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THE SS1 AURELIA HIGHWAY RUNS along Italy’s Tuscan coast, which makes it one of the most familiar holiday routes in the nation. Among the sites along the road is an oddity that never fails to catch the eye of drivers and passengers: a sign, at kilometer 273, on the edge of the city limits of Cecina. On it, an arrow points toward a small exit on the...

For us, every month is Italian Heritage Month! We’re excited to share that our award-winning feature documentary And They Came to Chicago: The Italian American Legacy is now available on Prime Video in the U.S.A. and the U.K. Narrated by Tony Award-winning actor Joe Mantegna, ATCTC follows the rise of Italian enclaves across Chicagoland, touching o...

Sono 5,5 milioni gli italiani residenti all’estero nel 2020. Un vero e proprio boom con 198 mila iscritti in più all’Aire rispetto all’anno precedente. Lo registrano i dati Aire contenuti nel XV Rapporto italiani nel mondo 2020 presentato stamani dalla fondazione Cei Migrantes.  In particolare, al 1 gennaio 2020 la popolazione residente in Italia è...

On behalf of the entire Italian Community of St Louis, we would like to express our gratitude to the Iaccarino Family and Casa Don Alfonso - St Louis for their generosity in supporting our local Italian and Italophone community. We are, moreover, honored to begin a partnership with such an esteemed and storied Italian restaurant which shares our va...

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced Oct. 9 that the city will move the statue of Christopher Columbus from its current location off East Onondaga Street to a private location yet to be determined. Salina Town Councilors Nick Paro and David Carnie have suggested that Columbus make his next voyage to the hamlet of Lyncourt, an enclave of Italian Ameri...

Lyrical Naples is credited with founding the school of opera that changed the world. We listen among others to Nicola Porpora, who taught singing to Farinelli and composition to Haydn. What Makes It Italian? Discovering Regional Characteristics in Music is a music listening and discussion group that meets online on the Zoom platform and is open to...

The 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards for  Condé Nast Traveler just came out with the favorite travel destinations in the world. This year’s rankings resonate differently and feel like a true celebration of the joy of travel. Since the late 1980s, the magazine has been a source of inspiration and desire for those with pangs of wanderlust. For many reader...

While Italians have longed appreciated Fernet-Branca, some people have shied away from its distinctive flavor. Although the 27 herbs, roots and spices create this special secretive fernet formula, the iconic Italian liqueur can reveal itself. In just three sips, an adventurous flavor journey is revealed. For some people, they have long stared a dar...

For decades, the Joe DeMeo Award has been a means of recognizing not only wrestling achievement, but upstanding character and the pursuit of academic excellence in Section II. After the legendary coach passed away at the age of 79 on Oct. 2, the award in his name will not only live on, but his son Michael and some of Joe DeMeo’s former stars intend...

Of all the punishments chronicled in Greek mythology, none were as heavy-handed as the one that Zeus meted out to Atlas. Having led the Titans in their losing battle with the Olympian gods for control of the heavens, Atlas was condemned to bear the sky aloft for eternity. And of all the temples built during the ancient Greek empire, none enlisted m...

Paradiso Italian Restaurant in Franconia will be closing its doors. The restaurant's owners are handing the reins to the next generation, who will renovate and reopen as a new restaurant called La Fiamma. The business will remain in the family. The restaurant has been open for nearly three decades, since 1991. The company's affiliated restaurants, ...

Local filmmaker Julio Vincent Gambuto’s “love letter to Staten Island” could be headed to the big screen in the near future. The rights to his movie, “Team Marco,” which filmed around the borough, have been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I am thrilled to bring this thoroughly charming film to audiences this...