The department of modern languages and classics at The University of Alabama has grown over the years. Its growth includes the Italian program, which was established 25 
years ago.   Barbara Godorecci and her husband Maurizio were hired in the 1990s to create and implement the Italian progrm. The program went from a few courses to now offeri...

By Courtney Smith   Italy's ambassador to the United States visited Auburn University on Monday to expand student exchange programs and academic research partnerships with Italian universities. He also hopes American and European leaders will soon sign a free trade agreement and strengthen economies all over the globe.   Ambassad...

Auburn's Cultural Italian American Organization will celebrate St. Joseph's Day with a feast Saturday, March 19, at the Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming.   The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with a small religious ceremony in which the statue of St. Joseph is carried during a small procession and placed on a table with traditiona...

Get ready for a day of fun, games and food as the Feast of Saint Mark Italian Food Festival returns for a fourth year on Saturday, April 25 at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. The annual event falls on the Catholic feast day of Saint Mark, and brings authentic Italian culture to North Shelby.   "We try to keep it as authentic...

The Italian American Heritage Society will host a wine and cheese tasting event from 6:30-10 p.m. on July 12 at Vizzini Winery, 800 Highway 87 in Calera.   Tickets are $35 each. Proceeds will help support the exhibit of "La Storia" at the Vulcan Park and Museum. The July 12 event will feature antipasta, music, dancing and an Italian car show...

by Sarah Killian   Fire destroyed Vinny Vito's restaurant in Moody late Sunday night, according to authorities.The fire broke out at about 9:45 p.m. at the Italian restaurant off Moody Parkway. Firefighters from neighboring Leeds were called in to assist the Moody Fire Department with the blaze.   The flames were so intense the roof o...

A new memorandum of understanding will bring Italian manufacturer Finmeccanica's AW009 helicopter to the U.S. for the first time, AAL USA announced today.   AAL USA, which operates a 62,000-square-foot hangar at Huntsville International Airport, will help lead the process of getting the aircraft authorized by the Federal Aviation Administrat...

A Soyuz spacecraft has safely docked at the International Space Station, beginning the Expedition 42 Futura mission.   It transported an American and Russian astronaut, as well as Italian Samantha Cristoforetti.She's a flight engineer with the European Space Agency. But before all of that, she attended Space Camp at the US Space and Rocket C...

By Neal Wagner   After her father, Giuseppe Bertolone, died in March 2013, Joe's Italian owner Sonia Bertolone-Carillo didn't have much time to mourn his passing. "We didn't have much of an opportunity to grieve because we were working all the time," Bertolone-Carillo said of her family, noting they regularly put in 90 or more hours ope...

by Brad Harper   The furniture and much of the interior looks the same inside the former Garrett's The Art of Food location in east, but everything else is changing. Including the prices. Papa Roc's Italian Grill plans a soft opening Wednesday at their 7780 Atlanta Highway space, bringing in the Mississippi Delta-based restaurant's appr...