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THE cellar is flooded and Chris Ranalli worries about snakes. From the safety of the back door, he points out the sturdy walls—two feet thick, as if to withstand Mediterranean earthquakes—and the elegantly vaulted ceilings. “They lived in the top two storeys and made wine in the basement,” explains Mr Ranalli, who now tends the 100-year-old vineyar...

Life on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, a haven for lost and stranded migrants from Africa, is the subject of director Gianfranco Rosi’s 2016 Oscar-nominated documentary Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) which shows the uneasy relationship between the native islanders and the migrant families who struggle to establish new lives for themselves. If you mis...

Two major Houston Italian eateries — sweet and savory — have teamed up for a very special, very edible collab: a limited edition gelato flavor. Dolce Neve, the newish Heights gelato shop(and Austin import) on N. Main, and Chef Ryan Pera of Coltivare, the wood-fired pizzeria on White Oak Drive, have created a gelato flavor that is fruity and sweet —...

Join us for the Summer Italian Film Festival. Enjoy four weeks of Italian masterpieces. Films in Italian with English subtitles. The Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006. All four films will start at 7:15 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Suggested donation at the door per film: $5 for members, $10 for non-members....

Harrison’s soccer team has an international flair to the squad this year. Michi Gentile has joined the team in her year of living in Harrison. There is a big difference between Arkansas high school sports and those in Italy. “Schools in Italy are really different,” she said. “They think that sports are a distraction, so we do not have any kind of s...

Nel feb­bra­io del 1917, esat­ta­men­te un se­co­lo fa, ve­ni­va re­gi­stra­to dal si­ci­lia­no Nick La Roc­ca quel­lo che è con­si­de­ra­to il pri­mo di­sco jazz del­la sto­ria. Cen­to anni dopo ca­pia­mo quan­to an­co­ra ci sia mol­to da sco­pri­re in­tor­no alle ori­gi­ni di que­sto ge­ne­re, che ap­pas­sio­na vec­chie e nuo­ve ge­ne­ra­zio­ni,...

A new-to-Dallas pizzeria chain that makes its pizzas in the Neapolitan style is coming to Dallas. Midici, a chain from California, will open a branch in Dallas' West Village, next to Cru Wine Bar and across from Mi Cocina in the complex's South Alley. Midici was founded in 2015 and is a sibling to Menchie's Frozen Yogurt. It has set its sights on T...

Restaurateur Stan Adams said he has brought the rustic avors of Tuscany to Lakeway with Trattoria Toscano, an Italian restaurant located in the Oaks at Lakeway center. Opened in September, Trattoria Toscano is the latest in a line of local Italian restaurants from Adams, who opened his rst eatery—downtown Austin pizza spot Brick Oven—in 1982. Tratt...

It may not be a well known instrument, but you can, in fact, measure time using provolone. At Scalini’s in Lakewood, you can figure out what era it is by noting what cheese stage they’re in: In the formative years, they began with the common, everyday provolone. Scientists may call this Provolone One. The second era is marked by an upgraded smoked...

Date: from Thursday, June 01, 2017 to Sunday, June 04, 2017. Organized by : Cinefesta Italia. Entrance : With fee. Location:Santa Fe, New Mexico Annual event of films, artisanship, food and culture, which lasts an entire month and simultaneously benefits local charities. The opening weekend features Italian cinema while the rest of the month highli...

Sonja and Mark DeJacimo say they have enjoyed attending the Italian Festival in McAlester since its beginnings. “We’ve always experienced the Italian Festival ever since it started,” Mark DeJacimo said. He’s looked forward to seeing who’s been selected as the Festival Re and Regina each year.  “You’d see people you know,” he said. This year though,...

Plans are in place for this weekend’s Italian Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14, at the Southeast Expo Center west of McAlester. “We’re predicting great weather and a huge turnout,” said Bobby Lenardo, one of the Italian Festival Committee members. Everything from food, music, carnival rides and the traditional arts and craft sho...