Puccini workshops at Vermont public schools; a concert of Italian arias and songs; and a first-hand report from Florence, Italy’s Medici Archive Project are the ways in which the three 2024 recipients of VICA’s Scholarships and Grants program will promote Italian culture in Vermont. “Each year we are impressed by the passion and talent of the appli...

A prominent feature of the Brattleboro Water System is the Pleasant Valley Reservoir. It was constructed in 1909 and has become the main source of public water for the community. In September 1909, the Vermont Phoenix wrote, “Any person who has not visited the site of the reservoir which is being constructed in Pleasant Valley as a storage basin fo...

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA) and the Italian Consulate General of Italy in Boston announced today an exchange program for educators in Vermont and Italy centered around food systems education and farm-to-school professional learning. The purpose of the exchange is to share agricultural knowledge and leve...

The next time you’re in Vermont and craving freshly made pasta, we suggest dining at Papa Frank’s Italian Restaurant in Winooski. Since 1984, this popular spot has been the place for all your Italian favorites featuring fresh pasta. So, if you’re in the mood for spaghetti with meatballs, fettuccine Alfredo, homemade ravioli, or even pizza, pack you...

Political thrillers, love, jealousy, passion, betrayal, murder and war were selling theater tickets years before the Bijou came to Morrisville and long before Cecil B. DeMille arrived in Hollywood. Giacomo Puccini could keep an audience on the edge of their seats long before Alfred Hitchcock could say “Psycho” or Indiana Jones went looking for the...

Jenny Vascotto and her husband, Giacomo, have more than a decade of experience in Michelin-ranked, high-end kitchens. Their backgrounds have brought them all over the world — from Italy to San Francisco. When Jenny’s mother decided to retire to Vermont, she made an offer they couldn’t refuse… access to land. The couple came to Vermont in 2019 to st...

Last Tuesday, Nov. 21, Robert Campo handed a visitor a small paper plate holding two perfect ravioli covered in a bright, fresh red sauce. The co-owner of Campo di Vino in South Barre said by the end of the holiday season, he’d be making 50,000 more of those raviolis, many filled with a nugget of local sausage, made from a recipe originating with h...

There are over 40 events scheduled from November 13th to 19th in the United States for the eighth edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, an integrated promotion initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled in 2023 “At the table with Italian cuisine: well-being with taste.” In the background, there is the candidacy of...

The Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA) has announced that its Scholarships and Grants Program, which seeks to promote and preserve Italian heritage and culture in Vermont, began accepting applications starting November 1, 2023.  The VICA Scholarships and Grants program provides up to $1,500 in funding to three individuals who are seeking t...

Ducati North America has opened registration for the second edition of its stateside Giro Alpino adventure, which will take place from Aug. 14-17 along the scenic roads surrounding beautiful Stowe, Vermont. The Giro Alpino 2023 was created to celebrate the Ducati lifestyle and ride alongside fellow Ducatisti in the unparalleled beauty of Vermont’s...