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Festa Italiana, Hawaii’s first-ever and only Italian festival, offers locals and visitors alike an opportunity to taste the many amazing flavors of Italy in one extraordinary evening. After a successful first year, where over 6,500 people were in attendance, the festival will return to Honolulu’s vibrant Kakaako District on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018....

In the early 1850s, Constantino Urbani dedicated himself to truffles. At the time, the rare tuber — which only grows wild in the forests of central and northern Italy — was almost unknown to the outside world. Passionate about the earthy, aromatic ingredient (we totally get it), Constantino wanted to spread the good word. He succeeded. More than 16...

Versace, the iconic Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace 40 years ago, has reportedly been sold to U.S. clothing and handbag brand Michael Kors for 1.67 billion euros. According to Italian media reports the company's vice-president, Donatella Versace, will announce the deal this week. The sale of Versace, which is known for its Medusa...

Community members are remembering Dr. Bernardo "Bernie" Carducci as a beloved friend, colleague and professor. Carducci, 66, died Saturday, Sept. 22. He taught psychology at Indiana University Southeast for 37 years, and he was the founder and director of the IUS Shyness Research Institute. His research on shyness gave him international recognition...

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council will host its 10th annual Marco Polo Festival with a gala dinner at 6:00 PM on the evening of October 11th at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant, East Broadway and a grand pageant through the streets of Chinatown and Little Italy Saturday, October 20st. This year’s dinner festivities will once again include the bestowal...

Dal 26 settembre al 18 ottobre 2018 un intenso programma d’incontri con le comunità italiane in Michigan attende Goffredo Palmerini, infaticabile ambasciatore d’Abruzzo nel mondo. Nell’area metropolitana di Detroit è molto significativa anche la presenza degli abruzzesi, organizzati in diversi Club e nella Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan (FADM)...

Vicenza is quaintly medieval at its center, a dense jumble of old butter-toned dwellings along narrow byways that occasionally give way to some of the Renaissance’s most elegant architecture, but these structures mask an industrial might that has made this small city Italy’s most productive capital of jewelry. “We were born to do this kind of thing...

Following the New York opening, the best of DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta - Protected Designation of Origin) and IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta - Protected Geographic Indication) Calabrian specialties will conquer Chicago in celebration of the partnership between the Region of Calabria and Eataly. An upcoming event at Eataly Chicago ...

As one of the main musical events in Italy, Umbria Jazz is renowned internationally for high quality performances and a beautiful location in the city of Perugia. Celebrating its 45th anniversary this summer, the Umbria Jazz festival presented more than 500 artists in 250 concerts in various venues throughout the city, attracting an audience of ove...

The Chicago Blackhawks will celebrate Italian Heritage with a special ticket offer for the Oct. 18 game against the Arizona Coyotes. Fans who purchase tickets through ChicagoBlackHawks.com/Italian will receive an Italian-themed Blackhawks hat while supplies last. All those who purchase through the offer will be eligible for game-day perks that incl...

Two women from successive generations with deep roots in local Italian heritage as well as in South Rockford are the newest members of the Greater Rockford Italian Association’s Hall of Fame. The accomplishments of Valeri DeCastris and Rose Mary Zammuto for their significant contributions will be celebrated at the GRIAA’s Hall of Fame and Special R...

It's what every beer drinker in the world wants, a beer that you can muster out of thin air. Now a microbrewery in the Italian region of Umbria is doing just that. Birra Flea has launched the world's first craft beer made of air. It's called Sans Papiers – Biere de l'air. "Beer is made of 90 per cent water. We just extract water from the air," Ales...