A new Italian eatery is set to open next week. La Tavola Ristorante  will be open on Route 100 with an extensive wine list, full bar, authentic Italian menu and lounge. The owners, Fernando and Soa Uva, and manager Tony Lavalle run Tavola’s in Provincetown, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and Florida in addition to the new Vermont location. “We’re like rest...

My love affair with gelato began almost two decades ago. I was 23, backpacking alone in Italy, and got lost trying to find my way back to my hotel in Venice. After an hour circling the labyrinthine streets, I spotted a sign for a gelateria at the end of an alleyway. Ducking out of the sun, I tasted my first-ever gelato — a creamy, fresh cantaloupe...

The Manchester Historical Society, in collaboration with the Southern Vermont Arts Center, will present an exhibit on Italian-American artist Luigi Lucioni and his years living and working in Manchester. "Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist's Life" opens July 28 and runs through Sept. 9 in Gallery I at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. F...

There’s a very interesting book called “Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge”, which tells very well about an important aspect of the Italian American experience.  The relationship between the Italian Americans and the African Americans reveals more than one could think, about how the Italian Americans integrated into the A...

Ninety years ago, a group of residents with Italian heritage founded St. Gabriel’s Lodge and helped to found the Catholic church of the same name. On Saturday, June 2, the lodge, located at 535 Jefferson Ave., will celebrate this anniversary by inviting the public in for a family style Italian feast. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m....

Town officials working to craft a pair of symbolic resolutions for the 2018 Town Meeting ballot say it’s not too late for the public to weigh in. Current drafts would have the town replace Columbus Day celebrations with Indigenous Peoples Day, and urge the state to ban natural gas pipelines while it pursues renewable energy targets. The Hartford Se...

RAMParts Presents, in partnership with Exhibition on Screen, brings the 90-minute feature film, Canaletto and the Art of Venice to the Bellows Falls Opera House on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m., for an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni...

The Premio Famiglia Fiducia Fund for the Middlebury Italian School, established in 2016, is a scholarship to support graduate students pursuing an MA in Italian at the Middlebury Italian School and the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Italy, headquartered in Florence. The fellowship will fund the complete master's degree program for three students....

At 'This Place in History,' we're at the Italian American Club of Rutland with Executive Director of the Vermont Historical Society Steve Perkins. David Cioffi and Jack Kulig gave us a tour of the club and and a history lesson, too. "100 years ago in 2014. All the immigrants that came needed a place to go and the club at the time put them all toget...

Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre presents its fourth annual “Verdi in Vermont” concert at the Grafton Church. This year, two concerts will be offered: Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. The annual concert celebrates one of the most famous of all Italian opera composers: Giuseppe Verdi. Born on October 9 or 10, 1813, Verdi wrot...