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By Nick Squires   A mysterious Roman basilica built for the worship of an esoteric pagan cult and now lying hidden more than 40ft below street level has opened to the public for the first time. The basilica, the only one of its kind in the world, was excavated from solid tufa volcanic rock on the outskirts of the imperial capital in the...

by Lavinia Pisani   The first time I fell for the work of Francesco Camillo Giorgino, a.k.a. "Millo," was the second I laid my eyes on one of his murals: a red-painted heart, amidst a surrounding black-and-white surface, that was being firmly hugged by a larger-than-life child-like figure.    After seeing Millo's name featured on...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Do to the unseasonably warm weather in New York City, it doesn't quite feel like Christmas yet. So, to help me get into the Christmas spirit, I recently visited St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue to see the presepio (crèche) on loan from Basilacata called "The Secret Garden of Southern Italy."   Installed on...

by Nicholas Dello Russo   There was never a shortage of doctors in the North End, they were on every corner, up one flight. Most were Italian/American but some were Jewish, left over from when the North End had a substantial Jewish population.   Common wisdom was, if you were only a little bit sick you went to one of the Italians but...

di Maria Rosa Quario   La vittoria arrivata ancora una volta dal fondo grazie al fantastico Chicco Pellegrino (e a Didi Noeckler) è invece mancata agli sciatori dell'alpino che fra Wengen e Flachau hanno però portato a casa ben tre podi, con Giuliano Razzoli e Stefano Gross secondo e terzo nello slalom maschile in Svizzera e con Federica Bri...

by Justin Fanizzi   Sharing a sense of community is important to the Italian American Community Center of the Greater Rochester Area. That's one reason the center, located in Gates, enjoys hosting its luncheon for members — and for the public.   The IACC Luncheon, currently in its eighth year, aims to provide delicious food and g...

The new year seems promising for many Italian StartUps. In fact the last years have already brings some italian startups under the spotlight.   Many initiatives have been launched in these years, trying to fill the gap between the Italian startups scene and the others in Europe and, thanks to the typical Italian innovation spirit, the result...

Il prossimo 26 febbraio alle 17.30 si terrà presso il Consolato Generale d'Italia a New York la celebrazione del "Giorno del Ricordo", istituito dal Parlamento italiano con legge n.92 del 30 marzo 2004 al fine di "conservare e rinnovare la memoria della tragedia degli italiani e di tutte le vittime delle foibe, dell'esodo dalle loro terre degli ist...

Nordstrom is bringing the impossibly elegant style of Italy to four lucky stores in Texas. As of March 4, the Lone Star locales boast an exclusive store-in-store arranged through the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) called Pop-In@Nordstrom Loves Italy.   At these special locations — Galleria Dallas, Houston's Galleria, Austin's Barton Creek Sq...

"Rosalia's Bittersweet Pastry Shop," a novel by Rosanna Chiofalo, uncovers the special significance of food as the food writer Claudia Lombardo, uncovers a bakery beside a Sicilian convent, which produces a dessert beloved by all those who taste it.   Food – which brings people together, comforts and heals the wounds of strained relationships, an...

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, born in Delaware 40 years ago, has just started roasting turkeys and piling Italian cold cuts atop submarine rolls at its second Northern California outlet.   The new location, at the Verdant complex in North San Jose's tech corridor, is open now but will celebrate with a grand opening on Saturday, April 2. That da...

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Luce Cinecittà announce La Magnani, a series dedicated to the film work of iconic Italian actress Anna Magnani, May 18 – June 1. The 24-film series will screen entirely on 35mm and 16mm. "No actress possesses the magic and the fire of Anna." – George Cukor "[Anna Magnani] is probably the greatest actress I h...