Some 526 years ago, a foolhardy dreamer dared to reach the east by sailing west. Most perceptive folks back in 1492 realized the earth was not actually flat after all. But still ... “They didn’t know where they were going, or what they would find,” Angel Rosa said Wednesday of Christopher Columbus’ earth-shaking voyage.  Rosa has a pretty good i...

More than a century ago, Europeans began a quest to make a consistently good cup of coffee in a short amount of time. That led to the development of espresso, a drink that has gained quite a following here in the United States. That is how Nolan Hall, the roastmaster at the Docent Coffee Roastery + Cafe on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta, described the...

Renaissance Marriages: During the Italian Renaissance, exquisitely decorated wooden chests known as cassoni were an important part of marriage rituals. Typically commissioned in pairs by the bride’s father as part of her dowry, the chests existed as an expression of the family’s wealth, and represented new alliances between elite families. While so...

Thursday April 25, 2019, the XIII Italian Film Festival opens its doors at the Plaza Theatre, one of Atlanta’s finest icons of Art Decò. The Festival is a major event for the Atlanta Italophiles.  It brings a current portrayal of the Italian nation, its social status, its emotional pulse and artistic trends. Ciancia is a strong supporter and a majo...

Beginning March 31 Delta Air Lines will resume summer flight services from Marco Polo airport in Venice, Italy, with connections to JFK International Airport in New York and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, USA, starting May 16. The daily flights will be operated in collaboration with joint venture partners Delta-Air Fra...

Italian Ambassador to the US Armando Varricchio paid a visit to the State of Georgia. The mission began in Athens with the inauguration ceremony of the exhibition "Life, love and marriage chests in Renaissance Italy", organized by the Georgia Museum of Art in collaboration with the Stibbert Museum of Florence, and ended yesterday in the capital Atl...

After the dough has risen and the sauce has been made, Giuseppe Scotto builds a pizza, sometimes adding pepperoni and other toppings, always adding whole-milk mozzarella cheese. The owner of Napoli’s Pizza with three locations across Hall County eats a slice or two every day, and it’s because of the way he grew up that he’s been able to keep his bu...

L'estate 2019 vedrà da Bologna, Napoli, Roma, Venezia partire e arrivare molti aeromobili da e per l’America. Tra low cost, compagnie italiane e a stelle e strisce come l’American Airlines che dal 6 giugno fino a settembre, collegherà Bologna e Philadelphia. Dall’Italia saranno 10 i voli diretti verso gli Stati Uniti nella stagione estiva 2019 offe...

Marriage chests from Renaissance Italy will be on display at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia from March 9 through May 26. The exhibition “Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy” is organized by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Stibbert Museum, in Florence. The curator is Martina Beccatini, curator...

IF YOU’RE a local, you have probably noticed the magnificent pink Victorian that sits on East 36th Street by now. What looks like a grandiose home of Savannah’s elite is not that at all, instead housing Savannah’s newest upscale authentic Italian restaurant, La Scala Ristorante.  The bold duo behind the massive undertaking, Donald Lubowicki and Jef...