Sunday, December 9th at 11:00am. 1731 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605. Click Here To RSVP! No Charge To Attend. Open to the public. Join us as the Italian Club of Tampa closes their 100 Year Celebrations with a traditional Catholic Mass and Blessing of the Building Ceremony, along with the crowning of our new Santa Lucia. Father Angel Rivera-Fals SJ...

From the beach town of New Smyrna, Florida, just a stone’s throw away from Daytona Beach, Rich Varano never imagined his unique talent of sculpting sand would take him to the heart of Christianity. Varano is the artistic director of the “Sand Nativity,” a massive 52-foot-wide sculpture made of sand imported from Jesolo, an Italian seaside resort to...

Jennifer Rhoades wanted to stay true to her Sicilian roots when she recently opened her first certified kitchen – authentic food, family and fun.DiMisa Gourmet Sicily + Dolci is a quaint, walk-up window at 8205 U.S. 301 that offers Italian fare inspired by her grandmother Josephine DiMisa and her father Joseph DiMisa. It also builds on her five yea...

Italy’s premiere film festival, Italy on Screen Today, announces it will make New York and Miami its home this coming December. Bringing the best of Italian contemporary cinema to America, the Festival will feature American premieres, great authors, young up and comers of direction, and the most iconic faces of cinema. Starting on December 8th and...

Peter Vittori will be one of the two recipients of the prestigious Italic Award, a special recognition as “Ambassador of the Made in Italy" that will be presented to him in occasion of the Italic Award Gala, organized by the IACCSE, on December 12th. Since 1990, Peter Vittori has led Sales and Marketing efforts for the MCLA region, which includes M...

An Italian holiday promises plenty of great food and wine, but locals in search of an authentic Italian fare experience don't have to travel that far. Instead, they can head to Donna Mare, the new eatery inside the Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club in Miami Beach. Located on the corner of 39th Street and Collins Avenue, the beachfront hotel, recognized a...

The Italian Club — specifically, the opulent, 22,000-square-foot brick clubhouse it is known for at 1731 E. Seventh Ave. — turned 100 in September. But with an opera to host that month and a wine festival in October, members of the thriving social club didn’t get around to celebrating until Saturday, with a with a gala that drew 300 people. A Mass...

"Cappuccino with aubergines? C’mon madame, don’t do that... More touch! ". An expression, the latter one, which in Italian means "bad dead people" but that pronounced in English sounds like the Roman dialect expression “Mortacc’”, a sort of mix between a curse and a exclamation of amazement. Can we still laugh at stereotypes about Italians in the U...

Tampa’s first Italian Film Festival, Vivere All ’Italiana: Italian Film, will be premiering at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. The TECO Theater will host three films on Saturday and three on Sunday. It is curated by Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia, an associate professor for the University of South Florida and director of the USF It...

Judi Stanley knew exactly what her next step would be after selling her successful Pascone’s Ristorante in Bar Harbor, Maine, after a 25-year run. She would open a new Pascone’s Ristorante in Florida, and bring fine dining, regional Italian-style, to the Bradenton-Sarasota area. Splitting their time between Bar Harbor and their home in Lakewood Ran...