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It all started when I was 25 years old, in the spring of 1972. The perks of my job at Temple University’s Athletic Department included my use of the facilities on a regular basis. One particular lunch hour, I decided to go out to the tennis courts and practice hitting backhands against the big green wall outside of McGonigle Hall. After about a hal...

A new free-access online database maps out more than 1,400 monuments, buildings, street signs and plaques that bear witness to Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime. All over Italy are vestiges of its fascist past, and the Luoghi Fascismo (“Places of Fascism”) mapping project aims to bring the country’s darkest chapter into the mainstream for a reckoni...

After over two decades of serving patrons in the North End, Boston’s Ristorante Fiore will be closing its doors on Dec. 25. The restaurant made the announcement through Facebook on Tuesday, signed off by owner Fiore Colella. “Today, I am reaching out to share exciting news with you,” the post read. “After much thought, I am hanging up my apron and...

With a mix of joy, gratitude, and sadness, History Colorado announces the retirement of Alisa DiGiacomo, the longtime Director of Curatorial Services and Senior Curator. DiGiacomo has been with the organization since 1999 and was instrumental in the creation of exhibits, publications, and the work of numerous History Colorado scholars over her more...

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and with a recent restyling, the MUMAC, located in Milan, keeps on growing and connecting with the coffee culture community in every way. Being the first and largest permanent exhibition completely dedicated to the history, culture and world of professional espresso machines, the MUMAC, Gruppo Cimbali’s Co...

Each jar of Dell’Amore sauce has the flavors of Italy sealed into a 25-ounce jar. But more than that, it’s the smell of Frank Dell’Amore’s childhood.“My mom had six kids and we just were so fascinated with the smells, the aroma, the ambiance in the kitchen. My mom and my grandma both, when they were in the kitchen they were the happiest. Although,...

In August 1964, an Italian flagged fishing vessel from Fano, Italy, was out dragging nets in the Adriatic Sea. At one point in this journey the fisherman hauled up something much more significant than fish.  When the nets were pulled up there was what appeared to be a shell-encrusted man and the fishermen were startled at the sight of it. The capta...

Best known for his success with the movie My Little Princess, Enzo Zelocchi is a superstar in the making who often wears many hats as an actor, writer, producer, and director. With a career spanning almost a decade, Enzo Zelocchi has won countless movie awards and several nominations as the best actor, writer, producer, and director. With his new f...

Nick Bollettieri, the legendary Italian-American tennis coach, passed away after a protracted battle with illness. The 91-year-old was once a champion tennis player’s coach. Nick was the pioneer of the so-called tennis academies. He mentored some of the best players in tennis history, such as Andre Agassi, Jim Courier,  Maria Sharapova, the William...

Caruso’s Grocery in Pike and Rose (Washington, DC) is taking reservations starting this Wednesday, December 7th. The restaurant is located at 11820 Trade St. in the dining room space that was home to Owen’s Ordinary and currently home to the recently rebranded Owen’s Tavern and Beer Garden. The restaurant has rebranded from Owen’s Ordinary with the...

Marco Landi, head of communications and marketing for the Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball, was surprised when the Italian American Baseball Foundation named him as the inaugural recipient of its Ambassador Award. Landi, who has been integral in the international expansion of IABF, was presented the honor at the seventh annual IABF Gala...

What do two popes, the actor Terence Hill, and Doctors without Borders have in common? Each of them has had the honor of lighting the world’s largest Christmas tree, proudly displayed since 1981 in the small Umbrian town of Gubbio in Italy. Perhaps not exactly what you imagine a Christmas tree to look like, this one is a display of more than 700 li...