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Italy is seeing a surge in foreign tourists who will generate an estimated €17 billion between July and September this year, in a return to pre-covid levels, according to a new report by retailer association Comfcommercio. US tourists are driving the recovery, thanks also to a strong dollar, the report said. About 2.2 million Americans are expected...

The Cirinos — descendants of the DeMarco family — meet at Presti’s Bakery on Mayfield Road in Cleveland’s Little Italy, just beside the stoic Holy Rosary Church. Like a scene from Cheaper by the Dozen, a small army of children run between and around my feet. The adults of the family speak to me all at once, interjecting with each other, cracking jo...

Every Italian school child knows that “the fathers of the Italian language are Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, and Giovanni Boccaccio.” Indeed, these are three giants of our literature, so much so that they are probably familiar even to people who have zero interest in poetry and know nothing about medieval Italy. Last year, we’ve celebrated t...

The St. Peter’s Italian Bazaar planning committee kicked off a week of festivities on Friday by delivering the Italian national flag to Portland City Hall.  The flag was flown atop City Hall over the weekend, for the first time ever, to mark the 96th annual Italian Bazaar. Willie Audet, 2022 Bazaar chairman, delivered the flag to city official John...

Fabrizio Di Michele, the Consul General of Italy in New York, hosted a grand reception on Saturday, July 23 to honor and celebrate the emerging bond between the Italian government and The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO). Held at the Italian Consulate headquarters in NYC, the gathering reflects an ongoing...

At 107, Frank Sacco could be the oldest man in Connecticut. It’s hard to know for sure. “It doesn’t matter, because no one’s playing bocce” at that age, said his son, Andrew Sacco. “There may be someone lying in his bed somewhere.” Frank Sacco isn’t lying in bed at the home he shares with his son and daughter-in-law in Cheshire. He’s still a regula...

Just about 20 miles from the center of Rome, the small mountaintop town of Tivoli overlooks the whole of the Roman basin. From the promenade at Giardini Garibaldi, near the entrance to the center of town, you can take in a view of Rome in its entirety, with the famous St. Peter's Basilica poking out of the horizon like a small cake topper, the Tyrr...

In late spring, word spread that Nunzio’s Pizzeria was up for sale. Now, with the transaction complete and a future owner committed to the property at 2155 Hylan Boulevard, owner Robert Whiteaker announced the historic parlor’s final day of business. “Our last day is Friday — or until we run out,” said Whiteaker on Sunday. He’s not replenishing the...

Tucked inside the lower reaches of the Alps lies the Italian region of Trentino, famous for its stunning landscapes, picture-perfect villages and buzzing economy based around agriculture, tourism, and hi-tech startups. But Trentino has recently acquired a new feather in its Alpine cap—a world-class modern art museum located in the small, historic t...

Car enthusiasts drove through Elmira on Sunday for the Italian American Veterans Club's 2nd Annual Car Show. Roughly 50 cars drove through the Italian American Veterans Club on Magee Street starting Sunday morning for the club's 2nd annual car show. A rummage sale, raffles, and many more activities were also part of the car show, along with food an...

To read the top three names in the Race to Next Gen Finals in Milan, Italy, the under-21 world tennis championship, one is speechless: the first is Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the second is Jannik Sinner, and the third is Lorenzo Musetti. To put it in numbers: number 4, number 10, and number 30 in the Atp Ranking. It is clear that the three absolute t...

Janice Bluestein Longone, who is credited with collecting thousands of items chronicling the culinary history of the United States, including cookbooks, menus, advertisements and diaries, has died at age 89. Longone died Wednesday, according to Nie Family Funeral Home in Ann Arbor. The cause and location of death weren’t announced. Longone’s collec...