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After partnering with Italy’s University of Pisa to participate in archaeological digs, TROY anthropology/archaeology professor Dr. Stephen Carmody and his students have helped make several key discoveries in Italian history. The partnership came about in 2019 after TROY First Lady Janice Hawkins visited Pietrasanta, a town on the coast of northern...

Chef Fabio Viviani is headed to the ‘burg — again. When news broke in 2019 that the celebrity chef and Top Chef contestant was planning a restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg, it created a big buzz. At the time, Viviani was involved in several notable Tampa spots, including the celebrated Osteria Bar + Kitchen and the Latin-inspired Mole y Abuela....

Vesuvio Pizzeria Napoletana has opened in space formerly home to Colombian eatery Colombian Bites, at 2893 N. Main St., Co-Owner Lindsay Andreozzi tells What Now Atlanta.  The pizzeria, which opened January 6, 2022, seems to be flush with business having already started running out of its main ingredient. “We are out of dough for tonight,” Vesuvio...

A walk around the Brandon Town Center Mall is getting a little fancier. Sarasota’s Clasico Italian Chophouse is opening a location at the Brandon Town Center Mall, joining other popular shopping mall restaurants like Bahama Breeze, The Cheesecake Factory, and P.F. Chang’s.“Coming soon to Brandon Town Center Mall!,” said its first Instagram post. “F...

Massimiliano Galeazzi, a distinguished member and Vice President of the Miami Scientific Italian Community, has been appointed new Chair of the Department of Physics at the University of Miami. Prof. Galeazzi received a “Laurea” in Physics in 1995 and a PhD in Physics in 1999 from the University of Genova, Italy. He was a PostDoctoral Associate and...

Keep your cool and try a sweet new flavor in the new year. Jeremiah's Italian Ice, based in Orlando, officially opened its first store in Tallahassee on Tuesday, Jan. 4. It's located at 1400 Village Square Blvd, Suite 32, in the Village Commons Shopping Center. The new store is owned and operated by Keith Paniucki, Blake Miles and Kyle Taylor. This...

Anna Marcotti, who competes for and trains at Gymnasium Pordenone in Pordenone, a province in northeastern Italy, has announced her commitment to swim at the University of North Carolina Asheville beginning in the fall of 2022. Marcotti is a freestyle and butterfly specialist with converted times that are fast enough to make the ‘A’ final at the 20...

From the outside, it looks like a regular circus tent, but when you step inside, you’ll be greeted by the sights and sounds of a 35,000-gallon water tank. It’s the centerpiece for Cirque Italia, now performing in Tampa Bay. “Really to get this kind of entertainment you need to go to Vegas or New York,” said performer Morgaine Rosenthal. For the pas...

Joey and Maria are getting married! Again! Screenwriter and actress Darlyne Franklin has returned with her interactive play, Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding, in which an over-served nonna (grandmother) makes a scene and audience members participate in the tarantella (traditional wedding dance). Franklin, a longtime local resident, brought the...

Every year in sunny South Florida there's a celebration of Italy in the form of beautiful Ferraris. The 31st Annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic returns to its traditional wintertime slot for 2022, running from January 20-23 in and around Palm Beach, Florida. With 2022 being Ferrari's 75th anniversary, this year's event adds a special culinary trea...

Restaurateur Ron Rosa has brought Greenwich, Connecticut’s popular Italian restaurant Polpo to South Florida. Polpo Palm Beach will soon open as part of the F&B lineup at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Locally based studio Bilkey Llinas Design crafted the indoor-outdoor eatery, which occupies the space formerly inhabited by Temple Orange restaura...

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is the Governmental Agency that supports the business development of Italian companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy. With a motivated and modern organization and a widespread network of overseas offices, ITA provides information, assistance, consulting, promotion, and training to s...