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About sixty islands, islets and rocks form the first Historical and Environmental Geominerary Park in the world, but also the first national park in Sardinia, protected since 1994; in 2017 Legambiente and the Touring Club awarded the area five sails for the quality of bathing water and efficiency of services. Beyond the awards and numbers, the Madd...

Of all the mysteries of ancient Rome, silphium is among the most intriguing. Romans loved the herb as much as we love chocolate. They used silphium as perfume, as medicine, as an aphrodisiac and turned it into a condiment, called laser, that they poured on to almost every dish. It was so valuable that Julius Caesar stashed more than half a tonne in...

Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the Colonial Italian-American Organization (CIAO) will give a presentation on the American Military Cemeteries in Italy. The talk and video presentation will take place Sunday, May 22 at the Powhatan Clubhouse, 201 Charter House Lane, at 2 p.m. Ron Grosso, a member of the organization, will discuss his experience as t...

Prepare to “embark on the most affordable trip your mouth will ever take to Italy.” That’s what Cugino Forno promises, an authentic Italian pizzeria planning to open its fifth location in Wilmington in about two weeks. Launched in Greensboro in 2017, Cugino Forno was founded by three cousins: Joseph Ozbey, Adam Aksoy and Yilmaz Guver. Each of the b...

Burgundy Bend Press recently announced the release of “The Italian Prisoner,” a work of historical fiction written by Elisa M. Speranza. Set in the Sicilian community of New Orleans’ French Quarter, the novel illuminates a true but little-known story involving Italian prisoners of war on the U.S. home front during WWII. “The Italian Prisoner” is an...

During a trip to the Valle d'Aosta, one encounters suggestive and picturesque cultures and craftsmen, whose roots are so deep that they resist today's fashions and trends. From the slippers of Gressoney to the precious lace of Cogne, passing through the clogs of Ayas that recall the shoes of Van Gogh's peasants and potato eaters, everything has an...

The newest restaurant in a prominent space by Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium is "inspired by the feelings that came with eating in the kitchens of our Italian mothers and grandmothers." Mamma Bella Cucina opened its doors May 2, taking the space recently vacated by RHK Seafood Boil & Bar. The menu features traditional Italian fare and dishes with mode...

Members of the Italian American Club of Duluth celebrated their first spaghetti dinner in three years Wednesday. The event at American Legion Post 71 featured plenty of spaghetti, meatballs, and salad, as well as a cash raffle.  People also had the chance to order out and take the dinner home with them. “There’s some of the members of the club even...

Ischia and Procida are two beautiful islands in the Gulf of Naples. Along with Capri, they are the flagship of Campania. Where are Capri, Ischia and Procida located? On the map, they are among the five major islands of the Campania archipelago (together with Vivara and Nisida) and trace an ideal extension of Pozzuoli and Sorrento. Ischia and Procid...

Deep in the heart of Ballast Point stands a small, unassuming cottage. From the outside, the building looks like an old family home. On the inside, however, hand-spun cheeses and flame throwing chefs mark it as anything but. For the past three years, Antonio Casamento has quietly entertained Tampa’s most sophisticated palates from behind these wall...

Ten artists, two countries and one evocative theme: it all adds up to an extraordinary art exhibit that will go on display this September in Perugia, Italy. Known as the Migration Project, the international exhibition brings together a mix of exceptional talent, hard work and artistic vision. The exhibit showcases ten artists from Italy and the US...

Food has become the main wealth of Italy for a value of 575 billion euros in 2021, up +7% compared to 2020 despite the difficulties related to the pandemic. This is what emerges from the analysis of Coldiretti – the association of Italian farmers – released on the occasion of Cibus 2022. Overall, the Italian food & beverage is now worth almost a qu...