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Angela Petruzzelli is about to open her dream Italian restaurant Sprezza in downtown Richmond. When she moved to Richmond with her boyfriend in 2020, she recognized restaurants that served Italian food, but the style of Italian food they served was not the kind she preferred. "[Italian] food is not only something I relate so strongly to, but it's s...

While watching The White Lotus on Sunday night, a few of the AD editors had the same reaction as Tanya McQuoid—the lugubrious but lovable character played by Jennifer Coolidge—when she entered the Palermo palazzo of her new friend, Quentin (Tom Hollander). “Oh, my God. Are you kidding me? Look at that pool,” she says to her assistant, Portia (Haley...

Andrea Bocelli, the world-famous Italian tenor, will perform with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The Dec. 7 concert will be at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, according to a release from the symphony. The Indianapolis stop is part of Bocelli's tour across the U.S. He'll perform songs from his album "Believe," which includes arias, crossover hits, love...

Foodie friends were upset when Venezia—a much-loved Italian restaurant at Palm Canyon and Racquet Club drives in Palm Springs—closed last year. However, sometimes things just work out: The Italian restaurant that opened in the same space soon thereafter is even better.  Palmina by Puglia is owned by the same folks who run Puglia Italian Restaurant...

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Local 92 Restaurant, 92 Second Avenue, NYC. Grab your tarantella shoes and join Alessandra Belloni and the renowned Southern Italian folk company I Giullari di Piazza (The Jesters of the Square) for a Benefit performance of "Tarantata," a production of songs, tarantellas, and magic rituals used to cure the mythi...

Fondazione Mont'e Prama and the Metropolitan Museum of New York have signed an agreement for an exhibition on the ancient history of Sardinia, which will open in May 2023 and remain open until November of the same year. Mont'e Prama director Nadia Canu, who curated the exhibition's scientific project, together with Sean Hemingway, curator of the Gr...

Italy's first nano-satellite constellation will begin operations as early as 2023, when launches will also begin. A partnership between Italian companies will make it possible. Apogeo Space of Brescia has reached an agreement with D-Orbit, which is headquartered in Como and has subsidiaries in the U.S. and U.K., to put its satellites into orbit. Th...

The third edition of The Best of Italian Design / Food Design Night, on November 11th has been another outstanding event that had a great turnout despite the menace of storm Nicole in South Florida. We had hundreds of guests visiting different showrooms within the Miami Design District and Edgewater area. The first part of the event was a wonderfu...

Bronx Little Italy’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is back again this year on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Ciccarone Park at the intersection of East 188th Street and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. The event is open to the public from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM and attendees can get into the holiday spirit by meeting Santa and an elf, singing along to h...

Ah, Italia! Imagine you are with your love motoring along colorful seaside towns dripping with lemon trees. Then you travel over gently rolling hills full of grapevines laden with purplish fruit. You then find yourself snuggled up in a cozy Alpine hideaway with the perfect bottle of red. Everything about Italy sings amore! This holiday season, why...

The historical city of Matera should feature prominently on your southern Italy travel itinerary. With caves transformed into chic accommodations, fun restaurants and bars built into rocky outcrops, and a history like no other, there are numerous reasons to visit Matera. Nick and I recently spent 5 days exploring the narrow alleyways, dining on the...

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian tradition for Christmas Eve, which is also known as La Vigilia in the Southern Italy region. The seven-course meal, typically eaten on Christmas Eve, features fish and seafood-filled dishes such as stews, soups, and pastas. And luckily, for Austin, two local restaurants are offering their versions of the...