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Travel brings out the pioneer in us all, makes us long to be the first to discover someplace new. But can you still find places around the world like that, even places like Italy where tourists just can’t seem to get enough? Absolutely! We do it all the time as slow travelers. We’re always in search of the hidden gems in Italy, the lesser-known rou...

The world of plant-based beverages just got a lot more buonissimo and even cleaner tasting. Koita Foods is excited to announce the roll out of its premium, Italian, plant-based milk line to grocery retailers across the U.S. One sip of any one of Koita’s six plant-based beverages instantly makes clear what sets these milks apart from others: the 100...

We can never write enough about Abruzzo and its many beautiful places. Save these ideas for your next trip! Rocca Calascio Standing atop a hill at 1,460 meters (4,790 ft) above sea level, the 13th-century Rocca Calascio is the highest fortress in the Apennines, the mountain chain that runs through the length of Italy.  

A warehouse party with a bunch of graffiti artists is the last place you’d expect to find someone that spends the majority of their time in Highland Park Village, dealing with some of the most decadent Italian-American dishes the Dallas restaurant scene has to offer. And yet, Fachini exists. Fachini is the fourth restaurant by renowned chef-owner J...

In the wake of a pandemic, social and racial unrest to say nothing over an upcoming election, few people have felt much like popping the bubbly this year. The United States may be divided, but there’s one thing many of us can agree on: we need a little lift these days. Enter Lambrusco—in my mind, the perfect wine for the times. Weighty enough to ha...

Baxter Gallery Miami, the flagship store of the Italian luxury furniture brand Baxter Made in Italy in the Miami Design District, recently welcomed pieces from an award-winning collection, just in time for the arrival of the jet-set New York residents moving to South Florida. Given that Salone Del Milano, the annual world-famous fair in the Italian...

At the foot of Rome’s Capitoline Hill, by the staircase leading to the Piazza del Campidoglio, seat of the city government since the Middle Ages, a statue of a hooded man waving a sword commemorates a crime. On this spot seven centuries ago, a mob murdered Nicola di Rienzo. Known to history as Cola Rienzi, Last of the Tribunes, this charismatic you...

During football season, I try to go to a lot of sports bar-themed places for my reviews. But as we all know, 2020 has been extremely difficult for a lot of local restaurants. So I am trying to have a good mix of the places I go to and review. This week, I tried a place that had opened last November and even though this place is just three minutes f...

It’s no secret that Italians love their cuisine and even live for it. With the global pandemic putting a big dent in our ability to travel abroad, I’m dreaming of all the delicious Italian food I am missing. What I wouldn’t give for a plate of bucatini all’Amatriciana topped with freshly grated pecorino Romano at a noisy trattoria in Testaccio. Som...

The 4th edition of Italian Design Day in the World (IDD) will take place in 100 cities all over the world and focus on Drawing the Future. Development, Innovation, Sustainability, Beauty. As in the past editions, the theme will be expressed with particular attention to sustainability by 100 “Italian design ambassadors” - architects, designers, acad...

CELEBRATED IN PAINTINGS BY JACOB Philipp Hackert in 1777 and by Bidault in 1790 (a painting currently on display at Paris’ Louvre Museum), the Cascata Grande defines the urban plan of the small town of Isola Liri. The town is just one hour east of Rome in the historical region of Ciociaria. The Liri river splits in two and drops 88 feet (27 meters)...

Professor Elissa Ruffino recently wrote a book entitled, Dream Big, Dream Small (Politics and Prose, 2020), a story that inspires children to dream and encourages adults to listen carefully to them so that they can provide the support that is necessary to make their dreams come true. The book is dedicated to the Hon. Frank J. Guarini, former U.S. C...