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Dominic Ruggiero, the patriarch and former owner of the popular Yonkers restaurant Dom & Vinnie's, died Thursday from COVID-19. He was 87. Ruggiero and his brother-in-law, Vinnie, opened up the restaurant in 1971 in Ardsley. They moved to Yonkers 36 years ago and created a spot that has always been known for their welcoming spirit and its Italian c...

Civita di Bagnoregio, a clifftop village surging out of a valley in Italy's central Lazio region, has been proposed for World Heritage Status by the Italian UNESCO commission. All going well, the "Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio" could enter the prestigious UNESCO list in 2022, in a proposal backed by Civita and the Lazio region with the...

If times were normal, Maureen Carreno would be full-swing into her consulting job and running her travel agency. "Normally I work at least two jobs, and have most of my life," she said. Since times are far from normal, with many people refraining from travel during the pandemic, Carreno's business has been closed. "That gives me time to chop veg an...

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Zoom Meeting. August Ventura will present a program titled: On Golden Wings: Exploring Verdi’s Enduring Legacy. In his presentation, Mr. Ventura will explore such questions as: Is traditional opera still meaningful? Does opera have the power to be an agent for social and/or political change? Mr. Ventura's fascin...

With winter in full swing, nothing says “warm up by the fire” like a glass of Amarone. Americans are longtime fans of this full-bodied, velvety red wine, and the U.S. is the second largest destination market, accounting for 14% of total exports.  Produced across 19 townships in the northeast province of Verona, Amarone is created from dried grapes,...

Lou Giani’s love affair with wrestling began as a junior at Robert L. Simpson High School as Huntington High School was then known. On the horsehair filled mats in that dusty old room in the building’s basement, the sport took hold in the teenager’s life, propelling him to the 1960 Olympics and a National Wrestling Hall of Fame coaching career. Gia...

The past year has been a great challenge for everyone across Italy, and it has forced us to change our perspectives — on pretty much everything. Like others around the world, Italians are still paying a high price for the pandemic, trying to balance their lives between the online and the real worlds. Frustration, dissatisfaction and fatigue are jus...

Completed applications should be submitted by 11:59pm ET on February 8th, 2021. Applications after the deadline will not be accepted. Please contact Antonella Recchia, Director of Scholarships/Opportunities with questions: arecchia@columbuscitizens.org. Please click here to view the list of available scholarships for academic year 2021-2022. Please...

Some peculiar trends are characterizing most the sauces and pestos sector on the Italian and international scenarios. We are talking about 100% made in Italy, local raw materials, PDO or PGI, premium, and regional recipes. According to Nielsen data, in the year ending November 22, 2020 in Italy the sector’s turnover was almost 534 million euros (+7...

XXVI International Conference of Film Studies. Rome, May 6-8, 2021. Department of Philosophy, Communication, and Performing Arts - University of Roma Tre. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Áine O’Healy (Loyola Marymount University), Igiaba Scego (writer and journalist), Jennifer Smith (Head of Inclusion, BFI)  Please send your 300-350 words abstracts for...

Have you been contemplating a move to Italy? Perhaps you have Italian ancestry and would like to apply for dual citizenship based on your bloodline, or through marriage. What if you could meet your long-lost relatives in the old country and purchase property there? All these things are possible, and you can learn how from an American couple who rec...

One of Portland's top Italian restaurants has served its last meal. Burrasca, the Southeast Clinton Street dining room with a menu influenced by chef Paolo Calamai's hometown of Florence, announced Jan. 15 via social media that it has shut its doors. Eater PDX first reported the news. "With our lease at an end, we felt this presented an opportunity...