If not for unexpected morning rain, Kansas City would not be celebrating a major gift: a bronze cast of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s 15th-century Gates of Paradise. The original gilded doors were made for the east entrance of the baptistery in front of Florence Cathedral by Ghiberti and his workshop from 1425 to 1452. They depict scenes from the Old Testamen...

Remember Hill Day in St Louis?  Ciao St Louis is hosting Festa Italiana and the Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 1, 2017.  The parade will wind through the Hill and entertainment will be provided throughout the parade route.   The parade ends at Berra Park followed by the festa with Live Entertainment, Food, Drinks and games. This is the largest celebra...

A pair of Kansas City pals has picked up some serious bragging rights. Chris Cardello and John Liberto are the 2017 United States Bocce Federation National Championship Tournament champions. In June, the pair picked up the title in Chicago, IL after only playing together for seven months. Now, they head to Poland to represent the United States in t...

Dear Bocce Players, the Italia-America Bocce Club invites to play in the 11th Annual Aldo Della Croce Open Bocce Tournament, November 10-12, 2017. The tournament will have two divisions. The ADC division which is open to all genders with minimum prize money of $5000.00 will be given out top eight teams. The Fiore division which is open to women onl...

Fazoli’s is giving new meaning to idea of a clean plate. The casual Italian food chain has committed to eliminating all artificial preservatives and additives from the food they serve.  They’re calling it, “Naturally Italian.” As part of the new campaign, Fazoli’s is giving away a trip to Italy so you can be “Naturally Italian” too. You can registe...

Many people think of gelato as just the Italian word for ice cream, when it’s actually Italian­style ice cream. The difference is significant. American­style ice cream is made with heavy cream, a little whole milk, sugar, eggs, and flavorings like vanilla or strawberries. It’s then churned during the freezing process to aerate it and prevent large...

Gualtiero Piccinini says he was “a thoughtful kid.” His parents advised him to think for himself, and he “took that seriously.” He’s been a philosophy professor at UMSL since 2005 and works primarily in philosophy of mind with an eye toward psychology, neuroscience and computer science. Almost an engineer. Piccinini’s father was a research engineer...

Katie's Pizza & Pasta in Rock Hill is an award-winning artisan Italian restaurant where there's passion behind every plate. Katie Collier said, "I got to grow up going to Italy. My mother ran the study abroad program in Florence. We'd go live with her and that's when I fell in love with regional ingredients, passing recipes along, cooking in your h...

Cav. Vitale will speak about the founding of Ciao St. Louis and will give us an inside look at its current activities. This new endeavor is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the sharing and preservation of Italian heritage through the sponsoring and/or support of Italian-American events in our community.   Ciao St. Louis also serves a media outl...

Si è svolto giovedì scorso sera il gala della Ciao St. Louis sulla terrazza al 24.mo piano del lussuoso Clayton on the Park. Presenti quasi centocinquanta esponenti della borghesia italo-americana a St. Louis e dintorni. A dare il benvenuto sono stati il presidente dell’associazione Rio Vitale, coadiuvato dalla sua abile consorte Marianna e dai vic...