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The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Foundation invites the community to celebrate the rich Italian heritage of the city and North Beach in particular at its eighth annual Festa Coloniale Italiana from 9:30am-6:30pm this Saturday, August 15th.   The festival will take place inside the club at 1630 Stockton St. and outside on Stockton betw...

When: Sunday, September 13, 2015 — 3 to 5:30 p.m.Where: Dante Alighieri Society — 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MAA staged reading of "Bernini in Ecstasy", a new play in two acts by Clay Ballard. (Director: Kate Caffrey. Producer: Phil Micali. Historical consultant: Franco Mormando.) BERNINI IN ECSTASY is a portrait of one of Italy's greatest...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Founder of the automobile company bearing his name, with which he won nine Formula 1 world championships during his lifetime (15 in total), Enzo Ferrari was an exceptional innovator, and a true prophet of the union between technique and collective imagination.   He understood, even while still surrounded by th...

The University of Illinois at Chicago in collaboration with Italidea-Midwest present: The Art and Science of Teaching Italian Art and Science. Presenter: Professor Diane Musumeci When: Friday, September 25, 3.30 PM,Where: Daley Library, I-470, University of Illinois at Chicago   The optimal condition for learning a second lan...

Amanda Castellano was selected as Miss 2015 Hillsborough UNICO by the Italian-American service and heritage group. She was selected based on criteria of academics, community service, arts and music, sports and an Italian heritage.   Ms. Castellano, 19, is a sophomore at West Chester (Pa.) University, majoring in communications with an intern...

It's true that the crisis between Russia and Ukraine has been felt. It's also true that the turbulence and the geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and in African countries have hurt export figures. But the Italian jewelry market in the first part of the year has largely held thanks to the growth trend in the United States, a very important de...

By Melissa Kravitz   While Brooklyn used to be known for its manufacturing, the industrial side of Brooklyn has been noticeably shrinking through the past decade. Blocks away from the Canarsie L, the last stop on the line, stand the Victoria Fine Foods factory.   Started as a family company in 1929, 86 years later Victoria still...

Italian jeweler Marco Bicego has launched an e-commerce platform for U.S.-based consumers. Beginning this week, a newly designed interface will replace marcobicego.com, allowing shoppers to choose from the designer's full assortment. The Web site will also include a news section in order to keep fans up-to-date with brand initiatives. To mark the...

Congratulations, Uptown Plaza, you win the Lou Malnati's lottery! The much-beloved purveyor of Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza is targeting a May opening, and the restaurant's management has chosen a location at Phoenix's Uptown Plaza, alongside Sam Fox's Flower Child and New York's famed burger joint, Shake Shack.   It's a coup both for...

by Robrt Pela   I paused for a moment outside La Bella Pizzeria last Friday afternoon. Oh, no. I thought. I heard this was a kosher Italian restaurant. Yet nothing among the many signs posted outside this neat-as-a-pin strip mall diner indicated that one could eat here without busting Kashrut.   Then I stepped inside and saw the...

Annually, in occasion of October Italian Heritage Month, FAA-USA (Federazione Associazioni Abruzzesi - USA) awards scholarships to high school seniors who have excelled in the study of Italian. The annual scholarships are made possible through a generous donation by Joe Pace in memory of his mother, Rosaria DiPompo Pace.   This year two...

After seven years in Rochester, N.Y., the owners of this regional old-school Italian and New American restaurant have picked South Florida for its first expansion. "Too many restaurants fail by only focusing on one thing," co-owner and chef Jay Speranza says. "We will provide our guests with an equal balance of delicious, fresh and creative It...