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Spring break is a perfect time to take a trip with friends. Most people I chat with are headed somewhere beautiful and warm, like California or Mexico. I almost feel left out, but then I remember... I'm going to Italy for spring break!   Le Nonne is literally two minutes from my apartment. All I have to do is drive, park and walk in the door...

People love to visit New York City. But tourists, especially those seeing Manhattan for the first time, often get sucked into expensive and overrated tourist traps.   Little Italy is one of those places where prices are a little high and the food is just alright. Too many souvenir shops and mediocre Italian restaurants is what tourists...

Guitar Solo performance by LUCIANO MONACO - April 3, 2016. Music By Italian Composer : Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco. CONCERT 4:00 pm-5:00 pm. Carriage House Violins - 1039 Chesnut St. Newton - Upper Falls 02464. Pre-concert film 3:45--Who is Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco?   Space is limited; to reserve your seat p...

Aperol®, the globally renowned bright orange Italian liqueur, headlines a U.S. Spritz Tour as the official spirit partner of "Spritz: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes" by the editor-in-chief of Punch Talia Baiocchi and former deputy editor of Punch Leslie Pariseau.     The tour, which runs April through September, s...

Did you know that Italy is joining the United States and other nations as appassionati of the sport of rugby? Indeed, the popularity of the sport has been on the rise in the bel paese recently as many Italians are tuning into the matches of the Italian National Team.   Introduced from Britain to Genova just after the Italian reunification, r...

Joe Cicala's meat is ahead of schedule. But that doesn't mean it'll be eaten anytime soon. "This is perfect," says the chef, grinning as he gently thumbs a butcher-twined hunk of pork the size and shape of a beehive. We're standing close in a stuffy, funky-smelling curing room, an industrial walk-in where a few dozen culatellos, cut from the rear...

The Italian restaurant in America has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades. Even as recently as 50 years ago, the term "Italian restaurant" conjured images of red and white-checkered tablecloths, carafes of middling chianti, and a red sauce-heavy menu with classics like chicken Parmigiana t...

by Dolores Alfieri   With Memorial Day having just passed, marking the unofficial start of summer, Anthony and I decided to share an excerpt from my memoir, The Dreams that Break Your Heart. This chapter is about a trip down the Shore in Jersey, which is a summer ritual familiar to countless East-Coast Italian Americans. This is the real Jer...

On a May afternoon, when the weather was unable to decide between sun and showers, the dedication of pork lovers here in this central Italian town was sorely tested. Again and again, rain arrived; the crowd scattered.   But again and again, as the sun returned, they poured back into the town square, appetites renewed for more porchetta: the...

Italian and American collectibles are dominating the sales at Gooding & Company and RM Sotheby's during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance's motoring week. Among the headliners at Gooding & Co. on August 20-21 are a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV with coachwork by Bertone, that is being offered publicly for the first time (est: $2.2-...

by Giovanna Mancini   The year 2015 was marked throughout the world by a slowdown in growth in the trading of goods, a slower growth than expected and well below that of the previous two decades. Yet the Italian companies have moved in the opposite direction, strengthening their level of internationalization last year, as is clear in the "I...

Hot Italian Pizza Bar, a pizzeria known for its healthy, quality food, community involvement, and modern-Italy-meets-urban-California sensibility, will host the seventh annual Moderno Italiano Festival on Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14 to coincide with the Italian mid-summer holiday Ferragosto. The festivities feature special programmi...