On March 2nd, our friends at Il Centro in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn threw an unforgettably amazing event. Guests attended from all parts of the tri-state area to revel in treasures of Italian culture. Vanessa Racci and her swingin’ jazz trio wowed all who attended with a mix of reinvented Italian songs from her album “Italiana Fresca And American Jazz...

The annual Battle of the Oranges has taken place in Italy with teams pelting each other with fruit during the three-day festival. The tradition's origins are unclear but it is believed it dates back centuries. Hundreds of people attend the event in Ivrea, a town in northern Italy near Turin. It supposedly commemorates a 12th century uprising with o...

A masked parade on the waters of Venice’s canals. The Doge’s ball. Thousands of masks walking around the city. From the party on the Rio del Cannaregio to the parade in Piazza San Marco, where one can see the most beautifully refined costumes. This is the Carnevale di Venezia, and we know it. But among the well known and loved colors of the city at...

Saturday March 2, 2019. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST. Holy Cross Parish, 580 Jackson Street, San Jose, CA 95112. Little Italy is proud to present our inaugural Carnevale celebration in collaboration with Holy Cross Church and the Scalabrini club. Our event will include a Venetian mascarade costume contest, food, arts and crafts, wine tasting and live mus...

This year's Venice Carnival kicked off in typically extravagant style over the weekend, as thousands of visitors to the lagoon city joined locals in the annual festival. Here are some of the most magical photos from the opening regatta and 'Tutta colpa della Luna' or 'Blame the Moon' event. Lavish costumes against the backdrop of the Venice canals...

Are you sure you know everything about Carnival in Italy? We will help you with an excursus that goes from the origins, through the typical masks and sweets of the Italian carnival tradition, up to the indication of the most beautiful carnivals in Italy. The origins of Carnival in Italy and beyond are closely linked to religious culture, as they ar...

The Italian Community of St Louis' is proud to announce its second annual CARNEVALE VENEZIANO. Together with the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization, our clubs Italiano Per Piacere and Giovani Italiani Saint Louis, as well as support from the Vice-Consolate of Italy in St Louis, the World Trade Center - St Louis, the World Affairs Council...

Everyone knows that Venice has a famously enchanting Carnevale season. All masks and pageantry and secrets- so befitting of the misty canals and darkened back alleys that dominate this unlikely island city. Notably though, Venice is not the only Italian city that boasts uniquely traditional pre-Lenten festivities to usher in the 40 days of fasting...

Dear ICS Friends, wWe are pleased to invite you to Festa di Carnevale 2019, organized in collaboration with Le D.I.V.E. and Italians in DC. The band i-Talians will perform a fun concert, while the kids will be entertained with arts and crafts. Our little students will join the band for a special Italian song and a presentation in Italian on traditi...

It’s coming up to Carnival time and bakeries in Italy have trays of ‘chiacchiere’ in their windows. Think a pastry that is thin, crispy, fried and covered in icing sugar….  I knew that would get your attention! We would have these when I was growing up in Australia only when my Calabrese Nonna Concetta would make them.  I’ve always called them ‘Cro...