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On April 9, the U of A chapter of Gamma Kappa Alpha, the national Italian academic honor society, held its annual initiation ceremony.  The chapter congratulates the nine new student members: Juan Carlos Esquivel Monroy, Leah Foster, Michelle Kamanga, Emily Lawless, Jordyn Moore, Claire Phelps, Adriana Tredway, James II Sterling West and Grace Wils...

The ancient Roman Colosseum is Rome’s most visited sites and one of Italy’s top tourist attractions. It’s best to buy tickets in advance or reserve your time slot (if you have a pass such as Roma Pass, reservation is required). The ticket has a specific entrance time for the Colosseum and currently also includes the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (g...

The grapes most often associated with California’s Sonoma Valley are French—from Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay—despite the fact that many of the region’s winemaking families have Italian roots. But thanks to the efforts of a new generation of producers, Italian varieties like Falanghina, Arneis, Ribolla Gialla and Vermentino are showing up more...

From La Dolce Vita to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, there are a ton of must-see movies from the storied history of Italian cinema. From Federico Fellini to Michelangelo Antonioni, some of the greatest filmmakers who ever lived have come from Italy. Italian cinema has delivered lavish Telefoni Bianchi comedies and complex and expressionistic Call...

Why do so few people know the names and works of Artemisia Gentileschi or Rosalba Carriera? Art history has poorly and inadequately documented the work of these two talented artists, who nonetheless played an important role in Italian culture and society. As it neglected them, it often reduced other women to mere muses or models, denying them recog...

Today it's hard to imagine the United States without pizza. It's the ultimate comfort food, the first takeaway choice, the party starter, and overall a delicious treat. Along with hot dogs and hamburgers, pizza is among the most beloved eats in America. We have Italian immigrants from sunny Naples to thank for bringing this dish to the US. One of t...

The news ahead of this weekend's Rally Sardinia follows months of speculation linking the Italian manufacturer, the most successful in World Rally Championship history having won 10 constructors' titles (1974-1976, 1983, 1987-1992), with a rallying comeback. Following the announcement that it is reviving its famous HF [High Fidelity] brand in March...

The North Wildwood Italian-American Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in the Wildwoods with a weekend celebration of great food, family fun, and Italian-American heritage, on Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23. Activities take place from 4-10 p.m. on Friday, June 21; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 22; and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday...

Tourists regularly flock to Italy to enjoy its beaches and islands, they admire its historical cities – and of course they enjoy the food. Recently, they’ve been coming in far greater numbers, leaving some destinations overwhelmed. However, there are still places to visit that offer an escape from the crowds as well as stunning scenery. We’re talki...

Looking at his name, you'd never guess that Robert Kalish has Sicilian blood running through his veins. But with one taste of the Italian meals he serves up from his popular Fayetteville food truck, Bella Nonna, there's no mistaking that Kalish is a paisano. Kalish got his culinary chops by cooking in his family’s old-school Italian restaurants in...

Backlit by the setting sun, which is casting tremulous spotlights through the gathering steam, Teresa Altamura moves around the sauna with the grace of a swan. In one hand, she holds a large white fan, waving it like a wing through the humid air; with each movement, the scent of Alpine larch wafts over me. “Breathe deeply,” she whispers. I’m perche...

In 1889, members of the Italian community in Wooster Square, led by Paulo Russo, decided to establish their own parish instead of continuing to have to attend mass at St. Patrick's Church on Grand Avenue. They dedicated it to St. Michael the Archangel. The church occupied several sites before the edifice on Wooster Place, which had served as a Bapt...