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When you visit amazing cultural cities like Florence and Rome, there is a central theme displayed on almost every corner… real, authentic Italian gelato. Today, gelato shops have started popping up all across the United States but artisanal Italian gelato is still widely unknown in the U.S. compared to countries in Europe. Now, Gelato Festival is c...

Where's all the good Italian in Portland? This is the question every New Yorker asks when they arrive here—every Chicagoan, every Bostonian or San Diegan, people from cities with a Little Italy that still matters. But we have nowhere to send them. Portland has no neighborhood centered on Italian culture and food, and few Italian spots with tradit...

The new featured exhibition at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) highlights Pompeii, an ancient Roman city near modern Naples, in Italy. Having opened this summer, POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION has been giving visitors the opportunity to explore scenes from the city as it was in 79 A.D., experience the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in a unique...

C’era anche lei a Pearl Harbor, la tragica mattina del 7 dicembre 1941, sotto all’inferno di fuoco generato dagli aerei giapponesi: Helene Grazioso, infermiera di origine abruzzese. Era inquadrata nel “Corpo delle infermiere dell’esercito degli Stati Uniti” (United States Army Nurse Corps) e da diverso tempo prestava servizio presso le isole Hawaii...

From the outside, Little Italy Ristorante looks like just another restaurant, but step through the doors and you are immediately transported to a quaint corner restaurant in Italy. Violet Pedraza co-owns and operates the restaurant with Peter Cimino, a Sicilian living in Henderson, Nevada and Adam Talbert, who lives in Illinois. Cimino and Talbert...

We might be 6,000 miles from Italy, but with Roma Imports around the corner, the distance doesn’t feel as far. What originally started as a wholesale marketplace has blossomed into a grocery store, catering business, deli, and restaurant.  Owner Lilian Spieth was born in Calcutta and moved to Israel as a teenager. While on vacation in Scotland,...

There is something downright restorative and celebratory about a pizza dinner. It's casual, comforting, and feels like a break from workday routines. Add to that feeling the near euphoria of a well-made cannoli, and you've got yourself a humble, but oh-so-indulgent feast. The family-owned Defalco's Italian Deli makes pizza in a stone-fire oven for...

Luciano’s Italian Restaurant, 11 N. Orchard St., Boise, is set to open a second location later this year. Luciano Caffe is under construction along the Garden City side of the Greenbelt where it meets the footbridge from Esther Simplot Park. The location is a stone’s throw from the developing Waterhouse Row townhouse project and the J.A. and Kathry...

Roughly 700 keen Vespa and scooter enthusiasts gathered in beautiful Seattle, Washington, USA this year at the start of July for Amerivespa 2017, the US counterpart to Vespa World Days.  Not only was Amerivespa celebrated but also the 25th anniversary of the VCOA (Vespa Club of America). Amerivespa is the largest Vespa scooter rally in the USA with...

Looking for help to start an Italian cultural organization in the Phoenix Valley. Not interested in competing with existing organizations that are commercial oriented, it will be a STRICTLY CULTURAL organization. As you know, Italy is home to half the world's great art treasures. Overall, the nation has an estimated 100,000 monuments of any sort (c...

Three miles from the finish line at Snowbird Resort, Italian Bardiani-CSF rider Giulio Ciccone made his move, positioning himself ahead of the Tour of Utah’s top four overall leaders. The gap continued to grow as he hung onto his lead while climbing up the Snowbird Summit, resulting in him finishing first in Saturday’s Stage 6, also known as the Qu...

Located at 614 SW Park Ave. inside of the brand-new Dossier Hotel, Omerta is now accepting reservations and officially opens on August 8, but you can get a sneak peek inside of this dimly lit Italian cave of a restaurant right now, in the photo gallery above. The Omerta team — a partnership called Microwave Hospitality between ChefStable’s Kurt Huf...