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The name Sylvester Stallone has immediate connotations of explosive Hollywood blockbusters, testosterone-fuelled heroism and of course, muscles. Starring in films like Rocky, Rambo and The Expendables means the action star has made a career out of high-intensity cinematic moments.   However, this isn't the case when Stallone is off-duty. Awa...

by Jennifer Martin   The joy of writing this column is being able to present you the world of Italian wines in and around the Boston area. This month, I met with someone living out one of my dreams: owning and operating not only a wine shop, but an Italian wine shop. It doesn't get any better than that when you have a passion for Italian win...

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre on July 29-August 2 with The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding starring Delphine Calamari and Carmela Calamari. Delightfully zany hilarity ensues as this time the larger-than-life Italian sisters prepare for a wedding.   Performances run Wednesday, July 29 at...

By Eric Czarnik   For people who are unable to roam to Rome this month, Sterling Heights will once again be home to an Italian extravaganza. Freedom Hill County Park will host the 2015 Festa Italiana from July 17-19. Festival co-chair Joe Ventimiglia said the event has been around for more than three decades, and for much of that time w...

by Mauro Battocchi   The Auxiliary's annual Antipasti Buffet will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Museo Italo Americano located in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. In conjunction with Expo Milano 2015, which showcases the finest of the world's food and culture, the Museo pairs with SLOW FOOD SAN FRANCISCO to bring you an eveni...

We are looking for the following FAMILY/FRIEND UNITS:FAMILY 1: ITALIAN AMERICAN WOMAN in her 30's with an Italian American OLDER MALE family member/friend 40's-50's & Italian American FEMALE RELATIVE/FRIEND 60+FAMILY 2: ITALIAN AMERICAN sisters/cousins/friends 30-50 years old FAMILY 3: ITALIAN AMERICAN MOM mid 40's-late 50's w/college aged SON...

by Elise Balzotti   In Italian, Casa Mia translates to "My Home," and for both Marblehead's chic and trendy and the local fishermen alike, home is where you'll be at once you enter this new Calabrese eatery. Twenty-five year old Raffaele Scalzi and his brother Luigi (Gino) Scalzi, opened the brand new restaurant on July 1, and have already b...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Infatuations, incandescent passions, intellectual exchanges and life-long associations with fetishised actresses or those who were conceptual or writing partners: the history of cinema is full of female figures who embodied the role of the muse for directors (and not only male directors).   The muse was historicall...

The Toscana Divino Group will host the only Southeastern US presentation of the North American Sommelier Association, Italian Wine Specialist (IWS) course from October 23 to 26th, 2015 at Ironside Pizza, 7580 NE 4th Ct., Miami, FL, 33138. The 24 hour course and certification exam is being offered at a $50.00 discount for online registrations made b...

Join us on the first Friday evening of each month for an ever-changing mix of art, music, and mingling. MIX is an 18 and over event. MIX: Cultura. Friday, October 2, 2015. 5:00–9:00 p.m. Savor Italy's vibrant artistic culture as we explore Italian masterworks in the collection from ancient Rome to the Renaissance as well as contempo...

Satisfactory results achieved by the 21 Italian companies affiliated with Gimav– Italian Manufacturers' Association of Machinery, Accessories and Special Products for Glass Processing – at the U.S. glass exhibition. U.S. trade people liked the technology they saw: the stands that occupied the 900 sq.m.   Made in Italy exhibition space a...

Il "fenomeno Francigena" è esploso: l'antico percorso che dal Nord Europa porta a Roma è diventato negli ultimi anni un vero e proprio modello di turismo sostenibile e desiderato da viaggiatori italiani e stranieri, tanto da dar vita a candidature all'Unesco, progetti regionali, nazionali ed europei. A tracciare un identikit dei turisti della Fran...