I didn't understand biscotti when Tony first introduced me to it years ago. This strange-looking, dry, oblong Italian cookie had nothing in common with the chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies I knew. But once I'd had my first taste of biscotti, I kept coming back for more. This popular cookie can be traced back to the days of the early Romans,...

Italy’s oldest native-born nun, Candida Bellotti, celebrated her 110th birthday with best wishes from Pope Francis and valuable tips for those wanting to live a long life. “Love, love and keep on loving. With joy!” the nun said as she marked the big milestone on Monday (Feb. 20) at the convent where she lives in the Tuscan town of Lucca. “Have fait...

“Ma che cos’è davvero, l’Italia? È soltanto una nazione, piuttosto un modo di essere, o magari uno state of mind? Ed esiste davvero, o è solo un concetto astratto che comprime nello stesso cliché un’unità di culture e di approcci alla vita che c’entrano fra loro quanto un tubero con un paracarro? Una cosa è certa: oltre quella che si spalanca ogni...

Italian wedding destinations are increasingly popular, according to data released by the Florence-based Tourism research center Centro Studi ahead of the 'Buy Wedding in Italy Tour' event running from February 23 through April 11. The center said that 7,000 foreign couples picked an Italian destination for their wedding in 2015, spending on average...

The Italian American Cultural Club is planning “an evening of fun” as its welcomes the public to attend its “April Fool’s Italian Style” or in Italian that’s “Pese d’Aprile.” The March 31 fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville with “a deluxe Lenten buffet and cash bar” and the humor of Chuck Mignenelli from the Pittsburgh C...

It started in the family, as many success stories do. This time around, the story begins with the Romanos, based in the town of Sant’Egidio del Monte Albino in Campania, Italy. Factory owner Mario Romano manufactured clothing for other brands, but it was his three children who decided the family should start its own company. The second-generation f...

Il Miami Boat Show, una delle più importanti manifestazioni oltre oceano dedicate alla nautica che si è concluso ieri, è stato vetrina per molte aziende nautiche associate ad UCINA Confindustria Nautica, che hanno presentato, per i diversi settori merceologici di appartenenza, i loro nuovi modelli e prodotti ai visitatori e al mercato americano. Pr...

Sarà la pista più spettacolare d’Europa. L’anello ciclabile del Garda, un’opera unica a livello mondiale di oltre 140 chilometri, integrata e connessa con altre importanti percorsi ciclabili. È la pista ciclabile gardesana che collegherà Capo Reamol a Limone sul Garda con il confine del Trentino Alto Adige. Il tratto si dipanerà per quasi due chilo...

Tod’s has opened a new store in Miami´s Design District. The 2400 sq ft space which houses men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories was designed by Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture, the New York-based firm. Polished concrete floors and steel fixtures are juxtaposed against luxurious details, including panelled walls clad in tanned Vachetta leat...

he important thing is not to get behind the wheel after you’ve enjoyed your tipple. Other than that, in Italy you have an array of liqueurs to taste. No trattoria, pizzeria or restaurant would dream of not offering patrons a high-octane drink or two after a lunch or soup-to-nuts dinner. The most popular from north to south is limoncello, but variou...