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During his Grand Tour of Italy, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited the Roman ruins of Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli and stopped to admire the Grand Waterfall of the Aniene River. He then wrote in his diary, The waterfalls there with the ruins, and the whole complexity of landscapes, are of a class of subjects, acquaintance with which is an enrichment...

For a city that's roughly twice the size of NYC's Central Park – bella Venezia has no problem attracting more than 27 million (yes, million) visitors per year. But truth be told, the majority of those travelers tick only St. Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace and Rialto Bridge off their lists, before leaving for the next Italian city on their itinera...

Mayor Domenic Sarno issued a proclamation recognizing the month of June 2016 as Immigrant Heritage Month in the city of Springfield.   Immigrant Heritage Month celebrates our country's immigrant heritage and the stories of individuals, families and communities who have contributed to the unique social fabric of our country. The effort is par...

Spatola, a Sicilian restaurant, opened in the former Julia Blackbird space in the Highland, Westword reported. The space that neighbors Happy Cakes at 3434 West 32nd Avenue kept relics of its previous tenant like corner fireplaces and rustic wood finishes but those are now weaved into the Southern Italian vibe owner Franco Spatola is going for. &n...

Zamparini chiama. Tacopina risponde. La richiesta «d'aiuto» formulata tre mesi fa dal presidente del Palermo al collega del Venezia, sembra aver prodotto qualche risultato. L'uomo d'affari americano, infatti, pare abbia individuato un gruppo italo-americano seriamente disposto a trattare l'acquisto del Palermo.   Il condizionale è d'obbligo,...

Patti LaBelle's New Attitude, circa 1984, is buzzing through my head as I walk head to my gate at Rome's Fiumicino airport, and it is all thanks to Alitalia. For years, I've been flying the Italy's national airline, getting to know its service and style which I'd sum up as friendly with bright green accents.   And over these 18 months since...

An evening at Giada DeLaurentiis' self-titled Italian restaurant in The Cromwell will undoubtedly leave you pleasantly full, with happy memories of each morsel. The Food Network star designed her restaurant to capture that California feel, both in decor and in interpretations of classic dishes and DeLaurentiis' family recipes on a delightful dinner...

by Stephanie Danler My sister, Christina, and I were sitting in a garden in Palermo, a few sips into a midmorning Campari and soda, when I began to feel fraudulent. The sea breeze fanned up from the port and onto the terrace as our hostess, Nicoletta Polo Lanza Tomasi, the Duchess of Palma di Montechiaro, recounted the history of the palazzo we we...

by Nick Morales   It's no secret that Orlando has had a strained relationship with Antonio Nocerino. The former AC Milan midfielder didn't have the best start to life at Orlando City with some poor performances, and a particular exchange of words with a fan gave the fan base the impression that he was just another big name signed to put butt...

Chef Bryan Voltaggio opened AGGIO, an Italian restaurant, in One Loudoun on Aug. 9, replacing Family Meal. Born and raised in Frederick, MD, Voltaggio served as sous chef and executive chef at two regional hotel restaurants before enrolling at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY at age 20. After graduation, Voltaggio staged at A...

September 29 (Thursday) 8:00 pm. Tarantata - South Italian Gypsy Music and Trance Rhythms. This fiery "percussive journey" through the South of Italy and crossing over to Brazil will explore through songs, dance and rhythm the magic rituals and tarantellas used as music therapy to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula, healing chants an...

Delaware Dines Out, a restaurant week sponsored by The News Journal, features local eateries offering a $35 prix fixe dinner menu through Sunday, Oct. 2. It's a good time to try someplace new, or to revisit an old favorite. News Journal reporter Brittany Horn visits Piccolina Toscana.    Here's what she says: FIRST IMPRESSION: For bein...