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It is with great pleasure that Carmel Monthly is featuring world-renowned pianist and Deputy Mayor Francesco Attesti of Cortona, Italy. Attesti is considered one of the finest interpreters of the Romantic and early Twentieth Century Repertoire, and he is scheduled to perform at the Palladium alongside the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and will also be...

Established in the late 19th century, Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood—one of five major Italian settlements in the city—still retains its cultural charm. Located just east of downtown and a few minutes from vibrant arts and cultural must-sees like the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland’s Little Italy draws with its walkability, eclectic art g...

Pompeii, a Roman city destroyed by nature more than 1,900 years ago, was preserved in a volcanic time capsule after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The city, fixed in time, provides a glimpse into what life was like in ancient Rome. Pompeii: The Exhibition brings you to the bustling commercial port and trading center that once was Pomp...

Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 6:00 pm CT. IIC Chicago - 500 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. Entrance: Free. Italian Biopics: Ennio. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. 2022, 150’, Italian with English subtitles. Registration here. A unique and touching documentary that tells the story of Ennio Morricone through a long interview by Giuseppe Tornatore...

Maggio’s Wood Fired Pizza, 7212 W. North Ave., is heating up its ovens. In fact, the new East Tosa counter service pizza spot will officially open its doors to the public at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, just a day ahead of National Pizza Day. Behind the concept is Jeremy Maggio, a University of Wisconsin graduate who began experimenting with making...

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 Made in Italy Week here at MR, sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), so be sure to check in with us every day as we indulge in the tasteful, beautiful, luxurious, and sensual world that is Italian fashion and menswear. We’ll catch up with Antonino Laspina, ITA’s Trade Commissioner; check out the latest must-see trends from the true “mae...

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit, in collaboration with the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, presents the screening of two movies, Twenty Minutes, directed by Daniele Esposito and Piazza, directed by Karen Di Porto, in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 3:30 pm at the Maple Theatre located...

Lou Scaramuzzo has embarked upon his second term as president of the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization, accepting the gavel from Bob Urbinati. A member of CIACO since 2003 and a board member since 2005, Scaramuzzo has served as secretary, second vice president and first vice president, in addition to his seven-year stint as presi...

Lou Malnati’s – the beloved Chicago pizza institution long known for its iconic deep dish – announced today that it will begin shipping its popular alternative – Chicago Thin Crust – exclusively through its Tastes of Chicago platform, giving the rest of the nation access to this other quintessentially Windy City staple. Available only in restaurant...

The City of Carmel has a new international sister city! Cortona, Italy is Carmel’s fourth sister city, joining Jelgava in Latvia, Kawachinagano, Osaka, Japan and Xiangyang, Hubei, China. To celebrate the new sister city, the Rotary Club of Carmel and the City of Carmel are hosting an Italian experience. On February 17 a VIP event will host a Corton...

When it comes to celebrating our Italian American culture, sometimes you need to capture every moment as it happens. Such is the case for this week’s guest, Frank Di Piero. Frank is the host of “Keepin’ It Real with Frankie D.” at ItalianAmericanLife.com. With more than 100 “Italian American Moments” to his credit, Frank believes in making our cult...