When Petra Conti's Snow Queen and Eris Nezha's Snow King glide through the icy forests of Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker" this season, audiences may notice a little extra heat between the two. Boston Ballet's newest principal dancers, who arrived from Italy's Teatro alla Scala mid-October and make their company debut in the holiday favorite, just...

History tells us that more Italians immigrated to the United States than any other Europeans, and that more came from Sicily than from any other Italian region. With them, too, the Sicilians brought many traditions, customs, and foods that are still popular today.   One such food is the cannoli, a Sicilian pastry dessert. Historically, these...

La partnership tra Eni, gigante italiano del petrolio e del gas, e il prestigiosoMit di Boston, siglata nel 2008, e il più recente accordo quadro tra lo stesso cane a sei zampe e il Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Cnr) ha sortito un risultato straordinario nel campo dell'energia solare e della sensoristica avanzata, pubblicato sulla principale...

Gli organizzatori della conferenza annuale sul futuro dell'impresa italiana, ospitata dal MIT e dalla Harvard University, hanno scelto un titolo forte: "Wake Up, Italy!" ("Italia, svegliati!"). All'evento hanno preso parte tra gli altri il consigliere del ministro per lo Sviluppo Economico Alessandro Fusacchia, il direttore esecutivo di Agusta West...

When it comes to authentic Italian food, Boston certainly has plenty of it. Not only are we home to the North End's Italian fare but many of our restaurants have also somehow managed to make this category of food even better (if that's possible).   Two of those local Italian eateries have even earned a nod in Thrillist's list of "Best Italia...

Giuseppe Verdi's "La traviata" is one of the most performed operas in the world, yet it hasn't appeared on a Boston Lyric Opera stage for more than a decade. That is, until this October, when the renowned company will stage a production of the classic work, interpreted by some of the country's rising stars of opera. Five performances will take...

Joint six-week course for Italian and U.S students at the Design Department aimed at creating prototype designs that integrate their two approaches   JUNE 2013 - MILAN POLITECNICO The project aims to support a collaboration between the Milan Politecnico and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the field known as "des...

by Joanna Fantozzi The Olive Garden food truck, which features the casual Italian-American chain's new breadstick sandwiches, is hitting the road, as we reported last week. The truck is coming to Boston's North End — Beantown's Italian neighborhood — and the area's Italian restaurateurs are none too happy about their new mobile neighbors. "There...