“Not only sea, sun and grattatella“, would answer any Sicilian to the question “Christmas in Sicily, really??”. Yes, because, in any season, Sicily offers enchanting views, suggestive places and atmospheres, moments to remember and unique dishes to taste. Yes, really, even at Christmas! The tradition of Christmas here is very strong and you can imm...

The Chef’s Pers-pective in December should be an easy column to write. The truth is that there are so many topics available in this last month of the year that it is not as easy as you might think. I considered topics ranging from what Christmas is like for a tourist visiting Italy to the artistry of the Nativity competitions that are widespread in...

Every year in November, Turin goes into contemporary art overdrive with a number of exhibitions ranging from Artissima — and its edgier cousin Paratissima — to Luci d’Artista, creative light art installations that are much more than just Christmas lights. Actually, they aren’t Christmas lights at all, so we’re told. It has to be said, the themes ar...

The Italian town of Assisi, in the central Umbria region, will project images of Giotto's Nativity frescoes onto the façade of the Basilica of St Francis over the Christmas season. The video-mapping project, which was hugely popular last year, will see Giotto's Nativity scenes beamed onto the exterior of the Basilica di S. Francesco, dedicated to I...

Some holiday elves at Tramonti Restaurant in Seabright have built a little Italian Christmas market in their outdoor seating area. The small plywood chalet is decorated with nutcrackers, a Christmas tree and a train set racing through a winter wonderland. Inside, it’s stocked with important Italian treats, all in beautiful packaging — advent calend...

7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. December 7 – March 7. Get tickets here (Free). Join the GRAMMY-winning Boston Early Music Festival for a holiday program showcasing masterworks from the Italian Baroque by Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Stradella. Acclaimed Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and Concertmaster Robert Mealy lead the all...

Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM - Orsi Family Vineyards, 2306 Magnolia Dr, Healdsburg, CA, 95448. Join us for our first annual Christmas Markets at Orsi! Admission is free. Sip on unique Italian varietals while you stroll our marketplace. From beautiful, artisan produced items from Italy and our own homegrown and treasured artisans right here in Sonom...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere invites the public to see its annual display of “Il Presepio Della Solidarietà,” the FDNY 9/11/01 Solidarity Crèche, beginning Friday, Dec. 10 when it will be displayed on Casa Belvedere’s front porch. The 18th century style handcrafted nativity scene was a gift of friendship and solidarity from t...

A Christmas Village will once again light up the Casa Italia campus in Stone Park after a one-year hiatus prompted by the pandemic. The complimentary open house is slated for Dec. 5, and more than a dozen organizations have signed up as sponsors. A noon Mass with a Living Nativity will be followed by festivities that include a strolling zampognaro...

All are welcome to a Festa Natale at Casa Italiana Italian Cultural Center in Burien, starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Enjoy an Italian Bake Sale, festive chestnut roasting, Italian imports shopping, toe tapping music by the Rigatones, and top it off with a grand Christmas tree lighting. Come discover the warm and inviting Casa Caff...