Across Italy, former hospitals are becoming museums, ex-warehouses are being revived as centers for culture and food, and formerly abandoned areas are turning into locations for special events. Right in the middle of its historic enter, the Tuscan city of Prato has created a cultural center by reclaiming the old Campolmi textile mill, a monument of...

Salgono a 40mila gli agricoltori che nelle proprie aziende nel 2016 hanno salvato semi antichi e le piante rare del Made in Italy dal rischio di estinzione. E’ quanto emerge dall’analisi della Coldiretti/Ixe’ presentata insieme alla Sis, la Società Italiana Sementi sul ritorno delle antiche sementi della tradizione italiana che dopo aver rischiato...

Finding Buon Appetito Cafe in south Fort Myers still takes a little work. Set away from the streets amid nondescript rows of office buildings on Corporate Court off College Parkway, the restaurant is easy to miss. But scratch-made Italian dishes and familial service have drawn people to it for more than 13 years.  Most customers hear about Buon App...

Beyond the red neon sign at the entrance to this innocuous rowhouse on South 12th Street., there’s a little vestibule and a door with no handle. We press the antique buzzer, and a narrow window slides open to reveal doorman Guido Martelli’s friendly face: “Membership card, please.”  The reedy tunes of a live accordion filter past him through the op...

The Manzella's sign will change to Fanara's in a few weeks, but don’t expect a dramatic shift inside the Tonawanda Italian restaurant. The restaurant at 3347 Delaware Ave. is updating its name after owner Joseph Fanara bought out a partner, Michelle Fanara said. "It's changing into Fanara's in the next couple weeks," she said. Chef Richard Balsano...

When: 60 W Wattles Rd, Troy | Michigan | 48098 - Where: Troy Museum and Historic Village * The extra parking is on Lange Street, just north of Wattles, you can park along the street. Appetizers * Pasta * Piadine * Oil & Vinegar tasting * Drinks * Dessert * Coffee-$30.00 DAS Member – Adult (individual)-$35.00 Non -Member-$10.00 children under 12 Adu...

Combining artistry with cooking, local Murrieta resident Dino Luciano has made the Top 20 in the eighth season of FOX network’s popular cooking show, “MasterChef.” According to Luciano, approximately 37,000 people applied for the show this season. Potential contestants were invited to present a plate that represented who they are – his being a vega...

You haven't truly had fettuccine Alfredo until you've had it served from a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Ruota di Parmigiano — Italian for "wheel of Parmesan" — is the specialty of Divieto Ristorante in Coconut Point in Estero. Order it and a friendly server will appear tableside with a large wheel of the salty cheese and freshly prepared fettuccin...

You can almost smell the sauces from those family recipes. Almost. “It’s been one thing after another,” Antonella Scibilia, 47, says about the Italian restaurant she was hoping to have open this month downtown. “I don’t even know if it will be July, but it’s coming.” And be assured, when “Antonella’s Italian Ristorante – A Touch of Italy” does open...

At age 7, Anthony Salvatore used to stand on top of tomato cases. This allowed him to peer over the edge of his father’s countertop and make his first pizzas. Thousands of pizzas and almost 30 years later, Salvatore, 35, no longer needs a boost. At Mangia Bene, one of the oldest and only authentic Italian restaurants in Cape Coral, the pizza pies a...