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There is all the modernity of South Tyrol, an autonomous province in northern Italy that borders Austria, in one dirndl. Rightly so, you’re probably wondering who to pronounce it - don’t even bother! - and what it is. The latter is easier to answer: it’s the costume worn by every woman in the province of Bolzano (as well as in Austria and Germany)...

The Capitanini family runs the oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago. For nearly 94 years, the Italian Village restaurants have been serving up Italian cuisine along with memories and tradition. The Capitanini family is one of Chicago’s Very Own.     “I remember I was nine or 10 years old in my little sailor suit and my dad had to seat customers and...

With over 400 bridges crossing the canals of Venice, you'd have to be a local to visit them all. But if you're looking for the best ones to see on your next trip, then the Bridge of Sighs surely makes the list. Called the Ponte dei Sospiri by locals, this iconic landmark was built in the year 1600 and connects the Doge's Palace to the historic pris...

In the US Capitol building, there is a marble bust of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the popular hero of the Italian Risorgimento, signed Giuseppe Martegana, 1888. The official catalogue “Art in the United States Capitol” lists the bust as the  gift of members of the Italian Society of Washington, Citizens of Italian descent, 1888.  1888: Italy was a very you...

I don’t live anywhere near Bainbridge, so the inside of my car is a hot mess right now. That statement might not make a whole lot of sense until you, too, pick up a few pies from Pizzeria DiLauro, which opened mid-February in that sleepy little Geauga County township. The thought of letting those slices languish in their cardboard crypts for 25 min...

Per celebrare il 56° anniversario del Gemellaggio Caltanissetta-Rochester, l’Associazione Culturale AGeRICa, col patrocinio del Comune di Caltanissetta e la collaborazione dell’Associazione Creative Spaces, intende promuovere la seconda edizione della mostra d’arte contemporanea dal titolo “BRIDGES 2 – Round Trip”. L’obiettivo di questa iniziativa...

Born in late 13th century Florence, Dante influenced the theories, political beliefs and literature during and after the Renaissance era. Although Dante meticulously practiced writing in his early life, he later rose to fame as the author of one of the greatest works of literature, the Divine Comedy. He divided the poem in three cantiche—Inferno, P...

Orlando-based Jeremiah’s Italian Ice is now scooping up its iconic frozen treats in its new Cooper City location which opened March 30. The new Jeremiah’s Italian Ice is located at 9630 Stirling Rd. #101 in a brand new shopping plaza called Cooper Square, located directly across from Cooper City High School. The location has three service windows a...

Italy has more Unesco World Heritage cultural sites than any other country on Earth. Should you walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans in Pompeii, revel in Ravenna's glittering Byzantine treasures or get breathless over Giotto's revolutionary frescoes in Padua? It's a cultural conundrum as thrilling as it is overwhelming. But another consideration...

There was a point last summer that I swore off cop shows. My wife and I were in the middle of Brooklyn Nine-Nine because we just wanted to watch something that we didn’t have to put too much thought into — until, all of a sudden, we were thinking about it too much. Given everything I was seeing in real life, I didn’t want to watch police shows. Exc...

An Italian restaurant in the heart of the North End has opened back up with a slightly different name, though the dining spot itself remains mostly as is. According to a press release, Ciao Bella has reopened as Ciao Roma, with its Italian-American comfort food offerings still being available, though new dishes such as artichokes alla romana antipa...

President Sergio Mattarella issued a statement on Tuesday to celebrate the 160th anniversary of formal relations between Italy and the United States. "In the year that the Italian Republic celebrates the 160th anniversary of the country's unification, we also mark 160 years of diplomatic relations between Italy and the United States of America, whi...