The magnificent Italian Renaissance Nazzaro Center (the former North Bennett Street bathhouse) was designed by the extraordinarily talented and prolific Charles D. MaGinnis, who specialized in Catholic churches and institutions and had apprenticed under Boston’s last official city architect, Edmund March Wheelwright. The effort to designate it a Bo...

The Trio Restaurant Group — which operates Publico Street Bistro & Garden, was the opening team behind Backyard Betty’s, and collaborated on Casa Caña — is expanding downtown. The group will open Bar Mercato inside the Hyatt Centric (68 Devonshire St., Boston), near Faneuil Hall, drawing inspiration from European food halls. This means that the men...

Now in its second year, Eataly’s Winter Wine & Cheese Fest is taking over the Italian market on Wednesday, Jan. 23, for two sessions of Italian indulgence. Attendees can choose from two different time slots — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. — for an evening that includes sampling more than 15 types of local and Italian cheeses and bites, and...

Nel Vangelo secondo Matteo si narra della celebre parabola dei talenti. La morale è nota: sia lodato chi sa investirne quanti ne riceve e redarguito chi, invece, per paura, abbia a sotterrarli. Da bimbi, forse, si può far fatica a capire, ma, da adulti, pure laicamente, si è in dovere di mettere in pratica questo messaggio. Così ha fatto Frances...

Antonio “Anthony” Phililp Tedesconacque a Musellaro (comune autonomo fino al 1927 in provincia di Chieti), frazione di Bolognano, in via Centrale, il 7 gennaio del 1899 da Domenico (trentatreenne “contadino” nato a Musellaro) e Reginalda Santilli (ventinovenne nata Vittorito). L’atto di nascita fu registrato dinanzi all’allora Sindaco di Musellaro...

On a brisk winter day, Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, gestured towards the spot where a tank in Boston's North End burst, releasing a tsunami of hot molasses into the streets 100 years ago, on January 15, 1919. "So, that green sign right there is exactly the site of the outside wall of the tank. Ships t...

Chef Tiffani Faison has already created a food empire in the Fenway with three wildly different concepts: barbecue-driven Sweet Cheeks, Southeast Asian-inspired Tiger Mama, and snack bar Fool’s Errand. This summer, she’ll tap into Italian cuisine with Orfano, scheduled to open in the Pierce Boston building at the corner of Boylston Street and Brook...

As you know, the Pirandello Lyceum has become an active member of the Italian American Alliance.  As the President of the Pirandello Lyceum I am a member of the  Board of Directors. The Italian American Alliance was formed over a year ago to address the growing effort of many in American society to revise the history of many cultures in such a way...

For many, a ski trip to Italy might not be within reach this winter. But Eataly, the popular Italian marketplace located in the Prudential Center in Boston, is hoping to give visitors the next best thing. The return of the “Après Ski Festival," modeled after “indulgent post-skiing festivities” in Italy, invites guests to visit Eataly for an atmosph...

There is a fascination in the concept of Little Italy that still exists today, when many of these Italian neighborhoods are no longer there. Outdated, but only in some cities, the principle of physically limiting an area of the city according to Italian criteria, the concept of being together, making communities and proudly celebrating their origin...