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Italy added testing and self-isolation requirements for American travelers on the heels of the European Union removing the USA from its safe travel list. Though the most dramatic policy changes affect unvaccinated travelers – who are still welcome to enter the country, so long as they take the time to self-isolate – vaccinated travelers will have t...

'Can I still travel to Italy from the US?' This is the question on the minds of many American tourists after the European Union dropped the US from its safe travel list due to rising covid-19 infections there, driven by the Delta variant of the virus. The EU recommended on Monday that travel restrictions on tourists from the United States be reinst...

In Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog), a 1929 Franco-Spanish silent short film by Spanish director Luis Buñuel and surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, there is a striking image of a man pursuing a woman while pulling behind himself two grand pianos, two bloodied and dead mules, and two members of the Roman Catholic clergy all roped together. This we...

The Italian Trade Agency’s Spirits Promotion Project, in its second year, aims to boost sales by educating the bartender community about the diverse spirits Italy has to offer. Livio Lauro, a Spirits Expert for the Italian Trade Agency’s project, tells Italianfood.net: “Giving the bar and specialty liquor store community this knowledge allows them...

As The Local reported earlier in August, the coronavirus infection rate in the United States has now risen well above the threshold for removal from Europe’s travel ‘safe list’ and the figures have caused concern that Italy or the European Union may consider imposing new restrictions on US travelers. The European Council regularly updates its ‘safe...

When we met for cooking classes in August, we were treated to examples of Italian American Italian cuisine. The idea was to look at the recipes Italian American immigrants brought with them to the United States and how they had to adapt them to what was available at the time. The meats and vegetables they were accustomed to were not all at hand. No...

Hollywood is gearing up for the 73rd edition of the Emmy Awards, and this year, the nominees, winners, and participants will toast with Franciacorta, the elegant sparkling classic method wine produced in Lombardy, about an hour west of Milan. The Television Academy, the event's organizer, has chosen Franciacorta as the Official Sparkling Wine for t...

Sylvester Stallone became a superstar after writing and starring in Rocky, a story about a poor Italian-American boxer who gets a shot at becoming world heavyweight champion. The movie, which was released in 1976, catapulted Stallone to stardom and opened the door for his career as an action movie star.  Even though Rocky had a small budget and...

After years of bankruptcy, the Italian government is finally replacing Alitalia with a new national airline, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA). It remains to be seen how different the new airline will be from Alitalia, given that ITA intends to purchase some of Alitalia’s assets, potentially including the branding and planes. As of now the plan is for I...

Italy's streaming platform ITsART - known as the 'Netflix of Italian Culture' - is set to roll out across Europe in October before becoming available to viewers in the US next year. ITsART gives online access to Italian culture - both free and paid - ranging from art and music to dance and theatre, and is commissioned by Italy's culture ministry. "...

What do you think of when you think of Italian-American culture? Perhaps you think of Francis Ford Coppola’s famed Mafia movie The Godfather with its murders and extortions. Or maybe you think of the renowned TV show The Sopranos, also about violence, extramarital affairs and the struggles that come with mob culture. This false narrative of Italian...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, is reporting that efforts to defend Columbus and Italian American civil rights has gained unprecedented support from Italy. Official resolutions have been unanimously passed by the Italian Parliament, the city of Genoa, birthpl...