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In 2018 The Abruzzo Consortium is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC with events all over the world. The US celebration will take place in Houston on September 10th and in Boston on September 13th. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of the top three DOC wines produced in Italy: a wine loved by Americans with its inviting in...

In your search of Italy and all of its beautiful corners, you do not want to miss the south eastern edge of the country, and in particular the town of Lecce. The "heel of the boot" of Italy provides many who come here with a variety of experiences for each of the senses. Natural scenery, remnants of cultures thousands of years old, an eclectic arra...

We actually started in the maritime industry almost four decades ago, in 1980,” starts Federico Rossi, the charming, unconventional and entirely Italian COO of the Rossinavi shipyard as we sit in their modern meeting rooms in Viareggio. This may come as a surprise to those who were only made aware of the brand in 2007 when they emerged as builders...

On hot summer days, here in New York City, you will often see, at a stoplight in one of the neighborhoods where the traffic gets thick and slow, or in one of the places where the hapless pods of tourists find themselves most exposed to the sun’s pitiless rays, a young man or woman equipped with a blue Igloo ice chest and a lot of lungpower, pulsing...

Avranno preso in parola Carosone i tre napoletani Gaetano Castaldo, Ferdinando Flagiello e Nicola Mangani che hanno deciso di ridurre le distanze tra Napoli e la Grande Mela. Così la città partenopea può andare in trasferta in America attraverso tour esperienziali che coinvolgono anche artisti italiani. New York e Napoli così vanno a braccetto come...

Furla, the Italian luxury brand of bags and leather accessories, has opened a new shop in Miami. Located at Aventura, the largest shopping mall in Florida and the second largest shopping mall in the United States, the store spans over 1,000 square feet. It is Furla’s fifth shop in the U.S. The Miami flagship design store features interiors of durma...

Elizabeth Minchilli leads a life that many of us can only dream of. The author of nine books on Italian food and culture, she divides her time between a rooftop apartment in Rome and a restored farmhouse in Umbria. Her monthly newsletter, a sort of diary of what’s she just done, where’s she’s eaten and what she’s about to do, is one of my favorite...

Often ignored in favour of more famous Tuscan towns, Arezzo has everything from designer shopping to medieval jousting tournaments. Here are nine reasons you should visit Arezzo on your next trip to Tuscany. 1. Renaissance art - Most visitors to Arezzo are drawn here by the famous fresco depicting The Legend of the True Cross by Renaissance painter...

A long-running Italian-American festival is moving from Mercer County to Burlington County next month. The Burlington County Fairgrounds will host music groups headed by the Duprees, Italian dancing, an Italian car show, a puppet theatre, comedy, beer and wine garden, food and craft vendors, children's amusements and pony rides on Sept. 7-9.And the...

Food industry is a great resource for Italy, thanks to 61 billion euro of added value, 1.4 million employees, over a million companies, and 41 billion export sales. These are the most important figures that emerge from the latest Report on the competitiveness of the Italian agri-food industry, recently presented by ISMEA in the presence of the Ital...

Dear Direttore, You may remember the official launch of the Dual Language program in Italian of June 13, at the Italian Culturale Institute, at the presence of Giorgio Van Straten and Consul General Francesco Genuardi. The event was well attended by people from different boroughs and school districts, it managed to attract several Italian speaking...

Bernice Bartolucci, 86, passed away peacefully at home on July 26, 2018. Bernice was born and raised in Visalia, CA, where she met and married John Greer. They moved to Santa Rosa, CA, where they raised their three children. Bernice then married Henry Bartolucci in 1982 and relocated to Lake County. In 2009, Henry and Bernice relocated to Manteca,...