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By Whitney Hill   The Order Sons of Italy in America Grand Strand Lodge 2868 and the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center will be hosting "An Evening with Aaron Caruso" on September 19th to benefit the Special Olympics.   Aaron Caruso studied voice in Italy and New York and toured with Joan Rivers as her opening act across the United S...

By Brady Smith Bocce is widely considered to be the one of the world's oldest sports. The origins of the game can be traced back to ancient Egypt, hieroglyphics on tomb walls depicted the Egyptians tossing rocks at a target. According to historians, the game evolved from using polished stones to throwing the rounded balls that are used in today's...

The University of Nebraska at Omaha chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is hosting La Notte Italiana benefit dinner on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Security National Bank Community Room, 101st and Pacific Streets. Authentic Italian cuisine donated by some of Omaha's family-owned Italian restaurants will be featured. The event also...

For the first time the IACC is collaborating with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Italy for the project called Signa Maris, aimed to promote cultural and natural offerings of the Southern Italy via its ports, particularly those ports in the Regions of Calabria, Campania, Puglia (Apulia) and Sicilia (Sicily).   The project Si...

Dal 19 al 24 ottobre si tiene in tutto il mondo la XV edizione della Settimana della Lingua Italiana, appuntamento annuale e centrale della promozione linguistica dell'italiano all'estero. L'iniziativa è organizzata in collaborazione tra il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, l'Accademia della Crusca e la Confede...

by Cinzia Dal Maso   Your first impact with Diocletian's Baths in Rome is the garden entrance: an oasis of peace opposite the bustle and noise of neighboring Termini train station. In fact, the station's name, "Termini," is a corruption of the Latin "thermae" or "baths," which came to indicate this Roman neighborhood over the centuries....

by Claudia Astarita   The 2016 edition of the the Italian Daily Corriere della Sera guide on "Italian Wines and Vintners" is now available on the market. It tells the story of 200 characters sharing a great passion for wine, whose selection was determined by Luigi Veronelli, a landmark of Italian enological critique.   The tone of the...

by Domenick Rafter's   It's a classic Italian tradition that still reigns over large family gatherings on Dec. 24th every year, even after several generations have brought Italian-Americans more into assimilation. While it shouldn't be surprising in a country surrounded on three sides by water, the tradition, called festa de bette pesch...

di Roberto Chifari   Moderne auto elettriche dal fascino assolutamente vintage. Non è fantascienza, ma una realtà già commercializzata grazie ad una startup che opera nel settore dell'aftermarket automobilistico con un obiettivo semplice: rivoluzionare la mobilità urbana. Si chiama Newtron ed è l'acronimo di New Traction Rear On.   L'...

by Ondine Cohane & Ed Smith   For a quieter and less crowded alpine experience, head to this ski oasis on the Italy-Austria border. Skiing the Dolomites may prompt the following question, "Am I in the Alps?" Geographically, of course, the answer would be yes.   Shooting up some 10,000 feet from the chain's southeast foothills, th...

By Leslie Lake For the first time as owner of Quartina Trattoria and Vineria, Giuseppe Cinque has reached into his collection of vintage Christmas figures from his Italian childhood and created a traditional nativity scene at his Washington Street restaurant. Known as a Presepe, a popular Christmas display in the Napoli region of Italy, Cinque ha...

January 7 is the National Day of the Flag and this year Italy celebrates the 219th anniversary of the birth of the First Tricolore, was invented in the city of Reggio Emilia in 1797, as the flag of the Republic Cispadana. That day, the representatives of four cities (Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna and Ferrara) proclaimed the tricolour flag with red...