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Livia Cevolini was 36-years-old when she founded Energica Motor Company, an Italian manufacturer of high-performance electric-motorbikes. Energica is based in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, also known as “Motor Valley” and home to automotive greats Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari, and Ducati. Cevolini says she overcame significant obstacles t...

Marcello Mastroianni was the perfect film actor. He had the face of every man. Women fascinated, intrigued and sometimes baffled him. He fell victim to their beauty and rarely won out in a relationship. In short, he was like us. I first saw Mastroianni in 'City of Women,' one of the first feminist films ever made. It was directed by Federico Fellin...

If you hold the stereotype that a very good restaurant cannot be located in a staid office park, Luca West will change your mind. Luca and Lola Sema opened the western outpost of Cleveland's Luca Italian Cuisine late last year on busy Detroit Road in Westlake. Sequels in movies and restaurants are not sure bets, but the suburban location is humming...

Italian design brand Klodea is making its official debut into the American market with a line of luxury furnishing accessories for the modern home. It will be showing in May at ICFF in New York. Inspired by the balance of natural elements, Klodea creates handles and knobs that complement cabinetry with a sophisticated touch. The products combine el...

Want to go old-school with a 50-50 pork-and-beef split like Nonna used to make? Or try a different take on meatballs by going global and adding some cumin or ginger for Turkish and Asian flavors? No matter what style you’re craving, here are 16 sweet places around Boston that put a saucy spin on a comfort-food classic.  1. Aria TrattoriaIt’d be rem...

During the past year, I was reunited with my long lost family as a result of an article Leonard Amari wrote about me that was published in Fra Noi. The following describes how this happened. My parents were divorced when I was a baby. My mother and her parents raised me. My father, Denphon (“Danny”) remarried and had three more sons, my half-brothe...

Everyone’s had that crush: somebody laid-back, attractive and fun, but not necessarily your go-to guy for consistency. Sometimes he’s completely charming; other times he shows up late, wearing sweatpants and smelling like weed. When he’s good, he’s very good. When he’s bad, he’s a mess. And sometimes he makes you feel fat. That’s my relationship wi...

For several years now, travel agents have been hearing how they need to curate immersive travel experiences in order to deliver complete, unique vacations for their clients. This has led more agencies to seek out specialized tour operators like The Roman Guy, a small company known for going to the extreme in finding unique local Italian experiences...

Serata speciale per l’orgoglio trentino, quella di venerdì 9 febbraio 2018. Il palcoscenico della Weill Recital Hall, all’interno della prestigiosa Carnegie Hall, ha accolto il Musical Vocal Ensemble della Scuola di Musica Celestino Eccher di Cles, Val di Non, formato da dieci professionisti e docenti, più la direttrice della scuola, Chiara Biondan...

The latest culinary upgrade at the iconic Mirage transports us to the seaside villages of Southern Italy. At Osteria Costa, the focus lies on spectacular seafood dishes like the frutti di mare salad—loaded with poached shrimp and squid, bright cherry tomatoes and shaved radish—and a classic linguine and clams; but the menu stretches comfortably to...

The discovery of 6,000-year-old wine traces in a Sicilian cave captured public attention, but for experts the find was even more exciting. Professor Davide Tanasi, who led the team that analyzed the wine, explains why it changes our understanding of ancient Sicilian culture. Monte Kronio rises 1,300 feet above the geothermally active landscape of s...

A new alliance has been formed between Select Italy, an American boutique travel company founded in 1997 specializing in customized travel, and UVET, a global travel industry leader and innovator with almost 70 years of experience in corporate, MICE and leisure travel. With its established global presence, UVET boasts a vast network of incoming age...