Get ready for some pizza fritta, the annual Amerigo Vespucci Lodge #160 festival returns to Danbury this weekend. The festival runs Friday through Sunday at the lodge, 10 Christopher Columbus Ave. It celebrates Italian heritage with Italian food, music and kids’ activities. Admission and parking is free. Italian DJ Joey Autuoro will perform Friday,...

John Francisconi, the general manager of Bank Square Books in Mystic, Conn. Is finishing up a three-week residency at Otherwise Bookshop in Rome. The residency was made possible by Bookselling Without Borders (BWB), the collaborative program between 13 independent publishers that organizes fellowships for booksellers to attend international book fa...

The Columbus Day Parade will return to the city’s streets for its 111th year after the City Council agreed to resume paying the police overtime costs.Columbus Parade organizers moved 2018’s celebration to Shelton over a dispute about the public safety bill. “Losing that last year was not one of our best moments,” Council President Aidee Nieves said...

The word “authentic” gets thrown around quite a bit in the culinary world. When Danilo Mongillo, the owner of Strega in Branford, lived in Italy, he was a police officer for the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. It was his job to protect the integrity of any product that had “Made in Italy” on the label. Not only did Mongillo de...

Flowers showered the statue of the Madonna Della Strada as she was gently lowered on a table so marchers in the Italian-American Festival’s Sunday morning procession could crowd around to pin money to her and pray. After a Catholic Mass officiated in Italian, members of the Southington Sons of Italy Club lifted the statue and joined a procession fr...

In 1926, a group of Italian immigrants which had settled in the Thompsonville section of Enfield decided to share their native customs, forming the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society at 93 Park Avenue. This weekend, the 94th annual edition of the Society's Italian Fest promises three days of incredible food, outstanding entertainment and loads of fun...

Alfa Romeo of Danbury, the leading luxury car dealership in Danbury, Connecticut, is excited to announce that they are celebrating the success of their June deals by adding even more deals through to the end of July 2019. The Alfa Romeo dealerserves personal and business customers in Danbury as well as outlying areas, including Bethel, Sherman, Gay...

At a recent book event at the Guilford Free Library, author Leo Marino, a Branford resident, delighted a full house of Wooster Square denizens and descendants with a discussion of his book “The House on Green Street: Life and Times of a First Generation Italian American,” the colorful story of the path he followed from “the brick building turned bl...

Local amateur vintners will compete in a wine-making contest at the Italian-American festival later this month. While he’s not entering his wine, contest organizer Luigi Barbato is among those who buy or grow grapes and make wine at home. Northeast Produce in Plainville sponsors the contest and has presses that can mash grapes for those without equ...

The Pontelandolfo Community Club is proud to present the 33rd Annual Festa di San Donato Italian Festival in Waterbury, CT! This year we will incorporating all the traditions from the past 3-day celebrations into a one-day event on Sunday, August 4th from 11:00am until 5:00pm! We’ll begin with a Mass in the courtyard of La Bella Vista at 11:00am fo...