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by Claudia Baroncelli   If you are looking for a peaceful destination to escape the city chaos, have a look of the most beautiful and (above all) slow cities you can find in Italy, From Orvieto to Amalfi passing by Trani and Cisternino, you only have to choose!   Dreaming of a destination to enjoy peace and silence, miles away from th...

The Energica Motor Company recently announced that it will display its new Energica Ego sportbike, a 3D-printed motorcycle, at the 2016 CES show in Las Vegas. The Energica Ego and Energica Eva, an electric streetfighter, are the first Italian high-performing electric motorcycle designed with F1 technology.   Franco Cevolini, president a...

AMS Ducati Dallas, the largest exclusive-Ducati dealer in North America and located in Dallas, Texas, announced today that it has purchased Pro Italia Online, the largest Ducati-centric ecommerce store in North America.   The new URL will be AMSDucati.com and the site will expand in the next few months to include AMS' huge stock of parts, ap...

di Maria Teresa Cometto   Da New York a Los Angeles, passando per Boston e Kansas City, le startup italiane cercano – e a volte trovano – l'America in tutti gli angoli degli States, impegnandosi nei business più diversi. Ecco qualche storia con un bilancio degli errori e delle lezioni imparate nel 2015, con i "buoni propositi" per il 2016....

by Heather Cook   In Gaia B. Amman's first book in The Italian Saga series, An Italian Adventure, she takes us on a journey of friendship, sisterhood, and familiar family drama, as we learn about Italy in the late 80's. The protagonist, Leda, the character we follow throughout the series, has her nose buried in books when she isn't out being...

Orlando City SC today announced that the Club has acquired former AC Milan and Italian National Team midfielder Antonio Nocerino from D.C. United in exchange for Targeted Allocation Money and General Allocation Money. Nocerino will be added to the Orlando City SC roster upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and ITC.   "Antonio is a player that we rea...

Northwestern Italy's Piedmont region is best known for its wines and the zippy little Fiat that all other tiny cars aspire to. But there's also Fassone beef, made from a special breed of cattle whose double-muscled meat is prized for its lean tenderness, white truffles from Alba and a buttery take on fondue called bagna cuada.   Six Piedmont...

Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari tweeted this morning that he knew "there was something he loved" about Iowa. What was it? Two photos of the mural outside the Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa on Indianola Avenue.   Calipari, an Italian American, said he was leaving mass when he came across the art. "Sent us to the r...

Elena Ferrante's "The Story of the Lost Child," the most recent best-seller by the Italian author whose identity is unknown to the general public, is a finalist for a translation prize.   Ferrante's novel, translated by Ann Goldstein, is among 15 fiction nominees for the Best Translated Book Award. The poetry category has 10 finalists. They...

Caravaggio's art has been exhibited many times since his death in 1610 but a major gallery in Rome has launched a different type of display - there isn't a single canvas on show.   Video artists have projected the 57 works - which include Jesus being flogged, a man being beheaded and the severed head of snake-haired monster Medusa - onto the...

A taste of cooking from the four Italian grandmothers you never had is headed to River North in early summer. Piccolo Sogno Due (340 N. Clark St., River North), sibling restaurant to Piccolo Sogno, will close at the end of April to reconcept into the more casual Nonnina.   "Nonnina is influenced by our grandmothers—all four of them," says ch...

Il 12 e 13 maggio si terrà all'Università Roma Tre il convegno internazionale Re-Mapping Italian America. Places, Cultures, Identities presso il Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere (via del Valco di San Paolo, 19 - Sala Conferenze "Ignazio Ambrogio").   L'iniziativa, realizzata in collaborazione con il John D. Calandra It...