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Una Pizza Napoletana owned by Anthony Mangieri in New York has won the title of Best Pizzeria in the United States in 2022. In second place is Tony’s Pizza Napoletana owned by Tony Gemignani in San Francisco. In third place, we find Ribalta NYC in New York. This is the podium of the best pizzerias in the USA in 2022 as declared by 50 Top Pizza, the...

In an attempt to field test the revolutionary electric charging method of dynamic induction, the Italian-American conglomerate Stellantis N.V. recently created the “Arena Del Futuro” test track. The company stated that this radically new pilot test track has been built by A35 Brebemi, the direct motorway link between Brescia and Milan, in collabora...

Rosemary Cappello feels that she has “lived a life that was very literary,” starting with a childhood where “learning was greatly appreciated and encouraged” and including a dynamic commitment to Philadelphia Poets, where she has been promoting, editing and publishing poetry since 1980. In April, she received a living tribute, hosted by Larry Robin...

One of the masterpieces designed by the renowned 20th century Venetian architect, Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978), can be found in Campo San Sebastiano. Next door to the 15th century church decorated with treasures by Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese, Scarpa transformed the former convent of San Sebastiano into the contemporary home of the Faculty of Lit...

Since 1978, Villa D'Este, a family-run Italian restaurant on Ocean Avenue, known for its heaping piles of creamy fettuccini carbonara, crispy veal Parmesan and hearty layers of lasagna bolognese, is set to close in a matter of days. After 44 years serving the San Francisco community, proprietor Ramon Oropeza Sr. announced the closure on Villa D'Est...

Whenever disaster strikes at home or abroad, the Red Cross springs into action. It’s a story many of us learn as school children: Clara Barton, nicknamed the Angel of the Battlefield because of her selfless medical service to Civil War soldiers, established the American Red Cross in 1881 after learning about a similar European movement. What began...

The story of St. Francis is pretty well known. Yet, sitting in Manhattan’s La MaMa theater watching “God’s Fool,” I wished that, say, Capuchin Friar Remo DiSalvatore, the Franciscans’ provincial based in Union City, was in the next seat connecting the dots for me. But that would miss the genius of Martha Clarke, the creator and director of this non...

Visit the Amalfi Coast like a local in 10 insider moves. The internet is full of tourist guides and tips about how to get around the seaside villages of Campania's marvellous coastline. We want to give you a few tips to get out of the mould of the usual mass tourism and fully enjoy the immense historical and cultural heritage of the Costiera Amalfi...

The book, Bitter Chicory to Sweet Espresso, presents a human perspective never addressed before about WW II. Usually, books about the War tend to be military jargon written by military officers. The story is narrated by the author as a child from events that he saw and heard  in Avella, Italy. The town is located in a valley which serves as a backy...

This article is dedicated in the memory of my grandfather, Michael Conforti, who gave me immense pride in our heritage. I miss you beyond words and am so thankful for the impact you have had in my life.  Throughout the 20th century, Italian-Americans shaped many aspects of American life. From politics to entertainment to culture, Italian-Americans...

Italy's Giorgio Minisini and Lucrezia Ruggiero won their second gold medal at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest today in the mixed free after the one in the mixed technical on June 20. The two Italians performed to the notes of Beggin by Maneskin. The new Italian pair champion of the world synchro showed clear artistic and technical supe...

Congratulations to the Highwood Bocce Club’s 2022 National Team. Fifteen athletes competed and 10 athletes returned home with 9 medals won in 6 events. Two of our gold medalists (Amy Lazzaretti and Miles Russell) qualified for the Bocce World Cup in Turkey to be held in November of this year. This group trained long and hard and many gave selflessl...