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The Abbey of Montecassino is a symbol of spirituality, history, and resilience. The patron Saint of Europe and father of Western Monasticism Benedict of Norcia founded the abbey in 529 AD. He had reached the hills of Montecassino from Subiaco, on foot, with other monks: they planned to find the perfect spot to build a monastery and give their commu...

Cav Uff. Lyn Scolaro has been elected president of the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. Scolaro takes the helm from Pat Pierce, who briefly succeeded founder and longtime president Joe Papa. “I want to thank Pat for doing such a great job of leading SADIA,” says Papa, who stepped down as president when he moved to Florida in January. “The or...

Among the most important wine brands in the world, those indicated by consumers in the main markets, there is not much space for Italy: only Ruffino, a reality with its heart and roots in Chianti Classico, but vineyards owned and important investments also in Veneto, in the land of Prosecco, owned by the Constellation Brands group, manages to place...

Rocco DiSpirito rose to fame in the early 2000s as the chef at New York City's Union Pacific and the star of television's first hospitality-focused reality series,The Restaurant. Today, the cookbook author and TV personality is focusing on healthy eating with Made by Rocco, the very small-scale meal delivery service he launched as a way to demonstr...

There’s no doubt that in the minds of many, Italy’s northeastern region of Liguria has become synonymous with images of the Cinque Terre, Portofino, and of the pristine coastline and azure waters of the Italian Riviera. The region has long been a popular beach destination for foreigners and Italians alike – and for good reason.  An amalgam of mount...

Padres CEO Erik Greupner announced the newest inductees into the Padres Hall of Fame on Friday, including former team President and CEO Larry Lucchino and former broadcaster Ted Leitner. The inductions will take place as part of a Home Plate ceremony on Thursday, July 7, prior to the Padres vs. San Francisco Giants game at 6:40 p.m., with Lucchino...

The food affects our health, we know it and the German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach already had this vision in the XVIIIth century and he used to say “you are what you eat”. This well-known statement has been used by anyone seeking for a relation between the food and the health. Nowadays we all know it is true and we look for the places where the t...

With five locations, Flatbread Neapolitan Pizza has its formula down to a T. It serves pizza in the Neapolitan style with an official V.P.N. certification from Naples, Italy. The V.P.N. requires certified restaurants to adhere to specified regulations. To comply, Flatbread uses San Marzano Tomatoes, a finely milled flour and fresh mozzarella, basil...

Rome has a lot happening, so settling on the "best, must-do things" can be daunting. It's OK to embrace the bucket list, especially when that list includes a UNESCO World Heritage site historic center, one of the most important ancient arenas in the world, and one of the best art collections. You don't need me to tell you to go to the Pantheon or t...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church will celebrate its 125th anniversary come June 5. The event is scheduled for the 10 a.m. Mass, followed by a brunch and program in the community center, 1200 E. 21st St. Tickets are $25 per person, children ages 10 and under $12.50. Our Lady of Peace Parish consists of three churches — Our Lady of Mount Carm...

Otranto is a town located on the Apulian coast – at Punta Palascia, the most extreme point of Salento and the easternmost point of Italy, between the Ionian and Adriatic Seas – in the province of Lecce, and is a renowned tourist centre. Its ancient and splendid village has been recognized the status of Unesco Cultural Heritage. The historic center...

When searching for "Italian restaurants near me," you may have found several unrecognizable names flooding your feed recently. A flock of Italian restaurants have opened in rapid succession in Houston, giving even the most finger-on-the-pulse diners a lot to keep track of. While institutions like the original Carabba's on Kirby, Damian's, La Grigli...