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The week before Christmas was the most exciting time of the year. The entire family got in the car and drove to all the Italian markets in the city. The stores were crowded with other Italians getting the same foods for their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals. Double-parked cars lined the streets, as we circled the blocks searching for a spot....

Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will return to Denver for the first time in five years. The tenor will perform June 21 with the Colorado Symphony at Pepsi Center. Tickets are $82 to $368 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 10. Call 866-461-6556 or go online to altitudetickets.com.  Citi card members can purchase pre-sale tickets from 10 a.m. Mo...

Rocca Calascio: you are probably more familiar with it than you think. Its name may not ring any bell, but what if I mention Richard Donner’s iconic 1985 movie, Ladyhawke, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Rutger Hauer and Matthew Broderick? Who doesn’t remember the love between Isabeau of Anjou and Captain Etienne of Navarre, forced to live their existence...

From baguettes to pitas, tortillas to Chinese mantou, bread boasts a long history of providing more than physical sustenance. To break bread together is to form connections that transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries, said Giuseppe Biagini, founder of the International Traditional Knowledge Institute. That made the Italian native's stop at a...

Earlier today, the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) announced that Tony DeMarco (58-12-1, 33 KOs) would be inducted with the Class of 2019. Induction weekend will take place June 6-9 of next year at the IBHOF’s headquarters in Canastota, NY. A resident of Boston’s North End neighborhood, DeMarco, known throughout the boxing world as “The F...

Air Italy will bring nonstop flying from San Francisco International to Italy back into vogue next year when it launches new nonstops to Milan's Malpensa Airport. Currently, the only nonstops to Italy from the Bay Area are on Norwegian Air with seasonal summer-only flights from Oakland. It's long been rumored that Alitalia would bring back the SFO-...

“First be the best, then be first.” — Grant Tinker Jeff Kaiserman and Stephen Ochoa first met in the second grade. They stayed friends through their college years at the University of Arizona, and are now, 15-plus years post graduation, still best of friends and business partners. Both are entrepreneurs. Through the years they tried to make lots of...

Tuscany, the picturesque region in central Italy, is the perfect place for a road trip. If you’re looking for rolling hills, sloping vineyards, olive groves, quaint medieval villages, and outstanding art, you’ll find it all here. After all, Tuscany was the birthplace of Michelangelo, Botticelli, da Vinci, Dante, and countless other masters whose wo...

Travelers flying in and out of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport have a homey new place to eat: Maggiano's Little Italy will open its very first location inside an airport, and it'll be none other than our own DFW. Maggiano's features pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, seafood, chef specials, and specialty desserts. The chain is owned an...

Sassari is the second largest city in Sardinia with a population of 122,000; it is also one of the oldest settlements in the city and has a great deal of history and important cultural establishments. Located in the north west region of Sardinia, this city is actually the firth largest municipality in Italy and has a large economy based on tourism...

The 77-year-old singer-songwriter David Crosby’s argument that performing keeps musicians youthful certainly applies to Frankie Valli. The legendary New Jersey singer is 84, yet pulls off a two-hour show with more than two dozen songs, many of them standards, delivering a joyous celebration of pop music at its sweetest and purest. Valli doesn’t nee...

The area of production of balsamic vinegar falls within the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in Emilia-Romagna, where there are ideal climatic conditions and grapes have the right concentration of sugars and acidity. The practice of cooking grape must goes back to the ancient Romans: the so-called sapumwas used both as a medicine and in the k...