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This event is a cultural arts and community engagement project centered around a one-toothed puppet from ancient Italian folklore, who is on a mission to spread love and inspire unity one neighborhood (and cookie) at a time.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, La Befana, in partnership with NYC Relief, has been engaging the public in a legendary...

It’s described as the most spectacular and challenging trek in the whole of Europe.  While I’m not for absolute statements and I certainly haven’t done all of the amazing treks available in Europe, I can definitely say that Sardinia’s ‘Selvaggio Blu’ was - for me - the most spectacular, thrilling and, indeed, wildest trek I’ve ever done (and I’ve d...

In a dramatic finale after two days of MXoN racing, Tony Cairoli and Team Italy celebrated winning the 2021 Motocross of Nations on home soil in Mantova today. The first time Italy has won the prestigious Chamberlain Trophy in 19 years. Cairoli had a rough opening moto with the nine-time world champion only managing to finish in 21st place after a...

Although geography tends not to be the most scintillation of subjects, plenty of the folks attending the Washington Italian Heritage Festival on Saturday spent quite a bit of time looking at map. “This is the most popular thing, I think, of the whole festival,” Tina Calabro said before thinking twice and adding, “Besides the food.” The South Straba...

Italy are the new pâtisserie world champions having beaten a strong field at the 2021 edition of the Pastry World Cup (Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie). In second place were Japan and in third place were the hosts, France. The team from Chile were given a special prize for team spirit, while the sustainability prize for zero waste went to Switzerla...

The legacy of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) was commemorated on September 14, the date in 1321 of his death, with two major events in New York, continuing the celebrations of Dante 700. The sun shone brightly on Dante’s image at Lincoln Center in New York City for the rededication of the conserved larger-than-life-sized bronze sculpture by Ettore Xim...

Stunning Italy! In the third final of the three editions of the continental event, Blue (Image from left Ginevra Visconti, Alice Coria, Maitana Marré and Camila Rossi) won the US Polo Ace. FIP Ladies European Polo Championship at the Polo Club La Mimosa in Pogliano Milanese. The Italian team defeated England 6.5-6 in the final, thanks to a disabled...

Ripping up the script written by the Dutch women in the past four world championships, the Italian Elisa Balsamo snatched the road race title from under the noses of a dominant Netherlands squad. One of the sport’s greatest of all time, Marianne Vos, finished in tears, less than a bike length behind after a gruelling 157km around Flanders. Balsamo,...

On view on: Stanze Italiane. A new series of video conversations conceived by Vincenzo Pascale and filmed in front of the cozy fireplace (‘Caminetto’) of the Italian Cultural Institute, with nine prominent guests from the academic world ranging from Science, Economics, Tourism and the New York Philanthropy. Each of these scholars, that is well know...

“Jeopardy!” has found yet another seemingly unstoppable champion, Italian American doctoral student and Ohio native Matt Amodio. On Friday, Amodio, a Ph.D. student in computer science at Yale, won his 28th consecutive game, pushing his winnings past the $1 million mark. He is only the third contestant to reach the seven-figure milestone, after Ken...

WANDERING through winding alleys dotted with shops and cafes we reach the mighty cathedral standing proud over the city. We re-emerge into the Sicilian sunlight and sparkling in the distance is the Mediterranean sea lapping on a small stretch of sandy beach. We are in Cefalù, a lively resort on the northern edge of the island, and have ventured her...

The City Council is expected to vote Monday on a proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Though the city cannot officially change the holiday since it is a state holiday, this would be a resolution to recognize the day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for city purposes. Ward 3 Councilor Heather Shand, who sponsored the Aug. 9 order...