In a move that underscores the growing global interconnectedness of higher education and the arts, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), based in Boca Raton, Florida, and the Conservatorio Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy, have officially joined in a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that promises to enhance the cultural and a...

If you've got a sweet tooth and enjoy the finer things, there's a new hot-spot that's tailor-made for you at Boca Raton's Town Center. Venchi, the renowned Italian chocolate and gelato brand, has opened its first chocogelataria at the shopping and dining destination. Opened Jan. 31, Venchi features chocolates, gelato, their signature "Gelatoshakes"...

When Americans are craving sandwiches packed with meat and flavor, delis are the perfect place to grab one. These specialty retailers are known for providing fresh meats, cheeses, and other foods, as well as delicious handhelds. While most grocery stores have a deli section, independent shops have that charm you won't find at big-name supermarkets....

Boca Raton welcomes chef Fabio Trabocchi and team to our community with the opening of Fiolina, which debuted last Thursday. As the first restaurant to open on Restaurant Row in midtown Boca, Fiolina breathes new life into the area with its handmade pasta and relaxed Italian ambiance. Trabocchi’s Washington D.C. concept, Fiola, is a Michelin-starre...

What better timing than Italian-American Heritage Month to officially welcome Michele Misto in his new post as consul general of Italy in Miami. “Now you have a second home in Palm Beach County,” Vice Mayor Maria Sachs said at the College of Arts & Letters’ official welcome luncheon in the East Engineering building on Florida Atlantic University’s...

The Center for Arts and Innovation has just selected Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano to design its new creative campus. The campus is situated in the heart of downtown Boca Raton in Florida and aims to become a global hub for creative excellence. Ultimately, The Center is on a mission to transform Boca Raton into an internationally rec...

In the late 19th Century, Silviano Venchi spent his life savings on two bronze cauldrons to experiment with new uses for chocolate. Today, more than 175 Venchi ChocoGelaterias span the globe, though just half a dozen can be found in the US, mostly in the New York Metro. That’s about to change. The chocolatier famed for its 90 gelato flavors and 350...

FAU Italian Program presents two nights with Maria Teresa Cannizzaro: “Italian Jewels from Dante to Rhode Island” Show and Lecture. Thursday March 2, 7PM in PA 101 Precious Stones and their Meanings in  Dante’s Divine Comedy; Friday March 3, 7PM in PA 101 Italian American Custom Jewelry: Tradition and Creativity. Maria Teresa Cannizzaro is an autho...

The VII International Symposium “Italy in Transit” will be hosted by the Italian program at Florida Atlantic University, on February 10th and 11th, 2023. The Symposium is organized in collaboration with the FAU Study of the Americas Initiative of the College of Arts and Letters, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, New York, the Sardini...

South Florida-based IPIC Theaters, America's premier luxury restaurant and movie theater brand, announced today the introduction of their Italian dining concept Serena Pastificio in Boca Raton, which will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, December 7th for dinner service. This is the second location for the Serena brand, the first in Florid...