If you looked at Nicoletta Sorice’s bucket list, you would find “Receive my Degree” written at the very top. And now, the 81 year old will be able to scratch that off the list as she walks at 2 p.m. on Aug. 9 to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in language and linguistics during the special commencement ceremony. Shortly after Sorice was born in I...

Jerry Vicenti and The Italian Paisans Club will continue their blend of hot music and good times. Vicenti, president of the Paisans, just announced that the club’s upcoming shows for October, November and December are all sold out. And that doesn’t even count a Rocky and the Rollers concert scheduled for Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in the SeaBreeze Recreatio...

Furla, the Italian luxury brand of bags and leather accessories, has opened a new shop in Miami. Located at Aventura, the largest shopping mall in Florida and the second largest shopping mall in the United States, the store spans over 1,000 square feet. It is Furla’s fifth shop in the U.S. The Miami flagship design store features interiors of durma...

In the past 12 months, Salumeria 104 in midtown Miami has gone through 10,532 pounds of salumi. Since opening in 2012, the restaurant has increased sales by 40 percent and expanded its dining room. Now the popular spot has expanded further with a second location, in Coral Gables. Executive chef and co-owner Angelo Masarin says, "Coral Gables is his...

Cara Mia, a trattoria in South Beach, believes the finest things in life are the simplest. Since 2013, the restaurant has built a loyal following by serving authentic Italian cuisine built on only a few ingredients. This past February, owner Luigi Coppolino partnered with two Italian restaurateurs — Paolo Giurato and Luciano Maddii. Maddii, a self-...

Imagine a restaurant steeped in theme park illusion that becomes the quintessence of authentic Italian cuisine. Now imagine it’s called Terralina. In 1988, Portobello Yacht Club was a stylish eatery at Disney’s newly opened Pleasure Island entertainment complex, with Americanized dishes and one of the first wood-fired ovens in the area. The fiction...

As the premier choice for exclusive small group travel, Nada's Italy is expanding its reach in South Florida by opening a second location in the heart of the Pineapple Grove arts district in downtown Delray Beach. While most brick-and-mortar travel agencies face insurmountable fears of closing their doors and shifting operations online, Nada's Ital...

North of Wynwood and the Design District, a massive two-story Italian-inspired restaurant and rooftop bar opens next week. Located in the recently developed Upper Buena Vista — a charming acre of land home to a crop of new restaurants including a 500-square-foot French café and a Colombian street-food joint — Vista offers an expansive all-day menu,...

Miami Scientific Italian Community and ALSERD (Association for Smart Learning Ecosystem and Regional Development) have signed an institutional agreement for the development of a synergistic action for the study and promotion of territories and smart communities where the individual is at the center of technological innovation (people centered smart...

Walk into Mazzi Cucina to be transported to the home of an eccentric nonna — a tiny space filled with memorabilia from the owners’ childhood, complete with family pictures. Sometimes cured sausages hang above the counter from a wood rod. Benches are piled with mismatched pillows and there are rustic wood tables out front. The food is simple norther...