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Sal Civiletti's business, Sal's Prime Meats and Salumeria, opened over 14 months ago. And the reason why Sal is happy and smiling in his toils around the store is because the butcher is truly a happy man -- his dream of proprietorship, specifically of solely owning a salumeria, finally is reality.  "I come from Palermo," said Sal. "I started in thi...

While the film is based on a true story, it is interwoven with fictional elements. It isn’t until the final title card arrives that the film openly acknowledges its real-life roots. Sicilian Ghost Story follows the story of Luna and her friend Giuseppe. The two schoolchildren are best friends, and Luna nurses a crush on Giuseppe, despite her mother...

Traditionally, the red wines of Italy have garnered the country’s greatest recognition, but as awareness of the country’s wine diversity grows, so too does the world’s appreciation for Italian white wines. From north to south, all of Italy’s regions produce white wine, typically crafted from local grape varieties. While they can vary from light to...

A while back I was on the website of one of my favorite history magazines, when I came across a very interesting article about the Italian language and its history. I did a good deal of linguistics and philology in my university years, so many of the historical considerations made were not new to me, but – I admit it – I did learn something I didn'...

For the sake of national pride during World War II, Benito Mussolini “nationalized” a champion race horse to prevent its sale outside Italy. But the war was over and the dictator was dead when Ortello was sold for $60,000 in November 1946 and sent to Bill Stremmel’s Glen Cove Stud Farm. The stallion arrived safely in Vallejo after a long journey by...

Thursday August 16, 18:30 to 20:30 PDT. Istituto Italiano Cultura SF - 601 Van Ness Ave, Ste F, San Francisco 94102. Buy tickets here (Free admission). A taste of Italian comedy right here in San Francisco--in Italian! Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in Italian culture or enjoy state of the art stand-up, this is the event for you! Antone...

The Italian-American Society of Peoria will hold its 89th Annual Summer Festa Picnic on Sunday August 12th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm CDT at Hickory Grove Park in North Peoria. (12403 North Hickory Grove rd., Dunlap, Illinois 61525 - Hickory Grove Road off Knoxville Ave, follow signs). The Festa is the major fund raiser for our four scholarship pro...

Il nome di Gaetano Scardocchia impresso nel logo e nel bronzo di un ambìto Premio internazionale di Giornalismo riservato alla Stampa italiana all’estero, giunto alla quarta edizione: partecipare all’evento è davvero una bella sensazione per gli amanti del giornalismo qualificato, ricco di cultura e di fantasia, ma sempre ancorato alle regole del m...

The Communications and Social Media Manager is responsible for conveying NIAF’s internal and external messages, effectively describing and promoting the organization and its programs, creating and managing all social media content, building social media campaigns aligned with NIAF’s mission and engaging our audience and community to grow NIAF’s mem...

Summer is the perfect season to gather your friends and family together for an outdoor summer outing. With San Diego’s great weather, cool neighborhoods and many amazing eateries, discovering new summer events and things to do each weekend is easy to do. San Diego’s Little Italy is one neighborhood that hosts a variety of events throughout summerti...

Salute! Cin cin! Cento di questi giorni! Festa Italiana at Villa Cesare in Schererville returns for a second year, and it's been expanded to three days. Highlights include a spaghetti-eating contest, a grape-stomping contest, a bocce ball tournament and lessons in making pasta and throwing pizza dough. Cesare Battisti Lodge #27 will host the eth...

When Ape was born, Vespa was only two years old and had already found a place in the heart of Italians, who had been getting back on their feet after the tragedy of war. Piaggio asked engineer Corradino D’Ascanio yet another creative effort and he didn’t disappoint: using Vespa as an inspiration, he conceived the first model of a three-wheel van Pi...