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Europe is home to many of the world's most popular tourist attractions, with eight of the top 10 most booked sites of 2018, according to TripAdvisor. Rome’s Colosseum, an ancient architectural marvel and the world's largest amphitheater, came in at No. 1. Italy was a fan favorite, with the Vatican Museums of Rome and Venice’s Grand Canal also ranki...

The National Chamber for Italian Fashion responded to an article in The New York Times on “shadow workers.” The article claimed, “thousands of low-paid homeworkers create luxury garments without contracts or insurance.” The acclaimed writer and author of “Story of the People” indicated that the Italian supply chain has been under attack for a long...

When Katie Parla set out to study art history in Italy, she found herself far more interested in food and wine. A New Jersey native who grew up in a restaurant family, she thought she knew Italian food until she moved there. She’s spent the past 16 years exploring the cuisines, living in Rome and pursuing recipes from chefs and grandmothers alike....

The Italian American Theater of Chicago will present world-renowned commedia dell’arte maestro Antonio Fava in a performance of “Speechless Pulcinella” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Ballroom of the Community Center at Casa Italia in Stone Park. On his way to claim a lottery jackpot, Pulcinella is struck dumb when a black cat crosses his path....

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is one of the most gifted  singers of our time. A bel canto specialist, she’s given brilliant opera and recital performances throughout the Bay Area, with a special emphasis on the music of Donizetti and Rossini. This month, though, she returns to Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall with a Cal Performances program titled “Songpl...

Since opening in late January, Jon & Vinny’s Brentwood has become one of the toughest reservations in town. This is unsurprising, perhaps, given the enduring crowds at the original Jon & Vinny’s on Fairfax (go ahead, try to book a table after 4 p.m. anytime in the next month) coupled with the endless appetite that Brentwood residents have for price...

È deceduta a Brooklyn Elizabeth Giovanna Messina. Elizabeth è stata una psicologa clinica praticante a New York per oltre 30 anni. Ha fondato il Italian-American Psychological Symposium, era assistente professoressa aggiunta di psicologia alla Fordham University e membro di facoltà in Psichiatria al Lenox Hill Hospital. È stata vicepresidente della...

The Embassy of Italy brings more Italian language to Washington DC public schools. A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) between Italy and the District of Columbia was finalized today during a ceremony hosted by the Embassy with the leadership of the DC Public Schools (DCPS) administration, including Maggie White, Deputy Chief of Inner Core, and...

From wine dinners to happy hour, Hank’s Pasta Bar has something for everyone. It is located on the north side of Old Town Alexandria, just minutes from D.C. I sat down with Massimo Giannetti, the General Manager, and Chef Thomas Palmer to discuss the overall concept for Hank’s Pasta Bar.  “We’re known for our fresh pasta and Italian dishes,” Chef T...

A stunning fresco depicting Narcissus looking at himself in the mirror has been uncovered during new excavations at Pompeii, the interim director of the archaeological site, Alfonsina Russo, announced on Thursday. The discovery was made during a dig at the Regio V section of the ancient Roman city and comes just months after the unearthing of anoth...

Fifty years ago, Los Angeles-based Italian American artist Leo Politiquestioned the the notion of "progress" "achieved" at the expense of the destruction of communities and history. Although primarily recognized as an award-winning children's book author and illustrator, Politi spent decades chronicling the city's diverse enclaves and captured its...

In Italy, nearly every kitchen is stocked with not just one set of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar — but two, or even three. Why? We like to use the Italian staples in different ways, from sizzling up chopped onions to drizzling over roasted veggies.  From February 18 to March 3, join us as we celebrate these two beloved staples with co...