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Established in 1922, the Gran Paradiso National Park is the oldest Italian National Park together with the Abruzzo National Park, created a few months later. It is located between the regions of Valle d'Aosta and Piedmont. It covers an area of 71,043.79 hectares, on a predominantly mountainous terrain, in an agricultural landscape that joins the ar...

Welcome back to our tour of the Italian dialects. Today, we move East and we meet with the Cimbrian language which has Germanic origins and is historically located in the Italian regions of Trentino Alto-Adige and Veneto and is currently protected in the province of Trento. But let’s take a look at why this language was and is spoken here.

This month I am featuring wines from the area of Lake Garda that borders both the Veneto and Lombardy northern regions in Italy. In particular we're talking about the wines known as chiaretto, pronounced "key-ah-ret-oh". Lake Garda is actually the largest lake in Italy. If you've never been to Lake Garda it's a must see. It's such a beautiful p...

The 92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro will be held in NYC’s historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants. The Feast kicks off on Sept. 13 along Mulberry Street, and lovers of all things Italian will flock to the former immigrant enclave to celebrate...

Si è conclusa a Cleveland, in Ohio, la 23esima edizione della convention di ITTONA, l’organizzazione che raccoglie i circoli degli emigrati Trenini-Tirolesi negli Stati Uniti e Canada. L’incontro, a cadenza biennale, quest’anno è stato curato dall’“Alpini Trentini Club” di Cleveland guidato dalla presidente Nancee Visintainer che ha aperto i lavori...

If you haven't noticed, people, in general, are more alike than different. If you prick us, we bleed. If you love us, we appreciate it. And if you mention "pizza," we have an opinion. Pizza has evolved to a point of global ubiquity. And cuisine from all over the world has influenced the way we eat pizza in America (here's looking at you, particular...

College Gameday is the hub for all things college football every Saturday in the fall. From celebrity guests to hoards of fans clamoring for their wild sign to get on TV, it marks the start of another day of football around the country. With all due respect to guys like Rece Davis, Desmond Howard and Kirk Herbstreit, it is Lee Corso who stands abov...

The Sicilian American Cultural Association will hold its annual Medal of Merit dinner on Sept. 16 Cucina Biagio in Harwood Heights. This year’s recipient is attorney Sam F. Cannizzaro. (773-454-4771). Cannizzaro is a Sicilian American who has lived on the Northwest Side of Chicago all his life. He is a family law attorney and partner of the downtow...

Looking to chow down on some fresh pasta? A new addition to 290 Hudson St., called Nonna Beppa, has you covered. The project of chef Giancarlo "Wendy" Cacciatori, it specializes in the cuisine of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, where his family has several restaurants, as Just Opened New York reports. From the menu, diners can try the house specialt...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm PST. Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco CA 94102. Free Admission | RSVP Required. Join us for an enchanting evening with pianist Alberto Pizzo at the Italian Cultural Institute! Starting from a young age, Neapolitan born musician Alberto Pizzo demonstrated...

It's coming back - the Miss Italia pageant will return to Watertown's Bravo Italiano festival at the end of August. After the pageant was canceled last year, organizer Kathy Lettiere says she's ready to plan for it once again. "This is a family pageant. There's no talent involved. There's no swimsuit involved. It's all about family, and it's all ab...

Rome (according to this survey) is the world's 12th most visited destination, and that certainly comes to no surprise to anyone who has set foot in Italy’s formidable capital city, according to The Local, over 50 million people stayed in hotels and vacation apartments last summer alone. With a wealth of antiquities and cultural attractions, it rema...