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On June 20, 2018, the Hill Piazza committee held a groundbreaking ceremony announcing the dream of a Piazza on “The Hill” is a reality. The plan to build a beautiful Italian inspired piazza, in front of St. Ambrose Church has begun. An area to provide a central gathering place; an outside space to educate our children and a contemplatively spot to...

Just in time for the weekend, Miami’s most popular neighborhood has a new restaurant to check out. Dōma (35 NE 26th Street) arrives in Wynwood boasting a seafood-centric, Italian menu with plenty of Florida elements. The Dōma menu is divided into five different categories, ranging from bites like the Neopolitan fried pizza and grilled octopus, to m...

Team Italy manager Gilberto “Gibo” Gerali is doing all the right things to prepare his Azzurri squad for next year’s Olympic Qualifier. During the final days of a two-week camp and Instructional League Exhibition Series in the Phoenix, Arizona area, Team Italy played against some of MLB’s best prospects in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athlet...

Si è svolta il 9 ottobre nell’auditorium della Morgan Library & Museum di New York – luogo emblematico poiché conserva un prezioso disegno del Genio – la Première del corto “Being Leonardo da Vinci” diretto e interpretato da Massimiliano Finazzer Flory. L’anteprima ha riscontrato il tutto esaurito alla Morgan Library di New York. Lunghi applausi ha...

Tucked away in the corner of South York Plaza is 700 gallons of merlot, Montepulciano and Syrah. The wine isn't hidden beneath century-old catacombs that are part of some long-forgotten slice of York County history. Rather, hundred-liter tanks and carboys sit in plain sight behind the bar of Wood Fire Italian Grill.  Vito Serradella, co-owner of th...

I went to Lake Como, Italy in June, imagining it as a small and sleepy luxury resort town. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Como is everything but small and offers the best of Italy’s beauty, culture, history and much more. The lake is located in northern Italy’s Lombardy region, about fifty-two miles north of Milan, close to the Swiss bord...

I grew up with family stories.  My maternal great-grandfather, a hard-working immigrant from Abruzzo,  reacted to some now forgotten blow to his honor by hanging himself with his youngest daughter's jump rope in their West Philadelphia basement.  His wife, Philomena, was left to raise eight children, alone.  She suffered another devastating loss wh...

October 17 is National Pasta Day. Although most people believe that the Italians invented pasta, it can actually be traced back to Asia thousands of years ago. Regardless of where it comes from, it is a favorite food for many people all over the world. Here's a list of some local pasta deals: Buca di Beppo is celebrating World Pasta Month with a va...

The winners of the 2018 video contest about the twelve fundamental principles of the Italian Constitution are the students of Wheaton High School, Maryland: John, Althea, Alice, and Ingrid. The winning video is titled: “Il Potere in Italia: Il Nono Articolo”. The video will be posted on the official websites of the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC...

A delegation from Elk Grove Village's Italian Sister City, Termini Imerese, visited over Columbus Day weekend in early October for a trip packed with cultural and educational activities. The delegation participated in Chicago's Columbus Day Parade down State Street, along with local representatives from the Elk Grove Village Italian Sister Cities o...

Pasquale Presa says his restaurant, Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria, is a labor of love and an expression of his passion for Italian cuisine, his family and Rochester. Presa, who opened the restaurant in 2016 at the corner of First Avenue and Fifth Street Southwest, explains that it represents all that has been and is important to him. “I was born...

Identity is a serious matter, but not too much.  Let’s explain it better.  It’s something important for the consequences and the effects it may have and, for this reason, it must be taken into right consideration. But it cannot be rigid, absolute, definitive.  Identity is essential, but it is a continuous work in progress, something following a con...