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C'è l’esigenza di riqualificare una frazione, quella di Rivottoli di Serino, di ripristinare il valore della memoria storica di Simon Rodia, al secolo Sabato Rodia, che qui vi nacque nel 1879 per poi emigrare in America dodici anni dopo, lì dove l’artista ha poi trovato la sua fortuna, espresso il suo talento, in quella Los Angeles che porta la sua...

Gilda Siena likes to talk – so much so she is known among her guests as “the chatty woman”. In the decade since she bought a 19th-century building once inhabited by Venetian nobility in the Salento area – at the southern tip (the heel) of Italy’s Puglia region – and made it into boutique hotel Palazzo Siena-Home & More, this aspect of her personali...

Americans may not be able to travel to Italy anytime soon, but on August 7th, Eataly Flatiron’s popular seasonal rooftop restaurant will offer guests a taste of an Italian summer. Serra Fiorita by Birreria will be decked out in florals with a gin cart and even a special, biweekly flower dinner. The restaurant’s last concept was set to debut in mid...

When: Thursday, August 20 at 3:00pm EDT - Registration Required CLICK HERE TO REGISTER In this lecture, part of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Raffaello Sanzio's death -#Raffaello500- Thomas dalla Costa, Harry M. Weinrebe Curatorial Fellow National Gallery, London, will highlight and discuss the numerous similarities between Paolo Ve...

On Aug. 2, 1917, the day Pietro Mione entered the world, the average life expectancy for men was 47 years, only 14 percent of homes had bathtubs, fuel for cars was sold in drug stores, and only 8% of homes had a telephone. Fast forward to 2020 and Pietro — the Italian name for Peter — celebrated his 103 birthday surrounded by family members, friend...

You can start your tour of Milan with a morning walk in Piazza del Duomo (Duomo - M1 and M3 lines). In addition to the majesty of this Gothic Cathedral with its Madonnina, the universal symbol of the city, it will be possible walking along the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to observe the shop windows of its historic boutiques. Now we recommend at t...

It is safe to say that American writer John Fante is better known to the European audience than to his native audience. His succinct prose is easily translatable and his countless stories like Ask The Dust, recounting the son of an Italian immigrant’s quest for literary fame are full of irony and wit. I am not sure that Fante actually spent any tim...

The East Village just got a new vegan pasta and wine bar thanks to Matthew Kenney, the vegan chef who is creating a plant-based lifestyle brand that offers delicious dining options from coast-to-coast. SESTINA will open for service in East Village starting August 14th with a second location slated to launch in the Culver City area of LA in Septembe...

Missoula County will begin a full architectural assessment and begin planning for the restoration of two barracks once used to house Japanese Americans and Italians at Fort Missoula during World War II. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $40,000 contract with A&E to assess what historic elements remain in the dated buildings and what it will cost...

The European Union (EU) anointed Matera, Italy the coveted title of “European Capital of Culture” in 2019, raising the city’s profile around the world. For many of us hooked on the engaging Italian TV series, Imma Tataranni: Sostituto Procuratore, the show’s protagonist, Imma Tataranni (played by Vanessa Scalera) might be considered one of the regi...

The tug of war between authentic Italian and Italian American has been raging since the first wave of Italian immigrants landed on the east coast of the United States at the end of the 19th Century. In an effort to please the American palate, “Italian” food was chopped up, redefined, and redistributed in ways that any Italian arriving for the first...

The rst cars crossed the sleek steel structure just after 9 pm, nearly two years to the day the Morandi highway gave way during heavy rain, hurling dozens of vehicles into the abyss and killing 43 people. The San Giorgio bridge, designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano, was inaugurated to much fanfare on Monday. But many of the relatives of...