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Recently, while browsing the net, I stumbled upon an article by Nick Kampouris in Greek Reporter that tickled my interest about the close ties between Greek and Italian cultures. Mind, that we and the Greeks are culturally close is something we all learn when we are in Elementary school and get acquainted for the first time with the history of Anti...

Downtown Milwaukee is really starting to find its footing when it comes to fine dining. North Jefferson Street has some of Milwaukee’s favorites and is also seeing a lot of transition on the block between Wells and Mason, including Safina at 785 N. Jefferson Street.  Nestled in one of the ever-beautiful stone mansions often filled with retail, Safi...

Portofino was "Portus Delphini" in Roman times, named for its many dolphins. A dolphin under the castle nods to this. The third-century Itinerarium Maritimum mentions it. Romans and Phoenicians used it as a port, showing its old maritime importance. The 10th-century Church of “Divo Martino” was a big religious gift from Empress Adelaide to San Frut...

The latest episode of  “Nuova York: Hidden in Plain Sight”, which is the sixth in the series, tells the story of Giuseppe Verdi, the great Italian opera composer, and his statue in Piazza Verdi (Verdi Square) in Manhattan. Stefano Albertini from NYU, recounts Verdi’s story and talks about his legacy – not just the musical one – and the beauty of Pi...

The Palazzo Doria Pamphilj is a Baroque-style art gallery that traces its architectural roots to the early 15th century. Towering on Via del Corso in the heart of Rome, the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj is a gallery that flaunts the best art history from the Pamphilj family’s private collection. But the palazzo’s history runs deeper than hosting art displ...

A founding family behind San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, the Busalacchis have opened Lala Italian gastropub next door to sister restaurant Barbusa. A Sicilian immigrant who moved to San Diego as a young boy, Joe Busalacchi took a leap of faith on Little Italy's then-desolate India Street in 1984 when he opened Trattoria Fantastica. Now, 40 y...

Located a rough 45 minutes off the coast of Naples via ferry lies Procida, the small Italian island seemingly less populated than its isle neighbors. As tourists flock to neighboring Capri and Ischia, smaller Procida is quieter, consisting of a small, interconnected community of locals, with many being mainly farmers and sailors. Staggered with bea...

Join us for a heartfelt journey through the intricate landscape of cultural identity and generational heritage as we sit down with the esteemed Italian American Poet, Artist, and Professor Maria Mazzotti-Gillan. Listen in as Professor Gillan shares her evocative poetry and personal stories at the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, p...

The return by the United States of the statue of the 'Doriphorus of Stabia' has become a court case. Smuggled clandestinely, the finest copy of the original by Polyclitus, it is on display at a Minneapolis museum. A lengthy court case ordered its international rogatory, but U.S. authorities to date have done nothing. The statue remains there and no...

It was a night where the glitz and glamour of Broadway met the heart and soul of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Over 250 guests, dressed to the nines, stepped into the Radisson Hotel, which for one night, transformed into a slice of New York City's famed theater district. The occasion? The UNICO Scranton Chapter's annual charity gala, this year themed 'A...

Jasmine Paolini earned her biggest title by defeating Anna Kalinskaya 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the Dubai Championships final on Saturday. Paolini fought back from a break down in the second and third sets en route to the second WTA singles title of her nine-year tour-level career. The 26th-ranked Paolini and 40th-ranked Kalinskaya defied a field that start...

We always talk about the “old days” when we followed traditions the family held onto, mostly in reference to food, family gathering, religious practice etc. These are all a great part of our family history, but they don’t help us with our genealogy research. Some of those traditions are so ingrained that they are never talked about. They just “are....