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Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero has been named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for January 2023. It is the second straight month that he has earned the monthly honor. Italian-American Banchero becomes the third player in franchise history to be named the league’s Rookie of the Month in consecutive months, joining Shaquille O’N...

Villa Borghese is a beautiful and historic park located in the heart of Rome, Italy. The park is situated on the Pincian Hill, and offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding areas. The park was originally built in the early 17th century by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who was a patron of the arts and a great collector of antiquities. The...

The San Francisco Bay Area is a mecca for foodies and wine lovers with upscale grocery stores in every neighborhood. Retailers such as Whole Foods, Mollie Stone’s, Draeger’s and Lunardi’s have multiple locations in the densely populated thirty-five-mile peninsula located South of San Francisco. With warm lighting and neutral colors, Whole Foods in...

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) will extend its sponsorship of a curated selection of some of Italy’s very best menswear and men’s accessories designers at the semi-annual Chicago Collective trade show, February 5-7 at The Merchandise Mart. This industry event is one of the pillars on which ITA has built a successful strategy to promote menswear, in...

It’s no secret that music is important to Italians. Singing is part of our own history and tradition. And we know how to celebrate our passion. Traditional Italian music has had, since the 1950s, a most prestigious event followed by the entire country: the Festival di Sanremo. The Festival di Sanremo is also known as Il Festival della Canzone Itali...

Sixteen months after buying a former menswear shop on Haddon Avenue in the Westmont section of Haddon Township, Vince Tacconelli Sr. and his son, Vince Tacconelli Jr., have fired up the ovens at their second South Jersey pizzeria. Tacconelli’s opens Feb. 4 at 146 N. Haddon Ave., joining a crowded field of pizzerias stretching along the avenue’s com...

From Rocky Balboa to Botticelli, the City of Brotherly Love is one of America’s proudest Italian American locales, and this week’s guest is just the person to tell us how it came to be. Andrea Canepari is an Italian diplomat currently serving at the Directorate General for Country Promotion of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Rome. He wa...

As most millennials, I have often had to make do by working odd jobs that had little to do with my university studies. One of the most random, and yet absurdly incredible, of these was working at the front desk of the Grand Hotel in Rimini. Yes, that one, Federico Fellini’s second home. Federico Fellini, a towering figure of the 20th century and on...

South Florida is about to get a big taste of Italy.  DalMoros Fresh Pasta To Go announces their South Florida expansion with new locations coming soon to West Palm Beach and Delray Beach, to add to locations currently open in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Sarasota.  DalMoros will open a 1,436 square foot to-go restaurant at 400 Clematis Street, West Pa...

Barbera’s fruit-forward aromatics and high yields make this a popular grape worldwide, particularly in Italy’s Piedmont region, the grape’s spiritual home.   “Barbera is a go-to grape for many Italians,” says Jeff Porter, Wine Enthusiast writer at large and Italian wine reviewer. “And depending on if you find it from Nizza, Asti, Alba or Oltrepò Pa...

As a child, I was intrigued by Amedeo Modigliani’s art. Looking back, I’m not surprised. After all, Modigliani was a modern painter who depicted stylized women, men, and children, a people person who executed few landscapes or still lifes. To make his portraits of mostly seated figures, he focused on heads and torsos as if he were an Italian Renais...

Perched atop a cliff in the Italian Ligurian Riviera, gazing out onto the steady rolling swell of the Mediterranean Sea, Castello Canevaro stands guard over the sleepy town of Zoagli. Today, it operates as a boutique hotel, but this castle enjoys a storied history. Its modern name derives from its owner, Giuseppe Canevaro, who purchased the castle...