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Compared to the pre-pandemic period, Italian wine is recovering and showing exponential sales growth. In the first seven months of 2021, the sector recorded an increase of +8.5% in exports, more than double France’s (+3.7%). This is what emerges from the data processed by the Vinitaly-Nomisma Wine Monitor on the eve of the Vinitaly Special Edition....

Over a decade ago, when Francesco Galietti had to travel from his native Rome to Milan for work, he used to fly the nearly 400-mile route. Today, he takes the train. Galietti -- CEO of Rome-based political risk consultancy Policy Sonar -- is not alone. Figures released in 2019 by Italy state railway company Ferrovie dello Stato show that the number...

The United States has historically been an interesting context for the study of bilingualism. After the two migratory processes of 1880-1927 and 1950-1970, the Italian American community is composite and stratified on a socio-cultural and linguistic level; for the third or fourth generation of descendants born in the USA, knowledge of Italian is of...

Do you know what is a muffuletta? Yes or no, you’re in the right place! We all know it, Sicilian bread has always had that extra gear that distinguishes it for its quality and taste, and makes it famous in the whole Italian peninsula. Among the many types of bread that we can taste across the island, we can find one that has become a global institu...

Greenwich, Connecticut, has long needed both a high quality steakhouse and a fine Italian restaurant. Macelleria, which debuted in  Pelham, New York, two years ago, with a second in Armonk, has managed to provide both to this suburban city on the Gold Coast within one splendid-looking space. Owner Tony Lala is one of those Albanian immigrants who w...

Stanley Tucci is getting back to work on his hit show! The 60-year-old actor went for a gondola ride while filming season two of his CNN series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy on Thursday afternoon (October 16) in Venice, Italy. Stanley appeared in great spirits as he took in the sights during his ride around the canals. Earlier this year, CNN r...

Italian-American Heritage Month is celebrated in October to honor the contributions of Italian immigrants and their families to our country. Many of the neighborhoods they settled in are still very much holding onto the culture. Like a true Italian, Carmine Gangone graciously welcomed CBS2 into his family’s “second home” — Carmine and Son’s. “My da...

With its 62 kilometers of porticoes, of which 42 in the historic center, Bologna is the most ‘arcaded’ city in Italy. In July 2021, the porticoes of Bologna were inscribed onto Unesco’s World Heritage list. As reported by Unesco, “the porticoes have become an expression and element of Bologna’s urban identity.” Indeed, porticoes are not only an ide...

Fia, which has been a solid Santa Monica dining destination from Michael Greco and chef Brendan Collins since August 2019, has split off its Wilshire Boulevard space into a new restaurant called Fia Steak, an intimate 48-seat dining room designed by Adam Picker and Morpheus Design. The mixed theme design has everything from church stained glass and...

In Italy, on November 1st, we celebrate Ognissanti: a very ancient ritual of Christian origin that commemorates all the Saints of our religion. The history of this festival evolves between the sacred and the profane and the rituals connected to it are many and vary from region to region. Let's discover together which are the most important ones. Th...

Gregory Amato was a Mahopac resident who was extremely active in local and county civic organizations for more then 50 years who passed away in April of 2020 at age 77. As a living tribute, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County is planting a tree in Loving Memory of Gregory Amato on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10:00am in Veterans Memoria...

Just like the great sailor after which it is named, the Amerigo Vespucci s navigates under full sail, unrestrainable alberi maestri, ventisei vele, una superficie, imposing, majestic. So, for 90 years, this ship of the Marina Militare italiana has been an integral part of the training of officer cadets of the Navy Academy and it has become a true s...