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The New York Golf Kick Off Reception will host the legendary race car driver Mario Andretti who will attend and present a NIAF scholarship to benefit NIAF’s Scholarships program. Monday, June 17, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Classic Car Club at Hudson River Park’s Pier 76. 1 PIER 76, 408 12th Ave, New York, NY 10018 To benefit NIAF’s Scholarships pro...

Sofia Carozza, of South Bend, has been named valedictorian of the 2019 University of Notre Dame graduating class. She is a 2015 graduate of Saint Joseph’s High School in South Bend. Carozza will present the valedictory address during the May 19 commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. She is a neuroscience and behavior major in the College o...

Il 22 maggio Les Ateliers Courbet di New York presenterà la collezione Les Editions Courbet di Mauro Mori con un'edizione esclusiva di mobili scultorei e oggetti realizzati a mano dall'artista. I nuovi pezzi sono il frutto della collaborazione creativa di Les Ateliers Courbet con lo scultore milanese. La mostra sarà aperta dal 22 maggio al 22 lugli...

Upon entering Panino Rustico (the Italian word for bread roll or sandwich), you encounter a cozy, unconventional dining spot that serves up Italian cuisine and seats some 50 diners comfortably in booths, tables and nooks. Situated in an outdoor shopping plaza on Richmond Road in Grant City, the eatery opened its doors to diners in January, 2018 on...

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: A lecture by Dr. Judith Testa Rome’s three surviving triumphal arches— dedicated to the emperors Titus, Septimius Severus and Constantine— are among the most conspicuous monuments of imperial Rome. All are located in or n...

As if Italy didn’t have enough remarkable natural offerings: in addition to the dramatically beautiful coastline and painterly country landscapes, there’s also a spectacular lake district. Sprawled across Northern Italy these highly scenic Alpine and Mediterranean settings have entranced writers, artists, world figures and celebrities for centuries...

One of the perks of writing and talking about restaurants is the occasional invitation I receive to attend events that pair food with wine. Or beer. Or bourbon. Or scotch. Or tequila, rum … or even mead. You get the idea - if I attended them all, I’d be in ‘round-the-clock detox.  But some of these generous invites are hard to turn down, and last w...

Lake Como's landscapes are considered some of the most beautiful in the world. And with spring in the air, what better way to celebrate than by planning a trip to some of its gardens?  Here are some to put on your list. Villa del Balbianello, Lenno  Star Wars lovers, you know the scene. The film is Episode II – Attack of the Clones, the setting is...

Last summer, Adriana Giorgis and two of her University of Virginia classmates piled into a car and drove between 35 coastal villas dotted along the coast of Tuscany. It sounds like a dream roadtrip, and in many ways it was. But it was the dream of an academic and architectural historian, not a tourist. And the villas weren’t just any villas; they w...

Anthony Marino, owner of Marino’s Market in Five Points West, has had many reasons to expand his stores, but one always seemed paramount. “We’ve built onto our stores . . . so we could put in healthier fruits, vegetables, and different types of foods,” he said. “We closed the gap for the underserved … by expanding and remodeling our store and addin...

Despite being one of the most famous and appreciated seaside resorts in Italy, Cinque Terre (the Five Lands) are one of the perfect Italian tourist locations for short trips or a long weekend and are ideal in any season of the year. Not surprisingly the Cinque Terre are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. They make up a panorama of incomparabl...

With his hands, mason Pietro Pendola didn’t just build a house. Brick by brick, he created a bastion of patriotism, a sanctuary where fellow Italian immigrants could congregate and learn the language of their new land. Meanwhile, he laid the foundation for a family that would add to the ranks of local police and the U.S. Armed Forces. With all that...