The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 43rd Anniversary Gala Weekend will be held October 12-14, 2018, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.  The weekend kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the NIAF Museum at NIAF’s headquarters, which features historical art and artifacts and digital presentations providin...

Più di una bottiglia di vino su dieci consumate oggi nel mondo è rosé e le vendite mondiali progrediscono in un contesto di stagnazione globale degli altri vini. Il fenomeno rosato è esploso 10 anni fa e in questi ultimi 5 anni ha subito una crescita esponenziale. E in Italia “è la Puglia la regione più gettonata e la maggiore produttrice, con una...

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...

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS), the band from Puglia that has won an international following with its tradition-based yet up-to-date approach to pizzica and other traditional styles, returns to the US this month for the first time in two years. Their seven-stop tour begins in Vermont and ends in New Mexico, with two New York City shows, at th...

When it comes to setting the mood, Italy has so much more to offer than serenades along the canals of Venice. In fact, some of its most dreamy holiday destinations are little-known towns and villages, from low-key Sicilian seaside escapes to medieval hamlets in the Umbrian countryside. This roundup of Italy’s 10 most romantic small towns should pro...

If you’ve been to Italy before, chances are you’ve taken every requisite pic from the Rialto Bridge and each little canal in Venice, befriended a random group of strangers while waiting in line to see the Colosseum in Rome, and also crossed Milan, Florence, and Veronaoff your travel bucket list. But to experience a rich, undiscovered part of Italia...

Like its better-known counterpart in Monte Sant’Angelo, the Santuario Grotta di San Michele, or Grotto Church of Saint Michael (also known as Saint Michael’s Cave), is dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel, who features prominently in the sacred cavern. On the floor of the cave is the main altar, featuring a statue of the Archangel. Behind the a...

Did you know that Italy has more sites with UNESCO World Heritage status than any other country in the world? Italy is in the top ranking of World Heritage out of 1,001 worldwide. 777 of them are cultural heritage; 194 of them are natural; and 30, mixed. Italy has 51 sites out of them, and is followed by Spain, which has 44 UNESCO sites, and by Chi...

Getting married in Italy, one of the most romantic countries in the world, is a popular choice. But the planning process is not always straightforward. Whether you’re living in Italy or have your heart set on a destination wedding, here’s everything I’ve learned from planning my own Italian wedding. The first time I started questioning our decision...

Puglia's Italian Steakhouse is set to open on Aug. 21 in Seaford. The restaurant, from the family that owns the landmark Puglia in Manhattan's Little Italy (established in 1919) and the departed Puglia's Garden City Cafe, will move into the former address of Il Felice. Owner Greg Garofalo, who also owns Lobster Shack in Seaford, said the new restau...