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For years, photographer and documentary filmmaker Mario Cuccia has been researching Sicilian carts, as small and colorful icons of the island's artisan creativity.

 

With scrupulous care and passion, he has studied the features and peculiarities of these magnificent means of transportation, ...

Sono quattro le imprenditrici italiane incluse dallo studio di The Hundert, una startup berlinese, fra le 100 founder di maggiore successo – protagoniste del digitale e dell'app economy – d'Europa. La classifica è stata poi ripresa da Forbes, innescando un certo dibattito.

 

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Una giornata, quella insieme a Bruno Serato, che concilia le grandi risorse in termini di volontariato del Trentino con il tessuto istituzionale e imprenditoriale della nostra provincia. «Dalle parole bisogna passare ai fatti - ha ribadito oggi più di una volta lo chef più buono del mondo - troppo ...

Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci (R,C,I-South Huntington) is proud to announce that Walt Whitman High School senior Rose Pedretti is a winner of the 2016 New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators Scholarship.

 

Pedretti, a member of the National Honor Society, National Staff ...

The popular east coast frozen treat spot Rita's Italian Ice said Monday it will open its first location in Colorado Springs this summer. The store will be located in the Plaza at Chapel Hills shopping complex, near Briargate and Academy boulevards.

 

The store said a soft opening was ...

We arrived in Noto, by chance, at the magic hour. On that cloudless summer day, the limestone capital of Sicilian Baroque architecture had begun to smolder with the setting sun. Earlier that day, my husband and I, along with our two young sons, decided to cut short our trip to the northeastern town ...

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Our Philly day trip began with a memorable lunch at Brigantessa, a terrific little forneria that dishes up traditional southern Italian comfort food in a warm, inviting atmosphere (See: Visiting South Philly's Brigantessa for all the details). Stuffed to the gills, and ...

Time heals all wounds, even the deepest and most painful. Conductor Riccardo Muti returns to Milan's Teatro alla Scala with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which he has led since 2010 for two concerts on January 20 and 21, 2017.

 

For the Maestro, who will present two different programs, it ...

Most people think of Monday as a day of dread. I've come to think of Monday as one of my favorite food days of the week. That's the day I go to Lynora's on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach and get the Monday specials – an $8 Margarita pizza and Maria Abbenante's glorious meatballs (housemade with ...

While many San Franciscans have noted the glorious bust of renowned Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in Golden Gate Park, most aren't aware of the Verdi Club, an event space, social club and cornerstone of the Italian community in San Francisco.

 

It just so happens that this venerable ...

My first culinary memory, the first time I realized that food could be deeply meaningful, is coming home from 3rd grade to find my dad making pasta from scratch in the kitchen. He was laughing and singing and there was fettuccine hanging everywhere.

 

In the deepest recesses of my memory, I ...

Combattere a colpi di pennello l'inquinamento dell'aria, ma anche eliminare muffa, umidità e cattivi odori all'interno di un appartamento, andando anche a risparmiare sui costi delle bollette: è questo che promette di fare Airlite, la vernice ecologica realizzata dal bolognese Massimo Bernardoni.

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Three weeks ago Chef Matt Gallaher opened his second Knoxville restaurant, Emilia. Named after his grandmother, Emily Jackson, and sister, Emily Cowan, the new eatery at 16 Market Square comes a mere 3 1/2 years after he debuted Knox Mason at 131 S. Gay Street.

 

The success he found at the ...

Italy's boat industry, a world's leader in yacht building is entering the warm season planning launches, deliveries, changes in the company's structure and new projects.


While waiting for the boat shows – in Cannes (September 6-11), Genoa (September 20-25) and Monaco (September 28- October 1) – ...

Some have called it the Magnificent Mile of Lincoln Park — the long stretch of shops and restaurants down Lincoln Avenue would delight just about anyone. It's my belief the sun shines particularly bright on the street for a reason. Perhaps it's the fact that the street not only features a Jimmy ...

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Feast of San Vito Martire

San VitoJune 15th is the Feast day of San Vito (St. Vitus), one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Widely venerated across Southern Italy, he is the patron saint of Mazara del Vallo, Ciminna, Forio, San Vito sullo Ionio, Regalbuto and Torella die Lombardi, among others.

 

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Sicilian carts in Mario Cuccia's photographs

Sicilian carts in Mario Cuccia's photographs

For years, photographer and documentary filmmaker Mario Cuccia has been researching Sicilian carts, as small and colorful icons of the island's artisan creativity.   With scrupulous care and passion, he has studied the features and peculiarities of these magnificent means of transportation, completely painted and sculpted in relief: as great painter Renato Guttuso once wrote, "Every single centimeter of their structure is...

Quattro italiane fra le 100 migliori imprenditrici digitali d’Europa

Quattro italiane fra le 100 migliori imprenditrici digitali d’Europa

Sono quattro le imprenditrici italiane incluse dallo studio di The Hundert, una startup berlinese, fra le 100 founder di maggiore successo – protagoniste del digitale e dell'app economy – d'Europa. La classifica è stata poi ripresa da Forbes, innescando un certo dibattito.   D'altronde, secondo European Startup Monitor, solo il 15% delle giovani imprese attive nel Vecchio Continente è stato fondato da...

Il Trentino ringrazia lo chef eroe d'America Bruno Serato

Il Trentino ringrazia lo chef eroe d'America Bruno Serato

Una giornata, quella insieme a Bruno Serato, che concilia le grandi risorse in termini di volontariato del Trentino con il tessuto istituzionale e imprenditoriale della nostra provincia. «Dalle parole bisogna passare ai fatti - ha ribadito oggi più di una volta lo chef più buono del mondo - troppo spesso molti di noi parlano ma poi non si danno da...

Assemblyman Lupinacci Congratulates Italian-American Award Recipient Rose Pedret…

Assemblyman Lupinacci Congratulates Italian-American Award Recipient Rose Pedretti

Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci (R,C,I-South Huntington) is proud to announce that Walt Whitman High School senior Rose Pedretti is a winner of the 2016 New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators Scholarship.   Pedretti, a member of the National Honor Society, National Staff Development Council for Academic Growth & Student Leadership in Learning and Walt Whitman SAT/ACT scholar is also an excellent...

Rita's Italian Ice to open in Colorado Springs this summer

Rita's Italian Ice to open in Colorado Springs this summer

The popular east coast frozen treat spot Rita's Italian Ice said Monday it will open its first location in Colorado Springs this summer. The store will be located in the Plaza at Chapel Hills shopping complex, near Briargate and Academy boulevards.   The store said a soft opening was scheduled for late June, however an exact date has not been released. In addition to...

Why Noto, Sicily Is Our Italy Destination of the Summer

Why Noto, Sicily Is Our Italy Destination of the Summer

We arrived in Noto, by chance, at the magic hour. On that cloudless summer day, the limestone capital of Sicilian Baroque architecture had begun to smolder with the setting sun. Earlier that day, my husband and I, along with our two young sons, decided to cut short our trip to the northeastern town of Taormina in favor of somewhere a...

A Taste of History and Culture: Day Tripping Around Philadelphia

A Taste of History and Culture: Day Tripping Around Philadelphia

By Giovanni di Napoli Our Philly day trip began with a memorable lunch at Brigantessa, a terrific little forneria that dishes up traditional southern Italian comfort food in a warm, inviting atmosphere (See: Visiting South Philly's Brigantessa for all the details). Stuffed to the gills, and blessed with some nice weather, we decided to walk off our meal and do a...

Maestro Riccardo Muti returns to La Scala with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Riccardo Muti returns to La Scala with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Time heals all wounds, even the deepest and most painful. Conductor Riccardo Muti returns to Milan's Teatro alla Scala with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which he has led since 2010 for two concerts on January 20 and 21, 2017.   For the Maestro, who will present two different programs, it will be the first official return to Milan after he left on...

A Taste of Italy in West Palm Beach

A Taste of Italy in West Palm Beach

Most people think of Monday as a day of dread. I've come to think of Monday as one of my favorite food days of the week. That's the day I go to Lynora's on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach and get the Monday specials – an $8 Margarita pizza and Maria Abbenante's glorious meatballs (housemade with beef and pork)...

San Francisco’s Verdi Club Turns 100!

San Francisco’s Verdi Club Turns 100!

While many San Franciscans have noted the glorious bust of renowned Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in Golden Gate Park, most aren't aware of the Verdi Club, an event space, social club and cornerstone of the Italian community in San Francisco.   It just so happens that this venerable institution celebrated its 100th birthday the other day to much fanfare. I had the...

‘Monoculture’ And Spumoni Ice Cream — Why You Need To Visit An Old Fashioned Ita…

‘Monoculture’ And Spumoni Ice Cream — Why You Need To Visit An Old Fashioned Italian Restaurant

My first culinary memory, the first time I realized that food could be deeply meaningful, is coming home from 3rd grade to find my dad making pasta from scratch in the kitchen. He was laughing and singing and there was fettuccine hanging everywhere.   In the deepest recesses of my memory, I can envision seeing an after school special around that same...

La pittura mangia smog in grado di abbattere l'inquinamento esterno e dentro le …

La pittura mangia smog in grado di abbattere l'inquinamento esterno e dentro le case

Combattere a colpi di pennello l'inquinamento dell'aria, ma anche eliminare muffa, umidità e cattivi odori all'interno di un appartamento, andando anche a risparmiare sui costi delle bollette: è questo che promette di fare Airlite, la vernice ecologica realizzata dal bolognese Massimo Bernardoni.   La pittura, completamente naturale, è in grado di trasformare qualunque superficie in una sorta di depuratore d'aria naturale, attraverso...

Chef Matt Gallaher brings Italian-themed Emilia to Market Square; staff was read…

Chef Matt Gallaher brings Italian-themed Emilia to Market Square; staff was ready to grow

Three weeks ago Chef Matt Gallaher opened his second Knoxville restaurant, Emilia. Named after his grandmother, Emily Jackson, and sister, Emily Cowan, the new eatery at 16 Market Square comes a mere 3 1/2 years after he debuted Knox Mason at 131 S. Gay Street.   The success he found at the Gay Street eatery has quickly wound its way to his...

Italy, a super power in the boat industry, with new aces up its sleeve

Italy, a super power in the boat industry, with new aces up its sleeve

Italy's boat industry, a world's leader in yacht building is entering the warm season planning launches, deliveries, changes in the company's structure and new projects. While waiting for the boat shows – in Cannes (September 6-11), Genoa (September 20-25) and Monaco (September 28- October 1) – the main boatyards are launching the boats that will be protagonists of the upcoming season.   Read...

Bacino’s serves Italian classics in warm, friendly setting in Lincoln Park

Bacino’s serves Italian classics in warm, friendly setting in Lincoln Park

Some have called it the Magnificent Mile of Lincoln Park — the long stretch of shops and restaurants down Lincoln Avenue would delight just about anyone. It's my belief the sun shines particularly bright on the street for a reason. Perhaps it's the fact that the street not only features a Jimmy Johns and a Potbelly's, but other American classic...

Italian National Day 2016

Italian National Day 2016

Settanta anni fa, il 2 giugno del 1946 gli italiani e, per la prima volta, anche le italiane si recarono alle urne per scegliere, attraverso un referendum popolare, la forma di Stato che l'Italia avrebbe avuto dopo la fine della seconda guerra mondiale e la sconfitta del fascismo.   Negli stessi giorni, il popolo italiano fu chiamato ad eleggere un'Assemblea Costituente con...

Robin Trento: Italian Paintings in Los Angeles Museums

Robin Trento: Italian Paintings in Los Angeles Museums

Presented by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and Medical Staff, Robin Trento will offer a virutal tour through local museums exhibiting exemplary Italian paintings from the 1300s through 1700s. The illustrated discussion will focus on these 500 years of artistic mastery, tracing the innovations and developments that brought Italy to the forefront of painting production and deeply influenced artists worldwide.   In combining...

27 Photos That Prove Italy is Heaven on Earth

27 Photos That Prove Italy is Heaven on Earth

Italy is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, and it's no wonder—just look at it! Every city, village and beach from the Dolomites to the Amalfi Coast looks like it belongs on a postcard.   Just in case you needed a reminder of how gorgeous this entire country is (or an incentive to book your next trip), we're...

Gay Talese on showing up as a journalist. Part 2 of 2

Gay Talese on showing up as a journalist. Part 2 of 2

This episode features the second part of our two-part interview with literary and journalistic legend Gay Talese (click here for part 1). Additionally, in our Italian American Story Segment, we have an interview with Italian-American actress, producer, and television host, Lucia Grillo.   Talese is a bestselling author who has written eleven books. He was a reporter for the New York Times...

Irish and Italians in New York City: 'Love-hate' story revealed

Irish and Italians in New York City: 'Love-hate' story revealed

Over 130 people packed the Italian Cultural Foundation at the hilltop Casa Belvedere mansion on Grymes Hill Tuesday evening to hear author Paul Moses discuss his book, "An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians."   The event was the most well-attended book presentation and lecture in Casa Belvedere's history, organizers said. Judging from a show of hands among...

A native Italian and today Paramus resident, still cooking here

A native Italian and today Paramus resident, still cooking here

Fortunato Nicotra remembers those first confusing months after leaving his native Italy to run the Italian fine-dining institution Felidia in Manhattan. "Everyone was asking for chicken francese," he said. "I'd say, 'I'm Italian – I don't know what chicken francese is.' " Today, Nicotra remains a relative rarity in America – a chef born and raised in Italy cooking for a...

A TRIP TO OPERATIC ITALY - An Audio Visual Pre­sen­ta­tion by Lou Barella

A TRIP TO OPERATIC ITALY - An Audio Visual Pre­sen­ta­tion by Lou Barella

When: Thurs­day, June 2 at 7 pm. Where: The Cen­ter for Ital­ian & Ital­ian Amer­i­can Culture, 411 Pomp­ton Avenue, lower level, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 Pay­ment & reg­is­tra­tion required in advance! Light refresh­ments will be served! Costs: Mem­bers — $8.00 Non-members — $10.00 - Call 973.571.1995 to reg­is­ter or e-mail: info@ciiac.org   Dur­ing the sum­mer of 2009, Lou made a trip to Italy. While there he went to...

Beltway Bocce a Bipartisan Bash

Beltway Bocce a Bipartisan Bash

Some are Republicans. Some are Democrats. But there's one thing they agree on. Rolling a large ball at a very small ball can be a lot of fun. And playing bocce ball is a great way to celebrate your Italian heritage. So members of Congress turned out Monday night to play or to watch a sport that dates back to the Roman...

Friuli Venezia Giulia in cerca di turisti Usa con l'aiuto di Lidia Bastianich

Friuli Venezia Giulia in cerca di turisti Usa con l'aiuto di Lidia Bastianich

Il Friuli Venezia Giulia prende per la gola gli americani. L'intento è spingerli a visitare la Regione convincendoli con prelibatezze tipiche. Per centrare l'obiettivo, ieri il territorio si è affidato a Lidia Bastianich, chef di fama internazionale, star tv e scrittrice.   Nel suo ristorante "Felidia" a New York, colei che ha cucinato anche per il Papa quando visitò gli Usa lo...

New Italian festival in Bethlehem

New Italian festival in Bethlehem

Growing up, Vito Spinelli would go to his grandmother's house, and she would make a simple but delicious Sicilian-style pizza.   "Food is such a big part of Italian culture," says Spinelli, owner of Brick Pizzeria Restaurant & Bar in Bethlehem. He now makes that pie, which he calls Grandma Pie, at his downtown Bethlehem restaurant. It's a top-seller.   Read more   Source: http://www.mcall.com/    

Sommelier Talk: Daniel Pernice Brings Italia to Georgia

Sommelier Talk: Daniel Pernice Brings Italia to Georgia

Not all dynamic wine programs live in major cities and cover dozens of pages. Daniel Pernice, 33, left a vaunted Manhattan establishment when he got the opportunity to create a wine list of his own back in his hometown of Roswell, Ga., a vibrant suburb of Atlanta. He earned Osteria Mattone a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its 130-selection...

How Italy’s Best Porchetta is Made

How Italy’s Best Porchetta is Made

Vitaliano "Vito" Bernabei is one of the few real norcini there left in this decaying, morally dubious country we call Italy. A norcino is, literally, someone from Norcia in central Italy. Norcia, known for its pig-rearing, gained a reputation between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries for having the best butchers in Italy.   But these weren't just any butchers: in late medieval times,...

Palazzo Strozzi High School Renaissance Award Ceremony

Palazzo Strozzi High School Renaissance Award Ceremony

The Palazzo Strozzi High School Renaissance Award winners will be recognized by the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation USA . The mission of the foundation is to preserve the values of openness and creativity of the Renaissance, one of the foundations of the Enlightenment and of modern Western societies.   The winners of the competition travel to Italy the summer after their junior year...

A Celebration of Janet DiFiore and Maria T. Vullo on June 23, 2016 @ Columbus Ci…

A Celebration of Janet DiFiore and Maria T. Vullo on June 23, 2016 @ Columbus Citizens

Join the National Organization of Italian American Women on June 23 in celebration of the appointments of Janet DiFiore and Maria T. Vullo! Judge Janet DiFiore is Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and Chief Judge of the State of New York. Learn more about her appointment here.   Read more   Source: http://www.noiaw.org/    

Italian Heritage Curriculum at Ocean County College

Italian Heritage Curriculum at Ocean County College

"The Universality of Italian Heritage" Curriculum Presentation featured testimonials from administrators, teachers, and even students from Oakcrest high school, to the effectiveness of the Curriculum. Additional presentations were made by NJIHC Commissioners Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D and Dr. Eileen L. Poiani, while opening remarks were graciously provided by Dr. Jon Larson, president of Ocean County College.   Attendees learned how to...

Giardino outdoor area coming to HerrinFesta Italiana

Giardino outdoor area coming to HerrinFesta Italiana

By Rachael Krause One of the area's biggest festivals is up and running and already preparing for its busiest days. The concerts start this weekend at HerrinFesta Italiana in Herrin, Illinois. You can now hear all the music from their newest tent: the Festa Giardino, or Festival Garden.   Organizers say even with 40,000 expected to turn out, they know they have a little...

Billboards marking the collaboration of Italian and Californian designers to be …

Billboards marking the collaboration of Italian and Californian designers to be posted around San Francisco in anticipation of San Francisco Design Week

The Italian Cultural Institute and the California College of the Arts are pleased to announce "High Up: Graphic Design around Town," the second installment of the Mapping the City project, developed by art historian Marina Pugliese for the IIC. As of Thursday, May 19, a series of 11 billboards has appeared in elevated strategic locations around San Francisco. The images were jointly created by...

Mount Rushmore Finally Acknowledges Luigi Del Bianco on their Facebook Page

Mount Rushmore Finally Acknowledges Luigi Del Bianco on their Facebook Page

by Douglas Gladstone   Mount Rushmore finally acknowledges Luigi Del Bianco. It's a start. Since this year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of Mount Rushmore, the staff has been posting short bios of the workers on their Facebook page. After 25 years, the National Park Service has finally acknowledged that Luigi Del Bianco was in fact the chief carver. Permanent recognition...

In Memoriam: Dr. Luisetta Chomel

In Memoriam: Dr. Luisetta Chomel

The AATI mourns the loss of Dr. Luisetta Chomel, Professor Emeritus of Italian at the University of Houston. Luisetta Chomel, age 84, passed away on Friday, the 20th of May 2016, at her home in Houston, in the company of her family and friends. She was born on the 26th of May 1931, in Torino, Italy, to Erberto and Severa...

2016 Festa Italiana in Kansas City

2016 Festa Italiana in Kansas City

by Michael A. Cucchiara   For the 2016 Festa, our chapter is introducing a soccer tournament like no other in the region! Just as the Italian word unico is translated to mean unique, The KC Milan 3v3 Torneo is a unique outdoor tournament experience unlike any other in the region. Played on the streets of Zona Rosa, turf is being applied to provide...

Columbus Citizens Foundation Names Robert LaPenta as Grand Marshal of the 72nd C…

Columbus Citizens Foundation Names Robert LaPenta as Grand Marshal of the 72nd Columbus Day Parade

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that it has named foundation member Robert V. LaPenta as the Grand Marshal of the 72nd Columbus Day Parade, which will take place on Fifth Avenue on Monday, October 10, 2016. Mr. LaPenta is a driven and successful executive and philanthropist, renowned for his leadership experience in the aerospace, defense and electronics industries. The annual...

Italy recovers 7 bodies, saves 500 after migrant ship flips

Italy recovers 7 bodies, saves 500 after migrant ship flips

A large ship overturned Wednesday off Libya's coast with more than 500 migrants aboard, right as the Italian navy was approaching for rescue. Crews recovered seven bodies but saved more than 500 people who were thrown into the sea.   The Italian navy said its Bettica patrol ship was responding to a migrant ship in distress when it flipped. A photo of...

Olive Trees a Popular Choice in the Gardens of Italy’s Country Homes

Olive Trees a Popular Choice in the Gardens of Italy’s Country Homes

"In my experience with international customers, I can say that the olive tree is one of the most loved plants and is undoubtedly at the top of the requests for use in the composition of a garden," said Alice Collantoni, an architect who specializes in garden and landscape design.   We met Collantoni on the southern coast of Tuscany, in the seaport...

Italian People's Bakery a Chambersburg mainstay after 80 years

Italian People's Bakery a Chambersburg mainstay after 80 years

Pasquale Gervasio made it to America by stowing away on a boat from Italy, eating only lemons for two weeks. In 1936, he opened an Italian bakery in Trenton with a single brick oven, and over the years its grown from one bakery to a seven-location business that create fresh bread and baked goods that are standouts in a community filled...

Worcester parish seeks to raze Mount Carmel Church without delay

Worcester parish seeks to raze Mount Carmel Church without delay

Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Ann Parish seeks a waiver that would permit the historic but crumbling Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to be knocked down sooner rather than later, city officials said Thursday. Parish representatives will appear before the city Historical Commission June 9 to make the case for a demolition-delay waiver, which would mean the parish wouldn't have...

Saluti da Verona, New Jersey

Saluti da Verona, New Jersey

È una delle tante cittadine di provincia dove vivono gli italiani d'America. Case basse e a buon mercato a un'ora di autobus da Manhattan. Tanta nostalgia, l'inevitabile folklore degli emigranti di vecchia data. Ma di tornare ai paesi d'origine non se ne parla. Bloomfield Avenue e Mount Prospect Avenue. Le due vie si incontrano a Verona, New Jersey. All'ora di punta...

A Taste of Italian Manufacturing

A Taste of Italian Manufacturing

File this under better late than never. The Italian Trade Agency in late March hosted a manufacturing forum featuring presentations from Italy's top machine tool manufacturers, as well as live displays of Italian innovations. The presentations discussed the trends poised to have the greatest impact on the industry. Held at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center, the event, dubbed the i3...

New Bar August Laura Harnesses Italian Spirits In Carroll Gardens

New Bar August Laura Harnesses Italian Spirits In Carroll Gardens

The tagline for August Laura, a new cocktail bar opening tonight in Carroll Gardens, could be la famiglia. There's the name, a tip of the hat to co-owner Alyssa Sartor's grandfather; the glassware, much of which comes from Sartor's father's bar in New Jersey; and the story of Sartor and business partner Frankie Rodriguez, who's soon to become her life...

Italian companies in pole position to benefit from the US push on new infrastruc…

Italian companies in pole position to benefit from the US push on new infrastructure

Infrastructure is big business in the US. The federal government has recently approved a fifteen-year investment plan worth $305 billion for railway and highway networks ($48 billion earmarked for rail).   Local administrations are finding leeway in their budgets. And infrastructure is a hot topic among candidates for the presidential elections in November — especially Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.   Read more   Fonte:...

New Formento's chef on what's next for the three-star Italian restaurant

New Formento's chef on what's next for the three-star Italian restaurant

Formento's, the Randolph Street Italian restaurant inspired by red-sauced classics, is moving south — to southern Italian cuisine, that is.   New executive chef Stephen Wambach, who stepped in after opening chef Tony Quartaro announced his departure in March, has revealed his plans for a menu overhaul — think lighter dishes, with plenty of seafood and vegetables, made with olive oil instead...

LUCA CIARLA violin, vocals live loops & electronics

LUCA CIARLA violin, vocals live loops & electronics

When: Friday, June 17, 2016 From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pmWhere: Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021 Italian musician Luca Ciarla redraws the borders of jazz violin with a loop pedal, his voice and electronics. One by one, he performs live all the roles, playing his instrument like a guitar, a bass, or a...

Italian Club at the Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Italian Club at the Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

By Gina Fabbro   What do you think of when you think about opera? Do you imagine serious, dramatic, sometimes over-the-top stories, filled with love, betrayal, and sometimes death? (I'm looking at you, Tosca !) While this may be true for the majority of operas, it definitely does not apply to the Marriage of Figaro.   On May 11th, seven members of the Italian club...

Il Piemonte è la 'Regione d'onore 2016' del Niaf

Il Piemonte è la 'Regione d'onore 2016' del Niaf

Nei prossimi mesi il Piemonte avrà un canale di dialogo privilegiato con gli Stati Uniti. La National Italian Amarican Foundation (Niaf), che rappresenta i cittadini italo-americani, conservando e promuovendo l'originario patrimonio di valori della comunità, ha infatti designato il Piemonte "Regione d'onore 2016".   Annualmente la Fondazione coinvolge infatti una Regione italiana quale protagonista del proprio calendario di attività, che perquest'anno saranno...

Italy still has more to offer North Americans, Eattiamo founders say

Italy still has more to offer North Americans, Eattiamo founders say

A team of young Italian entrepreneurs wants to bring lesser-known classic Italian goods, made by small producers for generations, to the US for the first time.   Market data reports have been buzzing with information on how North Americans are expanding their flavor palettes and have acquired the taste for more 'exotic' food . The term, however, is often misused exclusively for...

Northwest Wine Academy guides students from vine to wine

Northwest Wine Academy guides students from vine to wine

The airy, light-filled tasting room at the Northwest Wine Academy would feel right at home in any of Seattle's swankier neighborhoods. Designed with a distinctly northwest aesthetic, the walls are partially lined with beautiful reclaimed redwood and the tasting counter is faced with scores of basalt rocks brought back from eastern Washington. Large rollup glass doors let in plenty of...

Friends, Romans: Help restore Rome's ruins, monuments

Friends, Romans: Help restore Rome's ruins, monuments

Friends, Romans, countrymen! Oh yes, and countrywomen. And people in far-flung nations. Everyone, basically. Rome is seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos.   Perennially short of funds to properly care for the sprawling, two-millennia legacy of art and history, city officials on...

In Santa Rosa, plans to boost Italian learning and entrepreneurship

In Santa Rosa, plans to boost Italian learning and entrepreneurship

The Italian American organizations in Sonoma County and the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRLC) will promote demand for Italian language and culture by opening an exchange program with Italy that combines career technical education with language skill development. Project-based international internships in Italy are being planned.   The Consulate's Education Officer Paola Ebranati (in the picture below) attended a kickoff meeting at...

Bricco Comfort Food to replace Spicoli’s

Bricco Comfort Food to replace Spicoli’s

Maria Markonidis of Hudson, Mass., spoke fondly of her memories in Albion village at the former Spicoli's Bar and Grill where she would bring her son and his friends on the Providence Capitals hockey team to grab a bite to eat after games and practices.   It became the team's spot for the past three years, she said, and she fell in...

Delving Into the Past to Solve Family Mysteries

Delving Into the Past to Solve Family Mysteries

This past week marked the premiere of the new season of the popular PBS television series Genealogy Roadshow. The show, part detective story and part emotional journey, combines history and science to uncover fascinating stories of diverse Americans.   This season, the show follows a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family...

Sinclair Bell (Editor) presents: "The Etruscans"

Sinclair Bell (Editor) presents: "The Etruscans"

When: Wednesday, June 1st from 6-8pmWhere: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450   Sinclair Bell will discuss the Etruscans, a vibrant, independent people whose distinct civilization flourished in central Italy for most of the first millennium BCE and whose artistic, social and cultural traditions helped shape the ancient Mediterranean, European, and Classical worlds.   Read more   Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/    

Gianandrea Noseda International Opera Awards Conductor of the Year 2016

Gianandrea Noseda International Opera Awards Conductor of the Year 2016

On Sunday 15 May 2016 at The Savoy Theatre, London, the winners of the "International Opera Awards" were announced in a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny. Opera stars and supporters gathered for an evening celebrating excellence in opera, as well as raising funds for the Opera Awards Foundation – a trust which aims to help those...

Il Food Made in Italy all'estero: le attivita' e l'impegno di Agenzia ICE

Il Food Made in Italy all'estero: le attivita' e l'impegno di Agenzia ICE

Qual è l'impegno di ICE, in collegamento a Cibus, per portare il Made in Italy e la sua qualità all'estero? L'impegno di Agenzia ICE è stato molto elevato ed è stato focalizzato sulla promozione della Fiera internazionale dell'alimentazione per avere a Parma 52 paesi rappresentati e 2.000 operatori dall'estero.Ma non solo.   Agenzia ICE è molto impegnata negli Stati Uniti e in Canada...

How Italian researchers have transformed windows in solar panels

How Italian researchers have transformed windows in solar panels

It seems very hard to believe that a window could work as a solar panel to provide energy for a whole house. But this utopia is about to come true. A research team at the University of Milan-Bicocca has developed particular plastic plates, made up of special nano-particles that will work as source of energy.   In particular, the scientific term of...

Ynot Italian returns to the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach

Ynot Italian returns to the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach

Ynot Italian has returned to the Oceanfront. The popular local franchise had a location at Atlantic Avenue and 19th Street from 1995 to 2000. In March, the restaurant opened its sixth location at 3316 Atlantic Ave., in the spot that used to be Big Italy Virginia Beach.   Owner Tony DiSilvestro said returning to the Oceanfront is a "great opportunity." The 7,000-square foot space will...

Battle over Cape Coral's Italian American Club

Battle over Cape Coral's Italian American Club

The Cape Coral Italian American Club has a new name and a new owner. But as far as Lucille Christiano is concerned, that place doesn't exist anymore. She's done with it.   "We'd all love to come back to the club," said Christiano, 78, of Cape Coral. "We miss our club. It's like home ... But I don't even feel like we're welcome...

Tiny corner of Italy takes root with Mino

Tiny corner of Italy takes root with Mino

A table of eight people — from all appearances Italian-Americans — sat next to us, and another eight-top stood ready. This was proof positive that Mino's claim of authentic Italian is more than good PR. It's Italian-family good.   But more importantly, that table, with its round of individual pizzas, proved valuable as I attempted to eat my own. I ordered the...

Italy start-up to design Hyperloop suspensions

Italy start-up to design Hyperloop suspensions

An Italian startup founded by engineering students will design the suspensions for a futuristic train that will reach 1,000 kilometers an hour, sources said Wednesday. The Hyperloop is a solar-powered, elevated, tubular transportation system with reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors. It is the brainchild of Canadian-American business...

Today’s “Monuments Men” speak Italian

Today’s “Monuments Men” speak Italian

Palmira is just the most recent and devastating example of the danger faced by works of art and monuments in case of conflict. The ancient Roman ruins of the Syrian city have been under the attack of the destructive rage of ISIS militants.   In the 2014 movie "Monuments Men" (starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett), works of art disappeared...

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We the Italians Magazine # 79

WTI 79

Umberto Mucci's Interviews

let-s-cook-italian-american-we-the-italians-like-itIn our journey between Italy in the US it's time we address one fundamental topic regarding the relationship that links our two countries: the Italian American cuisine. It is a delicate, important topic, and so we decided to interview somebody who has written a book about it.   Lee Casazza...

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