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Situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Aeolian archipelago consists of seven islands of volcanic origin of various sizes, some with craters still in activity, Lipari Vulcano, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi, and Alicudi. Because they represent an extraordinary case to the birth and evolution of volcanic islands, they were designated a UNESCO Worl...

Cafe Silvium, located in Stamford, is garnering glowing reviews on Yelp and from foodies who know good Italian when they taste it. "The best food and the best value in the county. Enough said," said one Yelper. Located at 371 Shippan Ave., a lot of the talk surrounding the restaurants centers on their homemade pasta, and fresh-made mozzarella, as w...

An exceptional introduction to Italian literature for English readers, the 40 authors compiled in this anthology gift us with vivid stories that when placed into one binding challenge trite perceptions and unveil a raw, more realistic portrait of Italy, from its birthing pangs as a modern nation to the end of the 20th century. The award-winning aut...

For you Italy dreamers out there, here are 10 foods you must eat in Puglia. In fact, you can't officially say you've been to Italy's southernmost region if you haven't tried these foods straight at the source. 1. BreadBread is one of Puglia's most emblematic products. Pane di Altamura, a PDO bread from an inland town west of Bari, is the most famou...

If you can’t make it to Southern Italy to indulge in traditional Neapolitan-style pizza at the source, New York City’s take on pizza is arguably second-best. But you won’t find a better slice in Louisville than at Old School NY Pizza. A round of thin, crisp crust bearing portions of spicy sauce, melty cheese and toppings discreetly applied so all r...

Wine sales in the Italian off-trade channel (large scale retail) grew by 7% in value and 5.7% in 2020 compared to the previous year. Data from the Nomisma Wine Monitor showed that still wines sales were up by 8%, while sparkling wines grew by 4%. Online sales exceeded €200 million and 'pure player' sites accounted for 85% of sales. Medium-small pro...

Fans of Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurants will want to know that founder Joe Moscatiello has a new place and is ready to welcome diners. Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurants in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Foothill Ranch closed in March, Moscatiello had transferred them to a new owner before they shuttered. But on Saturday, May 1, Moscatiello,...

The hit comedy, “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” by Anthony J. Wilkinson will arrive in Hawthorne, NJ on May 27, 2021 at Macaluso’s Restaurant.  This comedy which satirizes same-sex marriage with many over the top characters is being produced by the Hawthorne Pride Alliance. This production will be the second time that “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” will...

“See Naples and die,” the saying goes--meaning, once you’ve seen Naples, you’ve seen it all. However, many tourists who visit Naples leave without really getting to know the city. Often used as a layover city for trips to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, Naples can be overwhelming for first-time visitors who are not prepared for its loud, lively atmos...

Brad Anderson has made quite an impact on the Denver dining scene over the past few decades, running the Rocky Mountain Diner, Rick's Cafe, Chopper's Sports Grill, the Castle Cafe and the Next Door Bar with partners Tom Walls and Jerry Good. Now Anderson is ready to jump back into the scene with Benzina, an Italian restaurant built from the bones o...

The Italian artist Marco Brambilla—the mind behind projects like Marina Abramovic’s opera, Seven Deaths of Maria Callas, and the video installation The Four Temperaments featuring Cate Blanchett—has engulfed Hudson Yards with a captivating preview of his forthcoming work Heaven’s Gate (2021). Fragments of the work, a satirical and hallucinogenic cr...

We want to introduce you to beauty and art through the discovery of five of Italy's most famous and attractive theatres: the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Teatro La Scala in Milan. All of these theatres demonstrate how important music and art have alw...