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For those who love Italian wine and food, this truly is the best of times.

Call it kismet or karma. Whatever the terminology, Minneapolis this summer is the right place at the right time for those of us who love Italian food and wine.

 

No fewer than three ambitious Italian eateries have ...

The New York office will advise the firm's clients on Italian and European issues. Mr Pecoraro's practice focuses on representing non-Italian clients looking to make Italian investments or to establish and operate businesses in Italy.

 

'The United States has always been a key market for us. ...

Don't judge an upcoming Detroit book by its author.

That may seem hard initially in the case of "Detour in Detroit" by Francesca Berardi, whose bio invites cheap-shot target practice:

 

She's 31, from Turin, Italy, and has a master's degree in contemporary art.
She has "curated multiple art ...

The city and Dane County are considering a historic former church that now houses an Italian restaurant three blocks from Capitol Square for a long-sought homeless day shelter, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

 

City and county officials have already done a "walk through" of the Bellini ...

by Allen Pierleoni

 

Get your hunger on for a cornucopia of Italian fare from area restaurants and savvy home cooks at the 30th annual Festa Italiana. Heap your plates with Italian sausage and meatballs, pasta, chicken Parmesan, calamari, cannoli, gelato and much more. The festival of ...

As you may have noticed already, Sicily is definitely one of our favorite places in Italy. Its unique natural, historical and cultural heritage are what made it one of the most charming and attractive Italian regions, welcoming every year thousands of tourists from all over the world, who never ...

That fantastic new booming voice heard from the pulpit of Saint Leo's of late is that of Deacon Doug Kendzierski who says he is thrilled to be assigned to Saint Leo's parish in a neighborhood where he once hung out.

 

Memory pulls him back to his high school days [Archbishop Curley] when "my ...

by Chiara Beghelli


Renzo, the lead character of Italy's most celebrated 19th-century novel – "The Betrothed" by Alessandro Manzoni – was a silk-weaver: a sought-after profession along the shores of Lake Como, where this Italian classic was set. As early as the 1500s, the Como province began to ...

If you visited Williamsburg, Brooklyn, last week, you will have seen a colorful reminder that certain sections of that borough were not always colonized by tattooed, pierced and bearded hipsters, with their bicycles and skateboards and skinny jeans.

 

The parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel ...

When: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 — 7 p.m. (rain date: Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m.)
Where: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston


The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling ...

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, located at 420 Tompkins St. Staten Island, on July 11, 2015 hosted an art exhibit of Staten Island artist: Annette Marten.
Annette is well known in Staten Island for her fundraising efforts. In 2004, her exhibit "Bridging the Gap", raised funds to alleviate the ...

by Guy D'Astolfo

 

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest continues to extend a welcoming hand to the downtown crowd. The annual street festival is this weekend and – continuing a tradition – the food vendors will get an early start by opening for lunch Friday. This year, the lunch rush ...

By Natalie Hurst & KBOI Web Staff

 

Boise's Italian American Club celebrated its 40th year and dedicating new bocce ball courts Wednesday night. The games began on the new courts with a wine toast at Boise's Municipal Park. The original courts were built back in 2008 when there ...

By David W. Dunlap

 

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has declared that the $4 billion rebuilding planned at La Guardia Airport in Queens will amount to replacing the airport "in its entirety." So is it time, after 76 years, to replace the name, too? Patrick J. Foye, the executive director of ...

by Cookie Curci

 

For many years, my Italian-American family worked the valley land; they were prune ranchers, cherry growers, farmers and cannery workers. The cuisine they enjoyed was essentially food from the land and some of the food they enjoyed came to them freely from the hills and ...

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Feast of San Vito Martire

San VitoJune 15th is the Feast day of San Vito (St. Vitus), one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Widely venerated across Southern Italy, he is the patron saint of Mazara del Vallo, Ciminna, Forio, San Vito sullo Ionio, Regalbuto and Torella die Lombardi, among others.

 

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Italian wines are the focus of several new Minneapolis restaurants

Italian wines are the focus of several new Minneapolis restaurants

For those who love Italian wine and food, this truly is the best of times. Call it kismet or karma. Whatever the terminology, Minneapolis this summer is the right place at the right time for those of us who love Italian food and wine.   No fewer than three ambitious Italian eateries have opened in town over the past month or so, with...

Portolano Cavallo launches in New York

Portolano Cavallo launches in New York

The New York office will advise the firm's clients on Italian and European issues. Mr Pecoraro's practice focuses on representing non-Italian clients looking to make Italian investments or to establish and operate businesses in Italy.   'The United States has always been a key market for us. A significant portion of our clients are US multinationals and we felt the need to...

Author Senses 'A Real Movement of Urban Resistance' in Detroit

Author Senses 'A Real Movement of Urban Resistance' in Detroit

Don't judge an upcoming Detroit book by its author. That may seem hard initially in the case of "Detour in Detroit" by Francesca Berardi, whose bio invites cheap-shot target practice:   She's 31, from Turin, Italy, and has a master's degree in contemporary art.She has "curated multiple art projects, all focusing on the role of art in postindustrial sites."She moved from Europe to...

City, Dane County considering Bellini Italian Restaurant site for homeless day c…

City, Dane County considering Bellini Italian Restaurant site for homeless day center

The city and Dane County are considering a historic former church that now houses an Italian restaurant three blocks from Capitol Square for a long-sought homeless day shelter, officials confirmed on Wednesday.   City and county officials have already done a "walk through" of the Bellini Italian Restaurant and the county is conducting a feasibility study, said Josh Wescott, chief of staff...

Feast and play this weekend at 30th annual Festa Italiana

Feast and play this weekend at 30th annual Festa Italiana

by Allen Pierleoni   Get your hunger on for a cornucopia of Italian fare from area restaurants and savvy home cooks at the 30th annual Festa Italiana. Heap your plates with Italian sausage and meatballs, pasta, chicken Parmesan, calamari, cannoli, gelato and much more. The festival of all-things-Italian goes still further, with singers, bands and dancing, games and rides for children, bocce ball...

50 things to do in Sicily once in a lifetime

50 things to do in Sicily once in a lifetime

As you may have noticed already, Sicily is definitely one of our favorite places in Italy. Its unique natural, historical and cultural heritage are what made it one of the most charming and attractive Italian regions, welcoming every year thousands of tourists from all over the world, who never leave unsatisfied, with their eyes full of wonder and their stomachs...

Benvenuto Deacon Doug!

Benvenuto Deacon Doug!

That fantastic new booming voice heard from the pulpit of Saint Leo's of late is that of Deacon Doug Kendzierski who says he is thrilled to be assigned to Saint Leo's parish in a neighborhood where he once hung out.   Memory pulls him back to his high school days [Archbishop Curley] when "my girlfriend lived on High Street. I was a...

The “Silk Gardens” on Italy’s Lake Como

The “Silk Gardens” on Italy’s Lake Como

by Chiara Beghelli Renzo, the lead character of Italy's most celebrated 19th-century novel – "The Betrothed" by Alessandro Manzoni – was a silk-weaver: a sought-after profession along the shores of Lake Como, where this Italian classic was set. As early as the 1500s, the Como province began to establish itself as Italy's premier hub for silk weaving.   To this day, the sector...

Irish and Italian Catholics in New York – the definition of love/hate

Irish and Italian Catholics in New York – the definition of love/hate

If you visited Williamsburg, Brooklyn, last week, you will have seen a colorful reminder that certain sections of that borough were not always colonized by tattooed, pierced and bearded hipsters, with their bicycles and skateboards and skinny jeans.   The parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel hosted its annual feast. It runs over a week and is highlighted by a parade...

Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents Italian Night (Aug. 5)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents Italian Night (Aug. 5)

When: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 — 7 p.m. (rain date: Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m.)Where: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a coalition...

Annette Marten’s art exhibit

Annette Marten’s art exhibit

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, located at 420 Tompkins St. Staten Island, on July 11, 2015 hosted an art exhibit of Staten Island artist: Annette Marten.Annette is well known in Staten Island for her fundraising efforts. In 2004, her exhibit "Bridging the Gap", raised funds to alleviate the devastation caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.   Her natural talent was improved...

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest continues tradition

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest continues tradition

by Guy D'Astolfo   The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest continues to extend a welcoming hand to the downtown crowd. The annual street festival is this weekend and – continuing a tradition – the food vendors will get an early start by opening for lunch Friday. This year, the lunch rush will morph into an early happy hour with the band Punk Willie performing...

New bocce ball courts to celebrate Italian American Club 40th anniversary

New bocce ball courts to celebrate Italian American Club 40th anniversary

By Natalie Hurst & KBOI Web Staff   Boise's Italian American Club celebrated its 40th year and dedicating new bocce ball courts Wednesday night. The games began on the new courts with a wine toast at Boise's Municipal Park. The original courts were built back in 2008 when there was one league with eight teams. Now the group has grown to 3 leagues with...

Overhauling La Guardia, an Airport With a Historical Name but a Tarnished Image

Overhauling La Guardia, an Airport With a Historical Name but a Tarnished Image

By David W. Dunlap   Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has declared that the $4 billion rebuilding planned at La Guardia Airport in Queens will amount to replacing the airport "in its entirety." So is it time, after 76 years, to replace the name, too? Patrick J. Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs New York...

Remembering… mustard greens, more than just a pretty valley flower

Remembering… mustard greens, more than just a pretty valley flower

by Cookie Curci   For many years, my Italian-American family worked the valley land; they were prune ranchers, cherry growers, farmers and cannery workers. The cuisine they enjoyed was essentially food from the land and some of the food they enjoyed came to them freely from the hills and orchards of the Santa Clara valley. Much of what they grew, they ate...

Enfield’s 90th annual Italian Festival to celebrate heritage, family, friends, f…

Enfield’s 90th annual Italian Festival to celebrate heritage, family, friends, food

by Annemarie A. Smith For Carl Sferrazza, the 90th annual Mount Carmel Society's Enfield Italian Festival is a testament to the community's love of God and country, family and friends, and, of course, Italian heritage. "This festival is an opportunity for us to celebrate the values our ancestors brought here," Sferrazza said Tuesday as he motioned to the lights, banners, and tents...

Cavaliere Dominic Candeloro

Cavaliere Dominic Candeloro

Senatore Renato Turano presented Dominic Candeloro with the Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia at the Festa della Repubblica celebration hosted by Italian Consul General Adriano Monti on June 2 at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago.   The award was bestowed by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano upon Dominic in honor of his academic and community efforts on behalf of...

Best, storie di cervelli e imprese che ritornano dalla Silicon Valley

Best, storie di cervelli e imprese che ritornano dalla Silicon Valley

di Barbara Millucci   Un target potenziale almeno 100 imprese innovative, con una dotazione iniziale di 50 milioni di euro. Parte con questi numeri Invitalia Ventures, il nuovo fondo di venture capital di Invitalia che sarà guidato da Salvo Mizzi, esperto di innovazione startup, fondatore del Working Capital Accelerator di Telecom Italia e responsabile del fondo Tim Ventures.   «Investiremo nell'equity di Pmi e...

Select Italy Presents Its ‘How to Pronounce Italian Wines’ YouTube Series

Select Italy Presents Its ‘How to Pronounce Italian Wines’ YouTube Series

Select Italy (http://selectitaly.com), the boutique travel company specialized in the Bel Paese, boasts an exclusive, high-end food & wine portfolio thanks to a partnership with distinguished and prestigious Italian wine brands. Select Italy's collaboration with Italy's finest wineries consists of vacation packages, winery visits, and exclusive stays in historic family's estates.   In order to introduce travelers and wine lovers to the...

Italian home furnishings company leases 10,000 s/f at Madison Avenue

Italian home furnishings company leases 10,000 s/f at Madison Avenue

Elliot Klein of EVO Real Estate Group, a member of NAI Global, has negotiated a lease for Poliform USA, a luxury home furnishings brand, for a showroom and store at 112 Madison Avenue. The space comprises more than 10,000 s/f on the ground floor, mezzanine and basement.   According to Klein, Poliform was impressed with the space's street-level presence, high ceilings and corner...

Café Mercato offers inviting Italian-American fare

Café Mercato offers inviting Italian-American fare

by William Porter   Whatever other virtues Café Mercato possesses — and there are several — the newish spot in Denver's Lowry neighborhood has to be the only upscale Italian restaurant anywhere with a close-up view of a B-52 Stratofortress.   That's how close the establishment is to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, where the Cold War-era bomber is parked outside. So...

La Magnani a Hollywood Vita randagia di una tigre

La Magnani a Hollywood Vita randagia di una tigre

di Cinzia Romani   Le star internazionali, da Brigitte Bardot a Sophia Loren, prima d'essere attrici erano donne sexy e attraenti. Fa eccezione Anna Magnani, che non era né glamour, né seducente, pur essendo arrivata in vetta, a Hollywood: fu la prima attrice italiana a vincere l'Oscar con La rosa tatuata (1955), film scritto per lei dal commediografo Tennessee Williams, due premi...

Eating Italian in Vermont, New York-Style

Eating Italian in Vermont, New York-Style

by Hannah Palmer Egan   Utter the word "pizza" to New Yorkers living in Vermont, and they'll wax poetic about the thin-crusted, orange-grease-dripping, foldable slices of paradise of their hometown. There, they'll tell you, a typical lunch means two slices and a soda for about $5. Usually they'll lament the lack of comparable fare farther north.   In the first six months of 2015,...

Who will be the next Columbus Queen?

Who will be the next Columbus Queen?

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. Sponsored by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, this year's Columbus Day Queen Contest will be held on Sept. 20 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison.   The event will be chaired...

TARGETTI GROUP Announces Launch of New U.S. Headquarters – TARGETTI USA

TARGETTI GROUP Announces Launch of New U.S. Headquarters – TARGETTI USA

TARGETTI GROUP announces new operations in the U.S. that will operate under the name TARGETTI USA and led by U.S. Business Development Manager, Marie Paris. TARGETTI USA headquarters will be located in Costa Mesa, California and will offer a full line of U.S. approved products from both TARGETTI and DuraLamp brands available via TARGETTI USA sales representatives.   "TARGETTI is very excited...

Here's what's taking over StonePepper's South Hills site

Here's what's taking over StonePepper's South Hills site

A new Italian restaurant, Pazzo, will replace StonePepper's Grill at 1614 Washington Road in Upper St. Clair. "We're doing a lot of renovations which should be completed by the 27th (of July) and then we'll begin training staff," said Kurt Salmon, Pazzo's general manager. The restaurant is to open Aug. 3. The name Pazzo translates from the Italian as crazy but the...

Partenariato transatlantico rimandato a settembre

Partenariato transatlantico rimandato a settembre

In questi mesi abbiamo seguito con estremo interesse e necessaria coscienza le evoluzioni del negoziato per la conclusione del Trattato transatlantico sul commercio e gli investimenti (TTIP) tra Stati Uniti ed Unione Europea.   Arrivati ad oggi, la certezza maggiore sta nel fatto che il fattore tempo prende sempre di più il sopravvento. La scadenza del gennaio 2017 si avvicina sempre di più,...

Trattoria Figaro in Mount Laurel is off to a sweet start

Trattoria Figaro in Mount Laurel is off to a sweet start

by Tammy Paolino   Pat Burke of Cherry Hill is one such regular. "My wife, Jungeun, and I stumbled upon this hidden jewel driving home one evening and decided to give this out of the way place a try,'' he writes in an email. "What a wonderful find it turned out to be.   The staff was very attentive, the food was amazing from salad...

Festa Italiana to light up Taylor Street

Festa Italiana to light up Taylor Street

Festa Italiana Chicago will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Taylor Street from Aug. 13 to 16. Hosted by the University Village Association and run by StarEvents, the four-day fest will feature food and beverage booths, live entertainment on three stages, Italian dance performances and classes, cooking demonstrations, a wine garden, screenings of Italian films, trolley tours of the Taylor Street neighborhood,...

Ferrari unveils the new 488 Spider, a sure prom queen in Frankfurt next Septembe…

Ferrari unveils the new 488 Spider, a sure prom queen in Frankfurt next September

by Mario Cianflone She's going to be one of the prom queens for sure, at the International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt, September 19 to 27. We're talking Ferrari's new 488 Spider, an open-top variant of the Ferrari 488 GTB that was launched in spring – the Sergio Marchionne era's second car.   Ferrari 488 Spider, styled by Flavio Manzoni, is equipped with a...

Bocce, anyone?

Bocce, anyone?

Several CIAO members have been getting together weekly to play and would like to invite any other members to come and have some fun, informal and friendly competition. They meet Wednesday evenings at the Senior Citizens Center on W. Elm Street.   The bocce courts are just off the parking lot on the east side of the building. Membership in the center...

Westfield Students Add Cultural Experience to Learning the Italian Language

Westfield Students Add Cultural Experience to Learning the Italian Language

by Lorre Korecky   Complementing their Westfield High School studies in the Italian language, 14 students traveled to Italy this year with chaperones, including Italian teacher Maria Santilli. "The trip aimed to offer students an opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of the culture and language that they had been studying in school," Santilli said.   The trip included three days in Florence, including a...

Why You Need To Visit Expo Milano 2015 Before It Closes Forever

Why You Need To Visit Expo Milano 2015 Before It Closes Forever

by Melissa Kravitz   Expo Milano 2015 is the unsung destination of the summer! While plenty of Americans are rolling out towels for beach vacations across the country, skip the Hamptons one weekend and consider Jetsetting across the ocean.   Forget rolling out a towel, you can be munching on roti rolls and sushi rolls and visiting hundreds of countries in the span of a single...

Mount Washington Auto Road hosts Lamborghini Giro

Mount Washington Auto Road hosts Lamborghini Giro

Owners of 24 Lamborghinis paid an eye-popping visit to Mount Washington on Monday as part of the Lamborghini Giro, an annual tour taken on some of the most scenic roads in America. After driving to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast, the owners of the cars — mainly 10 HP V10 Huracans and the 700 HP V12 Aventadors...

West Seattle food: Pellegrini Italian Market now open in The Junction

West Seattle food: Pellegrini Italian Market now open in The Junction

By Randall Hauk   For months, people have been asking what's going on at the former La Romanza Bistro site at 4521 California SW in The Junction – especially once mosaic tile started to cover the facade.   Finally a sign went up. And then, Pellegrini Italian Market opened for business quietly during the recent West Seattle Summer Fest, just in time to take...

Columbia-Greene Italian Festival planned for Aug. 1 in Hudson

Columbia-Greene Italian Festival planned for Aug. 1 in Hudson

The Sons & Daughters of Italy will present the Columbia-Greene County Italian Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 in Hudson. Admission and parking are free. The festival will feature live entertainment with Johnny Cassera of the Route 66 Band performing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Food vendors will offer cannoli, fried dough, Italian ice, Italian sandwiches, Italian-style...

Five Panna Cottas to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Five Panna Cottas to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

by Allie Scheu   Stay cool with this velvety treat. Known for their in-house creations, Sarto's Social Italian Eatery serves a Hazelnut Panna Cotta that you'll go nuts over. This dessert is accompanied by a small handful of candied pistachios and a drizzling of chocolate sauce.   The combination of nuttiness and chocolate provide a heavenly compliment to the milky gelatin. Acorn changes up their panna...

Cavaliere Shirley Fedeli

Cavaliere Shirley Fedeli

Senatore Renato Turano presented Shirley Fedeli with the Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia at the Festa della Repubblica celebration hosted by Italian Consul General Adriano Monti on June 2 at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago.   The award was bestowed by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano upon Shirley in honor of her enormous contributions to the cultural life of...

Rockland Sons of Italy Helps Homes for Heroes

Rockland Sons of Italy Helps Homes for Heroes

by Lanning Tagliaferro   The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 recently held a fundraiser for Homes for Heroes in conjunction with Rockland County Legislator John Murphy who has championed the program through Habitat for Humanity of Rockland. The event raised $2,000 for the local charity.   Two local nonprofit organizations, Rockland Housing Action Coalition and Joseph's Home, Inc., conceived the Homes for Heroes project...

San Fermo Restaurant Opening on Ballard Avenue in November

San Fermo Restaurant Opening on Ballard Avenue in November

by Julia Wayne   Tim Baker and his son, Sam West, have been scheming about opening an Italian restaurant for years. In late November, they will. It's called San Fermo, and you've walked by the building a zillion times. It's the green Ballard Avenue house that's always looked a bit out of place on a street of thick-walled multi-story, multi-use buildings.   The house...

After 72 years, Italian POW’s Utah grave visited by relatives

After 72 years, Italian POW’s Utah grave visited by relatives

by Paul Rolly   Beneath the protective shade of a large poplar tree in the southeast corner of the historic Fort Douglas Cemetery lies the grave of Nicola Daugenti, the first Italian World War II prisoner of war to die in Utah. His family was informed of the 21-year-old sailor's death in 1943, but relatives had no idea of his whereabouts until last...

Gallo buys Asti winery, Souverain brand

Gallo buys Asti winery, Souverain brand

E&J Gallo Winery continues its North Coast wine property acquisition activity with plans to purchase the large Asti Winery and 275 acres of surrounding vineyards in northern Sonoma County as well as the Souverain wine brand. The acquisition agreement with Treasury Wine Estates, announced late July 20, includes one of Sonoma County's oldest and largest wineries, located on 535 acres in...

La Ruota Brings a Fine Dining Italian Experience To Doral

La Ruota Brings a Fine Dining Italian Experience To Doral

by Greyceli Marin   Doral isn't the first place that comes to mind when picturing a cutting-edge dining scene, but the area's newest restaurant La Ruota seeks to change that by providing a modern ambiance in a neighborhood setting.   La Ruota's menu offers a variety of authentic Italian dishes, special dining rooms for groups and a large selection of beers and wines. Diners...

Italian American Center to host summer concerts

Italian American Center to host summer concerts

  The Italian American Community Center of Rochester will host three musical events to wrap up the summer. On Aug. 19, Rochester native Ernie Capone will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Capone sings music from the 1950s and 60s, including the works of Frank Sinatra and Elvis.   The concert is free and the community center will have food and drink specials during...

Cavaliere Josette Mentesana Weber

Cavaliere Josette Mentesana Weber

Italian Consul General Adriano Monti presented Josette Mentesana Weber with the Cavaliere dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana at the consulate's Festa della Repubblica celebration on June 2 at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago. The award was bestowed by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano upon Josette in honor of her contributions to the preservation of the Italian...

A brief history of Gelato in Italy

A brief history of Gelato in Italy

by Jonathan Bazzi   Starting from the ancient custom of storing food in the snow, over the centuries a taste developed for sweet drinks and cooled mixtures consumed at the beginning or end of a meal. A key step came with Eastern insights into artificial freezing methods.   With its resounding passion and interest in research from distant lands, Italy played an essential role...

Honoring culinary traditions at Caffe Paolina in Swampscott

Honoring culinary traditions at Caffe Paolina in Swampscott

by Elise Balzotti   In the eyes of a passerby, the small Caffè Paolina, tucked discreetly in the corner of a quaint strip mall on Swampscott's main road, does not beckon customers in. Once inside, however, diners feel an unusual sense of comfort and welcome.   Greeted by the proprietor, herself, in a true Calabrese fashion, with open arms and a thick Italian accent,...

The Scalabrinians increase the presence in Syracuse

The Scalabrinians increase the presence in Syracuse

The Scalabrinians increase the presence in Syracuse. The two Junior Sisters arrived to give support to the three Sisters who opened a "first-line" community in assisting the migrants who come on the shores of Sicily. The two are Sister Andri Boas (Brazilian) and Sister Catherine Petalcurin (Filipino).   "The mission has met with great success – said Sister Angjelina Preci, mscs ....

TiramesU to Re-Open in South of Fifth: "Shooting for Very, Very Soon"

TiramesU to Re-Open in South of Fifth: "Shooting for Very, Very Soon"

by Carla Torres   Last April, pasta-loving locals and Lincoln Road obsessed tourists were saddened to find that TiramesU, the long-standing (17 years to be exact) Italian joint was shutting its doors practically overnight.   Now, after a year of not serving al dente pappardelle Bolognese, however, TiramesU has announced it will reopen South of Fifth — where it started a quarter century ago....

Take Amazing 360° Tour of St. Peter’s in Vatican City From Your Chair

Take Amazing 360° Tour of St. Peter’s in Vatican City From Your Chair

By Taryn Salinas   This 360-degree view allows you to see the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Use the toolbar to shift your view or zoom in. On a tablet or mobile device, just hold it up or turn it around to pan.   St. Peter's Basilica is one of the most spectacular churches in the world....

Enel Green Power aggiunge nuova capacità eolica negli Stati Uniti

Enel Green Power aggiunge nuova capacità eolica negli Stati Uniti

Enel Green Power S.p.A. ("Enel Green Power"), attraverso la sua controllata Enel Green Power North America Inc. ("EGP-NA"), ha completato e allacciato alla rete il nuovo parco eolico di Osage, nell'omonima contea, in Oklahoma.   Il nuovo parco, detenuto da Osage Wind, LLC, al 50 per cento di proprietà di EGP-NA, con una capacità installata totale di 150 MW è grado di...

Police investigating graffiti on Columbus statue at Italian heritage center

Police investigating graffiti on Columbus statue at Italian heritage center

By Kevin Shea A 7-foot statue of Christopher Columbus that stands in front of the Italian American Heritage Center in Hamilton was defaced with graffiti sometime this weekend, police and officials said. Columbus' face was painted black, the number 13 was written on his chest and the letters "FU" were scrawled on the ground in front of the pedestal.   John Scarpati Sr., the...

Searching Impressions of Life - the art and passion of Guido Frazzini in Los Ang…

Searching Impressions of Life - the art and passion of Guido Frazzini in Los Angeles

August 1, 2015 - Saturday 12:00 PMChilao School, in Chilao Campground, Angeles National Forest - Angeles Crest Highway and Chilao Road mile 49.69 La Canada - Los Angeles, California Italian photographer Guido Frazzini shares his vision of all things great and small in a free presentation which welcomes the public. Guido's subjects include tiny birds and mountain ranges, indigenous cultures and extreme sports, and many...

The Italian immigration to Brockton, MA

The Italian immigration to Brockton, MA

by Micheal P. Lombardo   I was asked by members of the Centennial Committee of the Christopher Columbus Lodge #216 Order of the Sons of Italy to write a history of the Lodge since its inception in 1913. In conducting my research I have discovered that few documents seem to exist, most having been lost, damaged or destroyed as a result of fire...

Macroeconomic indicators point to mild signs of recovery from crisis-stricken So…

Macroeconomic indicators point to mild signs of recovery from crisis-stricken South

by Marzio Bartoloni After seven years of persistent economic disgrace, the Italian "Mezzogiorno", or South, has started recovering: tenuous signals of economic revival have finally stopped the financial downfall. In the first three months of the year the employment rate registered un uptick (+0.8%). As a consequence of this phenomenon, firms' social aid requests (Cassa Integrazione) for unemployed declined by 50...

Marco Petracci: Deconstructing Time at Agora Gallery NYC

Marco Petracci: Deconstructing Time at Agora Gallery NYC

Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Montignoso photographer Marco Petracci in Emerging Transformation. The exhibition opens August 25th and will run until September 12th, 2015.   The opening reception will take place Thursday, August 27th, from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

Two-dollar book sale! Italian books (in Italian or in translation) and books abo…

Two-dollar book sale! Italian books (in Italian or in translation) and books about many aspects of Italy

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - Thursday, August 06, 2015 Time: 6:30 PM. Location: IIC (814 Montgomery Street, San Francisco). During two of our upcoming evening events - the talk about war ambulances and the Debora Petrina concert - we will sell some of our surplus books. This is an excellent chance for fellow Italophiles to browse Italian books (in Italian or in...

How American Citizens Can Work in Italy

How American Citizens Can Work in Italy

By Lorenzo Agnoloni Italy is home to thousands of Americans, but with strict visa requirements they had to fight through a quagmire of bureaucracy to get here. So many people are asking how others dreaming of making the move can get through the process as painlessly as possible.   Unlike those from within the European Union, Americans are unable to just pack up and go to Italy for a little period of "la dolce vita" to spend...

Vi svelo com’è arrivato il Barbera in California

Vi svelo com’è arrivato il Barbera in California

di Jennavave Barbero   Sono di origine italo-americana, sono nata in California e poi da qualche anno sono tornata a vivere in Italia, a Milano perché non ho mai dimenticato le mie origini. Infatti piu' di 100 anni fa, come mi hanno raccontato in famiglia, i miei bisnonni Giorgio e Amelia Domenica Barbero sono immigrati in California partendo da Cuneo. Tra le...

Italian American Review: Call for Editor

Italian American Review: Call for Editor

Call for Applications: Journal Editor, Italian American Review   The Italian American Review (IAR), a journal of Italian American studies encompassing a range of professional concerns and theoretical orientations in social sciences and cultural studies, welcomes applications from qualified individuals with editorial and/or publishing experience for the position of Editor of the journal.

My 100 Year Old Italian American Grandmother Ros

My 100 Year Old Italian American Grandmother Ros

by Maryrose Scott My grandmother Rosina Maria Marrapese also known as Rose Marie Marrapese Angelico was born in Rochester, Monroe County, New York to Mary Musto Marrapese and Pasquale Marrapese on a hot summer day August 17, 1915. My grandfather was an immigrant from Napoli, Italy. They had the normal Italian life, loads of love, homemade wine, church on Sunday and...

From one Palm to a whole grove: The story behind an 89-year-old two-family resta…

From one Palm to a whole grove: The story behind an 89-year-old two-family restaurant business

It's hard to believe that a clerical error blossomed into one the biggest names in hospitality across the country. Legend has it that in 1926, just six years after arriving to New York from Parma, Pio Bozzi andJohn Ganzi wanted to register their Second Avenue restaurant after their hometown.   Their heavy accents gave the cleric registering their business the impression they'd...

Italian American Festival returns for 36th year

Italian American Festival returns for 36th year

The Clute Park Community Center in Watkins Glen will be transformed into an Italian oasis as one of the many new attractions for the 36th annual Schuyler County Italian American Festival from Friday through Sunday at Clute Park.   Marionette shows, new vendors, new musical performers and the "Salami Shack" are other additions. "Our goal is to bring back the focus on the...

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We the Italians Magazine # 65

WTI 65

Umberto Mucci's Interviews

meet-paolo-messa-the-new-director-of-the-center-for-american-studies-in-romeThe Center for American Studies, Italy, is the locus that celebrates the relations between Italy and United States. The Center is headquartered in Rome, in the main floor of Palazzo Antici Mattei. The palace is one of the most prestigious buildings of 17th century Rome and it was realized between 1598...

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