Italian auteur Mario Martone, who was recently in Cannes with “Nostalgia,” is set to direct a high-profile doc about the late Massimo Troisi, one of Italy’s most beloved comic actors who starred in the Oscar-winning film “Il Postino.” Troisi played the simple postman who rides his bicycle on the sandy terrain of an Italian island to deliver mail to...

Last year Italy’s 2021 Eurovision winners, Måneskin won ‘Best Rock’ at the MTV EMAs 2021, as well as receiving two further nominations. Following the release of new single, ‘Supermodel‘, MTV have recognised their achievements in the industry once more. The VMAs are a celebration of the music video medium. As well as the chance to win the famous, “m...

Chef Frankie Celenza has been cooking up content practically non-stop for years now. Between his shows with Tastemade, including the recent Emmy-winning "Struggle Meals" and the cooking competition "Frankie vs. the Internet" — the new season of which premiered on July 20 — it's amazing that Celenza has time for anything else. Yet ever busy, the che...

The idyllic Italian Riviera is in the spotlight this summer with the PBS series Hotel Portofino. The show features an array of charming towns and historic resorts in Northern Italy’s Liguria region, but the real star is the once-quaint fishing village turned resort town of Portofino. Filmed on location in Portofino and the Croatian town of Opatija,...

MovieItaly, a streaming service aimed at Italian film lovers, has launched in North America. The subscription video-on-demand channel from Italy’s Minerva Pictures is dedicated to Italian cinema and will cost $7.99 a month, $19.99 quarterly and $67.99 for the year. “It’s a price that’s affordable for a large part of our audience. It’s not too big,...

Fans of The Sopranos were recently hit with sad news about the death of Tony Sirico, who played Paulie Walnuts, a humorous capo in the fictional DiMeo crime family. Sirico—the third most featured actor on the critically acclaimed HBO series—passed away on July 8 at an assisted living facility. Though fans best know him for his role as Paulie, Siric...

Swamy Rotolo was nine years old when she was cast as the 15-year-old protagonist of Jonas Carpignano’s engrossing coming-of-age thriller A Chiara. Not that she knew it at the time. In 2014, Rotolo was auditioning for the blink-and-you-miss-it role of Chiara in Carpignano’s second feature, A Ciambra; in private, though, the Italian-American director...

Actor Tony Sirico, who played the lovable but murderous gangster Paulie Walnuts on the HBO series “The Sopranos” and was frequently cast in Woody Allen films, died on Friday at age 79, his family said. Sirico played a major role in the HBO drama that started in 1999 and became an influential hit early in the era of prestige television. Though he pl...

Love & Gelato is a Netflix romcom based on the first book in Jenna Evans Welch's bestselling Love & Gelato book trilogy. Set amongst the backdrop of stunning Italian scenery, it tells the story of Lina Emerson (Susanna Skaggs) who makes a promise to her sick mother that she'll spend the summer before college in Rome, where she falls for the city, t...

Stanley Tucci, an Italian American who is no stranger to the hustle culture in the United States, thinks Americans should take some notes from the Italian way of life. The "Searching for Italy" host told AOL that he thinks Italians "are much better at taking vacations." "Most businesses have a lot more time allotted to their employees for vacations...