The sign is impossible to miss as you cross the Bloomfield Bridge and turn onto Liberty Avenue: “Pittsburgh’s Little Italy.” Even though the sign was only dedicated in 1993, Bloomfield has been the city’s Italian enclave for decades. That legacy will remain, but the neighborhood is transforming. Bloomfield is home to new ethnic restaurants, includi...

Experience “la dolce vita” at one of the East Coast’s largest Italian festivals. Rolling out four days of fun that’s 10 football fields long, this grandmother of all Burgh street fairs returns to the heart of Pittsburgh’s Little Italy neighborhood. Watch bocce tournaments, pizza stretching demonstrations and pasta eating contests and savor some of...

A lot of work going on today to get ready for this weekend's 40th annual Italian Festival at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Erie. Volunteers today were busy preparing food. And there will be lots of it, and all homemade. Crews today were working on a couple of big favorites, the Italian love cake and cream puffs. The festival will also cook up...

The morning dawns and it’s not long before you become aware of the wonderful aroma in the air. It’s the kind of scent, an Italian one, explains Lenny Collini, that will remind you of your mama’s sauce cooking on a Sunday morning. “It’s truly an incredible feeling,” says the Vandergrift resident of what it’s like in the borough on the day of Festa I...

Anyone who appreciates Italian cars and cuisine will want to check out this sweet street festival on Friday night in the heart of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Strip District. Sleek automobiles, authentic piastra and cicchetti dishes and summery cocktails will line 15th Street when Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo and Lidia’s Pittsburgh team up to celebrate all things...

Inserire nel proprio tour europeo il luogo dove ebbe i natali il suo bis-bisnonno potrebbe avere dell’incredibile. Invece è successo che, in questo scorcio di calda estate, Perry Williams giungesse a Gualdo Tadino per capire da dove ha avuto origine una parte della sua famiglia. Perry è arrivato dagli Stati Uniti, precisamente da Scranton, Pennsylv...

E’ un grande amico dell’associazione “Ragusani nel Mondo” ma è soprattutto un grande amico dei ragusani perché da vero e proprio mecenate della cultura iblea negli States, ha sempre favorito e promosso esibizioni artistiche di numerosi artisti ragusani. E’ la storia dell’avvocasto Giuseppe Rollo, nato a Ferla nel 1957 ma con nonno ragusano. Dopo la...

The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District will host the ninth annual Bocce Tournament and Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11. More than 40, four-person bocce teams will compete. A bowling sport of precision and accuracy, bocce was popularized in Pittsburgh by Italian American immigrants who settled in the region at the turn o...

At least 3,100 meatballs. 2,000 pieces of lasagna. 300 gallons of sauce. 668 pounds of dough. These are just some of the ingredients that await at the 37th annual Festa Italiana. This three-day feast of Italian food, music and camaraderie has been a tradition the first weekend in August at Mt. St. Peter Parish in New Kensington for nearly four deca...

Architect and artist Guglielmo Botter began drawing with an ink pen at age five, had his first solo art exhibition in Italy at age 11, won a national drawing competition in Rome at age 13, and at age 14, his sketch of his birthplace, Treviso, Italy, was made into a national postage stamp. Now in 2018, Botter brings his drawings, along with painting...