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Making your way up the driveway to the garage door of Tony Liotta’s house on North Quincy on a chilly September afternoon, you can already smell his latest labor of love. Like any good Italian, within minutes of stepping into his kitchen, whether an old friend or a stranger, he’s served you homemade olive oil and bread, and his dish of the day, hot...

Known as the “Silent Giant”, the dramatic 3,000-meter (9,000-foot) peaks of Gran Sasso have long been a symbol of the region of Abruzzo and star of the sprawling Gran Sasso and Laga Mountains National Park. For centuries, the unforgiving slopes and plains of the highest massif in the Apennines have hosted little more than tiny alpine hamlets and fl...

Chef/owner Tony Priolo was blunt about the prospects of Nonnina, one of his three restaurants (Piccolo Sogno and Maillard Tavern are the others). “We were overextended, and about to lose Nonnina,” he said. “But then Friedman Properties stepped in and said, 'Let’s figure out a way to save it.” Thus began a creative joint venture between Priolo’s com...

There are many great spots across the world to gaze at the stars. The International Dark Sky Association (IDSA) lists 130 locations, including three that were added in the USA last year (in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah). One notable omission, if you browse the sites on the IDSA’s map, is Italy.  Now, though, the country has an officially recognized...

Before meeting her husband Giuseppe Morisania in Italy, Skyler Mapes used to buy whatever brand of olive oil was on sale at her local big box store. But when Morisania—whose family has pressed olive oil from their olive trees for three generations—expressed his horror at her choice of bland, flavorless oil during a visit to the Bay Area in 2015, sh...

While many events have been forced to cancel this year, it seems art will triumph — at least while safely outdoors. Bakersfield Museum of Art announced its Via Arté Italian Street Painting event will take place next month at The Marketplace.  This year's festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 at The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave. S...

At the outset of his career in Genoa, Germano Celant was cited by colleagues as a critic on his way to becoming a major curator and art historian. This was in 1967. Anyone familiar with this eager 27-year-old writer understood Celant as an ambitious critic, a polemical critic, who in addition to writing regularly for the art and design magazine, Ma...

Negli ultimi mesi, in Italia e negli Stati Uniti si studiano nuove misure di supporto ai mercati coinvolti nelle relazioni commerciali tra i due paesi come conseguenza degli avvenimenti accaduti nel corso del 2020 per proteggere e rilanciare entrambe le economie. “L’export di prodotti italiani negli USA continua ad essere buono”, racconta Antonino...

In recent years, several small towns in Italy have begun selling vacant homes for just one euro (about $1.18) in an effort to repopulate rural communities. The promise of cheap land — often in gorgeous, medieval villages — is undeniably intriguing, but left many would-be buyers wondering if the prospect was too good to be true.  Well, HGTV fans ar...

Nutella has always inspired us to live with positivity, and once again wants to remind us that to grasp the good things in life we don’t need to look far, sometimes we just need to look around. This is why the Special Edition “Ti Amo Italia” was born, it will arrive on the market in October 2020  to invite us to realize how much wonder surrounds us...

Strolling a grocery snack aisle in 1961 in Miami, candymaker Vincent Grimaldi started brainstorming for new ideas to take back to his job at a nearby French confectionery.  Then he spotted a bag of potato chips. “So he goes back and he says, ‘Well, I’m going to try something. I’m going to try doing some potato chips in the chocolate.’ And everybody...

In the Neapolitan Quartet, Elena Ferrante sketches a genealogical cycle that extends from the 1950s to the first decade of the new millennium and challenges notions of nationhood, progress, revolution, and even feminism. This conversation between Laura Benedetti (Georgetown University) and Tiziana de Rogatis (Università per Stranieri di Siena) tack...