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As far as Italian wine regions go, it’s hard to beat Barolo. Crowds are thinner than in Chianti, the food better than in Friuli, the landscape lusher than in Umbria or Sicily. In the heart of Italy’s northwestern Piedmont region — a gastronomic paradise famous for its rich pastas and white truffles that are in season right now — this noble wine reg...

During World War II, the U.S. government threw 60,000 Italian immigrants in internment camps, and forced hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants and Americans of Italian descent from the east and west coasts of the United States for being what was described as “enemy aliens.” Like the Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans, Italian immigran...

Downtown Sioux Falls has made an incredible recovery from the state it was in in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. The downtown pedestrian mall, which itself was an effort to breathe life back into the area, not only failed, but made an already-bad situation even worse. Fortunately, there were a number of area residents who believed in the h...

Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined with members and families of St. Anthony’s Lodge to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Italian-American fraternal organization that has touched the lives of so many Chester County residents. In recognition of the milestone event, Dinniman presented Anthony Mascherino, Secretary of the Board of Trustees and co-ch...

Marco Bellocchio’s latest film The Traitor is set to receive the first major prize at the 2019 Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival. The mafia story will be honored with the best international feature film award at the fest, which takes place annually off the coast of Naples.  The Traitor, which debuted in Cannes this year, tells the true-l...

Father Joseph Cataldo was in frail health throughout his life, but he built an immense spiritual legacy across the Inland Northwest. Cataldo was born in 1837 in Sicily and became a Jesuit priest in 1852. He came to the western United States as one of the first Jesuit missionaries in the region. The sickly young priest arrived in the area around 186...

Alfred Portale’s entire career in New York has been linked to Gotham Bar and Grill, the iconic New York stalwart that he left over the summer. During his tenure, the chef was an innovator of some of the late 20th century’s most widely copied culinary trends including vertical plating, tuna tartare, and flourless chocolate cake. After all those year...

Last year The US World Herald released a list of the 100 most common Italian last names in America. When the article surfaced in search results, it received more than 1 million reads. Thanks to a growing number of reviews, we’ve expanded the list from 100 to 150. “We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and interest of the Italian people,” said...

An event was held Sunday to honor World War II prisoners of war from Italy and Germany who are buried at Fort Gordon and to celebrate how far America’s relationships with the countries have come. The wreath-laying ceremony took place at the cemetery on the post for the 22 soldiers who died over 70 years ago at internment camps in Georgia and South...

For more than 25 years, Joe Bartolotta had been the very public face of Bartolotta Restaurants, a dining empire of 10 public restaurants plus catering at several prominent venues, restaurants for employees at the Kohl’s corporate campus, and franchise licensing for three airport restaurants. His death in April came as a shock but not a surprise, sa...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 • Starts at 7:00 pm. Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Join the History Center’s Italian American Program as we celebrate the holidays in style with a concert featuring Italian standards in the true (Italian) holiday tradition performed by Vito DiSalvo, Marco Fiorante, Daniela Pasquini, along w...

Grosseto, in the Maremma area, is one of the most unique and interesting places in gorgeous Tuscany. Famous for its potent, unbridled character the landscape of Grosseto is unique and not typically Tuscan. The landscape of the Maremma region is varied, moving from severe to mild and featuring dense forests and olive groves, as well as expanses of f...