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What a better way to toast to the hot temps than with a sweet cold treat that's made in Vermont. Things are moving at Leonardo's Gelateria in Barre. mLoris Carlo DePrato was born and raised in Italy in a family that was passionate about gelato - ice cream's Italian cousin.   "My great grandpa started in mid-1800s," said Loris. When he...

The bronze rostrums seem to stare at you. You can get closer and even touch them. You can read the engravings bearing the names of the superintendent who commissioned each of them, and even stroke the winged victories or the helmets that embellish them.   This proximity to what until recently was at the bottom of the sea - and now offers its...

In this special edition of #ItalianoftheWeek, we learn more about Diana Burdisso Britting, the winner of the Sons of Italy's Do You Know Roots Contest. She writes about the journey to discover her roots and how My Italian Family helped her do just that.   My decades-old search for the story of my family's roots began after my maternal grandm...

Parte la XIV edizione del Premio New York che per la prima volta, da quest'anno, oltre alla partecipazione della Farnesina, dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura a New York e dell'Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, vede anche l'adesione del Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo – Direzione Generale Arte e Architettur...

by Lori Mack   In the late 1800s, Italian immigrants moved into the Wooster Street area of New Haven, bringing with them the flavors and music of their homeland. This weekend, the city celebrates its Italian culture with a new event called Opera-Palooza. The New Haven Green's outdoor stage will showcase some of Connecticut's rising oper...

By Ann Potenza On Monday August 29th, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Joe Buscaino and Italian Consul General Antonio Verde, together with the Los Angeles Italo-American community, organized a candlelight vigil on the steps of City Hall to pay tribute to the victims of the recent earthquake in central Italy and raise awareness for relief efforts....

The Place: No need to hop a flight to Florence — you can find a taste of Tuscany in Mary Brickell Village at Toscana Divino. The space is dimly lit and hip, with a central round glass wine cellar and outdoor tables on the pavement for those willing to brave the al fresco heat in downtown. The menu is divided into traditional dishes and modern takes...

By Anna Spivak Design plans for the $4.5 million rehabilitation and reconstruction of Bensonhurst's Lt. Joseph Petrosino Park, 71st Street and 16th Avenue, have been officially released.   A plan that heavily weighed on the opinions of community members, the park's new design – which will feature new basketball courts, a playground, spray s...

By Sonja Reis Dressed in green, white and red — the colors of the Italian flag — the 10-foot-tall carnival puppet known as "Miss. V.B." watched over the hundreds who flocked to Stowe recently to celebrate the anniversary of a society formed by Italian immigrants there in 1916.   Known by a number of nicknames, including "Baby Doll," "Honey,...

by Giovanna Mancini Italian design and furnishings continue to grow in the international market, according to figures from trade group FederlegnoArredo (FLA). This year may not be able to match the 6% growth in exports seen in 2015, but data for the first half show the sector grew 2.9% in home furnishings – actually 3.3% when counting the whole va...

by Valerio Viale   On October 13th, San Antonio Winery, kicked off its 100th anniversary on its historic location in Downtown L.A. – once in the heart of the city's Little Italy.   Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Mayor Garcetti's Chief of Staff Ana Guerrero and L.A. City Councilmembers, Gil Cedillo and Jose Huizar presided at the...

By Jacques Kelly P. Michael Pezzella, a retired Baltimore public schools principal who was wounded in the Korean War and helped establish a war memorial in Canton, died Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after suffering a fall at his home.   The Forest Hill resident was 86. Born in Baltimore and raised on North Avenue, he was the...