Al via Mercanteinfiera, l’appuntamento di Fiere di Parma dedicato ad antiquariato, design, modernariato e collezionismo vintage in programma dal 29 febbraio all’8 marzo. Elegante, raffinato, amico di nobildonne come la Duchessa di Windsor e Margaret d’Inghilterra, di celebri dive come Audrey Hepburn e Liz Taylor non ha mai smesso di voler essere un...

For Michael Altieri, owning a restaurant on Mineral Spring Avenue feels like a return to his roots, said the lifelong North Providence resident and one of the co-owners of the newly opened Parma Bar and Grille. “I get a rush from seeing people satisfied from the product we put out,” Altieri told The Breeze, adding that he loves the positive energy...

Judge Frank Caprio, explaining the ("If I catch you") Italian hand gesture. Hand gestures are a powerful tool that has been a large part of Italian culture. Around 250 specific hand gestures have been identified, with the belief that they originated from a long history of Italy being invaded by many other countries. Given that there was no common l...

Anthony “Nappy” Napolitano stood at the podium inside the historic and nationally famous Italo-American Club of Rhode Island in Providence Monday night and declared, “the greatest contribution I have made to this club is George Lazzareschi Jr.” That statement set off one of many standing ovations, as Napolitano and Lazzereschi embraced on a night p...

Chef Walter Potenza joins us in the Studio today to take us on Tour of the Italian Heritage Center Exhibit. The only photographic collections of early Italian immigration in Rhode Island! Since 1886 Federal Hill in Providence Rhode Island has been one the centers for Italian immigration in the United States. Italian settlers replaced the Irish sett...

Bryan Rafanelli's career as a designer and party planner extraordinaire has its roots firmly planted in the basement rec room of his family's Coventry home. It was there that the six Rafanelli kids were sent on rainy days to watch the home movies of their parents' wedding in North Providence. "I feel really lucky to have grown up in this quirky sta...

A cura di Maria Teresa Cannizzaro, Fiorella Operto e Marco Violi. Galleria dei ritratti del Museo Diocesano di Imola. 7 dicembre 2019 │ 16 febbraio 2020. Oggetto dell'esposizione – in un suggestivo allestimento, che sottolineerà in particolare i cosiddetti bijoux delle feste – circa 300 pezzi (dagli anni '20 ai '70) prodotti dalle più importanti ma...

Instead of rewarding or surrendering to vandalism, the City of Providence ought to be prosecuting it. Unfortunately, Mayor Jorge Elorza has adopted a weak response to the repeated defacement of an 1893 statue of Christopher Columbus, by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, at Elmwood and Reservoir avenues. Only last month, on the eve of Columbus Day, someon...

A Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island has been vandalized for a second time in recent weeks. The statue’s pedestal was splashed overnight with what appeared to be red paint. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office said Monday city workers have already cleaned it and police are investigating. The statue was splashed with red paint Oct. 14, wh...

Rhode Island's queen of food, Gail Ciampa, always knows what’s cooking, from innovative new restaurants to old favorites. Here’s a little more about her, including how she landed the coveted position of Journal food editor. (She also has her own food-centric newsletter, which you can sign up for at providencejournal.com/newsletters.) How long have...