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If your tomato plants are quickly outgrowing the cages or stakes that looked more than adequate just weeks ago, here’s a tried and true old-school solution. In this first episode of our new series made for IAtv, come along for a visit to Michele’s to learn how he supports his seven foot plants that will be literally loaded with beautiful heirloom t...

The Italian Riviera, stretching from the French border to Tuscany, is one of summer’s great destinations, with miles of striking shoreline, chic resorts, coastal restaurants and cocktail bars overlooking the sea, where you can enjoy mesmerizing waterfronts with a colorful, cooling drink in hand. If travel to Italy is out of reach at present, you ca...

“The city that never stops” always takes a challenge and turns it into an opportunity. This summer was no exception. With Covid-19 restrictions banning indoor dining, New York restaurants are bringing the party outdoors with new sidewalk seating arrangements and patios that could compete with Paris café trottoirs and Roman piazzas. Since the city a...

Italy's fortes extend beyond its galleries, wardrobes and dining rooms. The country is one of nature's masterpieces, with extraordinary natural diversity matched by few. From the north's icy Alps and glacial lakes to the south's fiery craters and turquoise grottoes, this is a place for doing as well as seeing. Not bad for a country not much bigger...

When asked again about who is going to start for the White Sox in Friday night’s season opener, manager Rick Renteria answered without actually giving an answer. “I don’t know,” he said on a Zoom call with reporters before the Sox played an exhibition game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. “I’ll let you guys kind of figure it out.” With that, Rent...

A territory that has always been rich in history. The first evidence of the existence of this beautiful village date back to the prehistoric era. As in the rest of northern Italy, Bobbio, has suffered during the centuries of Roman, Celtic and Lombard influences. The village of Bobbio owes its fame to San Colombano who, in 614, decided to build a mo...

Driving around the island of Sardinia, you’ll see names and places that resemble Italian language only from a distance. You’ll first subconsciously translate definite articles: il becomes su and la becomes sa.  Next you might wonder if u’s have overtaken o’s because nostro is nostru and vostro is bostru. But as the official language of the island i...

The ties between Seattle and Perugia, capital city of Umbria, go back more than 25 years when a pact of friendship was signed by both mayors. As with many new friendships, there was an immediate interest to get to know one another by sharing information, swapping events, even visiting in person. Through the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association,...

In a recent speech, Italy’s Health Minister Roberto Speranza shared his belief that the first half of 2020 has been the most difficult in the history of the country since World War II. Indeed, Italy was one of the first and hardest-hit European countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, and though the country has slowly begun to return to normal life,...

When Mario’s Restaurant — a 101-year-old Arthur Avenue institution — reopened for outdoor dining at the end of June, it was a bittersweet return to the family business for Regina Migliucci-Delfino. She lost her father, Joseph Migliucci, 81, the longtime face of the Bronx restaurant, to COVID-19 in April. The night before the elder Migliucci died, h...

Cameos have a very important place in Italian history, culture and lifestyle.  The art of Cameo-making, called Glittica, is one of the most ancient arts of humanity and an art that has had its golden moments in Italy over the centuries. During the Roman Empire, for example, Cameos served to emphasize one’s social status, while in Florentine Renaiss...

Hundreds of young people have learned everything they know about Italian American culture thanks to a person whose name they have never heard. For generations to come, they will continue to do so. These are the students of New York University (NYU) who regularly attend the courses offered through the Tiro a Segno Visiting Fellowship in Italian Amer...