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Veronica Sandolo says a few days in Ponza, the picturesque Italian island where her extended family lives, is “like therapy.” For the newest iteration of her family’s Norwalk restaurant, she is highlighting the best of the island, including its traditional food, culture and warm, family-friendly service. Sandolo is a second-generation restaurateur,...

A walk through Cleveland’s Little Italy in 2021 allows visitors to time travel through a history of Cleveland if they know where to look. It’s why the Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation is working on an updated neighborhood plan to better guide developers so future projects in the neighborhood reflect what the community wants. Buildings that ha...

Whether they carry soft and curvy styling or a more aggressive and edgy look, several Italian sports cars have proven what they're capable of. Starting in the '50s, Italians introduced some admirable examples of performance cars we still admire today. A large, powerful engine wouldn't help much if the mechanical components were of cheap quality, th...

Sotto Sopra the Northern Italian Restaurant (www.sottosopra.us) located on historic Charles Street in downtown-Baltimore received the Mayor’s Certificate for Recognition for its 25th Anniversary. Riccardo Bosio opened the chic & stylish Milan-style restaurant on April 9, 1996. It has remained one of the most distinguished dining institutions in the...

The Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival will be back in Courthouse Square in August, but the Wings & Wheels at the Ernie Hall Aviation Museum and SLOAS Airfield will stay grounded for another year. Italian festival President Carole Ficeti said the board continued to meet via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic and went back and forth on whether...

La Primavera brings us outdoors to revel in the delights of Italy’s gardens. Here Mamma Nature is tamed to glorious effect, with each spot reflecting the unique character of its creator. These five beauties were inspired one way or another by women: Gardens of Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore In 1632, Carlo III Borromeo decided to transform one of his fa...

Sunday 05/02/2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT. The Italian American Experience: The Archive as Classroom. The Museo presents a conversation with Professor Lina Insana on how archives can become  spaces of active learning and fruitful collaborations, offering a more experimental approach to the study of Italians in places such as Pittsburgh, PA, and Santa...

Some local volunteers are serving up comfort food and positivity to people in need in the Pueblo and El Paso County communities. It's part of a nation-wide grassroots effort called "Lasagna Love," which kicked off in the beginning of the pandemic. Members of the community volunteer their time, by buying fresh ingredients, and making home-made lasag...

Robert Allegrini, the longest-serving member of the Milan-Chicago Sister City Committee, was named its co-chairman at the Chicago Sister Cities board meeting in February. First appointed to the committee by Mayor Richard M. Daley in 1989, Allegrini has served under more than half a dozen committee chairs and worked with eight different Milan mayors...

If you’ve been to Tuscany, you had vin santo, the sweet, thick fragrant nectar often served with another Tuscan legend, cantucci cookies. To be fair, vin santo is typical of all regions of central Italy and some variants of it can be found also in the North-East of the country, especially in Trentino, where it’s produced with  Nosiola  grapes, and...

Good news for lovers of Italian food in the Buffalo area! Bravo Italian Kitchen will reopen at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga later this spring. The favorite Italian chain will be the latest restaurant to return to the mall’s “Restaurants Row” after Dave and Buster’s reopening in March. “BRAVO! will continue to serve classic favorite entré...

An obscene message was spray-painted on the base of the Christopher Columbus monument in Columbus Circle over the weekend. Authorities discovered the vandalization Saturday evening, less than three weeks after police took down the protective barricade that had surrounded the statue since last summer. A spokesperson for the Knights of Columbus’ nati...