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A new frontier of hospitality! Far from overcrowded routes, mass tourism and large, standardised chains. The scattered hotel or "Albergo Diffuso" is an innovative accommodation model created in Italy. It recovers and rediscovers small historical centres, mountain communities and forgotten villages. Let's discover together what it consists of and wh...

After 20 years at its expansive space on Harlem Avenue near Belmont in Chicago, Arezzo Jewelers has found a perfect fit at its new location on North Avenue in Elmwood Park. “We needed an update, and we found out that it was easier in the long run to create a new space for ourselves,” says Michael Spilotro, who co-owns the jewelry store with his wif...

Italy, deemed as Europe’s cultural powerhouse, has once again taken command of the world with its iconic landmarks, extraordinary artwork, stellar food and wine, and a whole host of other historical and natural-made wonders. Let’s face it. The world has been fascinated by Italian culture for centuries, and rightly so. As of July 2021, Italy added t...

Mario’s Pizza, a local North Carolina chain, plans to open a restaurant in Friendly Center in Greensboro next spring. It will be the third Mario’s location in Greensboro and ninth overall. The other two Greensboro locations are at 4215 Wendover Ave. and 1575 New Garden Road. The new Mario’s will be in a 2,400-square-foot space between Midtown Olive...

On a hot and still Sunday night in August 1997, a nameless ship silently beached at this town's sandy marina. The captain and crew slipped off the vessel and disappeared into the darkness. Next, some 446 mostly young people climbed out of the ship's hull and stepped onto the beach here. Many of the newly arrived wondered if they had reached Germany...

The Columbian Lawyers Association held its annual installation ceremony at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck on Thursday. The organization installed its new board members, gave farewell presentations to its outgoing board members, presented the Saint Francis of Assisi/Mother Cabrini Award, and welcomed incoming president, Ida Como. Hon. Joseph Risi,...

The 'Prosecco War' between Italy and Croatia has stepped up a gear after the European Commission published an application for EU-protected label status for the Croatian Prošek wine. Italy's Prosecco producers claim that Prošek's similar-sounding name could confuse consumers and would risk weakening the image of the sparkling Italian drink. The Ital...

Before closing Dec. 31, 2019, Iannucci’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant served the South Asheville community for over 40 years. The bulk of that service took place at 1981 Hendersonville Road. So, when Eric Scheffer, owner of Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian on Merrimon Avenue and Jettie Rae’s Oyster House on Charlotte Street, purchased the building an...

That’s often the first question Italian Americans ask one another. Most Italian Americans trace their roots to villages in the Mezzogiorno, or the regions that comprise Italy’s south: Sicily, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata, Abruzzo, Puglia, Molise, and Sardinia. The Observatory on Italian Roots, which is funded by the AsSud Association, an entity t...

A love of the game and a desire to honor the memory of an Ashtabula woman was the motivation for 24 bocce teams that descended on the Sons of Italy early Saturday morning. The Columbus Avenue area was busy  as the Izzi Bocce Tournament got underway at 9 a.m. at the Sons of Italy and fall softball was playing next door at Massucci Field. "My mom [Lu...

The first Italian physicist has made the 'Nobel hunters' list of the Clarivate Citation Laureates classifiation, sources said Wednesday. Giorgio Parisi, 73, is president of the class of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of the prestigious Accademia dei Lincei. He is a lecturer in theoretical physics at Rome's La Sapienza University and as...

Abbiocco Italian Cuisine in Chesterton rang in their two year anniversary with true Italian flair on September 23. The night began with friends, family, and dear customers arriving for a welcoming reception prior to the event. Smiling faces filtered into the room as people prepared for the five-course dinner and wine tasting.  Abbiocco set the stag...