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Less than an hour from Palermo, Cefalu is one of Sicily’s top seaside towns. Cefalu’s top draw is its Norman cathedral with stunning mosaics inside, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site that also includes 7 Arab-Norman monuments in Palermo and the cathedral in Monreale. Its historic center sits between a sandy beach and a huge rocky cliff topped...

The Brigham Young University Museum of Art has acquired a new painting by Italian artist Luca Giordano via donation. Giordano’s “El Prendimiento de Cristo, The Arrest of Christ,” illustrates a scene from the New Testament where Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss while the two are surrounded by soldiers.  The painting went up for auction in Barcelona,...

The 2nd Annual Bella Notte Italiana / Italian Festival will be in Orange Square Park in Port Jervis on August 20. The entertainment lineup will include the return of Sal Valentinetti, Golden Buzzer winner from America’s Got Talent. Also performing will be award winning singer and PBS television host Cristina Fontanelli and the Uncle Louie Variety S...

The Italian government is launching infringement proceedings against Slovenia in an attempt to defend the authenticity of its famed, geographically protected balsamic vinegar. Relations between the two countries turned sour last year when Slovenia notified the European Commission of its plans to “standardise” its vinegar production, essentially see...

The United States Delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George held a Southern Italian-style cocktail reception on Friday, July 22, at Macaluso’s in Hawthorne, N.J., to benefit the restoration efforts of the Church of Sant’Agata de’ Goti in Rome, Italy. The event featured His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Patron of the...

Cortina d’Ampezzo queen of the Italian mountains in the summer of 2022, followed by Courmayeur and Madonna di Campiglio. The podium of the Alpine and Apennine peaks most appreciated by Italian and foreign tourists, elaborated by the research company on tourism JFC, does not seem to hold great surprises. The real novelty detected by JFC in its ranki...

The annual Little Italy Days festival will soon be back in Bloomfield. Liberty Avenue from Ella to Gross Streets will transform into the city's largest heritage festival from Aug. 18-21. "Little Italy Days is coming back for the 20th year, and it's going to be a fantastic day of entertainment and Italian pride," said recent KDKA retiree Paul Martin...

The owners of two successful Italian restaurants in Sunnyside opened a gelato shop in the neighborhood Sunday. Valerio Marchi, Gina Mastrovito and Manuel Gregorio, who own Sotto Le Stelle Pizzeria and SoleLuna on Queens Boulevard, opened Arcobaleno Gelateria on July 31 at 44-09 Queens Blvd. The addition represents their third business in Sunnyside,...

Name: Romantic zones. Age: Ancient in many cases, if only recently signposted. Appearance: Vantage points so picturesque as to incite passion. Sounds exciting. Are there any in the Kettering area? No. Are there any within easy reach of Kettering? They’re all in Italy. That seems a bit unfair. It’s an Italian initiative. Scenic trysting places have...

Judging by the notes and messages that we receive around here, it’s clear that some Dig readers are new to the city and looking for unique activities to keep themselves occupied. That’s not only totally cool but also the way it’s always been; Boston, after all, is a metropolis built on the sweat and love of transients. Always will be.  What’s impor...

It’s difficult to imagine any sort of connection between the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, and something that occurred in an unremarkable bedroom in Italy almost exactly 700 years prior. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the deep historical connections between Russia and Ukraine, at many times one and the same state, during t...

Fans of “The Godfather” already know that the award-winning movie is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Voted among the best Hollywood films of all time, the popular flick sports one of the best casts to ever hit a screen and a story line set in Little Italy. To celebrate, Little Italy is holding a “birthday party,” this coming weekend, Sa...