Umbria is called the Green Heart of Italy, because of its lush landscape, warm people and central location. It has it all: ancient ruins, Renaissance art, scenic landscapes, medieval hill towns and exceptional wine and food, truffles, olive oils, chocolates, pasta and more.   Sip wines and nibble gourmet delights as you take a virtual tour o...

Simone Pallotta, a Public and Urban Art curator based in Rome, brings together the works of 10 contemporary street artists to the prestigious halls of the Italian Culture Institute of NY in the new show: "From Street to Art".   The exhibit delves into the world of Italian public and urban art through these artists who have made a memorable m...

Jazz, folk, blues and swing notes will entertain you all night while the chef serves up some delicious and authentic Italian food. Osteria del Principe - 27e 23rd street NY 1001010th september - 6,30 - 10,30 pm Ricky Russo DJ will start off the evening by playing a chill out session. "The most enthusiastic man in New York" (that's what people kno...

You are cordially invited to attend a reading of Anne Hood's latest novel, An Italian Wife at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, September 25th.   About the book: Spanning the course of three wars and almost a century, An Italian Wife is a multi-generational saga chronicling the story of the Rimaldi family, from the first generati...

The fourth night of the IN SCENA! Italian Theater Festival NY was presented at the beautiful and intimate Casa Italiana in Greenwich Village. There in the downstairs auditorium, I experienced Cingomma, written and performed by the wildly talented Jessica Leonello.   With a variety of lush and complex characters, this comic yet highly moving...

by Pamela Silvestri   Called the "Feast of All Feasts" by organizers, the San Gennaro street festival is ready to roll for 2015. The event, which attracts over a million revelers in a salute to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, is set for Sept. 10-20.   1. THE HISTORY Little Italy's San Gennaro festival began in 1926, a celebration...

by Claudio Bisogniero   One word, spectacular. The Boxer at Rest, on loan from the National Museum of Rome, will be unveiled in the United States for the first time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this June 1 and remain on exhibit through July 15, 2013 as part of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. This exceptiona...

Joseph R. Perella, philanthropist and leading Wall Street deal maker, was named Grand Marshal of New York City's 69th Annual Columbus Celebration, which will take place on Fifth Avenue on Monday, October 14, 2013.   The Annual Columbus Day Parade is the world's largest celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture. As Grand Marshal, M...

On a freezing November night in Times Square, Officer Lawrence DePrimo was manning a post at W. 44th St. and Broadway when he spotted an older, barefooted homeless man. The officer asked the man if he had anything to put on his feet. "It's okay, sir, I've never had a pair of shoes," the man replied. "But God bless you."   The officer we...

A group of North Americans led by New York lawyer Joe Tacopina completed the purchase of Italy's cash-strapped Serie B soccer club Bologna on Wednesday.   Tacopina was named club president and Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo is a large investor. A statement posted on Bologna's website announced the deal.   Read more   So...