On Sunday afternoon, Italian soccer legends Francesco Totti, Alessandro Del Piero and Paolo Maldini will visit Boston for a pair of free, open-to-the-public events leading up to the International Champions Cup bout between AS Roma and Juventus. The events will include Q&A, hosted by ESPN’s Gabreiele Marcotti, with all three players. Trattoria II Pa...

Saint Anthony’s Society is excited to announce the schedule of events for the 2017 Feast Weekend. The celebration will mark its 98th year on August 24 – August 27 on Endicott, Thacher and North Margin Streets in the North End. This year festivities begin Thursday evening with the Feast of Santa Lucia and will continue all weekend with the Feast of...

A Boston contingent, many from the North End, gathered on Tuesday at the Italian Consulate to celebrate the 150 year old Italian story of olive oil maker Filippo Berio. Salov North America CEO Marco De Ceglie told the group about the legacy of Filippo Berio from Lucca, Italy. Its namesake founder, and subsequently the Fontana family, grew the compa...

From the 18th to the 22nd July 2017, the Italian Navy Training Ship Amerigo Vespucci will be in Boston in the United States, the seventh port of call of the Training Campaign 2017. The Training Campaign on board the Amerigo Vespucci represents a key element in the cadet professional development, passing on the Italian Navy’s core values of love for...

His Boston Red Sox baseball hat is almost as big a part of him as his brown Franciscan habit. Anywhere Franciscan Father Flavian Mucci goes in El Salvador, he's known not only for his love of baseball, but more importantly, for the only thing he loves more than the game: the poor. Fifty years ago this July, Boston native Father Mucci arrived in El...

Anyone who knows the history of Italian emigration in America says that the percentage of Abruzzesi who emigrated to the United States is far greater than the size of its territory and the number of its actual inhabitants, if compared with the other Italian regions. However, Abruzzo is among the first Italian regions, both for quality and quantity,...

Boston and New York enjoy a number of (mostly) good-natured rivalries. When it comes to baseball, of course, any New Englander would deem the Sox superior. When it comes to pizza, though — even many lifelong Hub dwellers would hesitate to claim the crown. They shouldn’t, say Giancarlo Natale and Raffaele Scalzi, founders of the inaugural Boston Piz...

Service was impeccable at Il Montebelloo and the food was amazing enough to stop conversation. Two different couples we’re friends with suggested that we try Il Montebello Italian restaurant in at King’s Way in Yarmouth Port. Both had dined there twice since it opened on Mother’s Day and both enjoyed it immensely. One of the couples agreed to go ag...

Sindaco di Springfield, Domenic J. Sarno ha ricevuto nei giorni scorsi Nicola De Santis, Console generale d’Italia a Boston, con cui ha discusso su come rafforzare i rapporti tra la città Usa e Viterbo. “Vista la crescita di 3.3 miliardi di dollari dello sviluppo economico di Springfield – ha detto il sindaco Sarno – il console generale De Santis e...

For those flocking to the city for the Fourth, don’t rush home after. Stay a few extra days and attend a dream come true: The first ever annual Boston Pizza Festival. On July 8 and 9, Boston City Hall Plaza will be taken over by 27 massive, handcrafted wood-fired ovens, courtesy of Marra Forni. The smell alone will captivate the attention of any pa...