This month we are celebrating a Chianti extravaganza. Having toured this area of Tuscany many times before I was excited to write about the area and one of my favorite Italian grapes, sangiovese. One of my fellow Italian wine lovers, Katarina of Grapevine Adventures, introduced me to Matteo and Nicola Cantoni of Fattoria Fibbiano, the sons of found...

Within minutes of tickets going on sale, they were gone. That's the way it is when the Rolling Stones comes to town. The band was heading to the historic Italian town of Lucca just as we were. We had no hope of securing tickets but we were there in the lead up. We witnessed the preparation for the concert, a heck of a big deal. The Stones were to p...

In partnership with Italian Festivals of New Mexico, THE GUILD CINEMA presents SPETTACOLO: the story of Montichiello’s half-century old Teatro Povero (Folk Theater) tradition, beautifully told in a documentary that’s been called both poignant and breathtaking. Directors, Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen – Released Sept 6, 2017 – 91 mins – Italian with...

At PEARL AT LONGSHORE, WESTPORT CT In a wonderful location in the middle of the golf course of Westport, close to the see and the little harbor where lived for many years Scott Fitzgerald who wrote "The Great Gatsby" it will be celebrate a special night of Italian Fashion, Art, music and of course Food and Wine. On Thursday November 9th a group of...

Though Italy is home to some absolutely incredible cities, there’s something truly magical about Florence. Hailed as the ‘birthplace of the Renaissance’, the Tuscan capital boasts spectacular art and architecture around every turn, with Michelangelo’s iconic David statue housed in its Accademia Gallery. Italian photographer Davide Sasso recently vi...

The Italian cities of Milan, (literature), Alba (gastronomy), Pesaro (music) and Carrara (crafts) were among 64 cities from 44 countries to join UNESCO's list of creative cities Tuesday. Milan joined a literature circuit that includes Dublin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Prague and Baghdad. The new entries raised to nine the number of Italian cities on th...

Eating lunch in Italy's Bolgheri wine country, it is not hard to understand why the number of international visitors to this bucolic corner of Tuscany has doubled in five years. "People have always come in the summer for the beaches," says Riccardo Binda, cutting into a succulently tender slice of Florentine steak, grilled over embers. "Now we're g...

E’ stato assegnato ieri a Luigi Lazzareschi, amministratore Delegato di Sofidel, gruppo cartario noto in particolare per il brand Regina,l’edizione 2017 del Premio Toscana-USA. La cerimonia è stata tenuta nello storico Salone dei Cinquecento di Palazzo Vecchio, a Firenze, nel contesto del Welcome Day, l’evento con cui l’Associazione Toscana-USA, la...

Eat spaghetti, cheat death: it might sound too good to be true, but Italian researchers say they’ve cracked a recipe that could help reduce deaths from heart attacks. In a newly published study, medical researchers at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna’s Institute of Life Sciences in Pisa developed a special kind of pasta enriched with barley flour. Th...

Tuscan artist Ennio Bencini has generously donated his painting, Destino, to Friends of San Filippino to help raise funds to restore Oratorio San Filippino. This inspirational mixed-media piece is available exclusively on our online auction site. All proceeds will go toward the restoration project. Destino, an uplifting pittoscultura (painting and...