The first certain traces of Rome's carnival celebrations date back to the 12th century. The ludus carnevalarii saw the attendance of the pope since 1143, with events based in the fields below Monte dei Cocci in Testaccio. Festivities included duels and bullfights, attended by noble families as well as ordinary citizens of Rome, keen to witness the...

It’s hard to get a group of Italians to agree on much of anything, says Chuck Ferraro, co-chair of the Italian-American Club of Greater Greenville’s event planning committee. He surveyed tables of chatting stragglers left from a monthly lunch at Bertolo’s Pizza on Pelham Road. “We need a megaphone,” Ferraro said. “They all want to talk. They all wa...

In these uncertain Covid times the Museo has decided to merge the Wine Tasting originally scheduled for January 29, 2022 and the Festa di Carnevale Event to give people the possibility to attend in person in multiple locations or online. The new event will take place at the Museo Italo Americano at Fort Mason on February 26th where the event will b...

With February approaching, it is natural to think of Carnevale. Can’t you smell the sweet aroma of chiacchiere and frittelle in the air? But of course, this time of the year isn’t only about food, but also about the ageless tradition of dressing up in fancy costumes and taking up the identity, even if for only a few hours or days, of someone else. ...

Carnevale has been keeping us company for a few weeks already and the country will celebrate its end with a bang on Shrove Tuesday. Very little people do not know about this famous Italian recurrence, exported all over the world. So much Carnevale is loved outside of Italy, that some of its foreign incarnations – read Rio, New Orleans or Notting Hi...

This is a special time of year, as the traditional carnival season gets in full swing. So making a change from the usual pattern are some carnival-themed events which are scheduled for this February. I say, scheduled. With events of this scale, and with the ongoing  Covid-19 pandemic, it's possible that there may be last minute changes and in some...

For the third year running, the Naples Seafood & Music Festival promises hot food and cool tunes. The Italian-American Club, 7035 Airport-Pulling Rd., again plays host to the festival, which is scheduled to run Feb. 4-6. General admission is free. Organizers say a variety of seafood entrees and vegetarian dishes will be available, along with a dive...

Plans are to bring the Italian Festival back to McAlester this year for its 50th anniversary celebration. "We're going to have it," said Bobby Lenardo, who is co-chairman of the Italian Festival Committee, along with Luke Whitfield. "This is our 50th anniversary," Lenardo said. "We're planning one of our biggest festivals. We're going to have a lot...

Eurovision 2021 winners and global rock sensations Måneskin have been announced as one of the acts for this year’s Coachella festival, which will be held over two weekends in April at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The world-famous music festival, which began in 1999, is returning this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. T...

At a time when many families were thinking of Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, the Ocean City (Md.) Lodge of the Sons & Daughters of Italy was looking ahead to 2022, kicking off its planning for the return of its St. Joseph’s Festival and the festival’s cornucopia of homemade Italian foods and baked goods. The festival was last held in 2019, with...