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The endless cacophony of ambulance sirens. The convoys of military trucks carrying away the overflowing coffins. The funerals — or lack thereof. Nobody who lived through the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bergamo — the first epicenter of COVID-19 in Europe — will ever forget it. For Sofia Goggia and Michela Moioli, the city’s two Olymp...

I’m one of those guys who believes in an afterlife.  Being raised as and still a practicing Catholic after 75 years, I look forward to a life in heaven. One of my main hopes is that when I finally get there, I shall be greeted by the multitude of family and friends that have preceded me to give me a big “Welcome home Charlie.” It’s really a pretty...

Mark your calendars: Chef Lidia Bastianich is coming to Eataly Boston! Join us in our marketplace from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 3rd, where Chef Lidia will be available for a meet & greet with pre-signed copies of her newest book: Lidia’s A Pot, A Pan, And a Bowl.  What better Valentine's Day gift to give to the chef in your life tha...

Each year on January 27, the United Nations remembers the many people of Jewish origin affected by the Holocaust and this day is officially called the "International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust" (Il Giorno della Memoria). To remember the victims of the Holocaust, on Thursday, January 27, 2022 the ICCC in collabora...

A delicious appetiser, a wonderful mid-morning snack, a tasty aperitif before dinner: this is Focaccia Barese, the queen of Bari's street food, in the southern region of Puglia. The focaccia is never missing from the table. At any time of day, in any part of the city, you will always find someone eating a steaming, fragrant, soft and at the same ti...

While Newport Creamery’s former location at Bellevue Gardens closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the space’s dairy origins live on as Luca Mignogna and wife Christina renovate it into a traditional Italian cheese shop. “I’d like to bring possibilities into Newport that you can only get in Italy, in the countryside,” Luca Mignogna said. “We want to...

A milky slice of fresh mozzarella or a dense chunk of provolone piccante delivers memorable flavor experiences in their own right—but add a juicy ripe tomato to the first and some silky speck to the second, and together the duos yield new tastes and textures to explore. Cheese has famously been described as milk’s leap toward immortality, and while...

The city will dedicate a section of Hill Street to the memory of Michael A. Esposito, beloved resident, historian and neighborhood leader in Troy’s Little Italy neighborhood who died last month, Mayor Patrick Madden said. Hill Street between Liberty and Washington Streets will be dedicated as “Esposito Way” in recognition of his life and contributi...

What is it about Venice that makes us love her so? What makes Venice one of those cities that people love….even if they have never been there? The bridges? The glass? The canals? The gondolas? The gondoliers? The mystique? Truth be told, I didn’t like Venice the first time I was there. The crowds. The pushing. The shoving. The crowds. The flooded p...

Flirting with the camera, chef Vinny DiCostanzo still charms crowds at his namesake restaurant. Vinny’s Italian Kitchen retains the loyal clientele that two decades ago cemented DiCostanzo’s local reputation. Reborn in late 2020, Vinny’s resumed operations at its original east Medford location as though DiCostanzo and his wife, Gina, had never left...

One of the most suggestive Italian cities is located at North, precisely in Veneto: it is Treviso, also called “Little Venice“, a city full of canals including the Buranelli, which create an almost magical atmosphere. Let’s see how these channels are born and what to see in Treviso! You may have heard of the famous Buranelli canal, also called Midd...

California became the state of migration for Italians during the Gold Rush. By the late 1890s, the number of Italians in California exceeded those in New England. By the time these Italian-Americans were able to save money from mining, they started to spread throughout California and establish homes for their families.  One area of interest was Nor...