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It took me a few years to realize it, but one of the things I love most about living in Verona is the existence of four distinct seasons. Growing up in the central belt of Scotland, it wasn't always easy to distinguish between one season and the next. That’s certainly not a problem in Italy. Summer is long and hot. Winter is cold and short. In betw...

With no Reds fans allowed at Great American Ball Park in 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, LaRosa’s Family Pizzerias changed its long-running fan favorite ‘Strikeouts for Slices’ promotion to ‘Strikeouts for Cincy’. Instead of giving away free pizza, LaRosa’s contributed $1,000 to the Reds Community Fund every time a Reds pitchers struck...

Renowned Italian wine pioneer Gancia is pleased to announce its foray into still wines with the launch of Gancia Chianti D.O.C.G. and Gancia Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie D.O.C. These two easy-to-drink varietals are crafted as an expression of Italian lifestyle, celebration, and the dolce vita. They join Gancia's extensive portfolio of award-winning s...

Only a few days from Halloween and it was hard to tell a trick from a treat at Sotheby’s back-to-back Contemporary and Impressionist and Modern evening sales in New York, moved up from their usual mid-November dates. Live streamed from the auction house’s headquarters in Manhattan but with the auctioneer, Oliver Barker, on the rostrum in the London...

The Chicago White Sox have hired Tony La Russa to be their next manager. The team made the announcement on Thursday afternoon. La Russa, 76, hasn't managed since winning the 2011 World Series with the Cardinals. He jumps past Astros skipper Dusty Baker (age 71) for the title of the oldest manager in baseball. The oldest manager in MLB history was C...

Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Online seminar, free entrance. Register Here. Organized by the University of Arkansas in collaboration with the Consulate General in Houston and the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Federico Fellini and the 20th Week of Italian Language in the World This p...

Despite the strong global crisis fueled by the Coronavirus pandemic, there are still many opportunities for the Italian agri-food sector, especially in the US market. According to an analysis by Bper, in the coming months Italian food exports will in fact be able to enjoy the absence of additional duties, taking advantage of competing European prod...

When The Sopranos first hit the air in 1999, the show faced some backlash from concerned Italian-American groups. Their argument went something like this: The show depicts Italian-Americans like Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and others as born criminals. If you’re a fan of the show, you know the argument doesn’t hold water. Right from the the...

The pretty town of Campobasso, the capital of Molise "the smallest region" of southern Italy, is a place of medieval origins that has a large amount of historical, artistic and environmental heritage in its territory. In this regard, the town developed at the beginning at the foot of a hill which is today dominated by the Monforte Castle, certainly...

The “Business Expert Channel” is the new video guide designed to support the internationalization of small and medium Italian companies to the U.S. market. Conceived as an online channel for entrepreneurs, the Business Expert Channel has the objective to gather insightful information provided by recognized professionals and experts, while making th...

Grape harvest used to reproduce the wine grown in Pompeii before it was buried in volcanic ash 2,000 years ago. The annual vendemmia, or grape harvest, gets underway today in the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii. The traditional grape harvest is part of an ongoing project, now in its 21st year, to reproduce the wine grown in Pompeii before the city w...

Kings of the internet, rulers of our homes, cats have also another important role in Italy: they  are emperors of the Città Eterna. If you visited Rome, you know felines are revered and respected around its streets and that they have a penchant for settling in the  city’s most iconic archaeological locations, including the Imperial Forum and the Co...