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Campania is a region I’ve always enjoyed wines from and unfortunately a region I don’t drink enough of.  These are wines that should be relatively easy to access on the market.  Some of the most popular wines featured from this region include Taurasi made from the aglianico grape as well as Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo.  You’ll probably also...

The Italian Community of St Louis' is proud to announce its second annual CARNEVALE VENEZIANO. Together with the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization, our clubs Italiano Per Piacere and Giovani Italiani Saint Louis, as well as support from the Vice-Consolate of Italy in St Louis, the World Trade Center - St Louis, the World Affairs Council...

More than just a car, the tiny first generation Fiat 500 (1957-1975) was an important cultural icon. Like the Model T, the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mini, or the Citroen 2CV, the “Cinquecento” not only put its home country on wheels, it became the nation’s ambassador to the world. The 500 was designed by Dante Giacosa to be an affordable car for post-...

Judging by the wealth of Italian-inspired restaurants in the Mile High City—some old, many new—Denverites can’t get enough Italian food. But who’s serving the best of the best? We ate our way across metro Denver (sorry, Boulder) to determine which spots have the most al dente pasta, the creamiest risotto, the punchiest saltimbocca, and much more. (...

Everyone knows that Venice has a famously enchanting Carnevale season. All masks and pageantry and secrets- so befitting of the misty canals and darkened back alleys that dominate this unlikely island city. Notably though, Venice is not the only Italian city that boasts uniquely traditional pre-Lenten festivities to usher in the 40 days of fasting...

Si rende noto che con decreto del Ministero degli Affari Esteri è stato istituito un Consolato Onorario d’Italia con giurisdizione nella città di Dallas. A capo dell’ufficio onorario è stato nominato il Sig. Richard Nicholas Gussoni che potrà esercitare le funzioni esclusivamente indicate nel seguente decreto di delimitazioni di funzioni: Decreto n...

The grated cheese dusted a bowl of “scrippelle” soup whose rich broth bobbed with rolled-up crepes. It sprinkled over crusty hunks of Italian bread smeared with butter and spicy chili flakes. It frosted a mountaintop of gnocchi in deep red tomato sauce crowned with a flank steak braciola cooked to such tenderness the tug of a fork unfurled its pati...

Carmen Ardito of Orchard Park likes to make things. Her latest project is a ten and a half foot by almost six feet and took her four and a half years to complete. It is an American flag constructed entirely of glass beads. Carmen says that her project took over a half million beads and they are all strung together on fishing line. Carmen, who will...

The splendid Cefalù Cathedral, declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2015, “is the center from which the whole town’s beauty is diffused, and to which it converges; it is the voice that sets the tone and rhythm of everything else.” The definition – by great Sicilian author Vincenzo Consolo (1933-2012) – conveys the wonder felt in front of the a...

My co-worker Mylan Schroder and I ventured to Ireton Tuesday, Feb. 5, to check out the lunch menu at Ireton’s newest Main Street business — Trattoria Buon Gusto, an Italian restaurant. Let me tell you, it was absolutely wonderful. We were immediately welcomed and seated in a booth. Mind you, it is 11:45 a.m. and Mylan and I are not a couple, but th...

Ferrari presented its 2019 Formula One race car - the SF90 - at its Maranello headquarters on Friday. Ferrari President John Elkann, CEO Louis Camilleri, new team principal Mattia Binotto and drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were present, along with Piero Ferrari, the son of late founder Enzo Ferrari. "I can't wait to get in the car and...

The L.A. Italia Fest, which opens this Sunday, is set to honor Italian directors Bernardo Bertolucci and Paolo and Vittorio Taviani in recognition of their great contribution to the cinematic arts. The festival will open on Feb. 17 with a special screening of the Taviani Bros.’ 2007 film, The Lark Farm, introduced by actor Alessandro Preziosi. And...