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No stranger to breaking the mould, Mantua-raised Carla Sozzani launched her 50-year career in fashion amidst the political unrest of 1968 in Italy, when a friend of her mother’s provided a job at a magazine while completing her studies at Bocconi University. In the years that followed, Sozzani spent 19 years in editorial roles, which included becom...

The Vendemmia Italian Wine Festival is returning to Wilmington on Sunday, October 13. The festival, which began in 2003, is returning to Wilmington after a four-year hiatus in the suburbs. When the festival re-located to Bellevue State Park outside of Wilmington, the city was under the administration of Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “At the time, the p...

On a Sunday afternoon in October, New Mexico opera lovers will be treated to the modern American premiere of a work that was virtually lost for more than a century. In the first of three performances at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, Maestro Anthony Barrese will conduct Giovanni Bottesini’s Ali` Baba`, whose score he reconstr...

Through a rally of gunfire and the drama of a well publicized trial, Italian director Marco Bellocchio returns to New York for his newest movie, The Traitor. Depicting the true life story of Tommaso Buscetta (played by Pierfrancesco Favino), The Traitor follows a Sicilian mafia boss who leaves the cartel to become an informant and take down the mos...

While France still rules the roost when it comes to what people look for on Wine-Searcher, the big winner in terms of interest is Italy – but retailers aren't keeping up with the changes in demand. As we noted in a story last month, interest in Italian wine has been growing and Wine-Searcher's figures certainly back that up. However, despite Italy ...

Get your appetites ready: The 9th Annual San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons is set to unfold soon, with delicious fare and fun for all. The feast, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Good Ground Road in Hampton Bays near the Long Island Rail Road station, features Italian delicacies, artisans, a carniva...

The “Italian way of life” is not only La Dolce Vita! We define this concept benessere and it literally means being well. There are many ways to take care of yourself. One of the most important is – of course – eating well and living healthy. The ancient Romans said in Latin: Mens sana in corpore sano, that is healthy mind in a healthy body. Defined...

I’ve always admired the people who spend their Saturday mornings in an intense kickboxing class or doing downward facing dog in a 104ºF room. I’m not one of those people. My Saturday self care routine involves a one-mile stroll from my apartment in Brooklyn to Lella Alimentari. Lella is a hybrid of a third-wave coffee shop and a teensy grocery stor...

History was made during the 52nd annual celebration of the Patchogue Italian Feast of Saint Liberata on Saturday, September 7th when 87-year-old Grace Rizzi-Gallipoli was named as their first female Italian-American of the year.  According to an announcement released by the organization, Rizzi-Gallipoli was born on February 13, 1932 in Montescaglio...

A debate on whether a man in a suit generates appeal might last a minute or two. The same debate on a man in an Italian suit would be over before I finished typing this sentence. Given the fact that Italy is known for its superior products, both hedonistic and cultural, is it surprising that the world’s sexiest suit is also Italian? Suave, sophisti...

We're proud to announce that Bellucci is on the shelves of Whole Foods Market-purveyors of the finest natural and organic foods available, worldwide. Their strict quality standards and unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture align with our Bellucci vision and promise.Our dedication to transparency and sustainable EVOO production means you...

Friday, October 4, 2019. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT. Fisher Fine Arts Library at The University of Pennsylvania, 220 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. How cities are built reflects both the cultural values of our society as a whole and the way we humans address practical collective needs. The birth of cities has often been accompanied by the myth...