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“But he’s famous!” goes a voice outside a bar in Trastevere. A footballer? Politician? Big Brother contestant? Film star? “Ok, was famous,” the voice concedes, meaning none of the above. Trilussa, or Carlo Salustri, to de-anagrammatise his real name, was a poet, and a dialect poet at that. Albeit the dialect is romanesco – the patois of Caput Mundi...

“Columbus's legacy is the subject of one of the most delicate debates in US society today”, said the Italian Ambassador Mariangela Zappia opening a two-days virtual workshop organized by the Consulate General and the Cultural Institute of Italy in New York. “Today more than ever, we need to find a viewpoint which recognizes the suffering endured by...

Through the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF), and hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) has awarded nearly $61 million in scholarships to date. In past years, the SIF has offered 10 to 15 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership G...

100 Pittori, Rome's historic open-air art event, returns to Via Margutta with its 116th edition from 29 October to 1 November. The four-day art festival will feature works by more than 100 Italian and international artists who will be on hand to meet the public, from 10.00 to 20.00 each day. The upcoming event is dedicated to Dante Alighieri, on th...

Accademia Italiana della cucina (The Academy of Italian Cuisine), Los Angeles delegation, during the annual ecumenical dinner on October 21st gave to chef Gino Angelini the prestigious recognition “La buona Tavola”. The Academy reserves this prize for restaurants that observe Italian tradition culinary and good quality.  The convivial gatherings cu...

The Italian American community mourns the passing of Diego D’Ambrosio, an iconic figure in our Nation’s Capital. His shop, Diego’s Hair Salon, established in the sixties and located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, became a Washington institution. The signed photos of his clients — diplomats, bishops, supreme court justices, politicians, and more...

Andrea Bocelli made his St. Louis debut on Sunday, October 17, performing before a sold-out crowd at The Enterprise Center in Downtown St Louis. The great maestro was accompanied by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, soprano Larisa Martinez, baritone Edward Parks, singer/actress Loren Allr...

One of Rome's greatest treasures - the Cornaro Chapel with its sculptural masterpiece by Baroque genius Gian Lorenzo Bernini - has been restored to its dazzling glory. nThe chapel, part of the S. Maria della Vittoria church, contains one of Bernini's most celebrated sculptures, the Ecstasy of St Teresa, completed in 1652. The chapel is a favourite...

‘Hello autumn, be golden and kind to us…’ – these are the words that start Pentreath and Hall’s September newsletter, and I’m pinching them (thank you Bridie). They sum up what we all hope for as we emerge out of lockdown’s hibernation into the brightness of the world.  And we needed a shove, which is where Bland Badger stepped in.  The autumn retr...

On the public stage, DelGrosso Foods has been recognized as the oldest major family-owned manufacturer of pasta sauce in the United States and DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Laguna Splash Water Park is a popular tourist destination in Tipton, Pennsylvania. Behind the scenes, the DelGrossos play a key role in sparking discovery, enriching learning a...

Capriccio Italian gourmet restaurant at Resorts Casino Hotel is my absolute favorite restaurant. We’re obviously not alone. For the third time in four years, and, for the second year in-a-row, Capriccio has been voted the best U.S. casino restaurant by USA Today’s 10Best.com Readers’ Choice Awards. Here are the 2021 results: USA TODAY’s 10Best.com....

Fresh pasta, in Italy, is a true institution. Every region has its format and recipe, its own traditions and its condiments, but at the foundations are the same ingredients: water, wheat flour and, some time, eggs. Let us find out about the origins of fresh pasta and what are the typical formats for every region.  Fresh pasta, in Italy, is a seriou...