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Pasta Aglio e Olio is one of my favorite recipes to make whenever we are hungry for pasta but short on time. While believed to have originated in Naples, Italy, various versions of pasta Aglio e Olio can be found in every region of Italy, and its natural simplicity makes it a great base recipe for any home cook's repertoire. Pasta Aglio e Olio...

For millions of Italian immigrants, the straw-covered fiasco of Chianti on the dinner table was a piece of home. Bill Nesto remembers that his father, who was born in Boston in 1914, grew up in Apulia and returned to his native city shortly before World War II, pulled a large flask from under the kitchen sink and poured himself a glass of red every...

When it comes to Italian espresso-pot designers, investors may be ready for a double shot. Shares of Bialetti Industrie SpA and De’ Longhi SpA, the two firms best known for making and selling the aluminum stove-top machines, still have upside after a frothy run, according to North Square Blue Oak Ltd., a boutique investment bank which scans the mar...

Secondo oro mondiale per Valentina Greggio. Sulla pista di Idre, in Svezia, la ventiseienne di Verbania è stata ancora la più veloce di tutte con un picco di 171,50 chilometri orari, sufficienti per mettersi alle spalle la francese Karine Dubouchet Revol che non è andata oltre i 170,76 km/h. Bronzo alla svedese Lisa Hovland Uden con 169,18 km/h. Or...

Paolo Virzi’s “Like Crazy,” a road movie about two women who escape from a mental institution in Tuscany, took top honors Monday night at Italy’s 61st David di Donatello Awards, the country’s equivalent of the Oscars. The film took home five statuettes, including prizes in the key categories of best picture, best director, and best actress, which w...

As I travel across the regions of the Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, researching or leading our tours, I am consistently amazed by the huge variety of wines available there. Not only does there seem to be a new DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) region, with its own traditional wines, remarkable terroir and distincti...

Perched atop three Tuscan hills, the ancient walled city of Siena is famous for many things. Its medieval streets and architecture have barely changed in 800 years. Its polychrome marble cathedral rivals the beauty of Florence’s own. And its historic Piazza del Campo, hosting the world famous Palio horserace every year, is acclaimed as the most bea...

Mercoledì 29 marzo alle 16.00 nella Sala “La Figlia di Iorio” del Palazzo della Provincia di Pescara, in Piazza Italia, si terrà la presentazione del libro “Abruzzo Stars&Stripes” di Generoso D’Agnese, Geremia Mancini e Dom Serafini. Il volume edito per i tipi della casa editrice teramana Ricerche&Redazioni nella Collana “Il senso della vita” diret...

I have lived for fifteen years outside of Italy and had to endure the oh-so-harsh reality my beloved adoptive country knew next to nothing about aperitivo: the ritual, the food and, crucially, the drinks. Honed by years of aperitivo practice in the elegantly baroque squares of Turin, once abroad I had often to tell bartenders how to make my drink o...

Amid the boom and revolution of Milan in 1967, artists, writers and eccentrics of all stripes fueled their creative ferment with drinks at the legendary Bar Jamaica. There, the son of a Milanese goldsmith hatched a bar-side plan for a new kind of jewelry: Aimed at the era’s freewheeling feminists, it would be expressive yet easy to wear, blending I...

When Audrey Fielding first came to Puglia, she was expecting "a barren landscape", based on what she's heard and read. Instead, she found vibrant towns, chatty locals, a rich culture and delicious food that kept her coming back year after year. "From what we had read, there were no hills or mountains, and all the large cities and developed farmland...

After three eventful days in Naples, we rented a car and drove over the mountain pass to the Amalfi Coast, the iconic site of southern affluence and prosperity. The Amalfi Coast is another of those iconic, idealized images of the South too often portrayed in American magazines. After three days, we drove to Paestum, renowned for its Greek temples....