armando Varricchio, who spent several days visiting with leading, local Italian businessmen and meeting with City and Italian community leaders. Stops included a ribbon cutting for Energica Motor Company and a meeting with Airbnb. Energica, a high-performance, supersport electric motorcycle company, recently opened their San Francisco...

Exclusive Interview To Michael Bacarella, Author Of “Lincoln’s Foreign Legion: T…

Exclusive Interview To Michael Bacarella, Author Of “Lincoln’s Foreign Legion: The 39th New York Infantry, The Garibaldi Guard”

By: Tiziano Thomas Dossena Your book "Lincoln's Foreign Legion: The 39th New York Infantry, the Garibaldi Guard" is now available on Kindle. What brought you to investigate this type of topic?From my earliest memories to quite recently is that to be an Italian American can mean being commended with honor in one extreme or face deplorable rejection at the other extreme....

Friends of the North End Hold Bocce Banquet

Friends of the North End Hold Bocce Banquet

by Arthur A. Lauretano The Friends Of The North End (FONE) held their summer bocce banquet at the Sons of Italy Hall in Winchester, MA on July 13th. Prizes consisting of a plaque and a bottle of wine were awarded to the winning team of Angelo DiGirolamo, Richie DeSantis, Bobby Carbone and Mario Antidormi.   This bocce season was very competitive and at one...

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We the Italians Magazine # 81

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let-s-go-to-miami-home-of-many-italiansThe South East of the United States is an interesting area, where the state of Florida – the biggest and the most advanced in terms of economy and trade – is surely one of the most representative. Among its cities, Miami is undoubtedly the main one, because of a prosperous rate of tourism, finance, art,...

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