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A team of scientists spent three years looking for aged trees to study, and Pollino National Park, where Italus lives, has many examples of trees that have lived for hundreds of years. When they saw Italus, they knew this tree was remarkable. Dating Italus was tricky. Inside the tree, much of its core wood has disintegrated, which made it impossibl...

Sat. 6/16, 4:15p: Guitarist Giampaolo Bandini, recognized as best Italian guitarrist by the magazine GuitArt in 2003, is among the best guitarists in the world. Bandoneonista Cesare Chiacchiaretta  brings the breath of tango by playing the bandoneon with abandon. These virtuouso musicians, Bandini and Chiacchiaretta, founded their tango duo in 2002...

Popular Midtown Italian trattoria Bice Cucina — started in Milan in 1926, brought to New York City in 1987, and now a global brand — makes its return to NYC on Wednesday. Co-owner Peter Guimaraes and his partners are relaunching the restaurant today at 62 West 55th St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues, around the corner from where it originally was...

L’Italo-Americano Carmine Francis Russo ha ricevuto la cittadinanza onoraria di Milazzo per l’attività svolta negli States nella lotta alla mafia. L’onoreficenza è stata attribuita nel corso di una cerimonia avvenuta ieri sera in aula consiliare di fronte alle autorità cittadine e ai parenti siciliani di Russo, nato a Milazzo e residente a Staten I...

The legacy between Genoa and San Francisco is now stronger than ever. Two years after the visits of some other Genovese representatives, Italian Americans in the bay welcomed Marco Bucci, currently serving as Genoa Mayor since his election in June 2017.  Mr Bucci and his team had a week full of events and meetings, aiming to strengthen the relation...

Tokens are a common replacement for money in modern culture, whether we’re using them to access hotel parking garages or our kids are plunking them into arcade games. But did you know that tokens date back thousands of years? Dr. Antonino Crisà of Warwick University in England will showcase their use in Sicily during the reigns of ancient Greece an...

Chef and restaurateur Brian Clevenger has a fondness for Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood. It's the first place he lived when he moved to the city and is now home to his newest restaurant. Le Messe, Italian for harvest, stays true to what Clevenger does best — simple, good food. The menu features an assortment of house extruded pastas, fresh vegetab...

Saturday, June 16, 6pm - 7.30PM EDT. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. This mother-daughter research team explores how Italian American working-class women from Syracuse, New York, use food as a symbol and vehicle which carries multiple meanings. In these narratives, food represents home, loss, and longing. Food also stands in for race, clas...

155 Paesi, 294.000 partecipanti, 7.500 borse di studio. Sono i numeri impressionanti del programma Fulbright, il piano di scambi culturali che dal 1948 crea un ponte fra gli Stati Uniti e il resto del mondo. Settant’anni fa grazie alla visione di un senatore dell’Arkansas, William Fulbright, il dipartimento di Stato americano istituiva la commissio...

About 85 years ago, Irene DeBenedittis’s Italian grandparents opened Leo’s Latticini, an iconic deli in Corona, Queens. “Corona was, at that time, country, and it was farms. It was not like it is today,” Irene said. Today, Irene co-owns the shop with her sisters Marie and Carmela. They live upstairs, just above the deli and the recently added baker...

The Italian Festival will return to downtown Uniontown in 2018. City council approved the measure at their monthly meeting, with the festival to be held Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9. Main Street from Gallatin Avenue to Morgantown Street, and Beeson Avenue from Penn Street to Church Street will be closed to accommodate the festival, per...

Dalla Puglia al Diamond district a Manhattan. Sara Greco, 35enne designer di gioielli ha scelto New York per concretizzare una passione coltivata sin da adolescente nei laboratori di provincia intorno a Lecce, da dove viene. Con una velocità tipica della città che non dorme mai, Greco si è adattata all'arte americana del gioiello per promuovere il...