Downtown Boston has gained another Italian restaurant in the form of Joia, a glittery new restaurant and lounge inside downtown Boston’s Harborside Inn from Gianmarco Rinaldi, a former manager at popular North End spot Trattoria Il Panino. At Joia, Rinaldi has lined up Italian classics on the menu set against the backdrop of an opulent, gilded dini...

Anniversary Gala of the Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA) celebrating 40 years of service to the community. Outstanding commitment to the preservation of Italian heritage and traditions and to the promotion of Italian culture in Vermont. Discovering Burlington’s “Little Italy”, the two farms Agricola Farm and Shelburne Farm. Productive me...

Boston is well-known for its vibrant and ever-evolving culinary scene, with new chefs and new openings making headlines on the regular, but it’s the city’s oldest neighborhood, the North End, that is its most food-centric. Settled in the 1630s, the single-square-mile neighborhood is a study of 5 centuries of architectural development, from the circ...

After 15 years of thinking only about bikes, riding, training, and European cycling adventures (I’m the founder of Peloton Magazine and the Editorial Director of the Road/Gravel Cycling Group at Outside, Inc.), I’ve come to a point where I just want to focus on one thing: sandwiches. Given my love of Italy, the most direct course to feed this newfo...

Italy is one of the most-visited European countries and an epicenter for culinary travel. Visitors from all over the world flock to Bel Paese for its natural beauty, rich history, warm and welcoming people—and its beloved regional foods and wines.  However, with the confluence of airline flight cutbacks, escalating costs, and a reported surge in re...

Ah, the opera. It is an otherworldly experience to sit in a hushed, dimly lit theater, gazing at the stage as a hidden orchestra strikes the first stirring chord. The drama is also a cathartic anecdote to end-of-semester anxiety. This April 27 through April 28, BU School of Music’s Opera Institute and their School of Theater exhibits “Alcina,” an I...

When: Tuesday, May 23 · 6 - 7:30pm EDT - Where: I AM Books 124 Salem Street Boston, MA 02113 United States The second largest Italian island and a keystone in Mediterranean history, Sardinia is known largely as the playground of the global jet-set, the Blue Zone phenomenon and bandits. Award-winning historian, journalist, travel writer Jeff Biggers...

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...

Cavaliere Dr. Gilda Rorro was one of the honorees in Massachusetts on April 1, 2023 to receive the Pirandello Lyceum I Migliori in Mens et Gesta: The Best in Mind and Deeds, 2023 Honor Awards. Her category was as an Italian Culture Advocate, Educator, Author. Boston Magazine has called the I Migliori Award the most prestigious honor to be received...

Readers of the Boston.com Book Club had their minds on vacation this month as we read Elin Hilderbrand’s “Hotel Nantucket” and asked the writers among you to share your own vacation stories. In the latest novel by the “queen of beach reads,” protagonist Lizbet takes on the general manager of a Nantucket Hotel burdened with construction problems and...