Comitato Tricolore Italiani nel Mondo will host its 11th annual Festa della Repubblica on June 2 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in Chicago. The event celebrates the birth of the Italian republic and bears the distinction of being the only such celebration outside of Italy to feature a parade through the streets. Festivities will begin with a...

The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and Shrine will commemorate the recent passing of the Rev. Peter Sordi with an 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday, June 1. The Mass will be concelebrated by local Scalabrini priests, with Bishop Lawrence Sabatini and the Rev. Nicholas Marro speaking during the services. (708-344-4140) Rev. Peter was born and ordained in Ital...

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: A lecture by Dr. Judith Testa Rome’s three surviving triumphal arches— dedicated to the emperors Titus, Septimius Severus and Constantine— are among the most conspicuous monuments of imperial Rome. All are located in or n...

June 2,3 and 5, 2019. Ciao Chicago, 1656 West Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL. The Authentic Italian Table is a three-day expo organized by the Italian American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago as part of the True Italian Taste project (www.trueitaliantaste.com). Hosted at Ciao Chicago, each day will highlight 5 of Chicago's best Italian restaurants with li...

The Comboni Missionaries will commemorate the second anniversary of the death of the Rev. Angelo Biancalana with a 6 p.m. Mass in the chapel of the Comboni Mission Center in LaGrange Park. (708-354-1999) Rev. Angelo was born in Italy, moved to the Chicago area in 1951, and was ordained on May 25, 1958. Following that, he did missionary work among N...

As a girl growing up in Tuscany, Lida Allegrini harvested wild berries and dipped her net into a stream to catch minnows to fry for dinner. She washed her clothes in the river near her hometown of Colognora di Compito. She was 7 when she first met her father. He was in Chicago, where he’d immigrated ahead of her and her mother and started a wholesa...

When: Monday, June 3, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 Join us for a special Sardinian wine tasting and degustation of local products from Sardinia. Oenologist Clara Orban (and Professor at DePaul University) will lead us on this exciting culinary journey. This event is open...

The Chicago Athenaeum has named Italian architect and designer, Flavio Manzoni, as this year's Laureate of the American Prize for Design. Each year, The Prize is awarded to designers who have made a commitment to forward the principles of design excellence within the context of our contemporary society and who elevated design to a more a profound h...

An Italian investment company owned by Consilum SGR S.p.A., Progressio SGR S.p.A. and MMM S.r.l. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Gelit Italian frozen pasta business from Conagra Brands, Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Doganella di Ninfa, Italy, Gelit produces Italian frozen food and ready...

Calling all cheese lovers and foodies of the Chi, an exquisite new eatery is emerging later this month. And its specialty? Cheese, of course! Being the first to do so, the eatery will provide a multi-faceted and wholly unique experience for Chicagoans. Part Mozzarella Store, Napoletana Pizzeria, & Caffé, the all-in-one shop is located in the heart...