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Sicilian Baroque is a distinctive form of Baroque architecture in Sicily, which flourished after a massive earthquake in 1693 destroyed at least 45 towns in south-eastern Sicily, among them Catania, Ragusa, Modica, Scicli and Ispica. Rebuilding began almost immediately; local architects, many of whom had trained in Rome, were inspired to recreate t...

Between the pizza, the stories of hard-working immigrant families, the accordionist singing Nino Rota’s theme from “The Godfather,” and the big green, white and red flags, St. Helena’s inaugural Festa Italiana was about as Italian as anything you’ll find this side of Sassoferrato. Saturday’s celebration, the first of three events marking Italian He...

A local restaurateur and co-founder of the Boston Pizza Festival is channeling his love of red sauce into a new restaurant in East Boston. Raffaele Scalzi teamed up with Caffe Dello Sport’s Mivan Spencer to create Pazza on Porter, an Italian-American restaurant and bar set to officially open on Friday, with limited reservations available starting o...

Thomas Baio of North Gate Road in Mendham NJ was honored by Patriot Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America on September 12, 2019 as a 2019 Distinguished Citizen of the year. The event was hosted at Canoe Brook Country Club. Thomas Baio is a husband, father of 3 children, and practicing Architect. He holds Architectural licenses in 5 states and h...

Following the publication of his book "L’italiano è Meraviglioso. Come e perché dobbiamo salvare la nostra lingua", Claudio Marazzini, the President of the century-old institution Accademia della Crusca, gives a lecture about the importance of preserving and promoting the Italian language. Event in Italian. Claudio Marazzini, is the president of th...

Steps. Up and down canals, up and down ancient hiking trails, up and down vertical towns … steps. Thousands, maybe a million steps, were not what envisioned when I mapped out a cross-country trip to the picturesque coasts of Italy this summer. I flew into Rome and spent a few days exploring the capital, the Renaissance city of Florence and even too...

For nearly 20 years, diners have enjoyed the traditional Italian cuisine at Matteo’s of Boca Raton. From Seabass Livornese to Chicken Matteo to Eggplant Rollatini, the restaurant is a go-to for classic Italian dishes. Now, Matteo’s offers a gluten-free menu and a new wine list to provide diners with more options.   “Matteo’s has always been known f...

Leaving home is not something that is easy to do for the average college student, but imagine leaving family and being immersed in a whole new culture. Junior Anna Maggiolo is an international student hailing originally from Venice, Italy. She transferred from Cowley College in Kansas. Before Maggiolo found her passion in volleyball, she was a swim...

Citrus is well known around the world, it’s used in many different cultures to flavour dishes and adorn gardens, but how many of us think about where these lemons or oranges come from? As we place them in our baskets at the supermarket, are any of us thinking about the provenance; were they hand picked, what does the farm look like, what kind of pr...

The Authentic Italian Table is the only high-end Food & Wine Festival in Miami which mainly focus on Italian cuisine and flavors. The opportunity to participate as Exhibitors is reserved to Italian companies of the F&B industry (importers, distributors and producers) and hospitality suppliers that are interested in reaching a wide public of industr...

Italy’s Illycaffe could reach its goal of opening 200 cafes in the United States within five years as part of a broader drive to expand its business outside its home market, Andrea Illy, the chairman of the premium coffee maker said. The project - which would mark a significant expansion overseas for the Italian roaster - is conditional on finding...

This is the first of a four-part series exploring Sicily’s wines. In Part One, I will give a brief overview of Sicilian wines. In Parts Two and Three, we will highlight Sicily’s top rated white and red wines. Finally, in Part Four, I will discuss the future of Sicilian wines in an interview with Lynn Sherriff, MW, a widely acknowledged authority on...