Italian food has long reigned at the top of most popularity lists. The emphasis on fresh ingredients and the comfort factor of pasta and pizza are hard to beat. Most of our exposure, though, is filtered through Italian-American expressions of red-sauce cuisine; as the local Spectrum cable TV commercial for Dunedin’s Umberto’s of Long Island proudly...

JamesSuckling.com announces the Great Wines of Italy 2018 USA Tour in four cities across the United States, featuring Italy’s most sought-after wines from established prestigious brands, as well as select premium boutique estates. Producers from 180 participating wineries will be in attendance to pour some of their best wines at four walk-around ta...

Alessandro Buono has always loved the delicate sweets of his native Sicily but was never quite an adept baker. Nevertheless, the now heavily tattooed and pierced 22-year-old and his family late last year opened Sciuri Pasticceria e Rosticceria Siciliana just off South Beach's Fifth Street. It's a compact stark-white space filled with Italian chitch...

Italian-based fashion, art and design school Istituto Marangoni has opened its first school in the US in Miami’s design district, marking the institution’s 10th location in the world. Located in the heart of Miami’s design district, which is home to more than 130 art galleries, showrooms, creative and architectural industries, luxury fashion stores...

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, continues its 44th season with an exhilarating new play, Lombardi, focusing on the life of legendary football coach, Vince Lombardi. Presenting sponsor for Lombardi is The O'Haire Group-Merrill Lynch Wealth Management with additional s...

CIAO Board members met Jan. 2 at Laurie Detenbeck’s home to discuss past and upcoming CIAO events. The board was saddened to learn of the death of Margaret Valone, who was one of the driving forces of CIAO. She was very active in the club until her confinement to the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center. She will be greatly missed by all who knew an...

Italian luxury brand Bruno Magli will be among the sponsors for this year’s Beach Polo World Cup in Miami, which features a brand-new layout, filled with daily activities outside of the polo matches. The event will include polo matches throughout the weekend (matches began this morning) with six teams competing for the cup. Top polo players includi...

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners has appointed Cape Coral City Councilmember John Carioscia to the Lee County Tourist Development Council. Carioscia, who was appointed Dec. 19, is serving his second term on the Cape Coral City Council. He replaces former Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki.

Si chiama Emanuele Lo Schiavo l’Ufficiale della Marina Militare che ha conseguito la seconda migliore prestazione nella storia della U.S. Navy. A darne notizia è il Ministero della Difesa, spiegando che il Guardiamarina – Ufficiale Palombaro del Gruppo Operativo Subacquei (G.O.S.)- ha conseguito la seconda migliore prestazione nella storia della Ma...

Russo’s New York Pizzeria (Russo’s), known for authentic New York style pizza’s and authentic Italian fare in both its iconic restaurant chains and in the freezer aisle of grocery stores, is shaking up the restaurant industry with a new, fast-casual, pizza and pasta-focused concept offering a fresh approach to classic Italian dining. Chef Anthony R...