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It has taken two attempts to return to Rome and just a smidge of patience, but I finally arrived back in the Eternal City on June 26th. Of course, I was flying from within the EU – Ireland – and that certainly made things easier. Yet, at the beginning of May when I began looking for flights there were slim pickings indeed. While both Ryanair and Ae...

After making some controversial comments calling for Philadelphia to allow indoor dining, Marc Vetri announced today that he’s taking the Fiorella name to Las Vegas for a long-term pop-up with the potential to turn into a permanent project. Starting July 10th, Osteria Fiorella will open inside the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, serving a much larg...

It is the dream of many: becoming the owner of a beautiful home in Italy. An apartment in the center of Rome, a townhouse in mesmerizing Milan, a rooftop pad in artistic Florence: but how much would that cost us? We’ve recently looked into real estate prices in Italy’s largest cities, finding out that, unsurprisingly, Rome and Milan are the most ex...

Frances Brigandi, known for her keen eye for fashion and interior design, celebrated her 103rd birthday with daughter Rosemary Klein and granddaughters Dr. Diane Klein and Dr. Christina Klein, who practice dentistry at Dynamic Dental in Great Kills, in her New Springville home. To celebrate, the awesome foursome indulged in an authentic Italian din...

City officials removed the Christopher Columbus statue at Seaside Park and placed it in storage out of an abundance of caution for the preservation of the historic artifact, the need to respond to modern-day sensitivities, as well as public safety at large. Community leaders of all cultures and ethnicities are discussing ways to continue to honor...

What’s left of Baltimore’s Christopher Columbus was lifted out of the Inner Harbor Monday morning as officials continued to debate the monument’s merits days after protesters pulled it over, dragged pieces of it to the water and tossed them in with no immediate response from police. Private crews with Specialty Underwater Services and Iacoboni Site...

When Tony and Cathy Mantuano met at Milwaukee’s Nantucket Shores, he was a student at UWM working in the kitchen. She worked front of the house. Food and wine brought them together, but their relationship is the foundation for everything they do.  For 35 years, Tony, the founding chef at Michelin-starred Spiaggia, kept Italian dining in the spotlig...

Italians have been a foundational part of the city since at least the 1880s. Now, a group of members of the Board of Alders is proposing an official recognition of that history with an Italian Heritage Day to be held on the second Monday of October. Six alders submitted a resolution calling for that date, currently recognized as Columbus Day, to be...

Join NIAF for A Mangiare: A Cultural History for Foodies, with Author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z, Carla Gambescia. Tuesday July 14, 7:00pm EST. Test your knowledge about Italian cuisine while discovering little-known facts and the origin stories behind some of Italian cuisine's most iconic in...

Italian-Americans plan to meet with Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar after two people were arrested during Sunday's rally over the Christopher Columbus monument. Pueblo police say 66-year-old James Pospahala of Pueblo was cited for disorderly conduct and 28-year-old Daniel Gilette of San Antonio, Texas, was arrested for interference, resisting arrest. Bo...

President Trump recently announced the building of a National Garden of Heroes which will include statues of great Americans. The great Nobel prize-winning physicist Enrico Fermi, who invented the first controlled nuclear chain reaction and was vital to the Manhattan Project's success, has been often marginalized in the grand scheme of nuclear powe...

The Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote our community's heritage, history, and events; therefore, a non-political one. Stated below are the facts of an act of vandalism. We wish to express our sadness, disappointment, and anger at this personal attack on our neighborhood. On t...