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This year more than 12 million people in Italy are expected to take a short break around the Festa dell'Immacolata on 8 December, according to projections by Italian hotel federation Federalberghi. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Catholic holy day and public holiday in Italy, falls on a Thursday in 2022. This will see many businesses and...

From Friday, December 09, 2022 to Tuesday, January 31, 2023. From 10:00 am To 4:00 pm. Italian Cultural Institute in New York - 686 Park Ave, New York, NY. Organized by IIC-NY in collaboration with : Cinello & Alessia Panella Law Firm. Entrance: Free MUSaEUM in NEW YORK: DAW® - Digital Artwork. Masterpieces from Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and other Ital...

"A Taste of Piedmont" is back, an event promoting and enhancing the food and wine of Piedmont, promoted by the Region of Piedmont, in collaboration with Visit Piedmont, conceived and organised by the IFSE Academy of Haute Cuisine and Pastry and sponsored by ENIT - National Tourism Agency.  The fifth edition of the event will take place in the Unite...

South Florida-based IPIC Theaters, America's premier luxury restaurant and movie theater brand, announced today the introduction of their Italian dining concept Serena Pastificio in Boca Raton, which will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, December 7th for dinner service. This is the second location for the Serena brand, the first in Florid...

While some may experience an occasional “brush with greatness” in their lives, artist Carlo Beninati has spent a lifetime “brushing greatness,” creating portraits of the legendary sports figures of the 20th century. Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Mario Andretti, Muhammad Ali, Joe Montana, Walter Payton, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Derrick Jeter ar...

During World War II, the Allied push to rid the Nazis from the peninsula began with the invasion of Sicily in 1943. This was followed with the long, yet successful campaigns of Naples and then finally in 1944 with the beach head landing on Anzio beach. Nearby is the town of Nettuno, only 35 kilometers from Rome. This city would play an important ro...

On a chilly November Saturday, I made the trek across the river to have brunch at Faccia a Faccia, a “new coastal Italian restaurant from award-winning chefs and restaurateurs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette,” according to their website. Oringer and Bisssonnette are also the masterminds behind other Boston classics, such as Coppa, Toro, and Littl...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation and Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball signed a memorandum of understanding to further the strong and growing partnership between both organizations. Joe Quagliano, President and Founder of IABF, and Andrea Marcon, President of FIBS, signed shared copies of the document prior to the 2022 IABF Gala a...

On a distant Italian island whose roots are shared by thousands of Omahans of Sicilian descent is a new and elaborate park carved into a cliffside: Parco Omaha. Also in that Sicilian town of Carlentini, a visiting Omaha artist is busy creating a podcast series expected not only to spotlight native treasures but also spark business and civic exchang...

Seafood towers, sweetbreads, escargots, and a variety of other French delicacies are on the menu at Le Clou, the latest splashy venture from Michelin-starred Masseria chef Nicholas Stefanelli (also behind Officina and temporarily closed Philotimo). The chic, 75-seat restaurant—equipped with a massive bar and extended lobby lounge—just debuted insid...

Columbus Day and Veterans Day — traditionally celebrated by Stamford schools with a day off — may be class days if a proposed calendar is accepted. On the other hand, Stamford schools are looking at adding an additional no-class day to celebrate and recognize the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. The proposed changes were presented during a recent meetin...

The Verona street game project Tocatì was on Thursday added to UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage, ANSA sources said. The UN cultural body said "Tocatì, a shared programme for the safeguarding of traditional games and sports, is considered an exemplary practice for safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage". The seventeenth session o...