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A new exhibition of Sandro Botticelli's paintings, including some never seen in the U.S., will give museumgoers a glimpse into the artist's own search for sanctity. The show, "Botticelli and the Search for the Divine," opens Saturday at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. It showcases valuable works from the Italian Renaissance master's catalog, includin...

The Norwalk Sons and Daughters of Italy Pietro Micca Lodge No. 744 will mark a major milestone Saturday with a dinner, dance, scholarship awards and pride in its history. “With pride, we mark 100 years in Norwalk where we have been an integral part of the community and contributed to it,” wrote Pietro Micca Lodge President Marie Iannazzi in an invi...

Italian cuisine is coming to the village center — Gianni Fig’s Ristorante Italian Cuisine is expected to open in about a month at the former Sienna Market. “It’s the full experience. I’m not joking around,” said Italian Chef and Owner Gianni Calabrese Monday, standing in on the steps of 6 Elm St. beneath a sign announcing his cuisine is “coming soo...

Damian Sansonetti has baked and eaten Easter bread all his life, but when it comes to braiding the dough for the holiday treat, he has to call over his wife and business partner, llma Lopez.“Your left…up…across…” she coaches him. As the mother of a 3-year-old girl, she’s had a lot more practice with braiding.  “This guy’s going over, and this guy’s...

Da lunedì di Pasqua, 17 aprile, a domenica 23 aprile una delegazione di studenti di Everett, città del Massachusetts (USA) gemellata dal 1988 con Orsogna (Chieti), sarà ospite del paese abruzzese per uno scambio culturale con gli alunni delle scuole locali. L’iniziativa rientra in un progetto per la valorizzazione e la conoscenza dei parchi e riser...

Deborah Dawes said that anytime she and her husband, Roger, have walked in the West End lately, they couldn’t resist stopping in front of the building at 64 Main St., where workers were often working feverishly inside and out. “We’d keep looking in through the glass to see what was happening,” she said Tuesday morning. “We’d wave, and sometimes we’...

Parishioners hoping to save Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church from the wrecking ball are praying for a miracle this Easter season. Opponents of the planned demolition of the historic Italian Catholic church held a prayer vigil Thursday in front of the shuttered landmark. About 20 longtime members of the parish said the rosary in front of the chain-li...

While New Haven’s run as Connecticut’s co-capital may have ended, its legacy of world-class pizza has endured. Each year, droves of people visit the Elm City for a taste. Chicago has deep dish, New York has thin crust, and New Haven has apizza. “New Haven-style apizza is [akin to the Neapolitan-style pie] traditionally baked in a coal-fired oven at...

The purpose of the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation is to support the research of promising young scientists, to contribute to the creation of new areas of research in the biological sciences in Italy, and to strengthen and develop collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and those at Harvard Medical School in Boston (HMS). The Ca...

A vacant restaurant near Rogers Lake is being transformed into a new Italian eatery called Stella's Restaurant & Pizzeria, the New London Day reported. The new 2,800-square-foot restaurant is described as a family-oriented experience, according to the New London Day. Stella’s is named after the family owners’ oldest child, 6-year-old Stella. The re...

Tony Bennett returns to Worcester for a sold-out show at Hanover Theatre Saturday, April 8. Having recently turned 90, he will keep a slow pace and deliver an abbreviated performance. Not. The singer, whose career spans some six-plus decades, says he has never felt better. Being on stage is right where he wants to be, and that can only mean good th...

Located in downtown West Springfield and open since early 2016, bNapoli Italian has elevated its namesake style of dining to lofty new levels. Housed in a former copy shop and adjacent to a sister pizzeria, bNapoli is a space distinguished by its minimalist elegance. A soft-gray-dominated palette of fabrics and finishes sets off dramatic visual ele...