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With a walk-in forest of choices, why did Adam and Eve clothe themselves with fig leaves? Was it their size, their durability or those fleshy lobes that offer coverage in all the right places? All of that, I think, plus this bonus among the leaves: sweet, luscious fruit that normally grows in Western Asia, the Mediterranean and other warm places. B...

Assisi is one of those places to visit once in a lifetime. The blend of art and spirituality makes the city of St. Francis a unique destination. And it is also a mouth-watering destination for good food lovers. A city of art, a symbol of peace and a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists from all over the world, Assisi is a much-loved destin...

Venice has no equals in all of Europe. In this city floating on a lagoon, streets are canals and crossings are bridges. Everything, from churches to palaces, speaks of more than a thousand years of history in which the Pearl of the Adriatic dominated the seas and grew wealthy on commerce. On top of that, there are world-famous art exhibitions, roma...

Seton Hall University's Catholic Studies Program invites you to travel back in time to more deeply appreciate the past and present, as you tour of Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, and Rome. Dr. Ines Murzaku will lead this 3-credit study abroad tour of sites in Italy that have been most significant to Christian history. The program will take place from Mar...

Who is not able to picture the image of the gondolier wearing their sailor shirt and straw hat as they sing a serenade? The gondola is undoubtedly the symbol of Venice. In a city where moving around mainly happens on the water, this elegant boat fits perfectly in the narrow canals. Up to the development of motor vehicles, it was the most popular bo...

Pasquale’s Pizza & Pub, 558 W. Schrock Road, has been one of Westerville’s authentic Italian connections for the past 32 years. Owners Jim and Sylvia (Vitullo) Francisco own and operate the restaurant, taking special pride in offering recipes that have been enjoyed by their respective families for generations, according to the business' website: pa...

Over the last several years, even decades, Italy has changed in some ways that now seem to be more or less permanent. If you are Italian and/or live in the country, most or all of what I say below will not be news to you. But if you only occasionally check in on what is happening in the country, or if you are new to italianità, the things I briefly...

Five years after the death of renowned screenwriter and filmmaker Ettore Scola, a scholar of Italian culture at the University of Kansas is contributing to a renewal of interest in Scola’s cinematic career. Edward Bowen, assistant teaching professor of Italian at KU, has contributed an article on the critical reception of Scola’s films in the Unite...

By the end of 2021, the export sales of Italian food and beverage are expected to reach and surpass the 50 billion euros threshold. “In the last ten years Italy’s F&B exports have increased by +92%,” said Ivano Vacondio, president of Federalimentare (the Italian association of food industries), during the Made in Italy Summit 2021. However, there a...

Louie Vangel, a grandson of the late Charlie Gitto Sr. who ran his grandfather's famed Charlie Gitto’s Downtown restaurant for the last decade, is opening up an Italian restaurant under his own name that will carry on the family tradition. Vangel has signed a lease for 5,618 square feet of restaurant space in the Bennett Hills Shopping Center at...

When you think of Italian food, you likely think of pasta and pizza. But Italian breads are also an important part of Italian cuisine. There are over 350 types of Italian bread to devour so let’s dive into carb Heaven! Each region of Italy produces its own unique types of Italian bread. Liguria and Puglia are famous for their focaccia, Basilicata i...

The inauguration, on the 28th of September, of the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum, designed by Renzo Piano, was the occasion chosen by Ambassador of Italy to the United States Mariangela Zappia for her first visit to LA. Ambassador Zappia, who is the first Italian woman nominated Ambassador in Washington, met the local scientific and business co...