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Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh has appointed two new committees to guide the relocation and preservation of the Christopher Columbus statue in Syracuse. In October, Walsh announced that the statue would be removed from its current place in downtown Syracuse. Recommendations and design concepts from the committees are expected early next year. The Heritag...

Americans can start traveling to Italy again, but in the meantime, Italy is coming to New York City, thanks to Sant Ambroeus Gelateria. The iconic Italian restaurant, founded in Milan in 1936 and with locations in New York dating back almost 40 years (and including a new restaurant in lower Manhattan), has brought its signature cuisine and culture...

Virtual Writing Workshop: Laboratorio Virtuale di Scrittura “Writing the Italian in Your Memories” Spring Edition. May 22, June 5, June 19 - 10:00-11:45am EDT. REGISTER NOW!! No experience necessary, just a notebook and pen! The fee for each workshop is $30NM-$27M There is a member discount for family members. Organized by The Italian Cultural Foun...

The St. James Italian Festival has again been canceled due to COVID-19. “Unfortunately, this year we’re not going to be able to do it either,” said Deacon Mike Lennon of St. James Church. “This is the second year in a row, but hopefully we’ll be back on track next year.” Time is a factor in putting together the annual July festival. It would be dif...

The long and exhausting restrictions due to the state of emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have only increased the desire to travel. However, as far as finally possible, it is perhaps less prudent to travel by public transport at this historic moment, whereby travelling by private vehicles is more advisable. Hence, it seems to be the right...

Viewers of TLC’s Cake Boss know plenty about Buddy Valastro. For instance, they know he’s got a huge family; they know his family loves to eat; and they know Buddy love feeding his family. For the Valastro family, any occasion involving food is a special one, and whatever special occasion you might be celebrating during your visit, make sure to mak...

Actor and stand up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has been set by Romano to join the untitled dramedy that Romano is directing from a script Romano wrote with Mark Stegemann. Romano first met Maniscalco when they did Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman together. Romano stars with Laurie Metcalf and ICM Partners is selling distribution. Leo (Romano) and A...

When St Andrew was martyred by crucifixion in the city of Patras, Greece, he likely believed that he would reach Heaven. His spirit may have ascended to the clouds, but his body made it to the Amalfi Coast, so whichever way you look at it, he was right. Andrew arrived by boat, but it is more customary these days to approach this shattered shore on...

On April 21, 27-year-old chef and owner Adriano Piazza opened the doors of his new eatery, Pronto Italian Deli, in Downtown San Clemente after more than two years of planning and preparation. For Adriano, a Sicilian-born, classically trained chef who earned the Degree of Doctor in Gastronomic Sciences from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in...

Few in the U.S. probably recognize the name Alejandro de Tomaso. And even those who saw the new de Tomaso P72, a 700-hp mid-engine 2-seat hypercar at last year's 25th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance probably don’t know the heritage behind it. But the exotic blue shape side by side with a lithe red race car shares a unique blue and white T...

In December 2020, we wrote that Italy was lagging behind its Green New Deal targets. However, a new report by Foundation Symbola has declared Italy Europe’s recycling leader, tallying up the continent’s highest percentage of recycled waste at both the urban and industrial level. In the field of recycling, not only is the country beating other Europ...

I am a chef and first-generation Italian American from New York who moved to the South a little over two years ago. In “Searching for Italy in the South,” I'm on a quest to discover chefs who cook real Italian food, who have captured the essence of Italian cooking and are bringing the Old Country to the American South. For the next installment, I j...