The VII International Symposium “Italy in Transit” will be hosted by the Italian program at Florida Atlantic University, on February 10th and 11th, 2023. The Symposium is organized in collaboration with the FAU Study of the Americas Initiative of the College of Arts and Letters, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, New York, the Sardini...

The Manatee Performing Arts Center (MPAC) will host a very special matinee showing of a rags-to-riches story featuring a young man, whose family fled the Nazi invasion of their home in Italy, and who would one day become the most famous professional wrestler in the world. Bruno Sammartino makes its Florida debut at MPAC on Thursday, February, 9 at...

Having just celebrated it's one-year anniversary, Truli Italian Food & Drink, located at Promenade at Coconut Creek, has become a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Currently, Google review scores are hovering around 4.6 and now the group, headed by restaurateur Doug Zeif, Founder and CEO of Truli Investors, Inc., is positioning the concept for...

It wasn’t easy, but Fort Myers gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the city’s first food truck park. The city Board of Adjustments approved Bruno’s Brooklyn Bites Food Truck Park with a 5-0 vote. The park will be on McGregor Boulevard near the Edison-Ford Estate. Cal and Genevieve Bruno, who own Bruno’s of Brooklyn on Second Street in downtown, filed t...

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Daytona Beach is hosting its Italian Festival Thursday, Feb. 2, through Saturday, Feb. 4. There will be authentic Italian food, with complete dinners, pizza, desserts, pastry and beverages. Family-friendly activities will include bounce houses, games, an obstacle course and other activities. Kids eat free on F...

Roberto Angotti is a cultural historian, writer, film director, curator, and radio DJ who blends his love of baseball, Italian American arts and culture, and music into multi-media creations. His film, Italian American Baseball Family, tells the story of how Italian Americans assimilated into popular culture through America’s favorite pastime, base...

All-day Tuscan dining destination, FELICE, which is part of the successful SA Hospitality Group that also owns Sant Ambroeus and Casa Lever, unveils its first Florida restaurant, located on the first floor of 360 Rosemary in The Square neighborhood of West Palm Beach. The restaurant will offer guests a taste of century-old recipes made with the fin...

When the 2022 NBA draft was approaching, many pundits had a feeling that the Orlando Magic, the holders of the first pick in the draft, would select Jabari Smith or Chet Holmgren. From most mock drafts, Paolo Banchero was being placed between the No. 2 and No. 3 picks, with the possibility of ending up with the Oklahoma City Thunder or the Houston...

For many of us who are active in the Italian American community, there exists a common, existential fear, a constant refrain that can be heard at Lodge meetings and Sunday dinners alike… “The young people aren’t interested in being Italian!” But we decided to challenge this terrifying assumption by providing an opportunity for Italian America’s mos...

One of the world’s most celebrated chefs, Massimo Bottura, is bringing his popular Italian restaurant Torno Subito to Downtown Miami later this year. It will be located on the rooftop of Julia & Henry’s, a seven-story entertainment and culinary space that is slated to debut this spring. The restaurant, which Michelin recently recognized with one st...