The new season of the Spoleto Festival USA lights up stages across Charleston beginning on Friday. Here's a guide to this year's edition of the internationally known arts festival.   A bit of history — Spoleto was founded in Charleston in 1977 by the renowned composer Gian Carlo Menotti, modeled after and as a companion to his Festival of T...

by Hanna Raskin   The relative scarcity of spaghetti and meatballs in Charleston could bode well for the future of Italian food here, observers say.   According to Nicolo de Rienzo, an Italian food writer now researching a story about eating in the U.S. South, many Southern cities appear less bound by the red-sauce traditions that rei...

"Passione. Musica. Violenza. Vita." These four words flashed on the screen amidst clips of fighting, dancing, kissing and beautiful Italian scenery. And so started a weekend full of Italian theatre.   This past weekend, the eighth annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival took place in the Sottile Theatre in full force. The College of Charl...

A Charleston group working for tighter rules regulating the cruise industry is forming a coalition with similar groups in Venice, Italy, and Key West, Fla. The idea is to make sure there are adequate regulations in place to protect the historic character of smaller port cities worldwide. Carrie Agnew with Charleston Communities for Cruise Con...

"Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona," by Baroque composer Francesco Cavalli, is one of Spoleto Festival USA's two festival-produced opera productions.   Conductor Aaron Carpene and director Stefano Vizioli worked hard to unearth and reconstruct the obscure opera, which was last performed more than 350 years ago, in Naples and Venice.  ...

Il turismo ha sempre un ruolo fondamentale nei rapporti tra due Paesi, e nonostante la crisi il periodo delle feste natalizie continua ad essere quello nel quale si viaggia parecchio: molti italiani andranno negli Stati Uniti, anche quest'anno. E' per questo che in quello che questa rubrica interpreta come un viaggio andata e ritorno tra Italia e U...

This fall, CofC's Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival welcomes Italian director and screenwriter Massimo Gaudioso to the Holy City in honor of the 10th annual film fest. Gaudioso is best known for his screenplays of Gomorrah (2008), Reality (2012) and Tale of Tales (2015), starring Salma Hayek. Gaudioso is one of many writers and directors who will...

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival will host "La Grande Bellezza," an evening of film, food and fun on Thursday, May 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun St. at the College of Charleston.   The event will feature Italian club music, delectable "apertivo," including prosecco cocktails, and a number...

  WTI Magazine #62    2015 June, 12Author : Jacqueline Gowe      Translation by:   Italian in the Kitchen Camp was born of a desire to combine my two passions; healthy cooking and the Italian language. It is inspired by my love of Italian cuisine, culture and also the Italian way of seeing the world with a love for cultivating beauty, intelligen...

Ann Albano has been cooking for her family since she was 10 years old, but today she's nervous about cooking. Her granddaughter has convinced her to do a pop-up dinner at Butcher & Bee on Sunday. "I never did a thing like this," she says in her distinctive New York accent. "I'm a housewife. I've cooked for my family, maybe 20 to 25 people. I'v...