In celebration of the Lyric Opera’s presentation of Verdi’s “Luisa Miller,” August Ventura will presents a Verdi-focused evening that includes the long-lost film “In the Mouth of the Wolf.” Set in Parma, Italy, Verdi’s birthplace, the film depicts American soprano Margherita Roberti, maestro Alberto Erede, and co-stars Renato Cioni and Piero Cappuc...

The excruciating wait to devour a haul of food from Eataly is about to get a lot shorter with the debut of the Italian marketplace’s latest restaurant, which will allow guests to pick their own raw ingredients from Eataly’s various market counters for their meal. Eataly Chicago will open the “market-to-table” concept, Osteria del Mercato, on Nov. 1...

Italian Americans may not set off Guinness-fueled celebrations every St. Paddy's Day like Irish Americans, or serve as an excuse for margarita madness on Cinco de Mayo like Mexican Americans. But with their heaping plates of spaghetti and meatballs, mobster flicks, and the unfortunate reality TV show "Jersey Shore," Italian Americans are a critical...

È cominciata oggi la missione negli Stati Uniti della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, che durerà 5 giorni, con tappe a Chicago e New York, per promuovere il comparto agroalimentare del Friuli Venezia Giulia. La delegazione regionale, guidata da l'assessore regionale al Turismo e Attività Produttive, Sergio Emidio Bini, sarà protagonista del viaggio...

Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are “traditionally underrepresented” in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci’s multi-pronged effort to boost diversity following the uproar earlier this year over a $890 sweater tha...

In the course of an exemplary 22-year career in the Army, Enrico Clausi has advanced from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel while tackling everything from training soldiers and officers to mobilizing troops and equipment. Enrico A. Clausi was born in Chicago and grew up in the Italian neighborhood of Homan and Chicago avenues. “Even the garba...

When: Friday, October 25th at 6pm - Where: talian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: Presentation by translator Francesca Spedalieri of the book, "mPalermu: Dancers and Other Plays," (2019, Swan Isle Press), by Emma Dante. Presented in collaboration with the University of Illinois Chicago on the occasion of the 1...

When you walk by Wicker Park’s Tortello, you’ll see pasta makers mixing, kneading and shaping dough, helping transform flour, water and eggs into an exquisite homemade meal. Sure to entertain anyone exposed to the shop’s floor-to-ceiling front window, “it’s a gorgeous way to show people where pasta comes from, which doesn’t come from a plastic bag,...

Custom Works draws on Dainese’s 45 years of experience in the design and production of personalized leather racing suits. Since its founding in 1972, Dainese has outfitted some of the greatest riders of all time, including Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi. Custom Works makes all of Dainese’s innovation and craftsmanship available to motorcycle...

More than 500 years after Christopher Columbus sailed the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, the long-celebrated Chicago holiday in his honor could be headed to dry dock. Efforts to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day are in the works. Those favoring this change cite historians who have uncovered egregious acts of violence again...