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The South of Italy has no shortage of breathtaking landscapes, rich history and incredible cuisine – but it’s still somewhat unknown when compared to other areas of the Bel Paese. It’s a good thing then that there are several initiatives that aim to make it more accessible and popular, like the Cammino Materano and its newest hiking route.

 Il Consolato Generale d’Italia a San Francisco ha aperto oggi una selezione di candidature per la nomina del Titolare dell’Ufficio di Vice Console Onorario a Sacramento (California). Il Vice Console Onorario, che opererà sotto la direzione del Consolato Generale, sarà chiamato a svolgere primariamente funzioni di assistenza in favore dei cittadini...

The success of Italian cuisine around the world is really a testament to how seriously Italians take food. I imagine you may have heard of Barilla and Nutella, but there are plenty of other iconic food brands that are famous closer to home. Take Pastiglie Leone, a candy manufacturer that has been delighting palates since the unification of Italy. T...

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is observed on January 27, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan commemorates those Italians who suffered persecution as a result of the Racial Laws imposed by the Fascist government and under the Nazi occupation during World War II. In commemoration of the Giorno della Memoria, we will talk to Profess...

A new Italian restaurant is preparing to open in La Grange in the place where La Buona Vita closed in March. The timing is questionable, since as of Monday, indoor dining still was not allowed at Cook County restaurants per the Tier 3 restrictions of the governor’s coronavirus mitigation plan. La Grange Village President Mark Kuchler told the owner...

The COVID crisis and resulting lockdowns have strained Italian marriages with separation requests up 60% between 2019 and 2020, the Italian association of divorce lawyers said on Thursday. Of these, 40% of requests are on the basis of alleged marital infidelity, 30% for domestic violence and 30% due to other causes, the group said. "There is an evi...

Michael Corleone says it best in “The Godfather.” Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family. That is very true when it comes to food. Especially Italian food. The tough thing about growing up in an Italian family is that every bite of Italian food you take that comes from a source outside of the family is always compared with the delicio...

“The Sopranos” prequel film “The Many Saints of Newark” has been pushed again and will now open this fall, Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday. “The Many Saints of Newark” will now open September 24, 2021 from its original March 2021 release. “The Many Saints of Newark” is helmed by Alan Taylor, a frequent director of “The Sopranos,” based on a scr...

La notizia è fresca fresca: Procida è Capitale italiana della cultura 2022, sbaragliando la cultura di Bari, Cerveteri, L’Aquila, Pieve di Soligo (Treviso), Taranto, Trapani, Verbania Lago Maggiore e Volterra. Lo ha deciso il MiBACT, sfogliando il dossier di auto-candidatura intitolato “La cultura non isola” (sic). E sperando che nel 2022 a Procida...

For the better part of the fall, the scuttlebutt around Lakewood’s culinary scene had to do with changes afoot at Detroit Avenue restaurant Lindey’s Lake House, which opened its doors in 2019. It turns out that the rumors were true, with Lindey’s Lake House being renamed and rebranded Bar Italia. The new eatery is expected to open later this month....

The Convivio Now and Again Series comprises oral histories from Italian-community members. In this excerpt from an interview with Marianna Brunetto, she discusses some cherished remembrances of her time growing up in Little Italy and the impetus that led her to take a leadership role with the Little Italy Association. Without question, Marianna Bru...

The Fontina DOP Consortium (Consorzio Tutela Fontina), the entity that protects and promotes the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) cheese from the Aosta Valley in Italy, announced that it will participate in the European Union funded promotional program Top Tales. Top Tales: A piece of Europe on your table is a project supported by the European...