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The first Fra Angelico painting to reach the United States had a secret. In 1899, Isabella Stewart Gardner acquired Assumption and Dormition of the Virgin, one of four works in a series by the Italian Renaissance painter depicting scenes from the Virgin Mary’s life. Angelico, a 15th century friarwho specialized in religious frescoes, was renowned f...

Never had a slice of real New York-style pizza?  You don’t have to go all the way to the Big Apple. Try lunch or dinner at the new Fratelli’s pizzeria on California Street in downtown Redding. It’s in the spot where Angelo’s Pizza was for 40 years-plus in Foundry Square. Redding-raised brothers Aaron and Brandon Smith opened Fratelli’s (Italian for...

Luca Guadagnino wants to make a "cycle of films" about the characters in 'Call Me By Your Name'. The 46-year-old Italian director helmed the hit coming-of-age movie starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, and the film has been met with critical acclaim and Guadagnino already has ideas for a potential sequel.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 18:30. Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza) - San Francisco (CA). The film screening is free and open to the public | RSVP. Director Fred Kuwornu will introduce the documentary and close the evening with Q&A. Blaxploitalian is a diasporic, hybrid, critical documentary that uncovers the car...

A miniature Pompeii may be hiding beneath the temples in the Selinunte Archaeological Park in Sicily, according to archaeologists, geologists and geomorphologists working at the site. Geologists from the University of Camerino, using a thermal imaging camera mounted on a drone, found thermal anomalies traceable to important structures that were bur...

Maria Trabocchi has built a Washington restaurant brand on hospitality and Italian fine dining — and for years, Sfoglina, Fiola, Fiola Mare and Casa Luca (and, most recently, Del Mar) have played host to D.C.’s A-list. The Obamas have feasted there, along with foreign heads of state, Hollywood stars like Meryl Streep, and the occasional Supreme Cou...

Providence Journal Food Editor Gail Ciampa will be honored on Thursday by the Rhode Island Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women, which proclaims its mission is “to unite and connect women through Italian culture and heritage” while also celebrating the achievements of women of Italian ancestry. Also being honored at the 6 p...

Saturday, February 24, 6-8 PM EST. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. The inspiring and irresistible true story of the women who broke barriers and finish-line ribbons in pursuit of Olympic Gold. When Betty Robinson assumed the starting position at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, she was participating in what was only her fourth-ever org...

Locally based firm Zimmeramn Weintraub Associates (ZWA) has completed work on Chicago’s newest steakhouse concept, Gibsons Italia. Located in the West Loop, the modern Italian steakhouse spans three levels. ZWA led a design team that included local practice Antunovich Associates and Deerfield, Illinois-based Knauer. The Milan-inspired eatery is ado...

The 275GTB seen above may be the most important example of a pure road Ferrari of the 1960’s. It is a Ferrari 275GTB Speciale, a 1 of 1 Ferrari built by Pininfarina for its founder, Battista “Pinin” Farina. The Italian design house has long been associated with Ferrari (NYSE:RACE). Pininfarina’s 1st work for the company was a Ferrari 212 Inter. In...

Brunello di Montalcino might be having a moment says Rocco Lombardo, president of the highly-regarded wine importer Wilson Daniels. The company imports some of the world's most prestigious wines, (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Biondi-Santi to name a few), and Lombardo, who is just 30 months into the job, will steer the company into its 40th year...

Since the first days of language, humans have been passing on stories. From the sea shanties of Cornwall to the shadow puppetry of China, from the creation tales of Hula dancing to the drama of Caribbean calypso. Sicily is no different: its puppetry, dating back to Medieval times, is famous the world over for telling tales of knights in battle. But...