Contemporary artist Bill Viola has donated his video work, "Self Portrait, Submerged," created earlier this year, to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The donation was made possible through the joint efforts of Friends of the Uffizi Gallery, based in Palm Beach, Florida, and their sister organization in Florence, Amici degli Uffizi.   V...

Il Circolo's 2015 calendar is packed with amazing cultural events for all ages! Kick off the year right with our Festa Italiana taking place at St. Jude's Mount Carmel Hall in Boca Raton on January 17!   Enjoy a true Italian Festa complete with dinner, dancing, singing, and culture! Come celebrate with your Il Circolo "famiglia" as we welcom...

by Miriam Valverde   A Doris Italian Market and Bakery is scheduled to open next month in North Palm Beach. Construction is underway for the 22,000-square-foot store slated to open at 11239 U.S. Highway 1, within the Shoppes at City Centre. About 100 employees are expected to work at the store once it opens.   The shop is set to...

I'm starting to see a pattern, a wonderful, very interesting pattern, in discovering that very often behind a cultural organization that celebrates Italy somewhere in the US, there's a force of nature embodied by an American woman of Italian heritage, proud of being both Italian and American. Italian American women have always been celebrated less...

by Nicole Danna   Big Time Restaurant Group has announced the grand opening date for its latest concept, Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria.   The restaurant located at 1032 East Las Olas Boulevard will open in June, a 10,000­-square-­foot restaurant space offers five distinct indoor and outdoor dining experiences including...

The Times of London named the Uffizi Gallery, located in Florence, Italy, the "world's greatest gallery." In South Florida, the restoration of artworks found at the Uffizi Gallery is supported by the Palm Beach-based Friends of the Uffizi Gallery. Since their inception in 2006, the organization has fully funded, or contributed to the...

by Nicole Danna   When Tony D's chef/owner Jay Speranza was growing up in Rochester, New York, the family kitchen was an important part of his day-to-day life. These days, Speranza is spending more time is professional kitchens, including that of the South Florida expansion of his Rochester-based Italian eatery, which launched an outpos...

In his native Bari along the southeast coast of Italy, Gianni Minervini recalls dining on seafood and a spicy sauce with pasta — but never those things combined in one dish because that would counter Italy's culinary sensibilities. So why is an all-in-one seafood-pasta-spicy-sauce dish on the menu at Minervini's restaurant, where Italian culinary...

For an eatery with "modern" in its name, Cena Modern Italian Restaurant pays tribute to the past. Black-and-white oversized photos of James Dean, Elvis Presley and Mariln Monroe adorn the walls while songs like Mel Tormé's jazzy "Sunday in New York" play overhead. The bathrooms are also labeled "guys" and "dolls." Cena is new to the happy-hour sce...

Brioni announced the opening of the first boutique in Palm Beach on Worth Avenue, the city's luxury shopping destination. The 100-square-meter store mirrors the brand's new store concept and fans out over two selling areas dedicated to the formalwear and leisurewear.   The interiors are luxuriously decorated with glass, bronzed brass, marble...