Living the Italian lifestyle and culture is the perfect way to discover Italy!   This program, developed in collaboration with Pelago University in Naples offers the opportunity to experience and taste the Mediterranean cuisine, learn Italian language and visit Campania, a region in the south Italy rich in artistic and archaeological sites,...

by Michelle Guilbeau   The Florentine is located on the 2nf floor of the JW Marriott at 151 W. Adams. It is walking distance to the heart of Chicago's financial district. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the week. They are open at 6:30am to 10:30am to accommodate breakfast meetings, and will serve lunch between 11:0...

While the rest of Chicago yammered over Little Goat and Au Cheval, there's a sleek, well-oiled diner perfecting the diner formula in Lakeview. Amidst the flurry of re-imagined diners, City Dough stands as one of the best examples of the template.   From the polished, sunny vibe to the jovial servers and heartwarming, heart attack-inducing me...

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Galileo's Letter to Christina of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Loyola University Chicago, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, the Italian Cultural Institute and ItalCultura, will present a series of events:   November 4th at 7:30 pm - Loyola University Orches...

September 28 - October 6, 2013Chicago Symphony Center ScheduleSaturday, September 28, 7:00pmTuesday, October 1, 7:00pmFriday, October 4, 7:00pmSunday, October 6, 3:00pm   Revering Shakespeare above all other playwrights, Giuseppe Verdi based three operas on the Bard's works. His electrifying psychodrama Macbeth was the first, a blood-s...

When I first visited Florence as a young whelp I was too much of a wuss to try the city's signature panini di lampredotto, a tripe sandwich sold from street stalls all over the city. Historically a workingman's sandwich, it was a cheap, high-protein way to fill up on the way to the olive orchards.   But it's maintained its appeal despite its...

by C.J. Martello   It seems that this time of year always presents itself with so many different avenues to choose from insofar as a topic for Petals from Roseland is concerned. That is why this column covers a number of different topics. So, sit back and relax as we journey down many paths. Let me begin by saying I really enjoy being a mem...

by Dominic Candeloro   Dear friends, You may have heard about an important initiative underway at Loyola University Chicago. The Italian American community is working together to raise $500,000 to establish an endowed professorship dedicated to an Italian American Studies interdisciplinary program. This program at Loyola is the answer to th...

Alto Adige, one of Italy's smallest wine-producing regions, is also one of the country's most diverse. Education is vital to help spread awareness and understanding of these multi-faceted wines. Following the success of the 2012 Master Class series hosted by Master Sommelier, Laura Maniec, Alto Adige Wines has re-launched an educational initiative...

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti was honored by the Juvenile Justice Initiative on Sept. 16 at the Union League Club of Chicago for his dedication to sharing music with children in the juvenile justice system. The event celebrates JJI's 15th year anniversary and the organization's many accomplishments, including raising the...