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Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, made its debut appearance at the 31st annual International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas from March 23-26 competing in the International Pizza Challenge. Drawing on its quality ingredients, Marco's Pizza took home the silver prize ...

Fuddruckers. Romano's Macaroni Grill. Cozymel's. These are some of the 25-plus restaurant concepts that Phil Romano, 75, has created, producing some $1.5 billion in annual sales. (There have been some flops too, including a lobster restaurant in Dallas.) Romano, who survived malignant lymphoma, has ...

Anthony Del Zoppo, 88, of Concord, a veteran and respected local businessman who was devoted to his family, died Friday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. Mr. Del Zoppo was born in Manhattan. He moved to West Brighton with his family when he was 13 years old. He also lived in ...

The Italian clothing company Brandy Melville is the next hot brand in teen retail. The company, which sells a wide array of tiny crop tops, high-waisted bottoms, and slouchy sweaters, didn't exist in the US until five years ago.

 

It still has a small store presence in the country — just ...

CEO Giuseppe Basso and Cristina Giubbetti, sales manager international productions, were touting key changes that among other things allow Cinecittà Studios to act as an Italian production service company.

 

The change means the 78-year-old Rome institution has shifted its position to not ...

We were saddened to hear that the historic Caffe Dante in New York City's Greenwich Village closed last weekend. Sunday, March 22, 2015 was its final day of business.

 

The establishment was operated on MacDougal Street for 100 years by owner Mario Flotta and his two sons, Anthony and ...

Brunello Cucinelli realizes where investment pays off...the most dynamic region right now for the luxury sector — the US market. The Italian luxury cashmere brand has just opened its third store in New York. Following openings on Madison Avenue and on Bleecker Street in the West Village, it ...

The temporary export manager project announced last month by the Ministry of Economic Development Federica Guidi is ready to take off. By mid-April, a public recruitment will be launched with the objective of bringing foreign market experts to work at 2,500 Italian companies.

 

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È in corso al MAECI lo studio di fattibilità di un progetto che prevede di estendere ai Consoli Onorari la facoltà di captare i dati biometrici dei connazionali richiedenti il passaporto, lasciando alle competenti Ambasciate e Consolati di prima categoria il solo rilascio del libretto". Ad ...

Dalla cripta della Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agapito Martire di Palestrina riemerge una pagina di storia. Nel corso degli scavi condotti fra settembre e novembre 2014 da Andrea Fiasco - archeologo del Museo Diocesano Prenestino - sotto la direzione scientifica di Sandra Gatti della Soprintendenza ...

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Once upon a time you had to go to Italy for biscotti. Thankfully, those days are long gone, and today these iconic cookies can be found in neighborhood coffee shops and restaurants everywhere. But who wouldn't agree that homemade is always better than store-bought? ...

In an unassuming building on a quiet street, not far from the bustle of Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station, stands what is probably the world's oldest pharmacy and cosmetic shop. It's easy to walk right past the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, and I nearly do. ...

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After a beautiful structure that can never be replicated is gone, it is gone forever. Many of Duluth's significant structures that have been lost to us perhaps could have been saved. Not those claimed by fire. But others were simply looked at as having seen their day ...

There is no better way to experience a culture than to be immersed in it -- just ask DePauw University junior Clare Polega, who's studying human development as it relates to interactions across cultures in Italy this semester. Polega is taking the "Human Development in Culture" class at the Umbra ...

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5 Ways to Practice Your Italian in New York

5 Ways to Practice Your Italian in New York

Are you taking one of our Italian classes? Between class sessions, extend your knowledge of Italian culture and practice your language skills by taking advantage of the rich resources New York offers. Here are five ways to accelerate your learning process and have fun at the same time.   In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY – Now in its third year, this festival...

Marco’s Pizza Scores Major Victory at International Pizza Expo

Marco’s Pizza Scores Major Victory at International Pizza Expo

Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, made its debut appearance at the 31st annual International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas from March 23-26 competing in the International Pizza Challenge. Drawing on its quality ingredients, Marco's Pizza took home the silver prize in the traditional division with its Pepperoni Magnifico – a true testament to its high...

Phil Romano's recipe for success

Phil Romano's recipe for success

Fuddruckers. Romano's Macaroni Grill. Cozymel's. These are some of the 25-plus restaurant concepts that Phil Romano, 75, has created, producing some $1.5 billion in annual sales. (There have been some flops too, including a lobster restaurant in Dallas.) Romano, who survived malignant lymphoma, has branched into other realms. His latest is Trinity Groves, an incubator to cultivate restaurant concepts for...

Anthony Del Zoppo, 88

Anthony Del Zoppo, 88

Anthony Del Zoppo, 88, of Concord, a veteran and respected local businessman who was devoted to his family, died Friday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. Mr. Del Zoppo was born in Manhattan. He moved to West Brighton with his family when he was 13 years old. He also lived in New Dorp before settling in Concord 57 years ago.   A...

An obscure Italian brand is suddenly the hottest name in teen retail

An obscure Italian brand is suddenly the hottest name in teen retail

The Italian clothing company Brandy Melville is the next hot brand in teen retail. The company, which sells a wide array of tiny crop tops, high-waisted bottoms, and slouchy sweaters, didn't exist in the US until five years ago.   It still has a small store presence in the country — just 18 stores total — but thanks to a robust e-commerce...

Cinecittà touts Italian tax credits to Hollywood

Cinecittà touts Italian tax credits to Hollywood

CEO Giuseppe Basso and Cristina Giubbetti, sales manager international productions, were touting key changes that among other things allow Cinecittà Studios to act as an Italian production service company.   The change means the 78-year-old Rome institution has shifted its position to not only provide a range of studio amenities and advisory services but can now pay and process local expenses and...

Italian American Classic Caffe Dante Closes in Greenwich Village

Italian American Classic Caffe Dante Closes in Greenwich Village

We were saddened to hear that the historic Caffe Dante in New York City's Greenwich Village closed last weekend. Sunday, March 22, 2015 was its final day of business.   The establishment was operated on MacDougal Street for 100 years by owner Mario Flotta and his two sons, Anthony and Mario Jr. Daniel of Greenwich Village Italian writes, "Caffe Dante was a...

Brunello Cucinelli Continues to Expand in US

Brunello Cucinelli Continues to Expand in US

Brunello Cucinelli realizes where investment pays off...the most dynamic region right now for the luxury sector — the US market. The Italian luxury cashmere brand has just opened its third store in New York. Following openings on Madison Avenue and on Bleecker Street in the West Village, it has now opened in the Soho neighborhood with a 4,300-ft space located at...

The government bets on export managers to re-launch “Made in Italy”

The government bets on export managers to re-launch “Made in Italy”

The temporary export manager project announced last month by the Ministry of Economic Development Federica Guidi is ready to take off. By mid-April, a public recruitment will be launched with the objective of bringing foreign market experts to work at 2,500 Italian companies.   This project is part of the extraordinary plan to re-launch the "Made of Italy" passed by the Italian government,...

Servizi consolari/dati biometrici ai consoli onorari? Della Vedova risponde a Qu…

Servizi consolari/dati biometrici ai consoli onorari? Della Vedova risponde a Quartapelle Procopio (PD)

È in corso al MAECI lo studio di fattibilità di un progetto che prevede di estendere ai Consoli Onorari la facoltà di captare i dati biometrici dei connazionali richiedenti il passaporto, lasciando alle competenti Ambasciate e Consolati di prima categoria il solo rilascio del libretto". Ad annunciarlo è stato il sottosegretario agli esteri Benedetto Della Vedova che ieri, in Commissione...

Palestrina, dagli scavi emerge l'urna marmorea con le reliquie di tre Santi

Palestrina, dagli scavi emerge l'urna marmorea con le reliquie di tre Santi

Dalla cripta della Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agapito Martire di Palestrina riemerge una pagina di storia. Nel corso degli scavi condotti fra settembre e novembre 2014 da Andrea Fiasco - archeologo del Museo Diocesano Prenestino - sotto la direzione scientifica di Sandra Gatti della Soprintendenza Archeologia del Lazio e dell'Etruria Meridionale, è venuta alla luce la grande urna marmorea dove vennero...

“Ciao Biscotti”, the newest book from food writer Domenica Marchetti

“Ciao Biscotti”, the newest book from food writer Domenica Marchetti

by Adri Barr Crocetti   Once upon a time you had to go to Italy for biscotti. Thankfully, those days are long gone, and today these iconic cookies can be found in neighborhood coffee shops and restaurants everywhere. But who wouldn't agree that homemade is always better than store-bought? With a copy of Ciao Biscotti, Domenica Marchetti's newest book in hand, you'll...

Italy's Santa Maria Novella: The ancient perfume store you've never heard of

Italy's Santa Maria Novella: The ancient perfume store you've never heard of

In an unassuming building on a quiet street, not far from the bustle of Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station, stands what is probably the world's oldest pharmacy and cosmetic shop. It's easy to walk right past the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, and I nearly do. The rather plain entrance gives no inkling of the aromatic treasures within this...

St. Peter’s Italian Church a unique, irreplaceable jewel

St. Peter’s Italian Church a unique, irreplaceable jewel

by Robin L. Mainella   After a beautiful structure that can never be replicated is gone, it is gone forever. Many of Duluth's significant structures that have been lost to us perhaps could have been saved. Not those claimed by fire. But others were simply looked at as having seen their day and having outlived their usefulness to a growing city.   What replaced...

Reaching Across Cultures in Italy

Reaching Across Cultures in Italy

There is no better way to experience a culture than to be immersed in it -- just ask DePauw University junior Clare Polega, who's studying human development as it relates to interactions across cultures in Italy this semester. Polega is taking the "Human Development in Culture" class at the Umbra Institute, a study abroad program in Perugia, Italy. The course...

St. Brigid’s hosts Italian Festival

St. Brigid’s hosts Italian Festival

The Rev. Robert A. Rochon, priest at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church at 1231 Plainfield St. in Johnston, uses words like "compassionate, family, community endeavors" when he describes such events as Sunday's annual Italian Festival.   Moreover, the goings-on inside St. Brigid's filled-to-the-brim parish hall were yet another example of just how active – and growing – the church has become in...

Ferraris, Maseratis, Bentleys and Bugattis all on display at annual Dallas Auto …

Ferraris, Maseratis, Bentleys and Bugattis all on display at annual Dallas Auto Show

Big money rolls down the streets of Dallas - literally. Bentleys, Ferraris, Maseratis and even a Bugatti or two regularly grace some of Dallas' more gilded boulevards. Long known as a city sweet on luxury cars, Dallas' fascination with six-and even seven-figure vehicles is reflected in the high-end area of the Dallas Auto Show, which opened yesterday.   This year, the high-end display...

Italians Take Their Superstitions Seriously

Italians Take Their Superstitions Seriously

I remember my grandmother's panicked reaction to my nearly knocking a large mirror from a wall as a child. It wasn't the cleanup or the possible injury she feared from it shattering to the floor. It was the fate of her granddaughter, strapped with seven long years of bad luck that would ensue from a broken mirror. When it happened,...

Senior Center celebrates St. Joseph’s Day in style

Senior Center celebrates St. Joseph’s Day in style

"Buona Festa di San Giuseppe!" That's the greeting many of the Italian-Americans inside the Johnston Senior Center's red, green and white decorated multi-purpose room passed around last Thursday during the annual St. Joseph's Day Luncheon.   In English, the phrase means "Happy St. Joseph's Day," and in keeping with tradition, the center's super staff and valuable volunteers put on a festive occasion that...

A colorful Italian-American approach at The Boot

A colorful Italian-American approach at The Boot

The first time I ate at The Boot, the very first thing I ordered was the fried mozzarella. Yeah, I know what you're thinking: Seriously? Mozzarella sticks? Any foodie worth his Maldon salt knows they're on a restaurant menu for one of two reasons – to soak up booze or to keep the kids happy while the grownups eat real food....

Sons of Italy celebrate St. Joseph's Day

Sons of Italy celebrate St. Joseph's Day

"It's time to bring it back," said president Nick Cantore, as 100 mostly couples arrived for an evening of Italian food, wine and music to celebrate St. Joseph's Day.   The first Fiesta di San Giuseppe Dinner Dance on March 21 was part the Order of Sons of Italy Sgt. Frederick M. Bonanno Lodge #2549's ongoing events to protect and preserve their...

Corsi nelle scuole e doposcuola: due strategie efficaci e complementari per impa…

Corsi nelle scuole e doposcuola: due strategie efficaci e complementari per imparare l'italiano

by Gabriele Boccaccini   Il raggiungimento del quorum di 3.000 studenti iscritti all'esame AP di italiano è un traguardo importante, frutto di uno sforzo collettivo senza precedenti. Dimostra come la comunità italiana abbia le risorse (intellettive e organizzative) per raggiungere qualsiasi risultato qualora si unisca su obiettivi condivisi. Il 60% degli studenti iscritti all'esame AP viene dagli stati di New York, New Jersey...

Don't Know Much about History

Don't Know Much about History

San Diego's Little Italy has fast become a neighborhood bathed in an urban chic sensibility and one with its own mythos. But before the contemporary convergence of myriad restaurants and retailers, the neighborhood had modest beginnings with its history going back hundreds of years.   It is a collective tale of immigration and assimilation–and an overarching theme focused on the individuals and...

Yoox to Merge With Net-a-Porter in All-Share Deal

Yoox to Merge With Net-a-Porter in All-Share Deal

The Yoox Group said on Tuesday that it had agreed to merge with its luxury e-commerce rival Net-a-Porter in an all-share deal. The transaction would create an online luxury fashion retailer from two companies that combined to post revenue of 1.3 billion euros, or about $1.4 billion, in 2014, Yoox said. The new company would be called Yoox Net-a-Porter Group.   The agreement...

Italian American Culture Night

 Italian American Culture Night

Tuesday, April 14 - 6.30 pm EDTSt. James Church Rocky Hill - 767 Elm St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067Join us on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm in watching the great film, Italian Travelogue Movie of Sicily, Italy.   All friends and members are welcome with only a $5 donation per person it would be a great movie to bring the kids...

Turin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions

Turin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions

by Colleen Barry   For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum's new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its one-time prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the collection and exhibit space of near-pharaonic proportions.   Museum director Christian Greco, who arrived in Turin 10 months ago, well into an ambitious...

Columbus Day Queen Contest

Columbus Day Queen Contest

The Fratellanza Club is currently seeking single young ladies between the ages of 16 to 25 to represent our club in the upcoming Columbus Day Queen Contest to be held on July 26th. A Queen will be selected and all remaining contestants will become Princesses for the year. The Queen and Princesses are sponsored by the Clubs of the Italian American Federation of the...

Visual Art from Italy this April/May at Agora Gallery NYC

Visual Art from Italy this April/May at Agora Gallery NYC

The original work of three Italian artists Dante Macchioni, Gianni De Marchi and Sarah Arensi will be on display at Agora Gallery, NYC. The exhibitions open on April 24th and run until May 14th, 2015. The opening reception takes place on the evening of Thursday, April 30th from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented...

Next lanciaThe Innovation Game, nuovo format per le storie di innovazione di Rep…

Next lanciaThe Innovation Game, nuovo format per le storie di innovazione di Repubblica

di Riccardo Luna   Cos'è l'innovazione? E' una invenzione, è un brevetto, è una startup? Io credo che l'innovazione abbia soprattutto a che fare con la felicità. Secondo me possiamo parlare davvero di innovazione solo quando qualcosa migliora davvero la vita delle persone. Mai come in questa epoca, per effetto del progresso della tecnologia e della rivoluzione digitale, il farlo dipende soprattutto...

NIAF NY Gala- April 8 at Cipriani 42nd Street - Actor Chazz Palminteri to Emcee …

NIAF NY Gala- April 8 at Cipriani 42nd Street - Actor Chazz Palminteri to Emcee and Italian-Australian Vocalist ALFIO to Perform

Wednesday, April 8, 2015. 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception. 7:30 p.m. Dinner Cipriani 42nd Street - 110 East 42nd St. - New York, N.Y. Chazz Palminteri, Academy-Award nominated actor and playwright, will emcee this year's National Italian American Foundation's annual New York Gala. He will be joined by actor Ralph George Macchio Jr., best known for his roles in the Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny and The...

DennyDolls (c) come to the Garibaldi Meucci Museum!

DennyDolls (c) come to the Garibaldi Meucci Museum!

Opening, Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2 p.m. : Denny PizziniDenny Pizzini, who has lived on Staten Island for more than 50 years and is retired from his catalog printing business for some 20 years, is a well known artist in the borough. Among his exquisite collection are his signed edition "dennydolls"© sculptures, that he started creating in the early 1990s. Saturday,...

Employment at Italian American Museum of Los Angeles

Employment at Italian American Museum of Los Angeles

Special Events InternThe Italian American Museum of Los Angeles seeks qualified undergraduate or graduate students in the fields of Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Event Management/Planning, Hospitality Management, and other relevant areas of study to serve as a Special Events Intern. Course credit is available. http://www.italianhall.org/Special-Events-Intern-Description.pdf   Paid Summer InternThe Italian American Museum of Los Angeles seeks one, qualified undergraduate student, preferably in the...

Leonardo da Vinci a Washington: Finazzer Flory con Julia Kent

Leonardo da Vinci a Washington: Finazzer Flory con Julia Kent

Dopo il successo di Chicago dove lo spettacolo "Essere Leonardo da Vinci" diretto e interpretato da Massimiliano Finazzer Flory ha registrato il tutto esaurito, il 2 aprile ore 7.30 pm il pensiero e le parole di Leonardo, la sua lingua rinascimentale saranno al centro della scena dei uno dei più importanti centri di performing arts del mondo: il Kennedy Center...

Spring Fling Gala 2015

Spring Fling Gala 2015

Join us for our Spring Fling Gala supporting the educational and cultural programs sponsored by the Italian American Heritage Foundation (IAHF).Saturday, April 11, 2015 - IAHF Cultural Center  - 425 No. 4th St., San JoseSocial 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Alfie Dreifuss and his MVP Show BandDancing 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.$75.00 per person, tables of 8Reservations requested by April 6, 2015Cocktail attire suggestedCo-Chairs:...

Italian Film Festival USA Metro Detroit to take place April 1-26

Italian Film Festival USA Metro Detroit to take place April 1-26

The 2015 Italian Film Festival USA Metro Detroit will take place this April 1 through April 26, 2015. Special appearances will be made by directors Paolo Zucca (L'arbitro/The Referee) and Rolando Ravello (Ti ricordi di me?/Remember Me?), who will discuss their films with audiences after their screenings.   Admission for all events is FREE and open to the public. Other festival cities...

Polisena delivers address as state lawmakers celebrate Italian-Americans, St. J…

 Polisena delivers address as state lawmakers celebrate Italian-Americans, St. Joseph’s Day

"Italian-Americans came to our country, and state, poor and proud," Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena said during his address to the Rhode Island House of Representatives as part of last Wednesday St. Patrick's Joseph's Day Observance. "Poor because they escaped poverty, proud because their new America would give them and their families hope and prosperity for a better life." Polisena shined as...

In ‘My Italian Secret,’ a Champion Cyclist Saves Jews From Nazis

In ‘My Italian Secret,’ a Champion Cyclist Saves Jews From Nazis

"My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes" compiles the stories of Jews who lived or sought refuge in Italy during World War II and the gentiles who helped them, particularly after German troops occupied the northern half of the country in 1943.   The movie periodically returns to the deeds of Gino Bartali (given a voice-over by the actor Robert Loggia), a Tour...

St. Anthony's Italian Feast returning to Church of the Assumption in Roselle Par…

St. Anthony's Italian Feast returning to Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park

Summer has arrived in Roselle Park, when the Church of the Assumption's annual St. Anthony Italian Family Feast returns for its 15th year. Once again it will be four days of faith, fun, family and friends, packed full of delicious homemade cooking, an Italian-style café, food venders, a beer and wine garden, non-stop entertainment and music (more performers than 2014),...

Gaetano's Shows Old-School Love for Happy Hour

Gaetano's Shows Old-School Love for Happy Hour

You can throw off the checkered tablecloths and add a fresh coat of varnish, but you can't erase the spirit of a good old Italian restaurant. Gaetano's Restaurant has been ladling red and pouring white in North Denver since 1947, but a change of ownership in 2005 (when the venerable joint was purchased by what was then the Wynkoop group)...

Veterans salute Medal of Honor recipients

Veterans salute Medal of Honor recipients

Veterans from Hawthorne American Legion Post 112 and members of the Westchester Medal of Honor Committee paid tribute to New Yorkers who have received the nation's highest military award in ceremonies Wednesday at Kensico Cemetery.   "Not many people know about National Medal of Honor Day, and it's not really commemorated in very many places," said Pete Fiumefreddo, post commander. "Most of...

Food Chemists at Italy's Barilla Claim to Have Perfect Instant Noodles w/out Fry…

Food Chemists at Italy's Barilla Claim to Have Perfect Instant Noodles w/out Frying

Privately owned by the fourth generation of its founding family Parma, Italy-based Pasta maker Barilla, has achieved ubiquity, both in Europe and the U.S. Founded in 1877, it's about the closest to an authentic experience as you can get from mass produced pasta in a box.   But for all its success Barilla isn't resting on its laurels. It announced this week...

Taste of Italy – Siragusa's Authentic Italian Food

Taste of Italy – Siragusa's Authentic Italian Food

There's Italian food and regular food. Growing up in an Italian family, I quickly learned the difference. Homemade bread is the perfect accompaniment to decadent pasta, and for dessert? Something equally filling. There was always lots of food, and a lot of encouragement to eat more. My grandparents owned an Italian restaurant in Murray through the 50's and 60's. Rafael's Italian...

Giuseppe Giangregorio: The Italian “Ambassador” Behind Green Cross Pharmacy’s Co…

Giuseppe Giangregorio: The Italian “Ambassador” Behind Green Cross Pharmacy’s Counter

"Let's sit down in my office," says Giuseppe Giangregorio after agreeing to my impromptu request for an interview. We do sit down — on two small folding chairs he keeps between two of the many shelves in his Green Cross Pharmacy. That's when I realize there is no office. Instead, we are sitting in a corner of the store he...

Compressed air tank maker Baglioni looks for acquisitions in the US

Compressed air tank maker Baglioni looks for acquisitions in the US

Baglioni Pressure Solutions, which is based in San Pietro Mosezzo (Novara) and has factories in France, China and the US, works in the compressed air tank sector. The company sold a 40% stake to a private equity fund for €10 million, and plans to use the money to accelerate its move into new markets.   The company, founded in 1968 by Alfredo...

US Humanitarian Bruno Serato to Receive Italy's Prize Montale (April 23)

US Humanitarian Bruno Serato to Receive Italy's Prize Montale (April 23)

On the heels of serving his 1 millionth meal to underprivileged "motel kids," restaurateur/humanitarian Sir Bruno Serato will be awarded the Montale Prize at a formal ceremony to be held on April 23 in the Hall of Trusses Firmafede Fortress, which was built in the 15th century by Lorenzo de 'Medici.   During his stay at the ancient castle in the Ligurian...

Restauri Domus Aurea: "Nel giardino la mappa della casa di Nerone"

Restauri Domus Aurea: "Nel giardino la mappa della casa di Nerone"

Le fioriture azzurre nelle aiuole di acciaio corten richiamano il disegno della fontana che sorgeva al centro della corte neroniana. In un gioco di rimandi e suggestioni che si svilupperà in futuro in tutto il giardino, permettendo agli ambienti della Domus Aurea di "specchiarsi" in superficie, attraverso le geometrie e i colori della nuova vegetazione.   Il risanamento della reggia di Nerone...

Luca Brinciotti Explores Italian-American Culture Clash in His Preeminent Short …

Luca Brinciotti Explores Italian-American Culture Clash in His Preeminent Short Film, "Free Refill"

During the Hollyshorts monthly screening at the prestigious TCL Chinese Theater on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a lot of great shorts were shown. The one that stood out for it's own original content was "Free Refill." A movie about the cultural diversities between Sebastiano (Alessandro Nori), an Italian student, that shares an apartment with Josh (Nick Phillips) who's American.   The...

New Startup Laws Bring Foreign Entrepreneurs to Italy’s Fertile Markets

New Startup Laws Bring Foreign Entrepreneurs to Italy’s Fertile Markets

By Mauro Battocchi   The global startup scene was all-thumbs-up when Italy pushed through aggressive reforms to promote innovation in the Italian economy and reduce bureaucratic red tape. Thanks to an initiative called Restart Italia!, a startup can now be registered for 50 EUR through self-certification with the Chamber of Commerce and new crowdfunding laws for equity give Italian startups a wide...

Italian artist Angelo Filomeno talks fashion and art

Italian artist Angelo Filomeno talks fashion and art

"A month to a month and a half." That is how long Italian artist Angelo Filomeno works on one of his pieces for. "I never work on more than one piece at a time. I don't have multiple projects going on," Filomeno said. "If I were to work on more than one idea my head would be hit with multiple...

Italian Cultural Center offers college scholarships

Italian Cultural Center offers college scholarships

Springfield - The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass., Inc. is offering scholarships to high school seniors that are pursuing higher education.   Italian Cultural Center Scholarship applications are available on its website at www.iccwm.org along with additional information on its scholarship program. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1. If you are unable to acquire an application, contact the scholarship committee...

Peter Shire and the Memphis Group: a longstanding relationship between Italy and…

Peter Shire and the Memphis Group: a longstanding relationship between Italy and Los Angeles

The history of the Memphis Group dates back to the 1980s but as time goes by, its echo lingers on and so does its following, particularly in terms of connections between Italy and Los Angeles. The innovative design and architecture group was founded in Milan in 1981 by renowned artist Ettore Sottsass, and remained active until 1988. Some people still...

In attesa del derby della Madonnina del 19 aprile, il Milan Club del New Jersey …

In attesa del derby della Madonnina del 19 aprile, il Milan Club del New Jersey ha festeggiato il VII anniversario di fondazione

Sale anche nel New Jersey la febbre da derby della Madonnina che si giocherà il prossimo 19 aprile, mentre la tifoseria di Inter e Milan da questa parte dell'Atlantico si sta organizzando per volare in Italia ad assistere alla partita dell'anno a Milano. Sabato è stata la volta del Milan Club of New Jersey a festeggiare assieme a 245 fan il...

The doll hospital in Naples

The doll hospital in Naples

Dolls are often sad. The people working in the Doll Hospital in Naples know it well: day in and day out, "doctors" here diagnose young and old patients made in wood, papier-mâché, porcelain and plastic. Along these crowded hallways, working-class puppets and aristocratic 'pupi' are all treated the same, and precious Lenci ceramic dolls receive the same attention and care...

A new spin on "La Traviata" for Virginia Opera

A new spin on "La Traviata" for Virginia Opera

"La Traviata" is one of the world's most performed opera for a reason: With its memorable melodies and its heartbreaking love story, it will make you cry. Virginia Opera will stage a new spin on Giuseppe Verdi's tragic love story about a beautiful courtesan who falls in love and dies of tuberculosis. Performed in Italian with English subtitles, the new production will...

Italian San Diego Leader Recipient of Inaugural Convivio Award

Italian San Diego Leader Recipient of Inaugural Convivio Award

by Robert Gallo   Joseph Panetta, President and CEO of Biocom, was the inaugural honoree of the Convivio Communitas Award for Leadership, underscoring his impact on the San Diego community receiving what the organization termed, "long overdue accolades."   "Congratulations on receiving the Convivio Communitas Award for Leadership," said wife Karin, adding that it was particularly special as Panetta is so proud of his...

Taking a trip to Salem’s Bella Verona

Taking a trip to Salem’s Bella Verona

"Botte piccola fa buon vino," or "big things come in small packages," is precisely the colloquialism one could use to describe Bella Verona, a quaint but highly regarded treasure in the vivacious, historic, downtown Salem. Slightly dwarfed by the large Hawthorne Hotel located across the street, Bella Verona certainly stands out, however, to patrons that bid for a seat in...

Astronomia, italiano scopre buco nero devastante e Nature gli dedica la copertin…

Astronomia, italiano scopre buco nero devastante e Nature gli dedica la copertina

È un astrofisico italiano di stanza alla Nasa e associato all'Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Inaf), ora Francesco Tombesi, marchigiano, con il suo team di scienziati, si è conquistato la copertina della prestigiosa rivista Nature con il titolo "Growing in the wind", descrivendo la straordinaria storia di un buco nero supermassiccio al centro della galassia IrasS F11119 che, come una specie...

Buon appetito! Lima digs in to CIAO Italian Dinner

Buon appetito! Lima digs in to CIAO Italian Dinner

It was good food, good laughs and good conversation Sunday during the 28th annual CIAO Italian Dinner at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. "That's what being Italian's all about," dinner co-chair Terri Crosina Spencer said. "It's a good day to be Italian. Everyone is today."   The dinner has become a Lima institution over the years, with Sunday's dinner featuring a line of people...

An Evening with “Italian” Writers Carmine Abate and Amara Lakhous, and Prof. Gra…

An Evening with “Italian” Writers Carmine Abate and Amara Lakhous, and Prof. Grace Russo Bullaro

April 9, 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm John D. Calandra Italian American Institute 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor New York, N.Y. 10036   This event is centered around the two writers Carmine Abate and Amara Lakhous. Carmine Abate grew up in Carlizzi, a small village of the Arbersche community, in southern Calabria. After graduating from the University of Bari (Puglia), he moved to...

Italian festival spreads culture through cinema

Italian festival spreads culture through cinema

Films are an important part of Italian culture for Pietro Sarcina. That's the Troy resident became involved with the Italian Film Festival USA Metro Detroit. Running from Wednesday, April 1 to April 26, the festival offers 14 contemporary films in various genres created between 2013 and 2014.   A national event taking place simultaneously in 11 cities, the Italian Film Festival first...

Buccellati Family Mourns Death Of Italian Jeweler, Gianmaria Buccellati

Buccellati Family Mourns Death Of Italian Jeweler, Gianmaria Buccellati

by Anthony DeMarco   Gianmaria Buccellati, the person most credited for turning a family-owned jewelry business into an international luxury brand, has died.   A brief announcement—written by Andrea Buccellati, one of Gianmaria's three children and Buccellati president and creative director—was sent from the brand's US office Monday via e-mail. It reads as follows: "With my deepest sorrow and together with my brother and sister...

Italian journalist makes visit to Texas State

Italian journalist makes visit to Texas State

by Darcy Sprague   Italian journalist Lucio Luca joined Texas State March 26 for a special lecture on his latest book.   Luca focused on Sicilian immigrants who found their way to success in the United States. Luca was joined by his editor, Maria Elena Vittorietti, and the only two native Sicilians living in Texas, Fabio and Tiziana Triolo.   Read more   Source: http://star.txstate.edu/    

Magic&Pasta, quando la cucina italiana è lirica

Magic&Pasta, quando la cucina italiana è lirica

Cresciuta a New York tra i sapori campani dei piatti della nonna, Caroline Chirichella è rimasta folgorata da un viaggio in Italia e, abbandonata la carriera di cantante d'opera, si è messa ai fornelli e ha fondato Magic&Pasta per far scoprire ai newyochesi tutta la magia della cucina italiana.   La madeleine di proustiana memoria per Caroline Chirichella è il cavolfiore fritto....

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even-in-hawaii-being-italian-is-very-coolOne of the personalities I recently interviewed asked me if I wanted to look for Italian traces in every one of the 50 States. I answered that maybe I would have, and started to think about the one State where maybe it would have been more difficult to do that. Maybe Hawaii, I thought. But then no:...

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