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Wednesday October 24, 7:00 pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY. Admission: Members $20; Non-Members $25; open to the public. Contact: Lindsay Brewster 914-771-8700 lbrewster@wiccny.org The ancient Romans were innovative architects and engineers who invented building methods still in use today. Roman monume...

When it comes to romantic getaways or solo weekend trips, few cities deliver quite like Verona. The Italian city, famous as the setting for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," offers walkable streets, decadently rich gelato and impromptu dancing in the streets. Here's how to spend a weekend in Verona. Start with a short half-hour trip outside the cit...

Riviera Mediterranean Cuisine is  a Dongan Hills dining spot with unique fare.  It's menu boasts of Greek,  Italian and Albanian specialties at its finest.  Frank Beqiri is the executive chef who sits at the helm at one of our borough’s best kept secrets. The warm and welcoming eatery, that opened its doors to diners in March of last year, features...

Performer, composer, and author John T. LaBarbera performs his original score for Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck on October 28 at 4:00pm. LaBarbera’s score creates an emotional atmosphere through the melodic themes that are reminiscent of the Italian immigrant music published during the early 20th century. C...

Continua il buon momento di Alfa Romeo negli Stati Uniti. La casa automobilistica del Biscione ha visto aumentare le sue immatricolazioni anche nel mese di settembre che si è da poco concluso. A differenza di quanto avvenuto in Italia dove le immatricolazioni il mese scorso hanno subito un vero e proprio crollo, negli USA le cose per il Biscione co...

We are what we eat. Also, what we eat reflects what we are, I would say. In recent times indeed, people became more conscious about the risks of an unhealthy diet and more aware of the threats posed by intensive industrial food production. Issues like that have arisen even in Italy, the cradle of the Mediterranean diet, traditionally devoted to hig...

Get ready for another trip on the flying trapeze. Cirque du Soleil is bringing one of its most-popular shows, the Italian-themed "Corteo," back to Portland in early 2019 for a four-day run at the Moda Center. The French-Canadian circus troupe first brought the production to Portland in 2008, when it had a six-week run in a big-top tent along the Wi...

Lady Gaga did not so much arrive at the Venice Film Festival this August as she floated into it, a platinum Aphrodite borne on the waves, black stilettos skimming the sea foam. Which is to say, she took a water taxi. An image of her zooming across the canal — perched precariously on the side of the lacquered motorboat in a little black dress, her l...

You’ve probably never heard of him, but in the world of restaurants few chefs are more beloved than Cesare Casella, a bighearted Tuscan who strolls through life with a smile on his face and a sprig of rosemary in his pocket. “Cesare knows everyone. He knows everything about food, and he’s the most generous guy in the world,” says Patrick Martins, a...

Dante Alighieri will forever be associated with Florence, city of his birth and the dialect he helped elevate such that it would one day become the basis of Italy's national language. Yet when Dante died nearly 700 years ago this week, Florence isn't where he ended up. The story of how Dante's remains came to be in Ravenna isn't that complicated. I...

Since the beginning of time, light has been a recurrent symbol in Christianity and, from a liturgical point of view, it refers directly to God. Light was considered a weapon against the treachery of darkness and remains still today ancestrally connected to life, love and truth.   In the past, Christian countries would restrain the use of luminarie,...

Get ready to cozy up Chicago – BAITA is coming! Inspired by the Italian Alps, BAITA (pronounced bye-tah) is an all-new restaurant opening on our second floor Friday, October 19. Meaning "ski lodge" in Piemontese dialect, BAITA is our answer to fighting the winter blues. As the temperatures drop, escape the chilly sidewalks of Chicago and let yourse...