The Italian Trade Agency announces the launch of a series of educational courses for trade members. A world-class, intensive, immersion three-day course will be offered to professionals already in the industry (sommeliers, wine retailers, brand managers, and more) and will take place across the country in 10 major cities. The dates are as follows:...

John Bosa, still imposing at 6' 4" and 230 pounds, is squeezed on a leather couch in a quiet corner of a Columbus, Ohio, Italian spot, next to his son Nick, now some 40 pounds heavier than his dad. John is nursing a Dewar’s on the rocks. After talking for an hour about the future first-round pick by his side, the first-round pick of 32 years ago br...

A few years after Charles Penzone launched his first hair salon, his attorney took him aside for a serious talk. "My attorney, who is still my attorney, he would talk about long-term planning," Penzone said recently. "And I said, 'In my industry, you're only hot for three years. Let's not plan that far ahead.'" Penzone chuckled. "Well, here we are....

Have you ever dreamed of wandering through Florence, Rome & Venice in one day? Are you ready to live the magic of the Italian beauty in a Spring afternoon?  The next classes that Rosa has prepared are going to make those dreams true. You will stroll through streets and museums that are in the most important Italian cities. You will visit Museums &...

Considered to be the most famous violin in the world by many, Niccolo Paganini's "Il Cannone" violin will be in Columbus for the first time in its history, from May 11-19. The violin will be at the Columbus Museum of Art during those days, and will part of a public performance by the Columbus Symphony on Wednesday, May 15th at the historic Ohio The...

Planning a trip to Italy this year? Perhaps just daydreaming of walking the reconstruction of Pompeii, boating along the Amalfi coast, or strolling the historic, picturesque, and somewhat chaotic streets of Rome?  How will you spend your time to experience the most Italian culture? Will you be able to communicate with shopkeepers, read the bus and...

Scott Volpe of Tucson, Arizona-based Fiamme Pizza claimed the first-place trophy in the dough-spinning Freestyle Acrobatics category of the U.S. Pizza Team’s Acrobatic Trials, held Monday, Jan. 14, at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo in Columbus, Ohio. The USPT event has become an annual tradition in Columbus, but this year’s edition had a new wrink...

What better way to spend a grey winter’s afternoon that a virtual tour of Italy? Starting in January our art scholar Rosa Di Grottole will present classes featuring new Italian cities to discover. Each day a different city and a different aspect of Italian culture. The presentations will be on the art, food and culture of Milano, Bologna, Napoli, M...

Columbus, Ohio, is part of a profound and unique bond that connects Italy to the United States. This bond has roots in history; forged in values of freedom, democracy and human rights; nourished by countless joint endeavors, and defined by a strong shared belief that there is no limit to what our nations and people together can achieve. The birthpl...

Chef Avishar Barua places the flat, bronze disk he uses to extrude creste di galli (cock’s-comb-shaped) pasta, into my hand. The disk is warm from the heat of the kitchen where Barua makes his primo version of Johnny Marzetti, Columbus, Ohio’s signature dish. Barua’s Marzetti is a many-splendored thing: pasta dough using spent grain from the Middle...