Monday, October 1, 2018, 6pm EDT. John D Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street Suite 1700, New York, NY 10036. Borsalino City (2016), 78 minutes. In Italian with English subtitles. Enrica Viola, dir. Post-screening discussion led by Anthony Julian Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Borsalino City tells the sto...

Many observers of Italy often presume that the nation's origins can be traced back to ancient Rome. And while the Romans undoubtedly had a huge influence on a lot of what came after, earlier civilizations made their own key contributions. The myth of the abandoned brothers Romulus and Remus, that lies behind the foundation of ancient Rome, is often...

Everyone has said joke that chocolate is good for health. Today it has been found that this statement is partly true. Specifically, the gianduia maintains the heart of health . If dark chocolate, as is already known, some doses improve the circulation, the hazelnut also improves the elasticity of the vessels and improves vascular health especially...

Lavazza, one of Italy’s largest and best-known coffee manufacturers, celebrates its history and Italy's coffee culture at a new museum inaugurated this summer at the company’s headquarters in Turin. The itinerary goes through five galleries. Casa Lavazza is devoted to the history of the company, which was founded in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza. Visitors...

Taking place every year in September, the Palio di Asti involves 21 towns and villages of the area surrounding this Piedmont town, the capital of Monferrato, one of Italy’s most important wine regions, 55 km west of Turin. Except for brief interruptions, the Palio di Asti has been run every year since medieval times, and it’s considered the oldest...

There are few better ways to experience autumn in Italy than with a trip to its wine regions, visiting vineyards and cantinas, sampling artisanal cheeses and breads, and dining in rustic trattorias  overlooking poster-worthy landscapes. But Italy has some 140 wine roads (called strade dei vini) to sate most every oenophile’s taste, so how to choose...

If Italy's deep-rooted café culture and exquisite, inky espresso weren't enough reason to visit, here's one more: a museum dedicated to all things coffee has opened in Turin. The Lavazza Museum, opened this summer, is the latest venture from this veteran Italian company — founded in 1895 by a mustachioed grocer named Luigi, and  now the market lead...

August marks a decade of perfect pasta and carefully curated wine inspired by northwest Italy on Capitol Hill’s 14th Ave. Cascina Spinasse turned ten this month and it celebrated with a party full of longtime customers. “Most of our regulars came over and showered us in love and support,” Spinasse’s general manager Angela Lopez said. “We’ve been on...

To apply for the 2019 Exchange, download the application and submit by September 17, 2018. 2019 Student Exchange Application here.  2019 Chaperon Application here. Selection is based on several criteria. Students must be juniors or seniors from area high schools at the time of the trip. The selection committee will consider each student's potential...

Kobrand Corporation, a leading wine and spirits importer of a distinguished portfolio of hand-selected brands from around the world, will host the seventh annual “Kobrand Tour d’Italia.” The four-city tour presents the world’s most iconic Italian wine brands and principals. Trade and consumer tastings held in each city will explore the elite Italia...