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Transhumance, the traditional farming practice of seasonal migration of livestock along storied tracks towards better climate conditions, was unanimously inserted Wednesday into UNESCO's list of of intangible cultural heritage. The successful bid was made by Italy, Austria and Greece. With this new inclusion, Italy has overtaken Turkey and Belgium...

Take a step back in time with Montclair Early Music and experience an Italian Renaissance Christmas with their Christmas in Italy Concert, five o'clock in the evening on Sunday, Dec. 15. Montclair Early Music, a local recorder ensemble with cello and vocalists, and the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra will perform period music and present a sampling o...

Judge and law professor Marta Cartabia was unanimously elected on Wednesday to head Italy’s constitutional court, the first time in the country’s history a woman has presided over the powerful body. Cartabia, 56, had been considered in 2015 as a potential candidate for Italy’s presidency. And in September this year, she was approached to become pri...

Suzanne Perrotto’s life is whirling as fast as a whisk mixing scrambled eggs. What makes her stand out from everyone else whose life is on high speed is that her end creations are centered, delicious and inclusive. We’re not talking about food, per se, but about this executive chef/owner’s capability to open two popular restaurants on the same stre...

Si sposta a Miami in Florida, l’appuntamento annuale con la Conferenza dei Ricercatori Italiani nel Mondo. Organizzata dal CTIM (Comitato Tricolore per gli Italiani nel Mondo), quest’anno in collaborazione con la Miami Scientific Italian Community (MSIC), la conferenza che nelle passate edizioni si è sempre svolta in Texas – prima a Houston e poi,...

600 Italian mayors joined the life senator and Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre at a rally against hatred in Milan on 10 December. Thousands of people showed up to support the 89-year-old Segre who survived Auschwitz concentration camp as a child and was recently placed under police protection following a barrage of anti-Semitic messages, including...

December, the month of Christmas. But also of Saint Nicholas and Saint Lucia, of New Year’s Eve and of the Winter Solstice. It is a month pregnant with traditions and spirituality: in it, Christians all over the world celebrate the coming of Christ on this earth, but it is today common knowledge that, even before then, the last month of the year wa...

The Consortia for the protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO have signed a memorandum of understanding to share their strategies for the future. In recent years, the two Consortia have started a collaboration that has become increasingly intense identifying as common goals the protection of their...

About the time my great-grandfather, Pietro Cassinelli, came to Dayton about 1888, one of the most severe winters in recorded history settled upon the land. After leaving the sunny fields of Tuscany, he and a few relatives settled in the Dayton Valley with the intent to grow crops and livestock for the markets of the Comstock. Snowfall was early an...

Get into the holiday spirit when you visit these Italian villages where Christmas is celebrated with special events. Candelo (Piedmont) Located about 60 kilometers northeast of Turin, Candelo is a medieval village known for its ‘Ricetto’, a fortified storehouse made of a group of houses and streets surrounded by walls, which the local population us...

Stellina Pizzeria near Union Market was such a hit out of the gate with its pizza dough paninis and and cacio & pepe pies that the founders are opening a second location in Mount Vernon Triangle next year. Restaurateur Antonio Matarazzo and Chef Matteo Venini, who first met working at Lupo Verde, are planning a Summer 2020 debut at 508 K St. NW.  I...

I have always been an admirer of everything Italian. Though, admirer does not sound like strong enough a word. Truth is: I believe my soul is Italian, and, in this life, I have been condemned to living away from my culture. For that reason, to satisfy my soul’s hunger, I have been a student of Italian language and culture, and eventually became a t...