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The publication of Judith Harris’s latest book is very timely as real estate brokers are noting a surge of interest for spacious residences in small towns outside of major cities around the world. Why live in a cramped apartment in Rome, New York or London when you can enjoy a quieter, healthier and less expensive lifestyle with more space for fami...

Three years ago, when chef Matt Moschella and his partners were looking for a spot for their new restaurant Corto, they had a simple vision in mind — to make “simple, straightforward food.” The team eventually settled on a former bodega in Jersey City’s Heights neighborhood and transformed the bedraggled interior into a fun, lively dining space tha...

Researchers at Rome's Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital and the Italian capital's Tor Vergata University, working with other European and US research centres, have discovered the missing piece of the jigsaw explaining how tumour cells proliferate, according to a study published in Nature and backed by Italian cancer research association AIRC. The st...

Miami-born and Italy-raised, jewelry designer and accomplished equestrian Lucrezia Buccellati will make Palm Beach her permanent home this fall. The co-creative director of Italian jewelry brand Buccellati, which was founded in Milan in 1919 by Lucrezia's great-grandfather, Mario, and the mother of two plans to put down roots in a town where horses...

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Italian exports hard, with a -9.7% drop in 2020. However, many companies have quickly converted to e-commerce, recovering some or all of the lost ground. Exports through online sales of consumer goods have in fact reached the value of 13.5 billion euros, with a growth of +14% in 2020. And so, according to the Osservato...

The Livermore Valley will again have a space that offers food, drink and bocce as the owners of Sauced BBQ and Plucked Chicken have announced plans to open Da Boccery, a new entertainment and restaurant venue at the former site of Campo di Bocce, which closed earlier this year. The announcement of the new establishment started circulating on social...

Terrible lip-synching? Extra-goopy eye gougings? Disembodied black leather gloves? Mama mia! Italian horror boasts a bloody and indelibly stylish reputation. And yet, like most hyper-specific subgenres, Italy’s horror output might not be everyone’s cup of tea. A back-to-back marathon of Lucio Fulci’s greatest hits isn’t universally considered a coz...

Among April's new initiatives there is also the IDEAS - Italian Dialogues on Excellence, Arts and Science project, an original web series that was developed with the aim of telling stories and describing the experiences of an innovative, virtuous, and polycentric Italy. The first season is available at ideasitaly.com on the designated YouTube chann...

At the height of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Italian province of Bergamo had to call in military trucks to haul away hundreds of coffins because the city’s crematoriums were already over capacity. Among the first victims of the virus were general practitioners who, as a result of decades of health care cuts and the clo...

Giancarlo DiTrapano, a defiantly independent publisher whose Tyrant Books, long run out of his cramped apartment in Hell’s Kitchen, issued volumes that big publishing houses wouldn’t touch and took chances on untested young writers, died on March 30 at a hotel in Manhattan. He was 47. His sister Lia DiTrapano Fairless confirmed the death but did no...

Thursday, April 22, 2021 • 12pm ET. Free event, register here. Mark Rotella, director of the Coccia Institute at Montclair State University, leads a discussion with Anna Celenza, professor of music at Georgetown University, and John Gennari, professor of English at the University of Vermont, on the impact and influence Italian Americans have had on...

The Venice Film Festival said Thursday it will give its lifetime achievement award this year to Oscar-winning director and actor Roberto Benigni. The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement is to be awarded at the 78th edition of the world’s oldest film festival, scheduled for Sept. 1-11 on the Lido. Benigni wrote, directed and starred in “La Vita e B...