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The Santa Maria bell, which accompanied Christopher Columbus' flagship on his expedition to the Americas in 1492, will be auctioned off on November 18 in Miami. The American Cancer Society will benefit. The bell was discovered by former Italian naval officer and underwater salvage expert Roberto Mazzara in 1994 off the coast of northern Portugal. I...

A bit of floating Spanish and American history is in downtown Jacksonville this weekend. The Nao Santa Maria tall ship is docked by the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It's a replica of one of Christopher Columbus' ships that crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. “We are in Nao Santa Maria. It is a replica of Columbus’ ship. It’s a replica because of course the...

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, in partnership with the College of Charleston, is proud to announce the 15th edition of the annual celebration of contemporary Italian cinema and culture. The 2021 event will take place Nov. 4-6, 2021, at the Queen Street Playhouse and will feature 10 award-winning films. “We are very happy to have a real pr...

"This is the original mozzarella, and it can only be made with buffalo milk," says Fading D Farm co-owner David DiLoreto. Along with his wife, Faythe DiLoreto, they've been operating their Italian Mediterranean Buffalo creamery since January 2016. Not to be confused with the American bison, their 64-acre Rowan County-based water buffalo farm is one...

Dick DeAngelis, the former NC State football player and assistant freshman football coach who wrote the history of NC State athletics on the walls of his Amedeo's Italian Restaurant on Raleigh's Western Boulevard, died Wednesday, two days after being admitted. He was 85. A native of Reading, Pennsylvania, DeAngelis was in the first recruiting class...

To celebrate the 21st Week of the Italian Language in the World the Consulate General of Italy in Miami is pleased to present the exhibition “Fashion During Dante Alighieri’s Time” in collaboration with the Italian organization Corsa all'Anello featuring authentic medieval costumes from Narni, Italy. ▶Watch the video to learn more https://www.youtu...

Suntree's Tuscany Grill has found a new home, and a 6,000-square-foot restaurant space in Viera that has housed a French-American bistro, a steakhouse and Mexican restaurant is getting an Italian makeover. "I cry happy tears every day," said Tuscany owner Gina Pierce. "I haven't heard one negative thing. People are so excited." Tuscany Grill's futu...

Oronzo, a pioneer in fast-casual Italian dining, announces the grand opening of its second location in the new Midtown development of Tampa. Located at 1120 Gramercy Lane D-200, the restaurant will open to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Oronzo is collaboration of Dan Bavaro, owner of Bavaro's, which introduced Neapolitan-style pizza to the city...

October is National Italian American Heritage Month. It’s the month where people can celebrate heritage, culture, history, pride, contributions and achievements. It’s a time to celebrate Italian American individuals from the past and the present. “We remember the struggles of our ancestors here in this country and we continue to shed light and figh...

In 2015, Chef Keith Yonker's dream of living in Northeast Tennessee came true when Eastman Chemical Co. hired the Chicago-area native to be the company's artisan chef and oversee its seven cafes. Yonker later opened The Angry Italian in downtown Bristol. Billed as a Chicago-inspired pizzeria, the restaurant started out in a small storefront on a si...

Craving tortellini, piadina or gnocco fritto? There is no need to take a trip to Emilia Romagna in Italy, the Emilian tradition is served at Via Emilia 9 in Miami and Nonna Beppa in New York City. Two different names but one message in common: bring authenticity to the United States, and no modifications are allowed. Indeed, because if you want to...

Hughes Investments Inc. announced Oct. 5 Belladina’s Italian Market will open at BridgeWay Station in Mauldin in late 2022. The Mauldin eatery will use at least 50% of its 6,013 square feet for an Italian market, which will sell authentic Italian food items. It will also serve as Belladina’s fourth storefront, joining Belladina’s Pizzeria at 9 W. W...