Publications announces the reissue of Roland Merullo's memoir/travelogue The Italian Summer: Golf, Food, and Family at Lake Como. Called "a colorful, affectionate tour of Italian landscape and food" by Kirkus Magazine and "simply a wonderful read" by BookReporter, it is a charming narrative of a glorious summer of golfing, eating, and learning...

Lake Como, tucked against Italy's border with Switzerland, has been home to ancient Roman grandees, Renaissance cardinals, Milanese industrialists and, most recently, to Russian billionaires and actor George Clooney. Now, with the dollar rising, a new wave of American buyers is taking an interest in the area.   The lake, about 40 miles long,...

di Massimiliano Del Barba Uno pneumatico praticamente indistruttibile che si irrigidisce quando la velocità aumenta, diminuendo sensibilmente l'attrito con l'asfalto, e che, appena si toccano i freni, diventa più morbido, garantendo più aderenza e, di conseguenza, maggior sicurezza. Magie della tecnologia. Magia del grafene. Trasparente, impermea...

In the past couple weeks alone, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin celebrated their wedding weekend in Venice, accompanied by some of their best A-list pals, including Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Anna Wintour, Bono of U2, Bill Murray, and Matt Damon. In a less opulent affair, Instagram photos told the tale of La...

The Italian American Club of Livonia celebrated its 20th year of supporting the St. Louis Center in Chelsea by sponsoring another successful Culinary Extravaganza on Jan. 25.   The event netted about $35,000 for the transportation program at the SLC, a residential care center for children and adults with developmental disabilities run by the...

Former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace has signed for Italian team Pallacanestro Cantu for the remainder of the season. After a series of teasing tweets from the 35-year-old World Peace — such as "whatever you can do I Cantu better" — Cantu confirmed the news, calling it "the coup of the century."   "When Daniele (sporting director Danie...

Silvia Givera is standing on the picturesque bank of Lake Como. She winds up, underhand, to throw a tennis ball to her dog Diego. The dog stands transfixed until the ball sails far out into the lake, and then he happily swims after it. He brings it back but is reluctant to return it to Ms. Givera.   Eventually she gets the ball and the two w...

Partiranno alla scoperta degli Stati Uniti d'America trentadue studenti dell'Insubria, ma non si tratta di una vacanza. I ragazzi partiranno il prossimo 19 maggio e visiteranno Boston, New York Philadelphia e Washington, accompagnati dal professor Giorgio Maria Zamperetti, ordinario di Diritto Commerciale nel Dipartimento di Diritto, Economia e Cul...

Anche gli sposi americani privilegiano l'Italia rispetto ad altre destinazioni per trascorrervi la loro luna di miele definendola "imbattibilmente la più romantica" tra le 20 maggiori destinazioni più richieste.   Il nostro Paese, infatti, già decretato vincente da parte delle giovani coppie in arrivo dalla Cina e dall'India, si è aggiudicat...

by Ingrid K. Williams   In the foothills of the Alps in northern Italy, Lake Como deserves its reputation as a playground for the wealthy. Virtually deserted during the winter, the wishbone-shaped lake awakens from its slumber in mid-March when glamorous crowds begin flocking to the pretty towns clustered around its midsection: Bellagio, Men...