You might think of Emanuele Della Valle—the former fashion executive and lifestyle entrepreneur—as the sort of guy who spends his time in the world’s most glamorous places, but to hear him tell it, nothing could be further from the truth. “I’ve been hanging out in and around Atlantic City for about 15 years,” Della Valle, who calls Manhattan home,...

As Virginia Campbell's Piano Artist Series celebrates its 35th anniversary season, the local pianist and music enthusiast is showcasing talented fellow Oklahomans as well as fan favorites from beyond the Sooner State. One of the series' most faithful featured artists, Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro will launch the 2017-18 season in concert at 2...

Matthew Simoncini is not just the CEO of a multibillion-dollar automotive supplier. Simoncini, of Lear Corp., is at the helm of a company that contributes millions annually in support of community efforts throughout Detroit and southeastern Michigan. Raised in East English Village on the east side of Detroit, Simoncini said his upbringing shaped hi...

Mionetto USA is proud to announce the third annual 'Pink Cork for the Cause,' in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this October. The innovative charitable program, which began in 2015, aims to drive awareness and support research. The program launches September 1 and is in effect until October 31, featuring pink corks hidden in promotional bo...

Italian culture, steeped in history and rich in artistic design, classic architecture and age-old traditions, continues to be preserved throughout the world in so many ways. But of all the contributions of beauty that Italy has shared, one of the most fascinating is the country's interpretation of the art of automobile manufacturing. It's a given t...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Ray Guarini, founder of Italian Enclaves, about the memories he is creating to help preserve Italian American culture. In the Stories Segment, we hear from one of our listeners, Joseph Blanda Pintacuda Sciame, who tells us an inspiring story about going back to his ancestral village — an...

When Hope Herman Wurmfeld was 4 years old, she became fascinated by a glass of water that had turned blue with the paint she was using to make art. "It was so beautiful, I just had to drink it," she says of the liquid, which she started to sip before her mother stopped her. That was around 1938.Some 25 years later, in 1964, she became mesmerized by...

There is no better way to jettison yourself out of overheated doldrums than an icy glass of granita di caffe con panna, a parfait of sweetened granular espresso ice layered with dollops of barely sweetened whipped cream. There is some kind of synergy between the icy chill, the sugar and the caffeine that cools and jolts you all at the same time — i...

The development of furniture in Lissone has roots that go back a long way: at the beginning of the twentieth century, the industries relating to wood, plywood, veneer, mirrors and accessories made with metal, marble, fabric or paint all flourished, while the carpenters of Brianza travelled around Africa and South America looking for high-quality lo...

When you think about Naples the first things that come to your mind might involve food like pizza or breathtaking landscapes such as the Gulf and the awe-inspiring Vesuvius.However, an ancient and enduring sartorial tradition flows throughout the tangled streets and alleys of this wonderful city. That is, the legacy of ‘la giacca napoletana’ that t...