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Despite some difficulties in 2023, the United States is by far the leading market for Italian wine. After a record 2022, at €1.86 billion, 8.3% over 2021, in the first 11 months of 2023, imports to the U.S. stopped at €1.6 billion (down 6% over the same period in 2022, Istat data analyzed by WineNews). A negative figure, to be sure, but an improvem...

Cristiana Della’Anna, the actress who portrays Mother Cabrini in the upcoming biopic, Cabrini, visits with Sbarro Health Research Organization Founder and President Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, and with Miguel Mostafá, Dean of the College of Science and Technology, at the Sbarro Institute for Cancer research at Temple University in Philadelphia on Fe...

Smartphones and tablets will be banned in Italian classrooms - even for teaching purposes - under new guidelines in Italy. “The use of smartphones and tablets can often create tension between students and teachers, sometimes also leading to acts of aggression against school staff,” said Italy's education minister Giuseppe Valditara.  The ban will i...

The 9th edition of Filming Italy Los Angeles Festival, honoring the absolute best of Italian cinema and furthering the collaborative relationship between Hollywood and Italy, has set its kick-off event for Monday, February 26th at Aero Theater in Santa Monica with a special screening of Django, starring legendary actor Franco Nero, who will be in a...

On the corner of La Crosse St and Lang Dr, not even a five-minute walk from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus, sits La Crosse’s newest Italian restaurant – Pastissimo. The building formerly occupied by Cool Beans Coffee Shop was a highly regarded cafe by UWL students. Manuel Marono and Rosalinda Saldana, owners of Pastissimo, hope to est...

On the evening of February 21st, the Embassy of Italy in Washington, in collaboration with the Department of State, the Motion Picture Association (MPA), the Middleburg Film Festival, and Italian Screens, hosted an exclusive screening of the film Io capitano by director Matteo Garrone at the MPA headquarters. The film, produced by RaiCinema, Silver...

I'm taking you to San Fruttuoso, a secret spot on the Italian Riviera. This isn't your typical guidebook. We're diving into the real heart of it. It's where history crashes into the Mediterranean. We're exposing every inch of San Fruttuoso. From the ancient cobblestones to untamed nature, it's all here. This guide is about living San Fruttuoso. You...

It’s a New Jersey classic: pizzeria in the front, sit-down restaurant in the back. The formula is nothing new, yet the niche style of restaurant always seems to impress me. This is increasingly true for Russillo in West Caldwell, NJ, where hospitality meets red sauce classics to create a casual yet impactful dining experience. Whether you’re lookin...

Narni, an enchanting town in the heart of  Italy, is often overlooked by the usual tourist trail, yet it holds a wealth of history, culture, and natural beauty that beckons those yearning for a journey into a place where time seems to stand still. Nestled in the province of Terni, in the southern part of Umbria, this ancient town offers a unique gl...

Holy Week is central to the spiritual lives of Italians on both sides of the Atlantic. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and Shrine and the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will play their parts from Palm Sunday (March 24) to Easter Sunday (March 31). OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL (Melrose Park) will celebrate Mass with the distribution of palms at 7:45 a.m. and...

Walk the quiet stone streets of Lucignano and it’s easy to see why it was named one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. This small fortified village in Tuscany, not far from Arezzo, is famous not only for its cultural and historical significance but also for its efforts to preserve and promote an authentic way of life. The Beautiful Towns of Ital...

The “World’s Largest Bowl of Pasta Con Le Sarde” is making a return ahead of St. Joseph’s Day. Happening at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the Italian American St. Joseph Society will host its annual St. Joseph’s Pasta Party. The public is invited to join fellow Italian-Americans in a celebration of Italian Heritag...