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The public is invited to the inaugural Feast of Saint Francis Cathedral, an Italian street fair with a Metuchen twist. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi Campus, 548 Main St. “It has long been the desire of many people in our community to design and execute a major event that would attract fri...

My family of five recently traveled internationally for the first time together. Many of our friends called us brave when we said we were going to Italy with three toddlers, ages 4, 2, and 2, for two weeks. While the comments were meant to encourage us in our travels, they did the opposite for me, and I wondered if we were setting our kids up for f...

Considering Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine, a visit to a few Italian vineyards is a must for anyone taking a trip to the European nation. Spread all across the country, from the Langhe region in the north to Maremma on the Tuscan coast, from the Val d’Orcia’s rolling hills to the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, this journey around It...

Italian olive oil exports increased by +23 percent in value in the first half of 2022, despite climate change negatively affecting production and international tensions related to the war in Ukraine. These data emerge from the latest report by the Italian farmers’ association, Coldiretti, on the national olive-growing heritage and consumption in It...

A Sharpsburg native is paying tribute to his hometown with a documentary highlighting an Italian American immigrant who brought over more than just luggage with him from Italy. Pete Ferraro, an Emmy-award winning filmmaker, producer and writer, will premiere his documentary, “il Messarggero” — “The Messenger” — Oct. 1 on WQED. Ferraro spoke Italian...

Going on holiday in autumn? Visit Italy like a local. You'll have so much to see, smell, taste and experience. September always comes with a veil of melancholy: let's put it aside and welcome a crisp and lively new season.  The must-scented air heralds the grape harvest turmoil. La vendemmia is a ritual turned into a celebration that is becoming in...

In 2019, Giorgia Meloni made a speech that came to define her: "I am Giorgia, I am a woman, I am a mother, I am Italian, I am a Christian, and you can't take that away from me," she told cheering supporters. Fast forward three years, and the nationalist leader is also poised to become Italy's first female prime minister. Provisional results from Su...

Italian culture, deeply rooted in history and rich in artistic design and time-honored customs, continues to be preserved throughout the world and shared in countless ways. It’s always gratifying to shine the spotlight on significant contributions made by immigrants and their descendants and celebrate Italy’s rich legacy, as well as recognize the p...

Trentodoc is the most awarded Italian Classic Method sparkling wine receiving 69 medals - 22 gold and 47 silver medals - at the 2021 edition of The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, the prestigious international competition dedicated to sparkling wine. Its Founder and President, Tom Stevenson, comments, “Trentodoc not only outperforms...

If you’re a cheese lover, we’ve got great news for you! A restaurant in Rosemont, Illinois serves a famous cheese wheel pasta. It’s truly better than words can describe! One of the most unique restaurants in Illinois is Carlucci's Rosemont, a Chicago-area Italian spot that serves up homestyle, homemade dishes in a beautiful location. Every dish ser...

A perfect Saturday morning with clear, sunny skies was the backdrop for St. Roch Church’s centennial. The jubilee marking the 100th anniversary of the beloved Port Richmond parish began with a solemn procession at 11 a.m., led by an Italian marching band from St. Adalbert School to St. Roch Church, attended by dozens of parishioners, neighbors, and...

All year long, the young and old of Gualdo Tadino prepare for the annual Giochi de le Porte (Contest between the City Gates). Divided into four rioni, each section of town surrounding a different city gate, the citizens of this medieval Italian town in the heart of Umbria prepare for 3 days of continuous events to honor their patron St. Michael the...