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Tucked into the bustle of day-to-day life are hints of cultures that once dominated Southwestern Pennsylvania, brought by immigrants looking for work and new opportunities. Details come in the form of ethnic social halls, proud churches parishioners loyally attend on Sundays, and neighbors who have known each other for generations scattered through...

Ah! Finally the Fall is  here! After  months of unbearable heat, the soft, fresh and  fragrant air of the  most colorful season  of the year feels like a liberation. Our word of the day is quintessentially tied to the Fall, even if it evokes events that, in  truth, take place all year round.  Sagra (sah-grah)  is the feminine of the  early Italian...

Recognized as the first vegan Italian wine bar in the United States, Pura Vita is quickly becoming one of LA’s hottest vegan spots. From Cacio E Pepe and Cauliflower Chickpea Parmigiana to Baked Alfredo, Gluten-Free Margherita Pizza, and Tiramisu, the menu items from Pura Vita are not to be missed! Oh, and did we mention they serve brunch on the we...

There will be no formal Columbus Day program in Westfield this year, organizers of the annual event said. The Westfield Italian American Club and Greater Westfield UNICO in a statement said the event’s organizers consulted with town officials and agreed to cancel the program in case there is a resurgence of COVID-19. In June, Westfield health offic...

Just as some books and films about Vincent van Gogh call him “Vincent,” responding in a very personal way to his art, so the title of this show devoted to Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654 or later) identifies her as a feminist hero by using just her first name. As the catalogue exhibition essay by Francesco Solinas says, she was a famously “strong...

Mangia Inc., the producer, exporter and importer of Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano Italian tomatoes and authentic Italian prepared sauces, as well as Carmelina brands Italian beans, has created a unique bridge merging the traditional Italian culture of growing clean, high quality products with the modern needs of the North American and global markets. Fo...

The movie that changed my life turns 30 years old this month. It was a cool September evening in 1990 when two carloads of high school friends and I went to the Showcase Cinema in Revere for opening night of Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.” The theater was kind of a dump back then and most of the screens were still in mono, but we preferred the plac...

Take an archipelago of seven small islands smelling of wild fennel and the open sea. Volcanic, sky-thrusting. Scattered 50 miles north of Sicily, the Aeolians are thought of throughout Italy as beautiful and natural – but mysterious. Volatile. Some 60 years ago they were near-deserted but have since been passing between them the baton for southern ...

What are the secrets to a good extra-virgin olive oil? And how much does the moment of harvesting affect the final taste? Let’s find out along with La Cucina Italiana's Cooking School advice. It all depends on the fields The variables behind an extra-virgin olive oil are many – plus, they can’t be translated into simple numbers. Like all-natural pr...

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC are pleased to partner with DC JazzFest again to present Dado Moroni, one the most talented jazz pianists and composers of our time. Joining the 16th Annual Dc JazzFest lineup, Dado Moroni will perform in a trio together with Stefano Bagnoli (drums) and Riccardo Fioravanti (d...

Rome's Fiumicino airport has become the first airport in the world to obtain the "COVID-19 5-Star Airport Rating" from Skytrax, the principal rating and assessment company in the international airport sector. Though known primarily for its annual rankings of the world's best airports, Skytrax was prompted to come up with a recognition of airport hy...

Thursday, September 24th 2020. 6:00 PM EDT. PI-Philly in partnership with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, is excited to present the next online event. We invite you to join us for the talk "Dante without Footnotes - Personal Reflections on the Divine Comedy". THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register Now In this pres...