Notice is hereby given that the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia intends to appoint a new Honorary Consul in Baltimore who will be called upon to carry out primarily functions of assistance in favor of Italian citizens and protection of Italian interests in the territory of competence. Compatriots who may be interested in this position ar...

Andrea Bocelli is going to make another attempt at performing in Boston this holiday season. The Italian tenor has announced rescheduled dates for a string of postponed concerts amid some rare struggles with his world-renowned voice.  "As many fans now know, Andrea Bocelli has been working through health challenges forcing the famed tenor to postpo...

Facci Ristorante, an Italian restaurant with locations in Turf Valley and Maple Lawn, will open a third dining room in Downtown Baltimore. The eatery’s owner signed a lease last week for space on the ground floor of 414 Light, Baltimore’s tallest building. The 44-story skyscraper, positioned across from the Inner Harbor, houses luxury apartment uni...

Hi Everyone! A trip to Di Pasquale's is something special. Di Pasquales is a 109-year-old business started in Highlandtown, but these day's located in a hip new area of Brewers Hill. But once inside the market, the exact same smells, flavors, and vibes that at one time brought Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," and that also hosted Andrew Z...

The Italian Renaissance did indeed produce Renaissance men—architect-goldsmiths, sculptor-painters, statesmen-patrons and the like—but they were only part of the story. From the perfecting of perspective in 15th-century Florence to the peninsula-wide triumph of the Baroque two centuries later, women were distinguishing themselves in the arts as eve...

Italian Multinational Company Illva Saronno Holding S.p.A. has purchased a majority stake of the Baltimore, Maryland-based rye whiskey distillery Sagamore Spirit, the companies announced Thursday. Sagamore Spirit is a well-regarded rye whiskey brand, having won awards including a Double Gold Medal at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition...

Baltimore, Maryland's Italian Disco has that "it" factor many restaurants seek. The restaurant serves Italian fare and tunes straight out of the '70s and '80s, giving it an old-school flavor with modern energy. There's a DJ spinning tracks, hot pizzas coming out of the oven, and drinks flowing from the bar. Owned by brothers Alex and Eric Smith and...

Joe Benny’s, a Little Italy restaurant known for its distinctive Sicilian-style focaccia pizza, hearty sandwiches and jumbo meatballs, will close this spring after nine years in business. Owner Joseph “Joe Benny” Gardella shared the news in an emotional video posted to Instagram Thursday.   “I’m forcing myself to keep going because I love this, I l...

Word-of-mouth is working for Joe Benny’s Focacceria. On the day I visited, it was responsible for one Floridian stopping in for the first time on her sister and brother-in-law’s recommendation; a pair of O’s fans made their second trip after walking by one night and noticing a line wrapped around the corner; and Joe Benny’s customers formed a stron...

Iconic Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has announced new US tour dates for November and December 2023. The run includes ten show dates in major cities across the nation, including San Antonio, Dallas, Louisville, Boston, Philadelphia, Hartford, Baltimore, with two nights in Hollywood, FL at Hard Rock Live, and a return to the iconic Madison Square Gar...