Italian point guard Matteo Spagnolo is going to the Minnesota Timberwolves after being selected No. 50 overall in the 2022 NBA draft. Spagnolo showcased his upside this past season with Vanoli Cremona in Italy's top division, averaging 12.2 points and 2.6 assists per game while on loan from Real Madrid. The 6'4" guard knocked down 44.1 percent of h...

It has long been rumored that a shipwreck in the distant past sent a precious Roman marble statue – a rare copy of a fifth-century BC depiction of the “Doryphoros”, or spear-bearer – into the depths of the seas off Italy. That was the story given in the late 1970s when the statue appeared out of nowhere in Munich’s Glyptothek, the city’s museum of...

Members of the Italian American Club of Duluth celebrated their first spaghetti dinner in three years Wednesday. The event at American Legion Post 71 featured plenty of spaghetti, meatballs, and salad, as well as a cash raffle.  People also had the chance to order out and take the dinner home with them. “There’s some of the members of the club even...

Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Italian Cultural Center in Minneapolis | Traffic Zone Building | 250 Third Ave N. - Suite 625 | Minneapolis | MN 55401IN-PERSON EDUCATION AND TASTING. Register here. Vermouth, Italian Liqueurs, and Cocktails, oh my! Join us for a historical overview of five Italian libations and how to incorporate them into y...

A bill to change Christopher Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Minnesota state level was voted 8-5 on March 15 to move the legislation out of the House State Government Finance and Elections Committee to be voted on by the full House. Indigenous people have called for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day,...

A representative from the Italian Consulate in Chicago will be at the Italian Cultural Center in Minneapolis on April 19 & 20 to facilitate the issuance of biometric passports for Italian citizens residing in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Northern Iowa and Western Wisconsin. Visits are by appointment only. This visit offers the convenience of...

The Vespa is such a potent symbol of Italian lifestyle that it is often a surprise to find that other cultures have embraced the iconic scooter. One country that I never thought would embrace the Vespa is America. The country that gave us large-displacement v-twins and gargantuan V8s designed to cover the vast distances across the country seems lik...

If you’ve spent any time in Minnesota, you are likely aware that some of the state’s best scenery is found along the North Shore. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. You can hike through one of the many state parks in the area. You can stroll and shop along Canal Park in Duluth. Or you can visit the popular restaurant we’d like to introd...

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul is proud to announce the 13th edition of its annual Italian Film Festival (IFF) which will be held in a hybrid format this year. The festival will be held in-person as well as on-line, in collaboration with the MSP Film Society. IFF2022 will bring ten beautiful films to our Minnesota audience. M...

Prepare for the 13th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul and join us for a special presentation: February, 12th at 6:00 PM. We are delighted to invite you to a special presentation of the upcoming 13th hybrid edition of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul. On Saturday, February 12, from 6:00 to 6:45 P.M., Tiziana Cervesa...