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The Western Massachusetts Italian Cultural Center in Springfield Sunday revived the concept of the neighborhood block party. A throwback to the days when each neighborhood celebrated its own identity. Although Sunday’s event was smaller than block parties of the past, 22News learned it could be just the start of a new era in neighborliness here in...

2021 is a “surprising” vintage for Barolo, which, with most of the Nebbiolo grapes in the cellar, but still in the middle of the harvest, literally collects the fruits of a year charaterized by climatic extremes. First of all the spring frosts, which fortunately have not affected a flowering in the early stage, then the rains in June, and finally t...

On Tuesday, October 26th, 2021, the 22nd annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will screen the US Premiere of the Italian feature film When Mom is Away…With the Family (‘10 GIORNI CON BABBO NATALE’), followed by a festive post-screening celebration. Sin...

Milan wins in one of the categories of the first edition of the Earthshot Prize, an international award for the best solutions to protect the environment. The Milanese project that won the category "A world without waste" is that of the neighborhood hubs against food waste, born just before the coronavirus emergency and consolidated in the midst of...

The Charles R. Wood Theater has plans to take guests to Italy as part of its annual fundraiser next week. The downtown Glens Falls theater, on Oct. 23, will host a pair of musical performances that will feature Italian-themed entertainment and food.  “For the past few years, the Charles R. Wood Theater has taken guests to various locations, like Ne...

I am a proud product of my Italian-American heritage. As I have noted umpteen times, there is almost nothing that brings me as much joy as the food of my family and one of my all-time favorite pastimes is going out to eat at a traditional Italian-American restaurant — or "red sauce joint," as they're called in my neck of the woods.  To be clear, I'...

Italy has always been the country we think of first when Dottie and I consider travel to Europe. Getting here this time was a bit more complicated than before. Although each EU country has its own rules, most are similar to those set by the Italians. First: it takes a bit more preparation. In addition to our passports, we needed our COVID-19 vaccin...

Prosciutto is Italian for ham, and there are dozens of variations, many of which are specific to certain regions, such as Prosciutto Toscana DOP. Here are 10 things to know about this particular type of prosciutto.  1.HistoryPork has been preserved in the region of Tuscany since at least the year 1000 – in fact, the Etruscans, an ancient civilizati...

Italian chocolatier Venchi Chocolate has leased a New York City headquarters space as it prepares to expand its US retail footprint. Resolution Real Estate Partners’ Brett Weiss and John Monaco represented landlord Kiami Windsor Management in the 3,525 s/f office deal at 16 West 36th Street in Midtown West. Newmark’s Ross Kaplan and William Chaplin...

Macabre as much as fascinated places. There are more than six thousand ghost towns in Italy. If you are thinking to spend your Halloween in Italy, here you are, some phantasmagoric ghost towns.  Welcome to the Ghost Towns of Italy! There are many reasons which let become abandoned towns: it may be for human needs or natural causes. Today, the Itali...

October is National Italian American Heritage Month. It’s the month where people can celebrate heritage, culture, history, pride, contributions and achievements. It’s a time to celebrate Italian American individuals from the past and the present. “We remember the struggles of our ancestors here in this country and we continue to shed light and figh...

Located at the top of a hill in the homonymous town, the Castle of Gradara towers over the valley below with magnificence and elegance. It is a medieval fortress located in the province of Pesaro-Urbino, in the Marche region, at the border with Emilia-Romagna.  The Castle of Gradara is a magical and time-less place, that towers over the adjacent to...