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Authentic pizza, pasta, cups of espresso, leather bags, historical sites, religious relics, and scoops of gelato often make a tourist's itinerary when visiting Italy. But don't you forget about the most important thing that completes the entire country – the locals.   Facts about the locals and their culture are usually ignored and leav...

One of the world's greatest musical instruments, the 16th-century Amati "King" cello, has temporarily left its home at The National Music Museum (NMM) in Vermillion for a special summer-long exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, running through Sept. 8. Says National Music Museum Director Cleveland Johnson, "The 'King' is one o...

by Jeanne Muchnick Eastchester residents Gerardo and Cosimo Bruno, the family behind Caravaggio, Sistina and San Pietro on Manhattan's East Side, say the one question they've heard from their customers over the years has been: When are you opening in Westchester? Gerardo admits they'd been looking at spaces for a while. When the one vacated by Pa...

In the summer, I like to vacation in my own "back yard" and I define that as the five boroughs and suburbs of New York. I always enjoy discovering new fun neighborhoods, restaurants by bodies of water (of which there are many!) and hidden gems. I found one such gem on the "Isle of Staten" as my dear friend Grae, a native Staten Islander, alway...

The last monarch of Italy passed away in 1983, but for the past 900 years another king has been ruling in the kitchens of almost every household on the Italian peninsula-Parmigiano Reggiano.   Owing to its ease of use and appreciation by almost all palates, Parmigiano Reggiano perfectly lends itself to any sort of party or festive occasion....

Festa Italiana will be held on Taylor Street at Ashland Avenue Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13 through 16, 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.   There will be food, music, games, contests and a procession from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii to the festa following the 11 a.m....

One of the most thrilling and glamorous events in the Chicago-area Italian-American community is the contest to determine who will reign as La Bella Regina of the Columbus Day Parade. "Few events in the community can match the pageantry of the annual Columbus Day Queen Contest," says JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico. "The queen will be...

By Blake Oetting   As the new academic year begins, there will be countless opportunities to overstress, over think, and spend too much time with your head buried in work. Luckily enough, Swarthmore Libraries' first art installation of the year fits well into the beginning of the fall semester. Angela Lorenz, an artist based out of both Ital...

Thursday 9/24/2015 - 11:30 AM. Stony Brook University - West Campus - Frank Melville Jr. Library - 100 Nicolls Road - Main Entrance - Stony Brook, NY 11794 - Room: Center for Italian Studies Meeting Hall, E-4340 With author Ernest Ialongo. In his exploration of the politics of Marinetti as the creator and leader of the transformative Futurist...

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has appointed personal injury attorney, Antonio M. Romanucci, as Chair of the Police Misconduct Litigation group, effective July 12, 2015. Mr. Romanucci also serves as Chair-Elect of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and was elected to a three year term as one of AAJ's PAC Trustees this year. &n...

By Manfred M Steichler The technology behind each Lamborghini masterpiece is said to be a beast. From its unique aerodynamic features and looks, it comes to no surprise that most sports car enthusiasts prefer the exotic car brand. Almost everybody dreams of owning one.   If you've ever been to any place in the UAE, you'll immediately notice...

Councilman Paul Vallone was proud to host the Annual Italian Heritage Celebration with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito at City Hall on the evening of October 7. Nearly 300 friends, family, guests and dignitaries joined in a celebration that filled the Council Chambers. This year's celebration also commemorated the 100th birthday of Fran...