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For the cashed-up buyer with an eye for history, it would be the ultimate Tuscan holiday retreat. A castle that was once stayed in by Galileo Galilei has gone on sale near Siena for 28 million euros, or £20 million. Once owned by an aristocratic Italian family that sent two popes to the Vatican, it is more a fortified village than a single proper...

An American consortium is interested in a takeover of AC Milan, but it will not involve the club's former midfielder David Beckham. The group wants to purchase 51% of shares in the Rossoneri, but current owner Silvio Berlusconi has said that he is only willing to give up 30% for €300 million.   According to Tuttosport, the consortium be...

  WTI Magazine #57    2015 April, 3Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Citrus cultivation developed in the Ribera valleys at the beginning of the nineteenth century, but it was only in 1930 that it reached truly high standards of quality. This was when the cultivation of the Brasiliano and Washington navel v...

St. Paul restaurant Cossetta is adding a new concept to its growing enterprise: A rosticceria specializing in carry-out meats and sides. The Pioneer Press reports that Cossetta, which went through a big renovation in 2013, will start offering a new menu of take-out items like rotisserie chicken and prime rib sandwiches, as well as sides like i...

1. Our intensity of discussion needs to come down a few notches. Us Italians are hot-blooded people. We are more inclined to speak what's going through our minds in a passionate way. Different opinions are just that, and we are not fighting when you hear a heated discussion.   We are just talking. My roommate in the US used to think I w...

di Giosetta Capriati   Lo hanno definito "l'Indiana Jones delle leccornie" e dall'alto del suo metro e novantadue di altezza, con un sorriso da conquistatore, Antonio Maurizio Gaetani, 52 anni, discendente dalla nobile famiglia Gaetani di Sermoneta, ride all'idea di essere paragonato all'eroe di Hollywood, armato però solo di cucchiaio e f...

The Italian American Community Center will hold its 18th Annual Women of the Year Awards to recognize the accomplishments of Rochester area women of Italian descent. These women represent a cross section of the community, with accomplishments in business, education, civic affairs/government, the Lifetime Achievement Award will awarded for dedicated...

Mike Andino is a Glenview native who works as a chef at Gusto Italiano restaurant. After graduating from Glenbrook South High School in 2001, he attended Kendall College culinary school in Evanston. Italian food is in his blood, he said, because his mother is from Italy.   Why did you want to be a chef? "I just love being creative and gettin...

By Becky Krystal   To say the opening of the second Italian Store in Arlington was highly anticipated would be something of an understatement.   Interest in the Westover location was so intense, manager Mike Tramonte had to hire someone to wipe down the front window every day because of all the people pressed up against the glass look...

by Joanna Fantozzi The Olive Garden food truck, which features the casual Italian-American chain's new breadstick sandwiches, is hitting the road, as we reported last week. The truck is coming to Boston's North End — Beantown's Italian neighborhood — and the area's Italian restaurateurs are none too happy about their new mobile neighbors. "There...

By Mark Zaretsky If you ask Cara Ann Cama's mother, Cynthia, she'll tell you her daughter has always wanted to give back, ever since she was a little girl growing up on Third Avenue. But as a contestant in the 2015 Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant, Cara Ann Cama, 23 — currently in her last year of eligibility for the pageants that feed in...

On a recent weekend afternoon, Jeremy Mustakas flitted between working the barista station and helping scoop ice cream for local Crown Heights families. Earlier this month, the Brooklyn-raised, bespectacled business owner opened Elsie's Parlor (667 Classon Avenue, 718-717-8654) in the space that once held Crosby Coffee, which he also owned.  ...