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Prosecco is so mass produced that it’s important to understand the regions that are making quality Prosecco including Asolo and its neighbor Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Today we focus on the Prosecco wines of Asolo that are named after the town itself within the Treviso province of the Veneto region in northeastern Italy. Located only about 1 hour no...

A major new feature recently enhanced Google Translate, the world's most popular machine translation service. Thanks to the implementation of the AI PaLM 2 model, the platform can now translate as many as 110 new languages, including some considered minority or endangered. These proudly include five Italian dialects: Lombard, Friulian, Sicilian, Li...

The Aymerich Park is an urban park built around the remains of the Aymerich Castle, probably built in 1053. The area covers almost 22 hectares in the municipality of Laconi, in the district called Sarcidano, at the center of Sardinia. The ruins of the castle show multiple stratifications, that over the centuries have led to the current look. The ac...

Louis Trubiano's long-sought-after retirement project started years ago with his maternal grandfather, Luigi Pica, who came here from Italy in 1914, worked at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy his whole adult life and was extremely proud of his American citizenship, granted in 1930. "He was very stoic, a solid, hard-working guy," Trubiano said. Pic...

If you’ve ever been to Italy, you’ve surely encountered the tradition of aperitivo, typically a time before dinner to drink a bit, eat a bit, and socialize with friends. But did you know that you could go have an aperitivo for your aperitivo during aperitivo? What does that even mean? Aperitivo is actually three things at once. It can mean anything...

Pulcinella is a pizza restaurant and bar located throughout the Front Range of Colorado including Fort Collins that offers a broad menu full of delicious Italian-style food and beverages served by friendly, welcoming staff. This pizzeria offers dine-in, outdoor seating, in-store pickup, takeout, and delivery via DoorDash and GrubHub. This restauran...

From my freshman year in high school in Pennsylvania, I constantly thought about which competitive private university I would end up at on the East Coast. But when it came time to apply to college, I decided I wanted to explore a new place, away from the comfort of my high school and local community and so, to my surprise, I found myself in Califor...

A favorite at the Locarno Film Festival last summer, Laura Luchetti’s pre-WWII coming-of-age drama The Beautiful Summer will now be arriving in the ideal season. Luchetti adapted the script with Cesare Pavese from his novel, featuring a cast including Yile Yara Vianello, Deva Cassel, Nicolas Maupas, and Alessandro Piavani. Ahead of the August 9 dig...

Can one ever really understand what it’s like to grow up with a heart split in two? Not a broken heart, but a heart that belongs to two worlds, two identities. I’ve often wondered how one would best describe the strange existence of mixed-race Italians as myself, never really belonging to one place or another but perpetually split in half; our spir...

Italy's Sicily is an iconic European destination, offering a combination of natural beauty, scenic beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, exquisite wines, and fascinating history. Not to mention that Sicily offers lots of stylish hotels for an unforgettable summer vacation. However, what if you don't want to travel overseas to experience Sicily? Believe...

The widespread modern stereotype of the opera as elitist and stodgy stands in stark contrast to what audiences thought of it in mid-17th-century Venice. Back then, it was popular and breathtakingly new. “Taken together, it is one of the most magnificent diversions the wit of man can invent,” wrote the English diarist John Evelyn after seeing his fi...

Former Haverhill city councilor and Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce President Joseph J. Bevilacqua this week was presented with the UNICO Merrimack Valley Leadership Award. UNICO Merrimack Valley is a chapter of the largest Italian-American service organization in the country that was founded in 1922. UNICO Board President Domenico Staniscia p...