“The national food of the people of Romagna”, so described Giovanni Pascoli the piadina – or piada – in the margin notes of his Nuovi Poemetti (1909). This speciality is indeed widespread on the Romagna menus in a thousand variations: in the areas of Cesena, Forlì and Ravenna it is thick and soft, while in the Rimini area it is thin and slightly la...

Asiago PDO cheese is and will remain, Italian, without any non-certified clones with the same name. The same goes for Parmigiano Reggiano PDO and Mortadella Bologna PGI. Thanks to a coordinated operation between the protection Consortia and the Italian farmers’ association Coldiretti, the assault by the US Consortium of Common Food Names, which tri...

Flemings Ultimate Garage of Rockville, Maryland, has a small cult following of 60,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel. We’re delighted that they’ve finally managed to get their hands on one of the most elusive Italian sports cars of the 90s.This 1995 Launch Edition example is painted in a striking yet adorable orange with a black leather inter...

n recent months in Italy, there has been a real escalation in the requests for recognition of extra virgin olive oil with a Geographical Indication. The novelty lies in the attempt to replicate a successful model, that of Olio Toscano PGI. An exemplary case as even before the EU certification it has focused on a production area such as Tuscany, whi...

Casa Italia, a landmark showroom building uniting strong Italian brands, has set a grand opening for 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16. All marketgoers are invited to the celebration at the ship-shaped building and downtown High Point landmark that for decades has housed Natuzzi’s showroom and U.S. headquarters.  Earlier this year, Natuzzi Americas annou...

Italians have continuously dazzled us with amazingly beautiful cars that make the rest of the world look like amateurs. From Ferrari to Lamborghini, Lancia to Fiat, and Alfa Romeo, there aren't many competitors that would take the Italian car industry head-on, particularly when it comes to luxury and exclusive cars. They have endeavored to get bett...

Supplì, Rome's ultimate fried food, are as famous inside the Italian capital as they are unknown outside. Excellent as an appetizer and or simply on their own, supplì haven't received their due credit outside of Rome. Of course, the national recognition of its "competitor,” Sicilian arancini, hasn't helped. So for better or for worse, supplì contin...

Italian cured meats manufacturer Veronesi Holding S.p.A., a Gruppo Veronesi company, will invest approximately $100 million to establish its first U.S. production facility in Rockingham County, creating an estimated 150 jobs over the next four years, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday. The facility will be located on 75.8 acres in the Innovation...

Let’s start with Emilia. The Lambrusco train drives the western part of the region, thanks to increasingly evident quality and the many wine typologies that this family of varietals is able to offer. Moreover, the various styles of winemaking present here, from frizzante to Metodo Classico (which they’re increasingly focused on) to ancestral method...

The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is one of Italy's top tourist destinations. But while many visitors probably come here for the beach, food tours, and ancient ruins, they have been possibly overlooking one of the best wine regions in the country—until recently. Formed less than a decade ago, the Consorzio di Tutela Vini DOC Sicil...