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The Most Serene Republic of San Marino has named Robert Allegrini as its Honorary Consul in Chicago. The title was recently bestowed on Allegrini during a ceremony in San Marino presided over by the country’s co-heads of state, the Captains Regent. San Marino becomes the 88th country to have official diplomatic representation in Chicago. As consul,...

Family life is made of plenty of things: of simplicity and mundanity, of smiles and fights, of daily routine and special moments, of love and many, many memories. Family life, when you think of it, is at the very heart of everyone’s personal heritage and personal “traditions:” what we eat on Christmas Day, the way we fold shirts, the recipe of tagl...

The glamorous showcase for Italian contemporary cinema returns to the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles with a rich and talented cast of actors, directors and producers. The 15th edition of Cinema Italian Style kicks into gear with Italy's official Oscar submission for Best International Film, THE TRAITOR. Veteran director Marco Bellocchio recei...

Bologna stakes a claim to being the oldest university city in Europe, perhaps the world, and a roll call of the alumni of its 1088-founded institution throws up names such as Erasmus of Rotterdam, Thomas Becket, several popes, Copernicus and, more recently, Guglielmo Marconi. But this is no fossilised museum town; Bologna’s scholarly tradition attr...

La Distilleria F.lli Caffo ha effettuato una nuova operazione di carattere strategico affidando, in esclusiva, alla Total Beverage Solution la distribuzione di Vecchio Amaro del Capo negli Stati Uniti d’America. Il nuovo partner collaborerà con la filiale del Gruppo, la CAFFO BEVERAGES INC che segue lo sviluppo dell’intera gamma dei prodotti del Gr...

Tappa ad Atlanta e Charleston per il Consolato generale d’Italia a Miami che a dicembre organizzerà una missione – passaporti nelle due città. La missione, dedicata i connazionali che hanno bisogno di rinnovare il passaporto, si terrà nel periodo 5 -10 dicembre. Gli interessati, spiega il consolato, dovranno prenotarsi inviando una email all’indiri...

Father and son duo, Jimmy and Dante Alario invited Marcus Lemonis to their Italian restaurant, Dante’s Italian Cuisine, to help them rebuild their failing business from the bottom up. After an initially profitable first year, Dante’s is continuing to lose money year over year as neither Dante or Jimmy have food service management experience and kno...

When Pier Forlano says he enjoys the vibrant atmosphere of Philadelphia, he’s speaking as someone who has extensive experience living in great cities. A career diplomat, Forlano, 56, has traveled the world in the service of the Italian government for more than three decades, serving at embassies in Bulgaria, Malta, South Africa and Australia. His c...

Its perfect white sand, turquoise waters, and eminently photographable surroundings, with an ancient stone tower on a tiny island just offshore, have made La Pelosa on Sardinia one of the most famous beaches in the world. But this week, in a bid to preserve the beach, authorities have announced a cap on visitor numbers and a ticketing system. The c...

North Italia opens Wednesday at The Railyard. It will occupy the front right corner of one of South End’s newest developments, just in front of where Rhino Market will open — talk about a corridor of good eats all in one place. If you’re like us, the most difficult part about your first visit to North Italia will be deciding what to get. And no, it...

As a kid, I knew nothing about Basilicata or that it was a Region of Italy. I only recognized the name as being the family dialect. The family often spoke of “Rionero,” their hometown, one small village of Basilicata, north of Potenza. They talked, also, of Monticchio, which I gather was an alpine park area with a natural lake. Not sure how they ev...

Hotella Nutella, a first-of-its-kind, weekend getaway experience dedicated to the beloved spread, is set to open January 2020. Inspired by Nutella®, The Original Hazelnut Spread®, the exclusive one weekend only pop-up will treat three Nutella super-fans and their guests to an unforgettable breakfast experience that showcases new and exciting ways t...