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The Manchester Historical Society, in collaboration with the Southern Vermont Arts Center, will present an exhibit on Italian-American artist Luigi Lucioni and his years living and working in Manchester. "Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist's Life" opens July 28 and runs through Sept. 9 in Gallery I at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. F...

Our peninsula boasts many beaches appreciated for their beauty and for the quality of their waters. The Blue Flag beaches in Italy are also the majority this year. This is testimony to the quality of the water and the naturalistic beauty of our coasts. Italian Traditions will lead you on to the discovery of the five best beaches awarded in 2018 wit...

Three of Leonardo da Vinci's greatest masterpieces, which were until this week housed in separate rooms at the Uffizi Gallery, are now on display together in a room dedicated exclusively to the Renaissance genius. The development is one of several revolutionary changes brought about by the gallery's director, German art historian Eike Schmidt. The...

The summer gastronomic specialties in Italy are really too many to be listed. Each region has its own peculiarity and makes it a real “existential reason” (for example, the attachment of Neapolitans to the “real” pizza margherita and Sicilians to the “real” cannolo stuffed with ricotta is proof of this. And Italy, precisely because it is famous all...

San Francisco – Highway 12 Winery has generously donated wine for the San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade Grand Ball on October 6, 2018. The winery bears the name of the legendary road which is home to dozens of world-renowned vineyards and wineries in the Carneros District of California. For more information about their wines, please see their w...

Italy is one of the great sandwich nations of the world. A leader in cured meats, salami, and cheeses, the country is a hotbed of sandwich innovation, yet it is the classic panini that remain the most essential. Traveling across Italy, you'll find that the sandwiches vary greatly, even in towns just a few kilometers apart—the same way that one vill...

A comedic, poetic and magical show: a triumph of masks that revisits the themes of Commedia dell’Arte with a modern and ironic twist is on its way to San Francisco. Two actors give life to the stylized and surreal characters of Italian theater tradition combining acting, music and puppets. The leather masks, made specifically for this show by maste...

I’ve come from the isle of Manhattan, where clocks tick on New York minutes and anxiety hums in the streets. I’ve landed in Sardinia, a Mediterranean island (outsized only by Sicily) where stress feels out of place among the mountains, verdant with maquis, and blue waters that shift in color like an ombré of indigo. Regarding time, everyone seems t...

Reggiana, the third-division Italian soccer team Mike Piazza agreed to purchase in 2016, has been declared bankrupt, according to reports out of Italy. The team announced on June 24 that it would not be registering in Serie C for the forthcoming season because of its financial issues. Five days later, the team had begun negotiations with an ownersh...

The 115th annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel runs Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22, in Rosebank -- where a host of Italian immigrants settled during the early part of the 1900s. The time-honored tradition is a throw back to simpler times. Coordinators continue to preserve the cherished custom that hopefully will be handed down from ge...

What do fine art, storytelling, cooking, profanities and a $10,000 hamburger have in common? They’re all passions, qualities or experiences of Rob Chirico of Greenfield. In Chirico’s world, all of the above are grist for his mill as a self-described raconteur and foodie; author of cookbooks, mystery novels, non-fiction books about cocktails and swe...

Carmella Mary Rizzo, 101, of Chestnut Hill, the tiny but powerful force behind the late Philadelphia Mayor Frank L. Rizzo, died Sunday, July 15, of respiratory failure at her home.Mrs. Rizzo was born in 1916 during World War I. The daughter of first-generation Italian Americans, she was one of seven children, and she understood the meaning of earni...