One of the most comprehensive shows on Botticelli ever staged in the U.S. is coming to the Minneapolis Institute of Art this coming fall, according to a press release. It’s part of an exhibit that celebrates Renaissance Florence. Starting Oct. 15 and running through Jan. 8, 2023, Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi will...

Trattoria Mucci, the Uptown location of the popular Mucci's Italian restaurant in St. Paul, will close Jan. 29, owner Tim Niver announced today. The restaurant took the place of Niver's short-lived Meyvn on Lake Street in 2019. "It's not been easy, but it's been wonderful," Niver said of the closure on social media. Niver told the Pioneer Press tha...

Ciao from Rome!   Dear Friends, another difficult year comes to an end. Twelve months ago we hoped that by this December we would be out of the pandemic, but that is not yet the case. It's been a tough year, something has improved but we're not out of the woods yet. We can only protect ourselves and hope that in twelve months this nightmare will be...

The ICC is looking for a part-time Director of the Youth School. The program offers Italian language courses to children from 3 to 17 years. Requirements: University degree in Language Education, native speaker of Italian or equivalent (C1-CEFR), experience in teaching Italian as L2 to children and teenagers. Please send your resume to info@theital...

In the English-speaking world, there has been a long tradition of mystery writers from Edgard Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P.D. James, and Martha Grimes, just to name a few. However, not many Italian mystery writers, or ‘giallisti’, have reached comparable fame. But this is changing as both the quantity and the quality of Italian mystery nove...

After years of trying to lure arguably the most iconic automobile brand in the world, the Carousel Motor Group (CMG) officially opened a Ferrari dealership on Sept. 9. The dealership, called Twin Cities Performance, is located southeast of Highway 169 and Interstate 394 in Golden Valley. Carousel Motor Group, the automotive division of the Pohlad C...

We're Hiring! Youth School Director. The ICC is looking for a part-time Director of the Youth School. The program offers Italian language courses to children from 3 to 17 years. Requirements: University degree in Language Education, native speaker of Italian or equivalent (C1-CEFR), experience in teaching Italian as L2 to children and teenagers. Pl...

Beatified in 1990, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati is the subject of a play opening Oct. 1 at Open Window Theatre in Inver Grove Heights. Written and directed by Jeremy Stanbary and starring Jeromy Darling, the play is the first professional theater production that aims to capture the life of this modern saint, Stanbary said. Stanbary, who founded Op...

DANTE 700 is a series of online events, presented by The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul, celebrating Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) on the 700th anniversary of his death. Everyone is encouraged to register for all the three events. However, each event will be independent and will be accessible even without attending the others. From...

As an artist, Mark Balma is up to big things, but that’s also how he got started, after all: on large pieces of paper from the religious sisters who taught him at Ascension Catholic School in Minneapolis. They knew the grade-schooler had a talent for art, so sometimes they’d ask him to create something for special occasions, like St. Joseph’s feast...