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If I never cross Naples, Italy, off my bucket list, at least I’ve had the pleasure of tasting a Neapolitan-style pizza at a new, homey restaurant in Isle of Wight County. Chef and owner Massimo “Max” Errico opened Napoli é Ristorante Italiano about four months ago in Carrollton. He and his wife moved from their native Italy to the U.S. in 2003. “Na...

Some of the best Rugby players in Italy and Ireland will compete in Chicago in November as part of a Rugby Weekend hosted by USA Rugby and TLA Worldwide in conjunction with Chicago Sports Commission and Soldier Field. All matches will take place at Soldier Field on Nov. 3 The USA Women’s Eagles will open the match line-up against the 2017 Women’s R...

A new Las Vegas jewelry trade show is gearing up support. Premier, a trade show run by Emerald Expositions that is set to launch in 2019, has signed the Italian Exhibition Group as one of its anchor exhibitors. The show is to take place from May 31 to June 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. IEG plans to “showcase a significant pavilion of Italia...

Italy’s passion for food finds a common ground in America, where consumers are looking for new authentic products, buyer Debbie Jones said in this interview with Italianfood.net at IDDBA 2018 trade show. Jones, who represents Pavilions, the premium specialty grocery banner of US food retail group Albertsons, explains in an interview what she is loo...

Amy Riolo is a self-proclaimed "culinary anthropologist." According to Chef Jason Roberts, she is "A true guardian of the techniques and inherent goodness of the Mediterranean lifestyle." But what does being a culinary anthropologist actually entail? Amy, an Italian-American chef, author, and advocate of the Mediterranean diet, teamed up with Culin...

The Italian American Theatre of Chicago announces a tie for first place in its First Annual Playwriting Competition. It proved to be impossible to pick between two outstanding works: Passaggio Oscuro (Dark Passage) by Rosemary FrisinoToohey and The Diagonal Trilogy by Vita Patrick Morales. Gold Medal Winners Passaggio Oscuro explores the little-kno...

Curious about the Italian culture? From Italy to America is Eataly Chicago’s newest class series — and you're invited to join the conversation! Join us for a monthly roundtable discussion focused on Italian-American and modern Italian culturethrough art, music, language, culture, and of course – great food and drink! Each month, we'll invite a loca...

Trying to pack in all of Italy's sights can start to feel a lot like hard work. So why not swap the obligatory attractions for actual labour on one of the country's organic farms? As contributor Paul Batty discovered in the Tuscan countryside, a working holiday doesn't have to be a dull one. From the leaning tower of Pisa to the marble marvels of F...

Tony Renis, Arisa, I Cugini di Campagna, questi alcuni degli ospiti per l’11esimo Festival della Musica Italiana di New York che si terrà il prossimo 7 ottobre al Master Theater (Millennium) di Brooklynn a New York. Il Festival è organizzato dall’Associazione Culturale Italiana di New York ha sempre riscosso un grande successo di pubblico e di crit...

The last decade of the 19th century and the first 15 years of the 20th are generally known as La Belle Époque: a relative economic and political stability had given to the people of Italy, and Europe, a much needed respite from the events of the tumultuous first 80 years of the 1800s. These are times of celebrations and banquets, where the rich, on...

The Feast of Beato Giovanni Liccio will take place on July 29 at Casa Italia in Stone Park. The feast has its origins in Caccamo, Palermo, Sicilia. The event is sponsored by Società Beato Giovanni Liccio di Caccamo. Festivities include a noon Mass, followed by a procession with the Sicilian Band of Chicago and a family festival featuring food, live...

Much has been written about the violence perpetrated on the natives of the islands where Columbus landed in 1492 and during his subsequent landings from 1493 to 1504. According to these authors, Columbus is responsible for the torture and genocide of – what some claim – may be millions of natives and is also blamed for initiating slave trade. Autho...