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Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Trussardi – we all know the names and are familiar with the image of these fashion powerhouses, but how did Italian fashion brands establish such a strong hold on the global market? To really understand Italian fashion, we must go back to the 14th century. During the Renaissance period the textile indu...

So you're hungry — and you're ready for some Italian cuisine. Good news: we've found the freshest spots to satisfy your appetite. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food. Princi - 2118 Westlake Ave., Denny Triangle. Through a partnership with Starbucks, Italian bakery Princi has opened its first sta...

Gianluca Petrella and Giovanni Guidi will make a rare American appearance in Chicago this month. The duo known as “Superstar” will take to the stage at Constellation on North Western Avenue on Sept. 16. Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the concert will offer jazz aficionados the opportunity to enjoy these young Italian talent...

From Saturday, September 22, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018. Organized by LA Opera. Entrance with fee. Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Placido Domingo and James Conlon join forces for one of Verdi’s greatest works in a grand tale of resistance, romance and rivalry. A live broadcast of the season opene...

A new Italian geographical indication brand is born: its name is Prodotto di Montagna (mountain product). The Italian Minister for Agricultural, Food, Forestry and Tourism Policies, Gian Marco Centinaio, has signed the decree establishing the identifying quality trademark for mountain food products. “Protecting mountain products – says Centinaio – ...

On the street art scene, Michael De Feo a.k.a The Flower Guy, is a big deal. He's been creating works using the urban landscape and magazines as his mediums of choice for the past 25 years, hitting the streets of Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Venice, Buenos Aires and Hong Kong to showcase his art. His style? To beautifully deface fashion ads and edito...

With the legal name of Cenni di Pepi, and the common moniker of Cimabue, came a revolution in medieval Italian art. As the most celebrated Florentine artist of his generation, Cimabue (pronounced chee ma BOO ay) is hailed for transitioning Italian art out of the flatness of Byzantine icons to the beginnings of the naturalism that would culminate a...

New Yorkers can beat the heat this summer with sweet treats from three new gelato pop-ups in Lower Manhattan. Chelsea-based L'Arte del Gelato has expanded its artisanal gelato operation to three new neighborhoods at Tribeca's Whole Foods, the Oculus in the Financial District and at the Bowery Market on the outskirts of the East Village, according t...

Si dice- Mi hanno detto- ma lo sai che??- Non lo sai?? (people say-I was told- do you know that?-don't you know that?). These are the most common expressions used by Italians when they start gossiping. Some studies carried out at the University of California and published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology showed that gossiping hel...

The Federation of Italian American Organizations Queens (FIAO) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its 5K Run to Fight Drug Abuse, which was sponsored by SB One Bank. Runners come from all boroughs to compete in the heat and humidity, in an out and back course. The race was started by Vito Gianola, former senior vice president of SB One Bank, who al...

Julio’s Cafe, on Clarksburg’s Baltimore Avenue, has long been a staple of the local Italian-American community. For the past 51 years, three generations of the Iaquinta family have prided themselves on serving up some of the finest steak, seafood and authentic Italian cuisine found anywhere in the region. Costanza Iaquinta, the restaurant’s manager...

Some residents of a community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are upset that parts of a historic wall were demolished to make room for construction equipment. WLUC-TV reports the Ishpeming City Council heard Wednesday night from people who were frustrated after the demolition apparently took place without city council members knowing about it. The TV...