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By Giovanni di Napoli   Francesco Messina was born on December 15, 1900 in Linguaglossa, a small town near Catania, languishing in the shadow of Mount Etna. Like many other poor Southerners he grew up outside his native Sicily, residing wherever his family could find work.   Instead of making the arduous trip across the Atlantic to th...

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies is now accepting applications for the OPEN SUMMER 2016 CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD IN ITALY, a 5 week program that takes place from May 23 to June 25, 2016 in Rome, Italy. The program is open to all university majors, and all students, degree seeking or not. It is also open to scholars, food lover...

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the extension of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Italy Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material Representing the Pre-Classical, Classical and Imperial Roman...

The Italian Wow Technology Group was amongst the winners of the "2016 International Projects" competition launched by the Environmental Management Division of the US Department of Energy (DoE). More specifically, the company based in Este, in the province of Padua, was one of the competition's ten winning projects.   Wow Technology thus obta...

by Antonia Ferraro   Last we spoke on the topic of front yard religious statuary, I posited the question to Carroll Gardens, Where Will All Your Marys Go? I won't lie. I had a great time writing that piece. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with both Monsignor Massie and St. Stephen's Pastoral Associate, John Heyer II. Msgr. Massie helped me to...

Ferrari have revealed their 2016 car, the SF16-H, as they target overtaking Mercedes at the front of the Formula 1 grid this year. Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen pulled the wraps off the new car at the team's Maranello base. Chief designer Simone Resta enthused: "I can say that this F1 car is one of the most beautiful Ferrari's ever....

Sharon Yandoli - she of the distinct accent that sounds straight out of Brooklyn but is all Jersey City, where's she from - met her future husband at what was then Hoboken Pizzeria.   She had just watched "The Usual Suspects'' at the local movie theater - slept right through it, she remembers - and stopped at the restaurant, where Angelo "Bu...

Pepper, Cherry and Sugar (Valentina Ruggeri, Vera Dragone and Teresa Federico) are three singers in the 1950's style, with the band name Ladyvette, playing pop songs from the 90's to the light, pulsating rhythm of swing music.   Almost four years into the formation of their band, Ladyvette have already performed in many Italian theaters and...

Every so often, a car cautiously serpentines down the winding hillside road away from the ancient hamlet of Ofena, in Italy's Abruzzo region. It's not the sort of drive you rush: Every downward curve opens onto yet another vista of superabundant grandeur.   The views here in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park are of such unrelen...

di Carlo Festa   Diciannovesimo piano del grattacielo lungo la 43esima strada di New York tra la Quinta e la Madison. Qui si sta ragionando sul futuro del Milan e sull'offerta per rilevare il club rossonero dalla famiglia Berlusconi. In questo stabile c'è la Galatioto Sports, che negli Stati Uniti è una vera leggenda sui temi di finanza...

Martedì 26 aprile al Metropolitan Pavilion di New York si celebrerà la vera cucina italiana. Durante la serata, 25 ristoranti riceveranno il marchio di qualità "Ospitalità Italiana". I requisiti fondamentali per ottenere tale sigillo? La genuinità del prodotto (Doc e Igp), una carta di vini quasi esclusivamente italiana e un alto livello del serviz...

As a Golden Globe® award-winning actress with a passion for cooking, Valerie Bertinelli never misses an opportunity to prepare a delicious dinner for her family, or have friends over for a mouthwatering meal. On the new season of VALERIE'S HOME COOKING, beginning on Saturday, June 11th at 12pm ET/PT on Food Network, Valerie is back in THE KITCHEN s...