by Joseph N. DiStefano   Andrea Canepari, Italy's gently polished, vastly energetic and partly Penn-educated Consul-General in Philadelphia, held a kick-off party Sunday for the city's prominenti i patroni in honor of Ciao! Philadelphia, the month-long abbondanza of Italian cultural events -- schedule here.   It was a gray windy day f...

by Tim Jimenez   A month-long celebration of Italian culture called "Ciao Philadelphia" wraps up with a number of events this week. There's an Italian Cinema Night at Widener University on Wednesday. On Friday, it's a Wine and Cheese tasting at Drexel.   Andrea Canepari is Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia. For a second yea...

The Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia, Andrea Canepari, presented New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney with the Italian Consular General Award May 23 at Rowan University. The award recognizes Sweeney's support of, and friendship with, Italian Americans in Sweeney's legislative district and around the state, Canepari said. &...