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TV and radio host, journalist, actor and partisan. Italian American. It is not easy to describe Mike Bongiorno, a historical and among the most famous faces of Italian television. A man born exactly 100 years ago, on May 26, 1924, and who died on September 8, 2009. His life was troubled and full of surprises: from imprisonment in San Vittore during...

An Italian-American family that tried for years to buy an empty restaurant near home is preparing to open Antonio’s Pizzeria in Gautier, MS. Now the owners of that restaurant at 2120 Ladnier Road, just off U.S. 90, are renovating it inside and out, with “a sit down, homey feel,” said Antonio Palazzolo. The hope to open in early June, he said. They...

Ready to hit the beach again, The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is returning to the Miami Beach Convention Center from June 1-3 —in collaboration with Confindustria for the “INSPR ITALIA II,” innovations in style. The continued showcasing of these brands notably coincides with Miami Swim Week. Resort, swimwear, accessories and eyewear collections will...

A year from now we will see a humanoid robot running the 100 meters at the Naples Stadium. And, why not, also the long jump, high jump and other Olympic disciplines. It sounds like science fiction but it is now an established reality that, with the launch of low-cost robots, will become more and more widespread. For now, however, it is an all-Neapo...

Days after Gregg Giannotti was named Italian-American of the Year in conjunction with Italian-American Day, Jerry Recco got a surprise at our Kickoff to Summer in Belmar: the New Jersey legislature has made a proclamation naming him Italian-American Sportscaster of the Year! NJ Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger was on hand to give our Jerry the hono...

May 31, 2024–6 PM, IIC New York. In collaboration with the Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT), Com.It.Es, and DisterraUS (Sardinian Community in the US), the panel features scholars, architects, journalists, and tourism industry officials, who will gather to discuss the resources of Sardinia, focusing also on its villages, like Rebeccu and Bonor...

Rome, as it’s often said, wasn’t built in a day. And nowhere is that more evident than its state-of-the-art Metro Line C, an ambitious project meant to help relieve the Italian capital’s renowned traffic hellscape and celebrate its rich archeological history with a unique-in-the-world underground museum. The €700 million line ($757.7 million) was o...

Family and food have always been at the heart of Salvatore "Sal" Anzalone's business Joe's Family Pizzeria & Ristorante in Hillsborough, NJ. Now his daughter Ylenia is following in his footsteps and poised to take over the restaurant at 856 Route 206 in Hillsborough. "I am the only one carrying the family legacy," said Ylenia to Patch. Sal was born...

The latest edition of Vini d’Italia provides the perfect pretext for this exploration, marking the first time a Lambrusco Grasparossa has been awarded the prestigious Tre Bicchieri. Described as having a "broad aromatic profile, featuring prominent forest fruits like currant and blueberry, hints of white pepper and mint," it is rich on the palate "...

A taste of Italia right here in Omaha! The Carlentini Omaha Association and walking tour group the Nebraska Trailblazers hosted a Little Italy Walking Tour where neighbors learned about the areas rich histroy and enjoyed few good bites. Sheri Kanger hosted the walking tour, her family has lived in Little Italy for generations and says she worked wi...

Green, yellow, brown—these colors embrace you as you stroll through the countryside of Puglia. The eye is drawn to vivid hues under a brilliant sun: if you look closely, you can see the furrowed brows of those kissed by hard labor as if it were the sun, their rough hands tilling the soil. The rustle of wheat fills emerald fields in spring, which tu...

Suffern’s restaurant scene took a hit when longtime favorites Marcello’s Ristorante and Java Love Coffee Roasting Co. shuttered their doors between 2022 and 2023. Now, in 2024, locals can pay homage to both spots while celebrating an entirely new concept in the form of Lavagna. Taking up the former Java Love space, which was a bank building prior t...