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The Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich will hold its annual Columbus Banquet on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., when it will honor the committee's two Italians of the Year - Mark Tramontozzi and John Grillo. Dr. Tramontozzi was born to Dr. Anthony and Patricia Tramontozzi. His grandparents, Domenic and Antoinette Tramontozzi, emi...

If you came to Italy in the past twenty years, you’ve definitely seen it, even if you’ve never been to Turin, because the Mole Antonelliana is on the back of our 2-cent coins. If, by any chance, you come from a Piedmontese heritage, you’re probably way more familiar with it, because its unmistakable silhouette is as traditional of Turin as gianduio...

Winery names like Mondavi, Martini and Sebastiani are household names among wine drinkers. Italian Americans established these wineries in California in the early 20th century and their brands grew big over time. So big, in fact, that they became acquisition targets for the largest wine companies in the country and lost their founding-family connec...

Piero Angela, the celebrated Italian television host, science journalist and writer, died on Saturday aged 93. The news was announced on Twitter by his son Alberto, also a well-known face on Italian television, with the simple message "Buon viaggio papà". Widely considered as Italy's David Attenborough, Angela wrote 33 books, which sold three milli...

The Little Italy neighborhood celebrated their history and culture of the area with the dedication of a new mural. The mural was installed on the exterior of the Odessa’s Place building located on West 18th Street. The mural is also said to provide wayfinding capabilities. The mural was painted by over 100 different community members over three wee...

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is returning to Clarksburg. On Wednesday, the Harrison County Commission granted festival organizers $3,000 in funding. County Commissioner David Hinkle says the festival is not only a staple for Clarksburg but for West Virginia and beyond. “It’s a very impo...

It can take years for people to find their own career path, or maybe even lifetimes, but Chef Joe Tartamella found his passion as a child. “All the kids were playing baseball with their dads, and we were connecting through food,” Tartamella says of his father. “That’s where my passion comes from.” Tartamella’s father was born in Sicily, and his par...

Art history is a complex subject that allows students to explore a wide range of cultures, analyzing works of art through different social and cultural contexts. This includes studying artwork from antiquity to the present. Here, antiquity refers to the distant past, a time period between 4500 BCE to 450 CE. It also includes the term “classical ant...

More than one hundred years ago, a group of Italian immigrants arrived in what is now known as the “Bunker Hill” section of Dunmore, Lackawanna County. These immigrants came from the small Southern Italian town of Guardia Lombardi, located east of the city of Naples in the Province of Avellino, and with them they brought along their traditions, inc...

Santa Fe Importers proudly celebrates its 75th year in business. To honor the occasion, the deli is offering commemorative items and limited edition giveaways to customers in the coming months. Along with these offerings, a new website was launched in February that will make it possible for customers to place online orders before year end. The comp...

Summer in Italy has arrived. Yes, it is a very strange year, which somewhat follows in the footsteps of the previous two: Coronavirus is still dominant and there’s climate change, the war in Ukraine, and why not, a sparkling election campaign in August. Wandering through the sunny and deserted streets of the city, we are desperately looking for hol...

Would you like to try an unforgettable experience near Lake Como enjoying the breathtaking views that the lake and its surroundings can offer you? Then experience an adventure in the name of love for nature and animals, with a horseback ride in one of the best riding clubs in the Lake Como area.  Il Grillo Horse Riding Club is located in an old far...