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Italy’s major cities count at least one world-famous piazza. From south to north:  Naples: Piazza del Plebiscito; Rome: Piazza Navona, Piazza Barberini, and Piazza di Spagna; Florence: Piazza della Signoria; Bologna: Piazza Maggiore; Genoa: Piazza de Ferrari; Turin: Piazza San Carlo; Milan: Piazza del Duomo; Padua: Piazza delle Erbe and Prato della...

She traveled from the narrow stoned streets of Bari’s Old Town to the highrises of Hudson Yards, New York City. After a ten hour journey from her home in Puglia, Italy, Nunzia Caputo ,61, an outspoken defender of pasta grannies, arrived at the Jarvis Center ready to show off Puglia’s orecchiette to the visitors of the New York Times’ Travel Show. F...

The New York office of the Italian Trade Agency announced today the launch of its first-ever public relations campaign to communicate and educate the American trade and consumers on Italian spirits production. “Italy is remembered mainly for Fashion and Food & Wine. We are in the 8th position as suppliers of alcoholic beverages to the USA ($177 Mil...

On a recent Sunday, Silvia Rezzonico pushed a stroller through the glorious gardens of Villa Belgiojoso, winding past parents chasing their toddlers and families lounging on blankets. Under a black walnut tree, she paused to look down at the baby boy dozing angelically in the pram. “He’s not really mine,” she said. But he was her coveted ticket int...

Nuovo anno e nuovi progetti di promozione e sviluppo all’orizzonte per l’Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP. Il primo appuntamento che vedrà impegnato il Consorzio di Tutela dell’IGP a livello istituzionale è per il 17 e 18 Febbraio alla Stazione Leopolda di Firenze in occasione dell’Anteprima Chianti Classico Collection, dove esso si presenterà insieme...

Replicas of Christopher Columbus' Niña and Pinta have arrived along Mississippi's Gulf Coast, sailing into a Biloxi harbor as spectators aimed their phones out to the horizon. About a dozen spectators lined a pier Wednesday as the ships arrived. Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on the Niña on his three voyages of discovery to the New...

When Lionel Messi climbs up the steps from the moat surrounding the field at the San Paolo Stadium on Tuesday and emerges into the Champions League spotlight, he’ll be stepping onto sacred ground. The ground where fellow Argentina great Diego Maradona achieved some of his most memorable exploits and where the player he is often compared to is still...

How absolutely magnificent was the Primo Mercato dining experience? Dare I say it was extraordinary? Yes, that’s the most accurate way to describe it. Nestled in the Mall at Short Hills, Primo Mercato is a market that combines sensational fresh food, a friendly bar and extensive wine list, and tasty live jazz music, all of which feeds the soul. (Th...

Peter Salvatore was always ready to throw a party at his elegant Shore Acres home, with its panoramic view of the Narrows and endless rooms filled with antiques and artwork collected by his wife, Gail. In winter, it was a lavish New Year’s Eve black-tie bash with a seven-course meal. In summer, it was a Fourth of July extravaganza with a patriotic...

The modern city of Rome is a complex place for those who live here and especially for those who visit. With its thousands of years of history and its hidden ancient treasures, it continues to surprise. Among the most historic and unusual places in this city, the Scala Santa (Holy Stair) complex deserves special attention. Standing next to the Basil...

The Elm City is welcoming another Italian eatery, and Wooster Square will soon be known for more than just its pizza. Ventured by Naples native and former head chef at Anthony’s Ocean View, Giulio Laurentino hopes to provide city residents with fresh, homemade pasta and Neapolitan delicacies. The restaurant — called Pasta EATaliana — opened last We...

There are many kinds of Italian restaurants, from the pizza delivery joint to the fine-dining with $200 bottles of Barolo on the wine list, from ones who ladle on the red sauce to those who carefully recreate regional classics of the cuisine.  Everyone has their own spot on the Italian cuisine spectrum that means "good Italian restaurant" to them....