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by Jackie DeGiorgio   Yes, Italy is replete with ruins and art and scenery galore, but it's nearly impossible to think of the country without thinking of its food. In addition to the countless restaurants, there are plenty of food and wine experiences to silence your hunger pangs when in Il Bel Paese, but—whether you live here or not—there's...

by Nick Vivarelli   Gabriele Ferzetti, the silently seductive Italian actor who rose to international prominence during the 1950's and 60's, when he played a dissolute playboy opposite Monica Vitti inMichelangelo Antonioni's melancholy masterpiece "L'Avventura," died in Rome on Wednesday.   He was 90. Ferzetti's stage, screen and...

by Silvia Donati   Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano is the author of the film Mediterranea, which tells the story of two African migrants, Ayiva, played by Koudous Seihon, and Abas (Alassane Sy), as they try to make better lives for themselves in Italy, after traveling from Burkina Faso to Rosarno, in the southern region of Calabri...

L'eccellenza del Made in Italy agroalimentare sugli schermi di Times Square a New York e nei più importanti network televisivi degli Stati Uniti. È partita la campagna di promozione del governo per il sostegno al wine&food nazionale con uno spot firmato da Silvio Muccino che mostra la qualità e il saper fare italiani.   È questo uno dei...

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago In collaboration with: http://davinci1.eventbrite.com Join us for the first of three lectures about Leonardo da Vinci by Daniele Macuglia, University of...

by Dan Niemiec   Will Rogers, the great humorist of nearly a century ago, used to say "All I know is what I read in the papers." This was his way of saying that he learned the truth from the newspapers, which was ironic even then. Just about every form of news, if properly scrutinized, has the potential for opinions that are stated as facts,...

Eight university students who reside in California have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are: Gian Paul Bergeron of Sausalito; Alexander Bologna of Rancho Palos Verdes; Tristan Curnow of Fallbrook; Max Galassi ofRedondo Beach; Neal Huddon-Cossar of Novato; Michael Law of Glendale;Ashley Robertson of Pi...

There will be a special raffle at the Carnevale! event at Touch of Italy in Rehoboth Tuesday, March 8. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Tuscany! This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes airfare and a private limo from the airport. The holder of the winning ticket will see Michelangelo's David, and will tour Ponte Ve...

Memorial services will be Tuesday, March 8, for Joseph Tiberino, 77, an artist and the patriarch of a family known as "the West Philly Wyeths."   Mr. Tiberino died Friday, Feb. 19, of heart failure in the Hamilton Street compound that served as his family home, his art studio, and a museum dedicated to the memory of his wife, the artist Elle...

The table and dishes designed by Gualtiero Marchesi as a function of the changes introduced by Nouvelle Cuisine. The exhaust pipe of a Ducati 916, a fetish object for Salvatore Tassa, a chef and also a great motorcycle enthusiast. And then there's Fulvio Pierangelini, who interprets the Four Seasons of Vivaldi through the ingredients: summer become...

Hyatt Times Square New York is pleased to announce the appointment of Executive Chef Nicholas Pelliccione as Director of Food and Beverage Operations.   In this new position, Pelliccione will provide vision and oversight for the hotel's events spaces, restaurant to-go and the hotel's vibrant restaurant and lounge, including T45, which offers...

By Jenna Careri   Four hundred years after Renaissance music's fall from favor, Emiliano Ricciardi is on a mission to save it from extinction. Ricciardi has organized an Italian Madrigal Festival at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is an assistant professor of music history.   The two-day event, on Saturday and S...