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In Italy, the richness of the landscape is extraordinary, going from the highest peaks to the coast, passing through flourishing plains and gentle hills dotted with vineyards. In this scenery, which seems almost like a paradise on earth, we cannot fail to mention the badlands, present throughout Italy, along the Apennine chain, from the south to th...

When: 6 -7 - 8 June, 2022 from 10AM to 6PM - For the FULL PROGRAM please click HERE This initiative is aimed at the public of readers and the international publishing world (publishing houses, literary agencies, editors, translators) and it is promoted by the Italian Cultural Institute in New York directed by Fabio Finotti, with the collaboration o...

The gastronomical specialties of Umbria region are endless. It is one of the areas of Italy with more variety of products and preparation, according to the territory of origin and traditions handed down from family to family. Umbrian cuisine is influenced by the neighboring regions of Tuscany, Latium and Marche, which lead to the birth of the excel...

It’s hard to find someone with more enthusiasm and excitement than Joey Maggiore when it comes to being a chef and restauranteur. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since Joey is the son of Valley chef icon, Tomaso Maggiore. Like Father, Like SonFor years, Joey grew up in the kitchen learning from his Sicilian-born father, who was a fixture of...

Before the pandemic, I never really understood “foodie” culture. As a travel writer, I enjoyed cooking classes when they were on the itinerary, but the lessons were lost on me once the final dish was plated. I was more fascinated by the personalities of chefs than the actual ingredients. But when travel locked down, something stirred in me: Watchin...

Neeli Cherkovski, the prolific poet (most lately of ABCs and Hang On to the Yangtze River) and biographer of Charles Bukowski, first wrote a biography of Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 1979. This recently released expanded edition of Ferlinghetti, A Life includes a new foreword, epilogue and afterword, each of them alight with moving, intimate stories. I...

Beyond Los Angeles, few cities hum with the memory of cinema’s golden age as loudly as Rome. In the 1950s and ’60s, the Italian capital had more cool per capita than anywhere on the planet. Both responsible for and synonymous with the fashion, music, nightlife – and, of course – cinema of the day, Rome was at the centre of it all, with the biggest...

There’s no lack of pizza styles in Greater Boston — wood-fired, Neapolitan-inspired pies; South Shore-style bar pizza; floppy New York slices; Detroit-style “squares”; New England Greek (think [insert town here] House of Pizza); and even beach pizza. But Si Cara, a restaurant opening early this summer in Cambridge’s Central Square, is giving the re...

Objectively, it may seem a little odd that a 200-year-old scarlet Italian liqueur that’s more bitter than sweet would become a staple in mainstream America. And yet, Campari, the best-known of the aperitivo bitters or “red bitters” category, has become a must-have among bartenders, with savvy marketing a through line to the brand’s success. Some ha...

Concert by 'Opera Italiana is in the Air' is part of the group's mission to find new, innovative ways to expose younger, more diverse audiences to opera. Italian conductor Alvise Casellati is bringing his unique and popular 'Opera Italiana is in the Air' to Washington, D.C. for the first time, with a free concert titled Rebuild Harmony on the steps...

Local officials in Venice announced the entry fee for arriving tourists—originally scheduled to take effect in June—has been postponed until next year. According to EuroNews.com, the Italian travel hotspot approved the tourist tax as a way to help curb the “overwhelming number of daytrippers” heading to the city, as well as make up for the financia...

Al Ponte, which means "to the bridge" in Italian, opens its doors in the old Simko's Grill location at 1311 RT 35 in Neptune, New Jersey. The menu features wood fired brick oven pizza that cooks at 900 degrees, homemade pastas as well as simply prepared Italian classics! Al Ponte highlights creative cocktails along with an extensive spirits program...