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There is a book titled “19” by the Roman writer Edoardo Albinati: it’s not a date but the number of a tram, which has the longest route in Rome, passing through myths and real life. This tram offers a different way to explore Rome, so we will accompany you along this itinerary, stop after stop: you just need a daily ticket and to be ready to hop on...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy, Ben V. Marconi Lodge 505 will sponsor a singing contest at the 2019 Stark County Italian American Festival at Weis Park, 2600 Harvard Ave. NW, Canton. The contest will take place at noon June 15 at the stage. The entire festival will run June 13-15. The contest is open to children and adults, and 15 contestants are...

The DeMaso family discovered their father and grandfather, Eugene DeMaso, was a decorated war hero who was awarded many medals, including a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service during World War II. However, records show he never received them. DeMaso passed away 30 years ago, but his son, Eugene DeMaso and wife Miranda, contacted Congressma...

Homes in Sicilian towns are selling for just a couple of dollars in an effort to repopulate and renovate the crumbling historic homes. The Municipality of Mussomeli hopes to sell the homes to buyers in order to repopulate the historic center with people from all over the world. The weather is cold and dry in the winter, and warm and windy in the su...

A celebrated New Haven restaurant will be a little closer to home for North Haven residents. Adriana’s Restaurant and Wine Bar is opening a second location, at 344 Washington Ave. where Leon’s Restaurant formerly operated. “When Leon’s left, it was always my goal to bring another high-end restaurant to that area,” First Selectman Michael J. Freda s...

Tomatoes are a cornerstone of Italian cooking and there's one particular tomato that's prized and priced above the rest-- the San Marzano tomato. "They get this very low acidity, PH is around 4.5, and they're sweeter," said Elia Gambaccini, whose family owns Cafe Baonecci in North Beach. Gambaccini says San Marzano tomatoes make for great pizza and...

A red-figured skyphos—an ancient Greek earthenware drinking vessel—in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio will be repatriated to Italy, where it will now be under the jurisdiction of the country’s government. The vessel, which dates to 420 B.C.E. and is attributed to the Kleophon Painter of Athens, will remain at TMA for the next fou...

University of Texas pitcher Matteo Bocchi threw two innings of scoreless relief with four strikeouts against Big 12 Conference rival Oklahoma Sooners to close out his Longhorn baseball career at UFCU Disch Falk Field in Austin on May 16, 2019. The deceptive right-hander served as a starter and a reliever for a total of 33 innings during the 2019 se...

One doesn’t have to stroll far along the streets of Poughkeepsie’s Mount Carmel Little Italy district to come across a bakery or restaurant that reaches back into the century-old culinary traditions brought to the Hudson Valley by Italian emigrants. The Poughkeepsie waterfront saw an influx of émigrés in 1910, who settled around Our Lady of Mt. Car...

The neighborhood has lost one of the oldest of the old-school Italian restaurants. Mamma Luccia, where opera played, where black-and-white photos of famous Italians covered the walls and where the grandkids served the pasta, has permanently closed. Signs appeared last week on the front doors of Mamma Lucia, which has rested on the corner of Foster...

If you think longevity solely comes down to genes and diet, think again. Our social life -- the family ties and the bonds you have with friends and community -- might also play a vital role. Adolfo Melis, who lives on the island of Sardinia, in Italy, is testament to this way of thinking. He might be 94, but he says he feels like 50. Melis is still...

If you’ve ever considered a bike trip to Italy, chances are that you’ve come across a company called Ciclismo Classico. Celebrating its 30thanniversary this year, they offer rides like Cinque Terre & Tuscany, A Feast in Umbria and Majestic Dolomites. Italy-obsessed biking enthusiasts know they’ll get a great workout, feats on regional specialties a...