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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded 8 Honorary Fellowship Awards for the year 2017. Recipients include Italian architect Mario Cucinella and architect Giancarlo Mazzanti, winner of the 2016 edition of the Next Landmark contest sponsored by Floornature. The Honorary Fellowship Award is an annual award for architects who are not US...

Father and son restaurateurs Steven Pellegrino Sr. and Steven Pellegrino Jr. are the latest to give Boynton Beach’s Las Ventanas a try. On April 12, they will open Baciami (Italian for ‘kiss me’) Italiano in the spot formerly known as Lucertola Ristorante & Birreria and before that, Bad Ragaz Restaurant & Bar. You might be familiar with the Pell...

Hard to believe that this is our 11th edition, but our traditional Italian Film Festival is here! Dubbed as the most relevant annual event for Italian culture and community in Atlanta, the Festival is at its 11th edition. This initiative is funded and fostered by the amazing Claudio Di Persia. As primary sponsor of the Film Festival, Ciancia has be...

If Leonardo DRS wins the T-X competition with its T-100 trainer, the company will manufacture the aircraft in Alabama, it announced Thursday. The Italian firm plans to build an assembly center at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, if awarded the T-X contract. Upward of $200 million will be spent on construction including buildings, infrastructure an...

The opera, L'italiana in Algeri, (The Italian Girl in Algiers), by Gioachino Rossini, (The Barber of Seville, William Tell, Ivanhoé), bears an avant-garde theme contemporary to the struggle women are still facing today - some sense of equality. The opera buffa, (comic opera), written in 1813, when Rossini was 21 years old, was reportedly completed...

In its first five years, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church’s annual Italian festival has grown into an event that draws people from outside Alabama and sells out tickets each year. The Feast of St. Mark, held on the church grounds, is a celebration of Italian music, food and culture that honors the Italian community that started the church. ...

I have an intense love affair with pizza. It’s my favorite food. The hot, crisp and buttery crust combined with the acidic and juicy tomato sauce tinged with whispers of sweet undertones and a blanket of melted, caramelized cheese all send me to the moon. When pizza commercials come on television, I get excited. When the pizza cutter crashes throug...

Italian eyewear designer, manufacturer and distributor, Luxottica Group, recently announced the expansion of its metro Atlanta distribution facility. The company behind Ray-Ban, Oakley and Dolce & Gabbana will create 1,000 jobs by the end of this year, including positions in administration, production and distribution. “Luxottica has been part of t...

In Naples, Italy, visitors and locals alike flock to Via San Gregorio Armeno for its Old-World craftsmen. The street, better known as Christmas Alley or Nativity Alley, is filled with small shops and stalls, each offering meticulous hand-made nativity and restaurant scenes. The same care goes into 'O Munaciello's pizzas. The restaurant, which recen...

Hottytoddy.com ventured into Fat Eddie’s (the former Lamar Lounge) this week to see all the new things they had to offer. Located on North Lamar Blvd., just a minute or so from the Square, we found what could easily be called the best Italian food offered in town. Logan Little, manager of Fat Eddie’s, and Chef Rusty Anderson greeted us at the door...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is looking for a qualified intern to join our team. Our Chamber is a non – profit Association of businesses and professional firms, officially recognized by the Italian Government, which is devoted to fostering trade between Italy and the United States. The intern should be prepared to work in a fast-...

Chefs love the distinctive flavor of Calabrian peppers, small hot Italian cherry peppers that usually come to us in the States packed jars of olive oil and preserved with a little salt. Tuscany at Your Table in Virginia-Highland offers prepared Italian foods like Tuscan Soup, panini and Orecchiette with Broccolini. But their shelves are also stocke...