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2020 ATLANTA ITALIAN CAR DAY is now scheduled for SATURDAY, NOV 7, 2020 • 10 AM to 3 PM! Our new venue will be at Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta, 11875 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, GA 30076. They have generously agreed to host the event this year at their dealership. DISCOUNT ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: www.italiancardayatlanta.com. Automobile On...

My husband and I planned our first trip to Italy quite a few years ago. We wanted to see all the touristy spots, such as Rome, Florence, and Venice. At the time, I had family in Italy that I had never met, and Bill encouraged me to try to contact a cousin in Italy with whom I was a childhood pen pal. The last contact I’d had with Franco was back in...

Currently, only two neighborhoods in the five boroughs have Little Italy designations: Mulberry Street in downtown Manhattan, and Little Italy along Arthur Avenue in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Dyker Heights, specifically between 75th and 86th Streets, maintains the most authentic Italian character out of the five boroughs, especially Brookly...

I will always cherish the memorable Thanksgiving of 1947. My father came to New York City to meet the family he had left behind in Italy many years ago. When we arrived in America we traveled to Sharon, Penn. by train. My father’s distant cousin and her husband picked us up, and we went directly to their home. A traditional Thanksgiving meal was re...

The Vatican City is now on the UK's quarantine list announced by Grant Shapps yesterday afternoon. I was there at the time, savouring the once inconceivable pleasure of having the Vatican Museums almost to myself. In the Pinacoteca picture gallery I sat alone admiring the larger than life tapestries made from Raphael’s cartoons, Leonardo da Vinci’s...

The Conference of Presidents of the fifty largest and most influential Italian American organizations in the United States has unanimously elected Basil M. Russo to serve as the organization’s new president. The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, as the organization is officially known, is headquartered in New York Ci...

During the XX Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC, in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy, has launched a series of 12 read-along podcasts from the book "Telephone Tales" by Gianni Rodari (1920-1980). To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of this great Italian author, his “Telephone...

Thursday, November 5th • 7:00-9:00pm edt. Organized by Casa Belvedere. Register Here. With religious roots as old as the dawn of modern civilization, Italy teems with churches central to the identities of cities that built them. Naturally, visitors flock to St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Mark’s in Venice and Florence’s Duomo which defined Italian Renaiss...

Dear friends, while I'm writing this editorial the coronavirus situation in Italy is dramatically worsening, and probably in a few days we will be in a full lockdown again. We are scared and angry, because we knew that a second wave would come and the Italian institutions were unprepared. The weeks to come will be difficult and hard, and we all hop...

Milan is known first and foremost as Italy's - and an international - fashion capital. The city hosts innumerable boutiques - selling jewelry, decor, and of course, the most sought-out fashion labels - in its Quadrilatero d'oro della moda or Fashion Quadrilateral. The district is brodered by four main thoroughfares - Via Monte Napoleone, Via Alessa...

Who can resist truffles? Not me! Risotto with truffle is a classic first course, easy and quick to prepare, a dish that will certainly impress your guest. The simplicity of the ingredients is enhanced by the flavor of truffle. This is something you can prepare for a special meal with friends and family. Like most authentic Italian recipes it’s dece...

From Apulia comes some good news in the field of artistic discoveries. In the last months, in the Spanish Hall of the Aragonese Castle in Taranto, the technicians of the Superintendence have carefully examined the state of conservation of nine artworks painted in the eighteenth century by Domenico Carella that in the eighties of the twentieth centu...