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A local family is taking over a longstanding Reno bakery and transforming it into an authentic Italian café experience. On Friday, the Iturriaga family will open Dolce Caffe in the place of Franz's Backstube Austrian Bakery at 3882 Mayberry Drive in Reno, NV, which the family acquired earlier this month.  The Iturriaga team includes father Claudio,...

For the sixth consecutive year, Italy wins Best Destination Country and Best Hotel (with Grand Hotel Villa Feltrinelli on the Garda Lake). Half a million readers of the British magazine The Times voted the Bel Paese as the best destination. This is an audience of discerning and high-spending travelers. The event is considered among the most prestig...

Zucchero Fornaciari World Wild Tour 2022. September 14, 2022 @ 8:00 PM. Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW, Washington DC 20001. Buy tickets here. Credited as the father of Italian blues and boasting over 50 million records sold worldwide, Zucchero is coming back to the United States with a special, intimate performance at the Howard Theatre in Washin...

Dario Verani won the gold medal in the 25 km cross-country at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest. "I have to be honest, from the beginning of the year we thought we could do it, but now I feel like I'm living a dream, I feel in heaven," the athlete confessed.  "I did not settle, once I was there I had to take advantage I said to myself, t...

In the heart of Rome, near the Trevi Fountain, you will find a gallery unique in the world. The first Museum dedicated to the Italian Queen…Pasta When you say "Italia," one is the word that comes to your mind: pasta! Our beloved Italy is known for its unique cuisine and mainly for its pasta-based dishes. Pasta is undoubtedly the undisputed Queen of...

Buying Dante’s Pizza in Clintonville in October was a real game-changer for Christina Taylor. It finally squelched questions from concerned family members and well-wishers about when Taylor was going to get a real job, something the college-educated Taylor didn’t quite appreciate. Is Columbus a pizza town? Ohio is the best state for pizza, list say...

Locals say that even the air you breathe makes you get fat in Naples. I can’t swear to that, but I can definitely swear that food in Naples is delicious, abundant, varied and that it would be an absolute pity to visit the city and not make the most of all of its flavors. A trip to Naples is as much about its culture, history and sights as it is abo...

Summer isn’t long enough to read every book about Italy that has been published this year—so far. But, here are some books set in Italy you may want to consider for a beach read or a pre-trip primer. In addition to the books listed below, why not pick up a popular book from last year? The Bookseller of Florence, Ravenna, and A Fatal Thing Happened...

All this is super exciting, climbing to the top to see its craters up close and a unique viewpoint over Catania and Sicily. For a safe visit, we recommend a guided day or half-day excursion. Equip yourself with trekking shoes and a windproof jacket and explore one of the most beautiful volcanic territories in the world. First, an essential question...

Last week, on an exceedingly pleasant summer afternoon Gothamist chatted with Gaia Bagnasacco on a bench outside the new location of her namesake Italian cafe, which she opened on East Third Street at the beginning of June after an absence of more than two years from the neighborhood. Chatting was just one of several things commanding Bagnasacco's...

When you think of gondolas you typically think of Italy, right? Well, you don't have to travel all the way to Italy to experience a gondola ride, although that would be really cool. You can take a beautiful gondola ride right here in Minnesota. I feel like Stillwater gets brought up a lot when we're talking about unique things to do or see in Minne...

The classiest gem of the Italian Riviera, Portofino is a playground of the rich and famous with enchanting tales attached, and yet retains a rare, pristine charm. If you have ever wanted to indulge in la dolce vita (I cannot imagine anyone who hasn’t dreamt of a life of self-indulgence and indolence!), you must visit Portofino once in your lifetime...