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by Lianna Fabrizio   Joyous occasions around the dinner table served with authentic Italian dishes - recipes for which were passed down three generations - are what Elisa Pignato holds close to her heart. After a lifetime of cooking traditional Italian dishes like spaghetti with white clam sauce, chicken cacciatore, and pasta fagioli by memo...

By Cristina Fontanelli Join us on Friday May 9 at Baruch College* in NYC for the 1st-annual "Great International Songbook", plus wine reception! Listen to the world's great songs (in 8 languages!) and to our guest musicians who will bring the "musical flavor" of many countries.   If you love your country, let us know and we will do our best...

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival will host "La Grande Bellezza," an evening of film, food and fun on Thursday, May 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun St. at the College of Charleston.   The event will feature Italian club music, delectable "apertivo," including prosecco cocktails, and a number...

Acting in accordance with Elsa Geiger Ariè's bequest commemorating her father, the Giorgio Cini Foundation has announced the "Premio letterario Benno Geiger per la traduzione poetica" (The Benno Geiger Poetry Translation Prize), to be awarded for an Italian translation of a work of poetry from an ancient, medieval or modern Western language publish...

Boston was awash in green, white and red on May 31, when the third italianissimo! gala organized by the Friends of the Italian Cultural Center was held. Set in the Burnham Building downtown, the event attracted hundreds of members of the community and beyond in a sign of support for establishing a new Italian cultural center in the city. "It is a...

In coordination with Mid-Atlantic Lambos and the Lamborghini Owners Club we are again pleased to host the Lamborghini Owners National Meet at Le Belle Macchine - Pocono.   The latest examples of Sant' Agata's finest will be on display at the Concorso d'Eleganza on June 21.  

The Italian ceramic industry has a long tradition of excellence, especially in the area of Emilia Romagna, in particular in the town of Sassuolo.   In the 1970s, because of the high concentration of industries in this pole, the need arose for a more careful approach towards the environment. As a consequence, the Italian ceramic industry enga...

On Saturday, July 26, the Solon Italian Club will once again participate in the Solon Home Days parade, which will be held at a different time than previous celebrations, when the parade took place on Sunday afternoon.   Club members and their families are invited to join in on the float in this year's parade, and should be prepared to assem...

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, award-winning poet and Paterson, NJ, native, was honored on June 29 by the Cultural Ministery of San Mauro, Cilento, Italy, province of Salerno, the region her parents came from before they emigrated to America in 1936. Gillan was presented with a book of her poems about the town of San Mauro called, In a Place of Flowers a...

by Giovanni di Napoli   This year, my friends and I celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Rocco in Astoria, Queens with the Orsogna Mutual Aid Society. Warmly welcomed, we were invited to partake in the festivities and share the day with them.   Nearly 200 people returned to the old neighborhood to honor their beloved patron. It was a rea...

L'Italia è un Paese per vecchi? Certo, secondo le statistiche demografiche che lo mettono fra i primi Paesi al mondo per basso tasso di natalità e alta età media dei suoi cittadini.   Ma c'è un altro lato della medaglia, proiettato verso il futuro e non verso la decadenza: l'Istituto italiano di tecnologia (IIT) è il leader internazionale de...

Riparte la macchina promozionale dell'Enit sul mercato nordamericano: con le celebrazioni del Columbus Day a New York inizia infatti un periodo molto intenso che vedrà l'Agenzia promuovere la destinazione Italia in più occasioni e in diverse aree degli Stati Uniti e del Canada.   Grandi aspettative, innanzitutto, per la più importante manife...