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Let yourself be enchanted by the light of the sea while walking in Porto Venere under the ancient walls of the church of San Pietro, climb to the castle of Lerici discovering the labyrinth of its carrugi and the endless perspectives of its colorful houses overlooking the gulf. Welcome to the Gulf of Poets, the delightful bay sung and loved by Dante...

When we imagine the ideal Sunday dinner Arthur & Sons will forever come to mind. The West Village spot that serves up heaping plates of pasta and stacks of eggplant piled high alongside heavy pours of wine and espresso martinis is casual, fun, homey and somehow very hip with its black and white checked floors and nostalgic posters lining the walls....

Franco Battiato’s music has seen Italians from the beautiful illusions of the 70s through to  the flamboyant 80s, and has endured as a household favorite ever since. Much has already been written about this staple of Italian music and pop culture, but now, on the second anniversary of his death, it feels fitting to pay homage to this prolific man....

Thomas Jefferson University’s Class of 2023 comprises doctors, medical practitioners — and a legendary Italian tenor. Andrea Bocelli was awarded an honorary degree at the university’s 199th commencement ceremony on Wednesday in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. The ceremony felicitated newly minted graduates from the Jefferson College of Life Scien...

Montegrappa was founded in 1912 in Bassano del Grappa, a town in the Veneto region of northern Italy, by Austrians Edwige Hoffman and Heinrich Helm: their goal was to produce high-quality fountain pen nibs using precious materials such as gold and silver. The company was initially named Manifattura Pennini Oro per Stilografiche Elmo and focused on...

In Macomb County, there are a bounty of tried-and-true Italian-American restaurants serving classics like meatballs, fettuccine Alfredo, fried calamari and chicken Parmesan. You won't find any of that at Mangiabevi Urban Italian in Sterling Heights. Instead, owners Stefano Pecoraro and Mauro Querio are bringing a taste of modern Italy to the east s...

The Sustainable Vertical Farming research project was launched in 2022 at the University of Bologna, together with the collaboration of the Universities of Naples, Turin, and Pauda. This project is coordinated by Prof. Francesco Orsini of the Department of Agri-Food Sciences and Technologies (DISTAL). With it, the research institutions want to addr...

It was a day for celebration, not only for Joseph C. Longo, but for his entire family as well. There was much to enjoy as Longo celebrated his 105th birthday. He was reunited with his son Larry who lives out of state, brother Peter and many other family members and received a special motorcycle parade by members of the American Legion Riders and a...

An evening celebrating the contribution of Italian Americans to the success of the United States and solid relations with Italy, during which scholarships were awarded to deserving young Italian Americans. This was the theme of the 34th edition of the National Education and Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala, organized yesterday in Washington DC by the...

Catania, Sicily, is a beautiful city on the eastern coast of Italy. There are many great things about Catania that make it a popular destination for tourists and a wonderful place to live. Catania is steeping with a rich history and culture that dates back to ancient times. Founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC, Catania has been inhabited by...

Existing literature has highlighted the phenomenon of academic migrants leaving Italy for the United States with the hope of finding institutions that offer more opportunities for growth and recognition based on merit, as opposed to corruption, nepotism, and excessive bureaucracy. Thanks to NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) and IDI (Inter...

At 10.37pm on 4 May the man who lives in Diego Maradona’s head threw open the window of his flat in the Spanish Quarter district in Naples for the first time in months, erupting in a cathartic scream as the city celebrated another moment in its rebirth.  Ciro Maiello, a 50-year-old pork butcher, moved to the apartment block featuring a giant mural...