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During a trip to the Valle d'Aosta, one encounters suggestive and picturesque cultures and craftsmen, whose roots are so deep that they resist today's fashions and trends. From the slippers of Gressoney to the precious lace of Cogne, passing through the clogs of Ayas that recall the shoes of Van Gogh's peasants and potato eaters, everything has an...

The newest restaurant in a prominent space by Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium is "inspired by the feelings that came with eating in the kitchens of our Italian mothers and grandmothers." Mamma Bella Cucina opened its doors May 2, taking the space recently vacated by RHK Seafood Boil & Bar. The menu features traditional Italian fare and dishes with mode...

Members of the Italian American Club of Duluth celebrated their first spaghetti dinner in three years Wednesday. The event at American Legion Post 71 featured plenty of spaghetti, meatballs, and salad, as well as a cash raffle.  People also had the chance to order out and take the dinner home with them. “There’s some of the members of the club even...

Ischia and Procida are two beautiful islands in the Gulf of Naples. Along with Capri, they are the flagship of Campania. Where are Capri, Ischia and Procida located? On the map, they are among the five major islands of the Campania archipelago (together with Vivara and Nisida) and trace an ideal extension of Pozzuoli and Sorrento. Ischia and Procid...

Deep in the heart of Ballast Point stands a small, unassuming cottage. From the outside, the building looks like an old family home. On the inside, however, hand-spun cheeses and flame throwing chefs mark it as anything but. For the past three years, Antonio Casamento has quietly entertained Tampa’s most sophisticated palates from behind these wall...

Ten artists, two countries and one evocative theme: it all adds up to an extraordinary art exhibit that will go on display this September in Perugia, Italy. Known as the Migration Project, the international exhibition brings together a mix of exceptional talent, hard work and artistic vision. The exhibit showcases ten artists from Italy and the US...

Food has become the main wealth of Italy for a value of 575 billion euros in 2021, up +7% compared to 2020 despite the difficulties related to the pandemic. This is what emerges from the analysis of Coldiretti – the association of Italian farmers – released on the occasion of Cibus 2022. Overall, the Italian food & beverage is now worth almost a qu...

The owner of Adriana’s Restaurant has opened a new “Italian steakhouse” on Long Wharf in the former home of Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale — on the future site of hundreds of planned new waterfront apartments. That new restaurant is called Il Gabbiano, Italian for “The Seagull.” On Monday afternoon, restaurant owner Valentin Stakaj joined dozens of friend...

Umbria is "the green heart of Italy. Not a jealous heart, but a fertile one," Stanley Tucci said as he drove through central Italy. This small rural region is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, Tuscany, which borders the region to the west. But Umbria's history, wild beauty and traditional cuisine make it a hidden gem. With the highest...

It was a weekend of smiles, emotions and memories last weekend in Tollo, Italy for Laura Lasorda, daughter of Tommy and Jo Lasorda. Accompanied with an entourage of friends and family, Laura Lasorda visited Tollo tracing the ancestral roots of her grandfather Sabatino Lasorda, who left this small town known for its fine Abruzzese cuisine and wine i...

Marketplace at Avalon Park is getting a new restaurant where the guest is the chef. Spoleto Italian Kitchen has signed on to be the newest vendor in the food hall, Marketplace at Avalon Park. Spoleto is known for its build-your-own portion of its menu, specifically pasta, where guests can choose their base, six ingredients, choice of sauce and garn...

Not just a tourist attraction, but an opportunity to revitalize the entire Brembana Valley (in Lombardia) after the difficult years of the pandemic: the world's longest discontinuous footbridge with no lateral ties was inaugurated in Dossena (Bergamo), suspended 120 meters above ground to offer breathtaking views of the Orobic Pre-Alps landscapes,...