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Friday, February 7, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7 pm. Light Snack (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum. 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is $15 for all Filitalia members and $20 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. Join Angela Cacciarru and see...

Rome is to bestow honorary citizenship on Liliana Segre, the 89-year-old Italian life senator and Holocaust survivor, following a unaminous vote in city hall. The honour, announced a few days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, is expected to be conferred on Segre "as soon as possible" at a ceremony in Rome. A statement sa...

A sweet, yet nutty, “hotel” popped up in Napa Valley this past weekend, offering a fantastic spread made to order for 16 lucky overnight guests. Named Hotella Nutella, the chocolate-themed accommodation was the grand prize of a contest hosted by – you guessed it — Nutella. After submitting videos touting their love and devotion to the hazelnut c...

In Europe where Kobe Bryant grew up, the retired NBA star was being remembered for his “Italian qualities.” “All of the NBA players are important, because they’re legends, but he’s particularly important to us because he knew Italy so well, having lived in several cities here,” Italian basketball federation president Giovanni Petrucci told The Asso...

Amazon is moving into Italian originals with a multigenre slate comprising “Bang Bang Baby,” a Milan-set mob drama with a young woman at its center, a comedy series centered around popular local star Carlo Verdone, and an unscripted food travelogue titled “Dinner Club.”  The streamer’s first forays into Italian scripted content were announced Thurs...

In researching the origin of the word stromboli for the hot meat-filled Italian sandwich that is a feature at many pizzerias, the folks at the Oxford English Dictionary found their way to a cryptic entry in the April 10, 1950, copy of the Philadelphia Inquirer. There, on page 21, in the “It’s Happening Here” column by Frank Brookhouser, was t...

Thursday, February 20 at 8PM. Whitefire Theatre. 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423. Ticket: $20.00. Click here for tickets. Written and performed by Toni Perrotta. Artfully directed by and developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson. Premiering in Solofest at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. THE LARGEST SOLO FESTIVAL ON THE WEST COAST !!!!!...

There's no pizza in Rome without supplì. And yet, the king of fried foods in the Italian capital’s culinary tradition is as famous inside the city as it is unknown outside. Excellent as both and appetizer and by itself, the reason that supplì hasn’t received its due credit outside of Rome remains an unsolved mystery. Of course, the explosion on a n...

A happy hour that starts in the morning and goes on for seven hours sounds like a pipe dream (if you don't have to work, anyway). A little Italian joint in downtown has made this their reality. At Ravenna, guests can experience happy hour prices on weekdays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Clearly a ploy to get people in the door, but hey, i...

Maserati begins production of 225 limited series "Edizione Ribelle" vehicles which will arrive in North American showrooms at the end of March 2020. The limited series will include 100 Ghibli S Q4, 100 Levante S, and 25 Quattroporte S Q4, in the GranSport trim.  "The name 'Ribelle' means rebel in Italian and pays homage to the rebel nature of Maser...

Pier Paolo Pasolini is undoubtedly one of Italy’s most representative artists of the 20th century: a writer, a poet, a movie director, Pasolini’s work mélanged protest with tradition, freedom of expression with a profound respect for the very roots of Italian culture, all the while maintaining a controversial approach to many of the socio-political...

Disclosure: I am still relishing in a euphoric state induced by cuisine from Sunny's Carrello. Maybe it was the velvety texture of the house-made Semolina pasta. Or the bright and savory characteristics of their homemade pesto. Or perhaps the balanced crunch of Maldon salt flakes, delicately sprinkled over grilled foccacia bread. Some food carts in...