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From a distance, the 13th century tower seems to ride the hilltop alone. A ruin or perhaps an invitation to more, its mystery is finally revealed when a cypress lined road eases to an end. A striking 13th century portal waits, beckoning one to step inside this picturesque, sleepy Tuscan village.  Welcome to Monticchiello, province of Siena. If a gu...

The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are seeking applications for the Leonardo Award 2021. This award was established in 2019 on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death to recognize the outstanding contributions of Italian/Italian American early career...

A pasta dish made to order, crafted in front of your eyes inside a giant wheel of fine Italian cheese. Where can you find this slice of heaven? Right here in Connecticut. The sensational tableside preparation is available at a few Italian restaurants across the state. Keep these in mind the next time you’re looking for an extra-special pasta experi...

L’Italiano, negli Stati Uniti, è una lingua da non perdere. Su questo tema si sono concentrati gli interventi di Fucsia Nissoli (Forza Italia) e Francesca La Marca (Partito Democratico), deputate elette nella circoscrizione Nord-Centro America. Insomma, partiti diversi, ma che si rincorrono sugli stessi obiettivi, con l’interesse comune di preserva...

Join us on April 15 for an online event in celebration of the 2021 Giornata della Ricerca Italiana nel Mondo. At 2:00 pm EST, following a welcome greeting by Consul Maria Manca, we will screen the short documentary "Il sapore del futuro" (The Taste of the Future, 23 min.), produced by the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci...

Mazzone & Sons Bakery is closed after decades of baking fresh goods in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, as announced Thursday by another local business online. “It’s like we lost a friend,” Tony Campagna, who works at Gust Gallucci Italian Foods, a market that purchased baked goods from Mazzone’s for years, said. Gallucci’s published a Facebook post...

The lake might have been caused by mistake. But many Romans believe that its creation has been fate. Rome’s Ex SNIA lake has become a symbol of civic activism for environmental protection. It has its own park, its own songs and a social center that supports it. As a result, it’s become one of the most beautiful love stories between modern Rome and...

Longtime East Norwich resident Leonard W. D’Errico, 91, a former Oyster Bay High School football coach and phys. ed. teacher, died on March 29 in the Briny Breezes retirement community in Florida. D’Errico was remembered by many as more than an all-everything football player and coach, named to sports halls of fame in three states. According to fr...

Two veterans from popular Bay Area restaurants AL’s Place and Rooster and Rice are bringing a modern Italian restaurant to the Mission this spring. Itria is taking over the former Obispo space at 3266 24th Street, Thad Vogler’s colorful and short-lived rum bar, which sadly permanently closed during the pandemic, leaving the prime Mission location e...

In another half century or so, some library will claim the papers of novelist Dario Diofebi toward the close of a distinguished career. Among the earliest documents will be some sort of outline or flow-chart for his debut, “Paradise, Nevada,” and the researcher who finds it will think they’ve stumbled into a three-ring circus. The term “carnivalesq...

The reassuring speeches, the morale-boosting flyovers and the evening balcony applause for medical staff have done little to impress 90-year-old Liliana Segre. A prominent lawmaker in her native Italy who barely survived Auschwitz as a teenager, she has maintained a sober attitude throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit Italy early and ha...

Paesanos – the name conjures an image of the perfect place for a first date or an engagement party, and it has built that reputation over the past several decades. Open for over 50 years, Paesanos has become known for its flavorful offerings. Earning the 2021 Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Italian Food in San Antonio is a valued addition to its...