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  The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce recently signed an agreement with Centro Estero of the Piemonte Region to launch a new project – “Made in Piemonte Luxury & Design”. The initiative will take place from September 21st till September 25th, 2020 and it aims to assist furniture manufacturing companies located in the Piedmont region (Northern Ita...

I have been with my partner Marco for almost 20 years. We've survived the normal things every couple faces, along with the serious challenges life throws at you. But now we are being kept apart by Covid-19. I am in New York City. Marco is in Italy. We haven't seen each other in six months. On July 1st, the European Union effectively banned American...

Sergio Leone's work with Clint Eastwood changed the landscape of Westerns, as well as the landscape of world cinema. After the overwhelming success of 1964's A Fistful of Dollars, a new subgenre was born: The Spaghetti Western. The resulting films represent a now-gone era of stylish filmmaking. The Spaghetti Western differentiates itself from tradi...

One of the open secrets about eating in Italy is this: The food in the touristed cities often isn’t great. If you’re walking Centro Storico in Rome and pick a dinner spot at random, chances are it’s going to be underwhelming, even if you have a hard time admitting it to yourself. Or underwhelming relative to the top-end places to eat in the city an...

Ligurians, often, don’t come across as particularly pleasant: they lack the expansiveness of our Southerners, but also the good-tempered simplicity of the Piedmontese. Perceived as perennially in a  bad mood and unfriendly to the verge of rudeness, in truth Ligurians are not like that at all.  In many ways, they are people stuck in the very idiosyn...

When you're as fearless in the kitchen as the celebrated culinary daredevil Chef Chris Cosentino, it's no wonder you’ve been considered one of the most talented chefs in the country. The man cooks with GUTS. "Putting a face to what you eat sometimes opens your eyes a lot. There is more to just skeletal meats." But that wasn't always the case for Co...

Three toes were damaged on the right foot of a plaster statue of a reclining Pauline Bonaparte, by Italian neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova, at the Gypsotheca Museum in Possagno, northern Italy, police said in a statement on Tuesday. The plaster cast was the original for a nal marble version -- which portrays the sister of French Emperor Napole...

Live Coffee Chat at Casa Belvedere: At the Lakes - Saturday, August 8th • 10:00am EST. Each Coffee Chat guest is entered to win a specialty gift courtesy of SI-Espresso! REGISTER HERE. Once you register, you will receive the link to join the chat the night before the event. Learn how to vacation as the Italians do! Join Beatrice as she explores the...

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a special submission from Sgt. Petrocelly’s granddaughter, Mia Petrocelli, who has shared with us the incredible...

A Springfield-based Italian American group is asking its members not to travel to or spend money in Chicago "until there is a satisfactory resolution addressing the taking down" of the city’s Christopher Columbus statues. The Roman Cultural Society of Central Illinois unanimously adopted the resolution earlier this week. It also made a financial co...

Comic Mike Marino, a.k.a. “New Jersey’s Bad Boy,” is scheduled to perform in Surflight Theatre’s big top at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9 – provided the big top damaged by Tropical Storm Isaias is fixed. Marino has appeared at Surflight many times over the years. That makes sense considering he can skewer New Jersey and Italians without fear of the p...

Saint Paul’s Italian Festival will be happening in a different way this year, but the festival’s traditional foods will still be served. Yoselin Person had the chance to see what’s cooking and what will be different in this year’s festival. She was live from the kitchen at St. Paul’s with more. This year the festival will be a virtual and drive-thr...