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Italy debuted in Eurovision at the inaugural contest back in 1956 and have claimed victory twice with Gigliola Cinquetti 'Non ho l'età' (1964) and Toto Cutugno 'Insieme: 1992' (1990). Italy took a hiatus from the contest after the 1997 competition and returned with a bang in 2011 - emerging as part of the newly minted "Big Five". In more recent yea...

A quick stroller ride from the Flatiron building lives a New York toddler who can really mange. Luca, the two-year-old son of one of New York City's most celebrated American-Italian chefs, Stefano Secchi from Rezdôra, has become one of the Big Apple's youngest and most famous Italian foodies. Back by popular demand, this Sunday, Chef Stefano Secchi...

Please join us for a celebration Honoring the Birthday of Antonio Meucci. Saturday, April 17th at 1:00 p.m Open Air Event on the grounds of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305 Winners of the High School Essay Contest will be announced, and students will receive their awards. There will also be a raising of the...

Naples, “Napoli” in Italian, is only 142 miles from Rome and shares a fascinating history of its own. It was first settled by the Greeks and is among one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban regions in the world.  Its classic city center is the largest in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition to the city's historical signifi...

By necessity, while recuperating from extensive knee surgery for eight weeks in 2018, I had to become more and more dependent on my wife, Luann, to do things for me. Not being able to easily move around will do that to you. Whether it involved getting me a bottle of water, going up and down the stairs every time I had a meal, putting on my socks or...

Italian lovers in Fairfield County have a new restaurant to try with the opening of Cibo -- a bistro that says it specializes in fresh farm-to-table Italian street food. Located on Federal Road in Brookfield in a shopping plaza with several other eateries, the new restaurant, pronounced "Chee-Bo," says it will have a rotating menu that will offer t...

Here’s a “Jeopardy!” Clue: “Despite their significant and numerous contributions to the history of the United States, it is still socially acceptable to slur members of this ethnic group.” The Response: “Who are the Italian-Americans?” On April 8, 2021, I competed on the highly respected and loved quiz show, Jeopardy! and I emerged as the champion...

Ferrari has taken out third place in the 2021 Global RepTrak 100 brand reputation rankings, with Maranello’s iconic prancing horse standing out thanks to public perception of its financial performance and leadership. The numbers come from RepTrak, who published its 2021 Global 100, claiming it to be the “definitive ranking of corporate reputation”...

In Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche proclaimed, "God is dead [a]nd we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?" Today, I proclaim that those same murderers have now killed journalism, from the inside. The polemicists of The Philadelphia Inquirer have murdered truth and facts and rely solely on ad h...

Now it’s confirmed: following a successful first season, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy will be back for seconds. Having already covered the ‘Big Six’ on a food safari through Italy (Milan, Rome, Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany), where should host - and late-blooming sex-symbol - Stanley Tucci head next? Below ar...

The Sons & Daughters of Italy and the City of Redding are partnering once again to bring you a Spring Bocce League. It will start Thursday, May 6, at 6 pm and run for five weeks. Teams of four will compete weekly until we have a league Champion with a grand prize and bragging rights! Put together a team of four and have the captain register on the...

Erie News Now has spent the last week taking a look at plans for the region's big summer festivals, fairs and events to see how organizers plan to approach things this year. Our focus this time is on St. Paul's Italian Festival, centered around St. Paul Roman Catholic Church at 16th and Walnut Streets. It's normally a colorful, noisy, vibrant socia...