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This summer, I spent a week alone in Northern Italy. I wanted to go somewhere I could read and write and drink amaros outside all day without having to talk to anyone. It probably helped that I didn’t speak much Italian to start with, expecting to rely on the odd smile or gesture to get around—though there is something sweet about two strangers mim...

The Belmont Business Improvement District and Summer Garden Food announce two new additions including imported Italian gnocchi and bronze die pasta made from Tuscan wheat to the portfolio of the ‘Little Italy in the Bronx’ products, which already includes seven sauce varieties from cherry tomato to arrabbiata. Sourced from Tuscany, the new pasta an...

After logging more than a decade as a facialist for such iconic international skin-care brands as La Prairie, Sisley and La Mer, beauty expert Pietro Simone broke out on his own — and loves waving the flag for his native country. “‘Made in Italy’ always symbolized luxury,” he tells Alexa. “That’s true for fashion, for furniture, for wine. But do yo...

Everyone wants to go to Venice – that’s why it gets so crowded. But if you’d like to experience the atmosphere of Venice without the crowds, try Chioggia. A miniature version of Venice, Chioggia (pronounced ‘Keyojia’) is a fishing port at the southern end of the Lagoon 16 miles south of Venice. You can get there the long way around by road (50 mile...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan is always striving to develop new programs to inspire, educate and engage the community. Please join us on December 17, 2019 at The Village Players of Birmingham for the performance of “The Nativity Scene” (Natale in Casa Cupiello) by Eduardo De Filippo. The cast is formed by a wonderful group of volunteers c...

Eataly is one of the more epic dining experiences in Chicago — with more than 60,000 square feet of Italian goodies, there’s pretty much something for every taste. But I’ve always experienced a sort of bittersweet edge to my shopping there. Since I never remember to go in with a real grocery shopping plan, I use Eataly more as a museum of beautiful...

One sign that the pop-up trend has reached the mainstream: Gucci has jumped into the game. The Italian high-fashion brand, based in Florence and Tuscany, is rolling out a number of luxury pop-up stores in shopping malls around the world just in time for the holidays. Known as Gucci Pin, the brightly-colored, rectangular display will debut in the U....

The legendary Torlonia Collection, considered by many as the world's most important private collection of ancient marble sculptures, will at long last go on public display in Rome next year. Palazzo Caffarelli at the city's Capitoline Museums will display 96 pieces from the priceless collection of 620 ancient sculptures in the exhibition The Torlon...

A new Italian-American heritage group was formed Oct. 15 when a group of local residents filled a meeting room to capacity at the Lewes library. Named antipasti, the association’s mission is to learn about and celebrate Italian heritage, to work cooperatively with other groups to devise quality initiatives, and to build the association through coll...

A new bakery and Italian spot has opened up shop in the neighborhood. Called Colino's Cafe & Bakery, the new addition is located at 5141 Wilson Ave. in the Hill. Colino's Cafe & Bakery has Italian dishes and freshly baked goods. On the menu, expect to see sandwiches, salads, spaghetti and lasagna. The newcomer has proven popular thus far, with a 4....

We have an exclusive clip from Robert Tinnell's upcoming Feast of the Seven Fishes. The movie is based on Tinnell's 2005 graphic novel and Italian cookbook of the same name. Shout! Factory picked up the exclusive rights to distribute the movie in North America back in August. The movie is a romantic comedy set in a rust belt town on the banks of th...

Brimming with cultural vigor, strength and resilience, Caltagirone is the heart of the authentic, wild southeastern Sicily. The scenic town is a small slice of heaven just 40 miles from Catania that proudly acknowledges its multi-layered past.  It remains a visibly-striking late Baroque town. Its old historic center was listed as World Heritage Sit...