The first Fra Angelico painting to reach the United States had a secret. In 1899, Isabella Stewart Gardner acquired Assumption and Dormition of the Virgin, one of four works in a series by the Italian Renaissance painter depicting scenes from the Vir... Read More
Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will appear at the Watertown Area Boxing Club’s 10th annual Carmen Basilio Quest for Champions in September. Mancini will appear at a “Dinner with a Champion,” event at the Italian-American Club on Friday, Sept. 7 before servi... Read More
Maria Trabocchi has built a Washington restaurant brand on hospitality and Italian fine dining — and for years, Sfoglina, Fiola, Fiola Mare and Casa Luca (and, most recently, Del Mar) have played host to D.C.’s A-list. The Obamas have feasted there,... Read More
Italian food has long reigned at the top of most popularity lists. The emphasis on fresh ingredients and the comfort factor of pasta and pizza are hard to beat. Most of our exposure, though, is filtered through Italian-American expressions of red-sau... Read More
Locally based firm Zimmeramn Weintraub Associates (ZWA) has completed work on Chicago’s newest steakhouse concept, Gibsons Italia. Located in the West Loop, the modern Italian steakhouse spans three levels. ZWA led a design team that included local p... Read More
Grand Island is home to the impressive Hall County Courthouse, a stately structure designed by noted architect Thomas Kimball of Omaha. Now, Grand Island residents can be proud that their city’s downtown has been placed on the National Register of H... Read More
We’ve all been there: that first glance at a new dish that promises something delicious; that first bite that sends waves of pleasure rippling through our taste buds. It’s the kind of dish friends recommend to each other, “You have to try X on your n... Read More
The Arizona Science Center is shaking things up. Literally. In conjunction with "Pompeii: The Exhibition," a volcanic eruption will be staged on the rooftop at the venue for one night only on Jan. 25. Visitors will be immersed in an experience featur... Read More
Never had a slice of real New York-style pizza? You don’t have to go all the way to the Big Apple. Try lunch or dinner at the new Fratelli’s pizzeria on California Street in downtown Redding. It’s in the spot where Angelo’s Pizza was for 40 years-pl... Read More
by Umberto Mucci
Ciao from Rome, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the motherland! 2017 is leaving...
Mattinata is a splendid town in Apulia, famous for its beautiful beaches and especially be...