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Think of an Italian market, and what's the first image that comes to mind? A bustling, aromatic shop with huge wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese on the counter and small wedges of pecorino Romano in baskets. Shelves stocked with jars of imported capers, olive oils and plump white beans. And above it all, ropes of sausage and prosciutto hams, dan...

Sambuca di Sicilia has been elected "il Borgo dei Borghi 2016", the most beautiful Borgo in Italy. The village in the Belice Valley, with about 6,000 inhabitants, won the title during the TV show called "Alle falde del Kilimangiaro", with Camilla Raznovich, aired on prime time on Easter Sunday.   Sambuca is the third Sicilian town, after Ga...

At some point in your research, you have unearthed everything you need about the relatives you've know personally, and now you're working on finding out about their parents and grandparents. These are folks who died before you were born or never left Italy and, as a result, you never met them. With no direct access, you must rely exclusively on Ita...

Ci sono i piccoli borghi che sono diventati l'espressione della bellezza paesaggistica nazionale. Sono realtà territoriali microscopiche, estremamente tipicizzate e caratteristiche, che rappresentano il gusto sincero del Belpaese e il fascino dell'Italia nascosta, quella da scoprire e recuperare nella sua integrità, al di là delle mete turistiche g...

Two notable Italian Americans with distinguished careers in federal law enforcement and community advocacy have been elected to the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors for the 2016-2020 term during an April 29 meeting at the New York offices at Pepper Hamilton LLP. NIAF's new Board Members are Joseph R. Guccione, managing...

by Barbara Minafra   La Festa Nazionale del 2 Giugno celebra la Repubblica Italiana, nata 70 anni fa dal Referendum istituzionale del 1946, e rappresenta un'importante ricorrenza anche per rafforzare il nostro senso di Unità nazionale. Festeggiarla in America non rende meno intensa, al contrario, l'emozione di riascoltare insieme, lontani da...

Una giornata di confronto sulla collaborazione tra Italia e Usa nel settore dell'impresa e del lavoro avrà luogo venerdì 3 giugno, a Palazzo Grandi Stazioni, a Venezia, con il convegno "Giustizia, imprese e lavoro tra Italia e Stati Uniti", promosso da Regione Veneto, National Italian American Foundation (Niaf) e "Nova Itinera", rivista giuridica (...

Francesca Capetta, an Italian singer who lives in the United States, will perform a cabaret show about Italians and Americans on Saturday, June 18 at 7pm at Feinstein's/54 Below.   More on the show:After her debut in Edith Piaf: An All-Star Celebration, directed by Scott Siegel, Francesca Capetta returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her prem...

As Vinitaly USA, Chicago comes to a close today, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is getting ready to move ahead in its mission to strengthen Italian wine's presence in it's number one market, the US.   The plan is to leverage education through the creation of new VIA Italian Wine Ambassadors and Experts: from the 26th to the 28th of Jun...

Al Marotta's roots in the South End run deep. That's far from a figurative observation. One of Marotta's passions, and the former city councilman and state representative has many, is tending the fig tree his father, Salvatore, planted at his childhood home on Preston Street.   That was about 1950, when the Sicilian expat rose early eve...

by Robert Lloyd   Garry Marshall wore many hats in movies and television over the last 60 years, as a writer, director, producer and actor. His successes were as mainstream as they come: "Happy Days," and its hit spinoffs "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," on TV; big-screen hits like "Pretty Woman," "Beach...

Emanuel Carnevali era "puramente italiano, e come tale privo di qualsiasi scrupolo ipocrita per la morale, l'anima e la coscienza". Il ritratto che emerge dalle parole del poeta americano Robert McAlmon è tra i più interessanti e misteriosi, e ci offre un'immagine di un uomo abituato a distinguersi dagli schemi e dai valori tradizionali. &nbs...