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It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to ex-Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, Antonio Verde. He served our country proudly and passionately in Tokyo, Moscow, Strasbourg, Sidney, Los Angeles and Cairo. He touched many lives and will be missed. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends around the world! Arrivederci C...

The House of Savoy is now a defunct monarchy, but if Italy had not become a republic 75 years ago, Vittoria Cristina Chiara Adelaide Maria, the current heir, would be on track to become its first female monarch in 1,000 years. Princess Vittoria of Savoy, the 17-year-old would-be queen, is known for being an Instagram influencer but her position in...

Italian-American activists held a rally Wednesday in Columbus Circle urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to restore Columbus Day to the school calendar. "Christopher Columbus is here, he's here to stay," attorney Arthur Idola said. "And on behalf of the lawyers, we are going to do everything that the legal system has to offer to make sure Columbus is not f...

Around 600 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public free of charge on the weekend of 15-16 May as part of the annual Giornate FAI di Primavera initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano. The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens, with FAI identifyi...

Situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Aeolian archipelago consists of seven islands of volcanic origin of various sizes, some with craters still in activity, Lipari Vulcano, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi, and Alicudi. Because they represent an extraordinary case to the birth and evolution of volcanic islands, they were designated a UNESCO Worl...

Cafe Silvium, located in Stamford, is garnering glowing reviews on Yelp and from foodies who know good Italian when they taste it. "The best food and the best value in the county. Enough said," said one Yelper. Located at 371 Shippan Ave., a lot of the talk surrounding the restaurants centers on their homemade pasta, and fresh-made mozzarella, as w...

An exceptional introduction to Italian literature for English readers, the 40 authors compiled in this anthology gift us with vivid stories that when placed into one binding challenge trite perceptions and unveil a raw, more realistic portrait of Italy, from its birthing pangs as a modern nation to the end of the 20th century. The award-winning aut...

For you Italy dreamers out there, here are 10 foods you must eat in Puglia. In fact, you can't officially say you've been to Italy's southernmost region if you haven't tried these foods straight at the source. 1. BreadBread is one of Puglia's most emblematic products. Pane di Altamura, a PDO bread from an inland town west of Bari, is the most famou...

If you can’t make it to Southern Italy to indulge in traditional Neapolitan-style pizza at the source, New York City’s take on pizza is arguably second-best. But you won’t find a better slice in Louisville than at Old School NY Pizza. A round of thin, crisp crust bearing portions of spicy sauce, melty cheese and toppings discreetly applied so all r...

Wine sales in the Italian off-trade channel (large scale retail) grew by 7% in value and 5.7% in 2020 compared to the previous year. Data from the Nomisma Wine Monitor showed that still wines sales were up by 8%, while sparkling wines grew by 4%. Online sales exceeded €200 million and 'pure player' sites accounted for 85% of sales. Medium-small pro...

Fans of Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurants will want to know that founder Joe Moscatiello has a new place and is ready to welcome diners. Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurants in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Foothill Ranch closed in March, Moscatiello had transferred them to a new owner before they shuttered. But on Saturday, May 1, Moscatiello,...

The hit comedy, “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” by Anthony J. Wilkinson will arrive in Hawthorne, NJ on May 27, 2021 at Macaluso’s Restaurant.  This comedy which satirizes same-sex marriage with many over the top characters is being produced by the Hawthorne Pride Alliance. This production will be the second time that “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” will...