By Rosario Mariani   December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Italy officially prepares for il Santo Natale. In most of Southern Italy, it is quite common to see the zampognari playing Christmas carols in grottoes, shrines and other religious places throughout the area.   As Americans, we associate the bagpipes with...

By Debbi Snook   While our Thanksgiving dinners are trussed up in American traditions, Christmas leaves a little wiggle room for overseas adventure. If you aren't already wedded to your usual ham, fish or another turkey, anything goes – as long as it sparkles.   Add an ethnic twist – let's say Italian – and you can plunge into the col...

Piacenze is a restaurant located on Route 100 in West Dover. This is Italian food you don't take out. Sit and enjoy anyone of the many homemade pastas. I had the gnocchi with braised lamb cheeks and lamb prosciutto that I was supposed to share with my husband, but didn't. My antipasti was the white bean escarole, and with the first taste I was...

Una storia a lieto fine quella del "Presepio della Solidarietà", un ampio capolavoro artistico modellato dalle mani degli artigiani campani dedicato ai vigili del fuoco, riportato alla luce dopo anni di abbandono e degrado, da ieri in visione al Consolato Generale di Park Avenue fino al 6 gennaio, dalle 2 alle 5 pomeridiane. A poche settimane dall...

Hill 2000 Inc. and the Hill Business Association (HBA) invite you to CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL to kick-off the Christmas season, Saturday, December 5, 2015, Noon – 8:00 p.m., St. Ambrose Church on The Hill, The Hill Neighborhood Center, and Gelato di Riso. Many retail shops will remain open until 7:00 pm, including: Bertarelli's and Girasole. • Come t...

Domenica 30 novembre 2014 la Casa Italiana ha ospitato una delle prime feste natalizie della stagione, sponsorizzata da Santo Padre Pio Society, con presidente Maria Bruno, e da Maria SS. di Costantinopoli Society, presieduta da Joe Deligio.   Dopo la Santa Messa, celebrata presso St. Peter's Italian Church, il sontuoso pranzo è stato preced...

By Mauro Battocchi   Get ready! This November 22nd - 23rd, the Bay Area will be treated again to the annual Italian Christmas Market (Mercato di Natale) which will be abuzz from 10:30am­ to 6:00pm Saturday and 10:30am - 4:30pm Sunday at Fort Mason Center BLDG C, San Francisco.   This is the second annual Mercato di Natale, and like la...

By Valentina Harris   Considering that is 96 per cent Catholic, it is not surprising that Christmas is treated as a very important occasion. In addition to the religious traditions, the festivities centre on spending time with friends and family – and much like in Britain, the gathering of loved ones has a heavy focus on food.   The d...

Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CST) - Monsignor Thiele Parish Center - 1510 N Claremont Street Chicago, Illinois 60622 Join the Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi SIEF as we kick off the Holiday season with an afternoon filled with cheers and fun. Our children will write a letter to Santa and meet him, listen to traditional Ital...

Sponsored by the Original Little Italy Restaurant Association. Friday, December 4, 2015 - 7 pm - rain or shine. FREE FAMILY EVENT! (corner Stiles & High Streets)   Christmas carols sung by Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Candlelight caroling will begin previously in the church and process to the tree lighting...