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One of the more intriguing and sometimes disconcerting features of a Mannerist garden is the sensation of being watched as you stroll through. Even when no one is nearby and silence settles, that tingling in the back of your brain will not go away and from the corner of your eye you think you catch a glimpse of… something. It’s not movement so much...

With heavy hearts we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe–a founding member of the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles, CA. A pioneer of the American wine industry, Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe passed away peacefully surrounded by four generations of the family on July 3rd, 2019 at the tender age of 97...

Today, when chefs can be as famous as movie stars and their creations in the kitchen as admired as original works of art, there are few who rival the success and celebrity of Massimo Bottura.  His restaurant, Osteria Francescana has three Michelin stars and, as we first reported last year, it ranked number one on the list of "The World's 50 Best Re...

Durante una cerimonia nella sede dell’Ambasciata degli Stati Uniti d’America a Roma, l’ambasciatore Lewis M. Eisenberg ha restituito all’Italia due beni culturali appartenenti al patrimonio italiano che erano stati individuati grazie a indagini dal Comando Carabinieri TPC e dal Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Si tratta della Lettera di San...

Rolling hills dotted by olive trees, gorgeous beaches with turquoise water, poppy fields, vineyards, and charming villages—if you think this is Tuscany, think again. Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, is all this and more, and now it’s coming onto the radar of American travelers in a big way. And since the area isn’t very well connected by public tr...

Nearly one year ago, the 56-year-old Andre’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria in Beverly Grove announced its final days were coming. The restaurant said its lease would end on December 31, and operate month-to-month as developers planned a new high-rise in its place. And while the beloved Andre’s is still in operation, the owners opened a restaurant i...

The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima awarded its 2019 scholarships at an awards banquet held May 29 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The organization awarded $14,000 in scholarships to students from every school from which applications were received. For more than 30 years, CIAO, formerly UNICO, has raised funds to donate to local...

Poverty was the main motivation for an Italian leaving his family and home and putting up with the hardships of traveling to America. In 1898, widespread “bread riots” plagued all of Italy, with people protesting the lack of jobs and the sudden increase in the price of wheat and bread. Other motivators were the constant political strife and the dre...

“This is the prize,” said executive chef Doug Psaltis. “It’s the funnest project I’ve been involved with, and so personal in many ways.” Fun seems to be the operative word at Pizzeria Portofino, which quietly opened Monday (reservations, via Tock, are now live) at 317 N. Clark St. The latest restaurant from Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises,...

Alyson Lupinetti is proving that “like father, like daughter” definitely applies to barbecue. Not only does the 27 year-old Mount Laurel pitmaster follow in her late father Butch’s footsteps all over the country, she wins awards like him, too. On the road for seasonal competitions with the Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ  team, Lupinetti already has 10...

Mauro Dal Bo è il nuovo Console Onorario italiano a Baltimora. Ne dà notizia il Consolato generale d’Italia a Philadelphia. Branch Manager della MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company), Dal Bo riceve i connazionali al 2200 Broening Highway - Suite 260. I connazionali possono contattarlo inviando una email all’indirizzo mauro.dalbo@msc.com o telefonand...

Much of this ancient peninsula is rich in UNESCO heritage sites and well known for its red wine production. However Italian whites, particularly from the South, rarely get enough respect. Despite the fact that they absolutely deserve it and are among some of the best wines being produced in Italy today. Many are made from hard-to-pronounce grapes:...