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All of Ferrari’s mid-engined V8 supercars are special but the 430 Scuderia is even more special than most. Ferrari unveiled the hardcore, track-focused variant of the F430 back in 2007 with Michael Schumacher famously playing a role in its development. While it was later succeeded by the 458 Speciale and then the 488 Pista, the 430 Scuderia remains...

The 80-year-old Olmos Pharmacy building on McCullough Avenue isn’t a pharmacy anymore, nor is it a soda fountain or a diner or a nightclub called the Bharmacy. A year and a half ago, it became the second location of Volare Italian Restaurant, the small Broadway cafe owned by Antonio Sorgente and his wife, Pilar De La Vega. In addition to a full spe...

NOIAW was delighted to discover that a recent newsletter issued by New York’s Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) featured two oil paintings, “Walking Distance” (above) and “Venice” (below) by NOIAW’s longstanding member Nancy Macina, the Italian American painter who curated the NOIAW artists’ exhibition, “Rinascimento Femminile,” in July of 2019...

The Etruscan cemeteries of Cerveteri and Tarquinia are rare and precious testimonies to the ancient Etruscans, who were the first people to establish an urban type of civilization in the western Mediterranean, a civilization that survived for about 700 years from the eighth to the first century BC, in the territories of central Italy, from Lazio to...

There are those brands that rise above, morphing into a name that stands for an entire category of products. Kleenex, Chapstick, and Jacuzzi – all stand the test.  Whether it’s an innovative product or merely a great marketing scheme, when a brand name becomes a hit, the name sticks.  Had it not been for the pacifist leanings of Giovanni Jacuzzi (1...

Tenuta San Leonardo boasts a wine-producing history that goes back over 1,000 years, beginning when the Frati Crociferi (a religious order) practiced winemaking, supplying the Austro-Hungarian court at Vienna. In the 1700s, the Gresti family purchased the estate, and then, over 100 years later, they joined with the Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga family...

Boasting an unapologetic commitment to Italian traditions and authentic recipes, Quanto Basta Italian Eatery & Wine Bar will open in downtown Wilmington on Thursday. The family-run restaurant’s opening comes after two years of meticulous planning and intensive renovations of a unique 1800s building that previously housed law offices. Separated by a...

Every summer, like clockwork, New York-based artist Gabriella Picone’s Instagram account fills up with dreamy imagery of Sicily—or, more specifically, Lipari, the Eolian island from which her family hails. Sand, sky, sketchbooks, seashells (often arranged into faces that she affectionately calls “shellfies”), and craggy rocks overlooking the Medite...

Fans of Italian Food in Perth Amboy have a new spot to add to their list. Ciro’s Italian Restaurant, Pizzeria & Bar is now open and ready to serve. The family-friendly eatery seats about 60 outdoors under the shade of multiple umbrellas. Under normal circumstances, the colorful interior can seat about 300 guests at capacity as well. Chef and Owner...

There are few people as exuberantly in-tuned with the city of Venice as local Monica Cesarato. She is a tour guide and blogger giving visitors an in-depth lesson on La Serenissima but the coronavirus pandemic wiped out a year's worth a work in a matter of weeks. Instead of focusing solely on her own plight, Monica tirelessly is out there shouting f...

For the past eleven years, Drago Centro has been Downtown L.A.'s premier dining destination for fans of authentic Italian Sicilian cuisine with a modern and innovative edge, and Chef Celestino Drago continues his culinary evolution by redefining 'al fresco' dining as he reopens Drago Centro and introduces a stunning New Outdoor Dining Patio, New Su...

Overlooking sparkling sea and overshadowed by Mount Vesuvius, the Italian city of Naples is a popular and evocative setting in popular culture. HBO’s acclaimed TV adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s best-selling Neapolitan novels returned to UK screens for its second series this summer. Its popularity follows that of Sky Atlantic’s Gomorrah. This series...