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It is easy to love good food, and we Italians know a couple of things about it. When you enjoy cooking, you become acquainted with ingredients and flavors with a pleasurable delight; you get to know how they mix with each other, which type of scent their fragrance produce and how they will taste once they touch your tongue. Ah... food: like poetry...

Ski season brings tons of downhillers to Breckenridge, but summer is just as fun here. Hiking and biking trails are plentiful, and historic Main Street is filled with restaurants, bars and breweries. Top it off with festivals, like Summer Beer Festival and Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, and we’ve got ourselves a must-do road trip. Veg...

The annual Festa Italiana will be held Friday through Sunday at Freedom Hill Park in Sterling Heights. Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. Friday with a Parade of Italian Clubs, with Dino Valle, emcee. Headlining the entertainment will be Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti, Aaron Caruso and Ray Massa & The Euro Rhythms. Also featuring live performances by...

Dear friends, the Filitalia International is happy to announce that we are receiving applications for 2018 Scholarship awards. The majority of scholarships are available for Filitalia members only, but some specific ones are also for non-members. Please pass the information attached to your fellow members and students with an interest in the Italia...

The supercar universe is beginning to resemble Marvel’s, with so many awesome, avenging members that the road—or the big screen—can hardly contain them. With its signature green skin and bellowing V-10, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante is surely the automotive version of the Incredible Hulk. With apologies to the Audi R8 and its movie tie-ins, t...

The Marconi project is an effort by the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center to capture the memories and experiences of Italian immigrants in the greater Washington D.C. area.  By sharing their rich history and stories we plan to preserve those memories digitally and make them available for generations to come. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 17...

Get into the spirit of Italy at Festa Italiana. Scheduled for Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, this annual event is designed to bring the community together through the finest food, activities and entertainment of the Italian culture. One of the many areas celebrating Italian heritage – sip, dip and stroll...

When someone says “synchronized swimming,” do you picture ladies with flowered caps moving languidly through the water? You better not, says Ruby Remati, the 2017 U.S. national champion in the solo and figures categories. “It’s an extremely demanding sport, and it requires a lot of hours of training,” the 15-year-old says. “There are some people wh...

Generally, the most visited tourist destinations in the world are famous for their magnificent and historically important cities. Instead, the sea coast is somewhat neglected as something purely recreational, but this prejudice is completely unjustified. Indeed, Italy is home to some of the most beautiful islands of the entire globe. Therefore, we...

Even though present-day hospitals all around the world are basically centers providing medical assistance and rehabilitation of the sick, the forerunners to these institutions were originally conceived in a broader sense as "places of hospitality:” hence the similarity between the two terms (both deriving from the Latin hospes, that is, guest). In...

The Fiat 600 is usually a modest little car, tiny and rounded off, and powered by a miniscule 633cc engine in the rear that blasts out a mighty 28.5 horsepower. But the 1959 Fiat 600 that will be auctioned next week during Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast sale in Connecticut is something else altogether. Call it a resto-mod or a stoplight sleeper, this...

You don’t have to be a whiz at bocce, the Italian lawn game, to enjoy Bocce USQ, the new pizza-driven, indoor/outdoor cafe that’s taken over the Union Square Pavilion. While a few customers toss balls in a tiny gravel court, many more happily wolf down crowd-pleasing pizza ($16 to $20) and share plates ($12 to $21). The Pavilion has had its ups and...