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Damn Mattatuck Museum, you are shooting through my heart with one of your latest exhibits. I am of Italian-American descent. My great-grandmother and great grandfather were both born in Avellino, Italy and immigrated to Waterbury, Connecticut around 1900. There's a new exhibit - The Immigrant Suitcase Project: Italians of Waterbury on view in the H...

One of the hidden gems of Boston is a waterfront community on the North End of the city. Little Italy sits in a historic part of the city where some of the oldest buildings in the city are still standing and in use. It’s a sensory experience in an area that has a lot to offer for the locals and visitors. There’s so much to do that we’ve prepared a...

If you've ever visited one of the many Tuscan Kitchen restaurants in the area you know how popular they are. The family behind the concept also offers artisan quality food products to over a thousand retail shops all across the country, moving approximately 4 million pounds of product a week. Joe Faro is the founder and CEO of Tuscan Brands and Art...

Sarto means ‘tailor” in Italian, and the reopening of the Providence G building’s flagship restaurant at 86 Dorrance St. is tailoring its menu to regional Italian, adopting local ingredients for classic dishes. Before evolving into a restaurant, the space formerly served as a tailor shop called Philip Wolfe Haberdasher, as well as an apothecary and...

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has transferred the Late Imperial sculpture Portrait of a Man to the Republic of Italy, from where it is believed to have been stolen during World War II. The marble head dates to the 3rd or 4th century C.E. Its features were re-cut in antiquity from an earlier portrait, and it may represent the emperor Maximia...

The City of Boston is famous for its many Italian restaurants that line the streets of the North End. But Bocca Bella Cafe & Bistro, situated on a cozy corner in Auburndale, is a small but homey Italian restaurant that gives even the best of the area some competition. For almost 12 years, the family-owned spot has served up classic Italian dishes s...

Carmela Maria Leone Favorito has seen it all. Born in San Nicola Italy in 1931, the third of eight children, a devastating earthquake caused her family to lose everything right before her birth. For the first year of her life, her family took shelter in a cave. Growing up, Carmela's life was clearly one of hardship, but through it all, Carmela neve...

May 6 – June 26, 2022 - Vermont Center for Photography, 10 Green Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Opening Reception: Fri, May 6th – 5 to 7pm. Artist Talk: Sun, June 26th – 6 to 7pm (This will be a hybrid in-person and online talk for those wishing to join remotely!). From the Artist: In late September 2019, I took a three-week pilgrimage to Sicily, i...

A second location of Italian pizza and pasta hit restaurant Serafina will sail into Seaport (11 Fan Pier Boulevard) early this May with waterfront views; a large, breezy patio; and a menu that stretches beyond the pizza and pasta the Back Bay location (237 Newbury Street) is known for. Taking over the former home of Babbo (a restaurant once co-owne...

The Redstone Pasta Company located in Hampden County in East Longmeadow, recently opened and already has a waitlist for a reservation. That's because the hot spot is offering handmade pasta and wood-fired pizzas that aren't your ordinary fare. "A new Italian place in town definitely worth trying! The pizza was light, the pasta was fresh, and the de...

One of Westport’s most legendary figures has died. Nicholas Zeoli — known for decades here, in Wilton and far beyond as “Nick” — died on Wednesday at Norwalk Hospital. The coach, educator and proud World War II veteran was 98 years old. Nick was born on July 1, 1923 in Saugatuck to parents Dominick and Lillian Valiante Zeoli. He was the oldest of 5...

Smoked prosciutto, Buffalo mozzarella, gorgonzola, mortadella, Zeppole di San Giuseppe. All are common ingredients at Italian Cafe Gelato – stuffed into sandwiches, placed gingerly on top of pizzas, filling a display case of pastries – and they've traveled from half a world away to end up on plates in Quincy. Cafe Gelato opened in the West of Chest...