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L'ambasciatore d'Italia a Washington, Armando Varricchio, ha aperto insieme a Frederick Ilchman, presidente di Save Venice, il webinar sulla protezione dei siti storici della città di Venezia dall'acqua alta. Il seminario, realizzato nel solco della proficua collaborazione con Save Venice, si tiene a poco meno di un anno dalle gravi inondazioni che...

Italy—sometimes called one big vineyard—is a mosaic of microclimates, from mountainous to coastal, Alpine to sun-baked. They vary so much that it makes little sense to speak of “Italian wine” in and of itself.  “Respecting the land, the product that comes from it, and respecting the people and tradition from these lands—these guiding principles hav...

Phoenix's most famous pizzaiolo Chris Bianco has never shied away from making changes within his restaurant group.  Last year the James Beard award-winning chef closed Roland’s Café Market Bar — the restaurant he opened with the owners of fast-growing taco shop Tacos Chiwas — after less than a year, opting instead to turn the historic building that...

Even for the layman, names like Jake LaMotta, Muhammed Ali, and Mike Tyson ring a bell when it comes to boxing. All three pugilists spent time training and fighting at Gleason’s Gym at 434 Westchester Avenue in the Bronx. I myself had never heard of the facility until conducting research for this article, and certainly had no idea of its deep link...

Generally speaking, Ferraris are rare. Although there’s a full-fledged factory churning out Prancing Horse cars somewhere in Italy, sticking a mass-produced sticker on a Ferrari is nothing short of sacrilege. And that’s not only because of the exotic nature of these machines, but also thanks to the draconic ways the Italian carmaker uses to protect...

The tandem Fabrizio Bosso and Julian Oliver Mazzariello returns to Washington through our virtual stage in partnership with the DC Jazz Festival. A tandem they have been riding together for most of their musical careers, and artistically pedaling together towards shared goals. A long history of music and friendship, that started in the early 2000s,...

It must be said that Italy is a country that can satisfy all tourists, italian and foreign ones, who have different interests and needs during their journey. But, there are also some cities which are able to satisfy a lot of different tourists ,on their own, because they have a wide range of things to offer. We are talking about Rieti, called the u...

Melanie Murillo created many memories throughout the years at Riccardo’s by the Bridge — a beloved restaurant and event venue in Astoria — but her fondest was her wedding day. “You guys treated us just like family,” Murillo wrote in a comment under the restaurant’s Facebook post announcing it will be closing permanently. “You put us at ease and too...

Tucked into the bustle of day-to-day life are hints of cultures that once dominated Southwestern Pennsylvania, brought by immigrants looking for work and new opportunities. Details come in the form of ethnic social halls, proud churches parishioners loyally attend on Sundays, and neighbors who have known each other for generations scattered through...

Ah! Finally the Fall is  here! After  months of unbearable heat, the soft, fresh and  fragrant air of the  most colorful season  of the year feels like a liberation. Our word of the day is quintessentially tied to the Fall, even if it evokes events that, in  truth, take place all year round.  Sagra (sah-grah)  is the feminine of the  early Italian...

Recognized as the first vegan Italian wine bar in the United States, Pura Vita is quickly becoming one of LA’s hottest vegan spots. From Cacio E Pepe and Cauliflower Chickpea Parmigiana to Baked Alfredo, Gluten-Free Margherita Pizza, and Tiramisu, the menu items from Pura Vita are not to be missed! Oh, and did we mention they serve brunch on the we...

There will be no formal Columbus Day program in Westfield this year, organizers of the annual event said. The Westfield Italian American Club and Greater Westfield UNICO in a statement said the event’s organizers consulted with town officials and agreed to cancel the program in case there is a resurgence of COVID-19. In June, Westfield health offic...