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The Christopher Columbus statue in Downtown Syracuse is still standing tall, despite requests from a local group calling on Mayor Ben Walsh to take it down. We’ve heard from both the group and the Mayor but there are also some people who want it to stay. The statue has changed the landscape of Syracuse since October 1934. This particular area would...

Big names from Hollywood, music and politics lined up on Monday to praise the talent and the legacy of Italian maestro Ennio Morricone, after the iconic composer died aged 91, with Antonio Banderas saluting “a big master of cinema.”

Whether trying to preserve the Christopher Columbus statue in Seaside Park or pressure City Hall to remove it, people on both sides of the debate were blindsided Monday when Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration abruptly put the monument in storage. Shoshana Mahon, who just graduated from Fairchild Wheeler High School, helped organize a July 4 protest c...

This is the letter that the Italian American Civic Club of Maryland Incorporated sent out to the Baltimore Mayor and city Councilmembers on Thursday June 25th (9 days prior to the destruction of the statue). The city received plenty of notification to prepare, but they did not lift a finger when the mob came in the Columbus Plaza. It also included...

Across Italy, these are the most romantic hotels – the centuries-old palazzos to hide out at in Venice, the cliff-front villas with the best views on the Amalfi Coast and the cave hotels built into the rocks in Matera. SANTA CATERINA AMALFI The best bit of this old-school favourite – run by the fourth generation of the family that founded it – is t...

Mici Handcrafted Italian, a fast-growing six-unit fast casual chain based in Denver, announced the launch of its comprehensive national franchise program. The award-winning brand will be available for qualified operators in markets throughout the U.S. beginning July 10, 2020. “The Miceli family has built the Mici brand over the past 16 years and I'...

If you check out the credits on The Sopranos, you see most of the names ending in vowels. Creator David Chase (whose family name was originally DeCesare) wasn’t shy about recruiting Italian-American actors to populate the North Jersey universe of his HBO show. But in many cases the similarities between the actors and the characters ended at the...

On the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War Museum, a 300-square-meter space celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Remodeled in 2015, the museum offers an interactive, multimedia and multi-sensory itinerary that invites visitors to relive the drama of the First World War, in the exact location...

Sarà un iter lungo e complesso. Occorrerà almeno un anno ma sabato c’è la data ufficiale di partenza per il riconoscimento Unesco del Culto e la Devozione di San Gennaro a Napoli e nel mondo quali patrimonio immateriale dell’Umanità. L’idea è di alcune importanti realtà cittadine, tutte autorevolissime e credibili. Il che fa ben sperare in una conc...

You can find Pittsburgh-based muralist and graphic designer Brian Gonnella’s artwork on walls as far away as New Zealand. His work is colorful, fun, and even Rick Sebak-approved. When he painted a sweet mural of the local icon holding up a sandwich and posed in a yoga position above floating pierogies and a banner reading "Zen of Yinz" a few years...

Apulia (in Italian Puglia) is one of the favourite destinations for Italians to spend their summer holidays. This results from a report of the agency Marketing 01, one of the 30 Google Premier Partner in the world, that shows a great success of Apulia in web research on Google. The research rate of the keywords "Puglia" and "Sardegna" (in English S...

Bao Tran, executive chef of Mad Bene on Oʻahu, spent 10 years honing his craft in New York City.  One of his most treasured memories is when his chef sent him to Viareggio, Italy, to stage at Ristorante La Dogana – a family-run, hilltop restaurant overlooking the ocean and a small town. For four months, Tran worked beside its chef, rolling pasta an...