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There are still three months before nearly two dozen sculptures from the late-14th and early-15th centuries must leave Florence for New York, but Monsignor Timothy Verdon is nervous about the treasures, which are moved only rarely.   "I will be in uninterrupted prayer until the works are back in my museum," said the priest, who directs Flore...

Right now, the only place to get a Jason Neroni-made menu is in New York City, at Bside, the pizza place he opened in Hell's Kitchen back in September.   But while waiting on his new L.A. project to come together, Neroni is throwing a pop-up dinner this weekend in conjunction with the Culver City wine shop Bar & Garden.   Read mor...

The question of which engine type is best for powering the cars of the masses may never have a single, unchanging answer.   When the V8 prevailed on American roads, it was an appropriate choice for large vehicles in an era of cheap fuel. Times have changed; the workhorse auto engines of our era are those that fit in the narrow engine compart...

Italy's leading tourist attractions including the Colosseum could soon be in foreign hands as the country seeks new directors from around the world to make its museums more profitable.   In the biggest shake-up of arts and culture of modern times, Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister, has announced that the Government is to run advertisements in...

Former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo may be gone, but Mario Mania has just begun.There's a revival of interest in all things Cuomo as political memorabilia collectors dust off their merchandise of New York's first Italian-American chief executive and father of the current governor, Andrew Cuomo. One famous artist who painted Cuomo said he's even goi...

From the 1940s on, the children of Italian immigrants could be found in all regions of the U.S., in almost every career and in nearly every walk of life. My parents were born in Elizabeth, NJ and my father lived in the Italian section of the city, called Peterstown.   This section of the city was home to Italian grocery stores, produce stand...

Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, is traveling to Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Kentucky to meet with local authorities, promote business, cultural, and scientific ties with Italy, and raise awareness about Expo Milan 2015 and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).   On Tuesday, he traveled...

by Claudia Astarita   Financial Times released this weekend its own "selection of fuller-bodied red, white and fortified wines", introducing them as "the kind of wines that we think are perfect for fireside conversation and comforting, slow-cooked meals".   Rosés and lighter-bodied reds are definitely out this year, at least in the Un...

Sono sempre più italiani che hanno successo all'estero ed anche quest'anno l'America riconosce al TOP Manager italiano Giuseppe Lama le 5 stelle Forbes Travel Guide al Resort Pelican Hill e la SPA (il centro benessere), inoltre altri 2 riconoscimenti per l'anno 2015 ottenuti da "Golf Digest's America's" 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, come "ammin...

by Johnny Burnham For decades Angelo's Market has been serving up its fine Italian-style foods to not only those who live, work or may be traveling through the Hardware City, but beyond as well. The deli is a New Britain staple, but it has also stretched its reach outside of the city through its growing catering service. Whether one chooses t...

The Siena Cathedral's Gate to Heaven opened on March 9 and will remain open until October 31, 2015. Thanks to a project by Opera della Metropolitana di Siena, visitors can now enjoy a unique view of the magnificent Romanesque-Gothic church built between the 13th and 14th centuries, from a place as high up as the stars.   The Tuscan city's cr...

New York and Milan, two important cities, divided by an ocean yet so alike in the respect for culture, food and love of the arts. A new project, Save the Saint, is bringing the two closer by revealing an extremely interesting element of shared history. Save the Saint is a crowd-funding campaign launched by International Patrons of Duomo di Milano...