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Through the end of June, Marvino’s Italian Kitchen is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a special three-course menu at 24002 Hwy. 290, Cypress. Meals are $40 per person and include an appetizer, entree and dessert. Restaurant officials are also donating $5 from each anniversary meal purchased to local nonprofit Cy-Hope, which offers programmin...

Anthony J. DiPaula sparked new energy into the Harford County Bar Association as its president in 2016-2017. DiPaula, of the Law Offices of Anthony J. DiPaula P.A., in Bel Air, said his tenure brought more members of the association together professionally and socially. “We had a very active continuing legal education committee that planned useful...

Few foreigners have heard of Gorizia, a city of around 35,000 inhabitants that straddles the Italian-Slovenian border. A beguiling mix of Italian, Austrian and Balkan influences, it seems to exist in its own whimsical snowglobe, cut off from the rest of the country. Despite its fascinating history, beautiful architecture and unique cuisine, the cit...

The Malerba family finally brings sit-down table service to the borough once again at Angelina’s Ristorante. The fine dining eatery in Tottenville celebrated its first night back in business since March 15 after the coronavirus crisis forced it to close. After all, the delivery-only and to-go formats did not translate well to the upscale Italian fo...

Tutti a Casa! dedicates an episode to the legacy of legendary director Federico Fellini (1920-1993), as seen through the eyes of NYU Professor of Film and Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival Antonio Monda. Tutti a Casa! Live Chats About All Things Italian is the new radio-style, web-based talk show that Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the...

Language tourism, which combines traveling in our beautiful country and learning Italian, has obviously been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. I have therefore interviewed Giorgio Massei, contract professor at the University of Macerata for the Master’s degree in ‘Teaching Italian to foreigners in an intercultural perspective’, author of va...

Ocean Drive, (formerly Ocean Dreams) the latest ‘Miami-inspired’ double tower apartment complex in Coney Island at 3514 Surf Avenue, will have a D’Agostino supermarket on the ground floor. Plans are in place for the store to open by the Fall, developer and CEO of Red Apple Group, John Catsimatidis tells us.  “We are going to have a staff meeting in...

San Rocco Festa won’t happen in 2020. Organizers of Beaver County’s three-day Italian festival, which debuted in 1925 in Aliquippa, agreed that efforts to combat the coronavirus made it necessary to cancel this year’s event scheduled for mid-August. “Instead, we will be focusing this year on the most important parts of our celebration: the San Rocc...

If you are on an Italian vacation, one of the things you probably want to do is some clothes and shoe shopping. Pretty natural, Italian fashion is one of the most well-known all over the world, after all. You enter an Italian shop, a boutique, or a mall, and start browsing. The clothes are beautifully made, the shoes are a dream, and all of them ap...

Last week, the Rose City got the greenlight to open restaurants for dine-in service after months of takeout only. A spacious white tent with the words “One Love,” now stands next to Amalfi's Restaurant and Mercato, a black-owned Italian restaurant three generations strong. (Due to new guidelines, the existing dining room could fit just six tables,...

When Antonio Aransaenz and his wife, Valentina Sorzana Antinori were looking for a place to expand their artisan-crafted shoe brand, there was really only one city that came to mind: Houston.  "My wife and I just fell in love with Houston," Aransaenz tells CultureMap. "Besides the fact that we love Texas and we love Houston and the people are frien...

ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC pieces of Roman architecture was the triumphal arch. Hundreds were built all over the former empire, but only about 50 are still standing, and very few are preserved in a good state. The best-preserved example is the Arch of Trajan in Benevento. It was built by emperor Trajan between 114 and 117 to celebrate the victories in...