Azzurri catcher Francisco Cervelli helped the first-place Atlanta Braves win their seventh consecutive game with three hits, including two doubles, and three RBI in a 9-5 victory over theNew York Mets at Citi Field on August 24, 2019. Batting seventh in his debut for the Atlanta Braves as the replacement for injured catcher Brian McCann, Francisco...

Prisca Zaccaria grew up in Cortona, Italy, and every summer for as long as she can remember, she anticipated the day when the Americans would arrive in Cortona from Rome by bus. These Americans were students in the University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona. “I remember growing up seeing these different people in town. They would wear...

Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday, Aug. 1, that Rivacold, a manufacturer of refrigeration systems, will create 140 jobs and invest $5 million in a new facility in Buford. The jobs will include skilled positions in manufacturing. “We are honored to welcome Rivacold to Georgia with the opening of their first U.S. facility in Buford,” said Gov. Kemp....

When temperatures start to rise, hearty cuisine like creamy pasta dishes and sandwiches brimming with savory meats tend to get replaced by much lighter bites like salads, veggie-filled wraps and dishes loaded with fresh fruit. But at Atlanta's Bellina Alimentari, which is located inside of Ponce City Market, the Italian restaurant has managed to in...

Despite his heritage, chef Pat Pascarella never wanted to cook Italian food. A first-generation American, he focused his career on fine dining, working at Le Bernardin and the Optimist before opening the White Bull in Decatur last year. But it was while cooking at White Bull that nostalgia changed his mind, and by the end of 2019, Pascarella will b...

Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, today announced the exciting arrival of the Italian fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana which will open one of its exclusive boutiques at Phipps Plaza, the Southeast’s premier upscale location located in Atlanta’s prestigious Buckhead district. The boutique at Phi...

On the surface, it looks like we’ve been here before. Italy’s consul general came to Atlanta in 2016 with the idea of launching a chapter of the Miami-based Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast. In fact, the idea of such an outpost has been circulating since at least 2014, when Global Atlanta first reported on it. The new diplomat in...

An exhibit showcasing an Italian approach to early childhood education is coming to Atlanta. “The Wonder of Learning— The Hundred Languages of Children” will open at the SunTrust Plaza Garden Offices in downtown Atlanta on June 25 and remain there until Oct. 15. The exhibit is free and open to the public, who may view it from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mond...

Like a talented storyteller beginning his tale, a generous host invites visitors into the scene by setting the table with delicious food and decorated dinnerware. In Renaissance Italy, maiolica was the standard form of pottery used to serve these welcoming meals. The exhibition “Storytelling in Renaissance Maiolica,” on view at the Georgia Museum o...

May 9, 2019 – Time: 7:00 p.m. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033. This presentation and book signing by Dianne Hales honors Atlanta as a cultural center of significance. Dianne is the author of the now famous book “La Bella Lingua”. She is coming to Atlanta to present her third book: “How Italy seduced the World.” Addit...