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by Alexandra Turney   Rome is a city of ruins. Ruins are to Rome what canals are to Venice, and while other cities build over their past, Rome builds around it. My neighborhood, Testaccio, is mainly made up of nineteenth century apartment blocks, and it seems almost modern compared to the crumbling centro storico.   But on one ot...

Italian pasta giant Barilla wants to convince Americans that spaghetti, penne and lasagna are healthy food. The company's wire-thin chief executive, Guido Barilla, says he eats pasta everyday -- sometimes twice a day. He calls it the base of the Mediterranean diet and doesn't understand why it gets such a bad rap.   Read more   Sourc...

Gola Osteria, a daringly original yet startingly authentic Italian restaurant, gives new meaning to the term "Super Tuscan."   Translating roughly as "tavern of gluttony," it's a pleasure palace of gastronomical exuberance. The fare — which includes house-made pasta, sauces and cheeses, wild fish and game, and craft cocktails — is as rich in...

Italian automaker Lamborghini is gearing up to provide a handful of aspiring racers the ride of their life. The Pilota Lamborghini will take place April 7-9 in Las Vegas for eight select participants, who will hone their racing skills in preparation for the real thing. As consumer interest turn toward the experiential, track experiences will prove...

When an Italian mother and a Roman chef are in the kitchen of a new restaurant, you know it's going to be good. That is what's going on at Pax Romana, which opened in downtown White Plains in early February.   The owner's mother is often in the kitchen preparing her lasagna and helping the chef with their fresh homemade dishes, and the chef,...

It's Friday night in Chelsea and the women with beautifully gelled eyebrows and sequin boleros are flagging down the salami cart. This isn't a euphemism: In the gleaming dining rooms of La Sirena, the latest restaurant from celebrity chef Mario Batali and his partner Joe Bastianich, there's a roving antipasti station delivering piles of olives, ch...

Goffredo Palmerini è l'Ambasciatore degli abruzzesi nel mondo ma è soprattutto un instancabile appassionGoffredo Palmeriniato di storie di emigrazione italiana, vicende dalle quali non si può né si deve prescindere per una comprensione globale della cultura del nostro paese.   Recentemente è stato presentato a L'Aquila il suo ultimo libro "L...

A state maritime museum in Christopher Columbus' birthplace of Genoa is challenging a Florence library to be the custodian of the recently returned 1493 letter in which the explorer described his voyages to Spanish royals. Maria Paola Profumo, the director of the Galata Sea Museum, told The Associated Press on Friday she wants to put the lette...

by Maria Garcia   Large or small, the vast majority of film festivals are international. A few are regional, but rarely is there one devoted entirely to movies from a single country. That is what makes "Open Roads: New Italian Cinema" so unusual. This one-week festival, in its 16th year, screens at the Walter Reade Theater in New York City J...

On June 1, 2016 our honorable Consul General of Italy in Miami, Gloria Bellelli hosted a private reception at the Coral Gables Country Club for the Italian community in Miami to celebrate La Festa della Repubblica, known in English as Italian National Day.   This is national holiday in Italy, formally acknowledged on June 2, that commemorate...

«Chi siamo? Da dove veniamo?»: uno dei popoli più giovani del mondo prova a risolvere i dubbi esistenziali andando indietro nel tempo. Tra gli americani è boom di "viaggi genealogici": assetati di storia, vengono a tuffarsi nel passato dei borghi piemontesi, liguri e lombardi. Sonia Speroni, 42 anni, imprenditrice turistica genovese (trapiantata a...

Date & Time: Friday, August 19, at 8PMWhere: The Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MACost: Only $42, checks made payable to OSIARSVP: Dr. Dean Saluti, 617-285-6565 or djsaluti@aol.comParking: Free parking on the street and at city lots   Don't Miss the "O Sole Trio" Performance at the Stoneham Theatre. "A Grand Lodge OSIA...