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A 1.2 metre (four foot) high glass barrier has been suggested as a way to protect the world-famous monument and its priceless mosaics from the acqua alta, or tidal flooding, which happens regularly in the lagoon city. The basilica's famous coloured marble and gold-leaf mosaics were swamped with sewage and the crypt left under a metre of corrosive s...

Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani's new Downers Grove restaurant offers the kind of quiet atmosphere that encourages conversation. And that's good news because you will want to talk about the food at Osteria By Fabio Viviani. Viviani might be best known for his television appearance on Bravo's hit series "Top Chef" -- where he earned the Fan Favorite ti...

Who doesn't like getting up dressed up and going to a fun-filled wedding Italian wedding! Now you can go and help out a great cause. Totally Buffalo is putting on a version of Tony 'N Tina's wedding at Pearl Street and all the proceeds will be used for their Hope For The Holidays non-profit. According to their post, you will be in for one wild nigh...

They’re cheap. They’re nimble. They’re relatively low-maintenance. (Most) everyone thinks they’re adorable, rather than a menace. Scooters may not have the gravitas of automobiles and motorcycles, but there’s no better way to get to the post office, the grocery store and the bagel shop in less than 20 minutes. Here are five I’m looking forward to t...

Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury is staging the world premiere of “Love and Spumoni,” running Thursday, Jan. 30, through Sunday, Feb. 23. The equity production has many local ties to the area. Actor Maria Baratta, who plays Mary Lou, is originally from Waterbury. The story itself is based on students at Waterbury’s Sacred Heart High School. Playwr...

Italian restaurants abroad are not always the happy oasis one hopes to find. The causes of some disappointing experiences are attributable to the cuisine, but also to the choice of products, which are often presented as Italian when they are not. After all, outside Italy there are as many as 90 thousand restaurants, pizzerias and pastry shops, offi...

Former Orlando City midfielder Antonio Nocerino is returning to the club as a member of the development academy staff. Nocerino, who announced his retirement as a player on Thursday, will become the coach for the academy’s under-15 team while also assuming assistant duties for the under-17 squad. Nocerino will arrive during a transition period for...

M.T. Imports Inc. of Vail, Colorado has announced that Montura, the iconic Italian outdoor apparel brand, will be introduced to the North American market at the Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade show in Denver, January 29-31, 2020 for the Fall/Winter season 2020. Marco Tonazzi, owner and President of M.T. Imports Inc., states, “Roberto Giordani, owner an...

American media services provider Netflix is to open a base in Rome within the next year, it has been confirmed. The news comes several months after the founder of Netflix, Reed Hastings, announced that the media giant was planning to open a base in Italy. The new Netflix base in Rome, whose location has not been released yet, will employ up to 30 p...

With a radical revival of West Side Story just over the Broadway horizon, it seems like hubris to challenge that musical’s updated take on Romeo and Juliet with yet another one. But that’s just what producers are doing in Romeo and Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, a far-too-cheesy slice of Italian-American stereotypes set primaril...

Looking for the largest cannoli in all of Arizona? Search no further! The Sicilian Butcher & Baker in Chandler, Phoenix and Peoria (coming soon) serves up their spin on a classic Italian treat. Introducing the 12-inch Sicilian Cannoli: a creamy roll of decadent sweetness the size of your forearm! Did you know The Sicilian Butcher & Baker has a full...

Old Town Center for the Arts is pleased to present Newpoli a world music group from Italy, performing music from the south of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures.  Hear this exiting group live in concert on Saturday, February 1st, at 7:00 pm at OTCA. Called “a brilliant outfit, who grab southern Italian tr...