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Great success for the Miss Italia America presentation gala in the USA on 30 July 2022 in Miami Beach. Official start of the contest so dear to Enzo Mirigliani, historical Patron of the Miss Italy event that launched stars like Sophia Loren. To win the crown of Miss Italia America, girls of Italian American origin from all over the United States, w...

Art enthusiasts can learn how well-known masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper were created at Biltmore’s latest installation in its Legends of Art & Innovation series. “Leonardo da Vinci — 500 Years of Genius” is on display at Amherst at Deerpark on the grounds of Biltmore through Feb. 20, 2023. It’s the third and final installmen...

The 30th Anniversary Italianfest 2022 starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday on Newport’s Riverboat Row — featuring (as usual) multiple Italian Food Specialties, Live Music, History of Newport’s Italian Heritage and much more. Kicking off summer festivals is the one that has everything — including a free bocce ball court– and it’s free to all to a...

They saw dead bodies in the road, climbed over destroyed bridges and heard bombs pounding a nearby airport. A mother, her three children, escaping Ukraine, where they were born, came to safety in a 500-year-old villa in Rome owned by an Italian princess who once had ties to South Carolina. Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi of Italy, the former wif...

It’s all about the gravy at Memphis Italian Festival. And don’t dare call it spaghetti sauce. That’s blasphemy at this event. “Sauce is a marinara, but when you add meat, it becomes a gravy,” explained defending Grand Champion Scott Manes, who has been the head cook of the team Mama Biondini's for the past seven years. The beloved festival "where e...

Dear compatriots and friends of the Italian community in North Carolina, I am honored to assume the role of Honorary Consul of Italy in our state of North Carolina. I look forward to serving you and continuing the impressive work of my colleague Dr. Claudio Carpano, former HC, in supporting a thriving and dynamic Italian community in our state. For...

Many people hold several jobs throughout their life. Some loyal employees hold jobs for decades. But one man in Brazil has stayed at one company longer than anyone in the world – literally. Walter Orthmann, 100, set the Guinness World Record for working at the same company for 84 years and nine days. Orthmann's career started when he was just 15 ye...

One of the largest resident lifestyle clubs in The Villages recently lent a helping hand to a popular community service group. The Benvenuto Americans of Italian Heritage Club donated $1,500 to Helping Hands, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that loans durable medical equipment at no cost to Villagers. Typically,  the club raises about $5,000 through its char...

The first-ever Italian American Heritage Festival in Fountain Inn is happening this weekend, on Saturday, April 30th, 2022. Are you thinking about attending the festival? We have the schedule, the vendors, and all the details you need to plan your day! Good Italian food is not always easy to find in the south, and that’s just one of the things that...

The Italian-American Club of Greater Greenville is hosting an Italian Heritage Festival in the Upstate later this month. The festival will take place on Saturday, April 30, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The best part is, it’s free! The idea for the event began when Maria Natale began selling Italian pastries. Natale decided that if she ever opene...

One of Knoxville's biggest street fairs is set to return in late April — the Rossini Festival. The Spring 2021 festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers plan to fill Gay Street with Italian food, funnel cake and fun on April 30. They said it should last around 11 hours that day. This year's festival is also expected to incl...

It’s not too easy to hop a plane and head to Italy in order to explore some of the best art and architecture in the world. However, what would you say if we told you that one exhibit in Florida is bringing Italy right to you? Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is open in West Palm Beach until April 24th and you do not want to miss out on...