Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are “traditionally underrepresented” in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci’s multi-pronged effort to boost diversity following the uproar earlier this year over a $890 sweater tha...

Michelin-starred chef Cosimo Cassano is transporting Miamians to the Amalfi Coast with his new quaint eatery, Amare, located in the culinary-rich South of Fifth neighborhood. Drawing inspiration from Southern Italy and its glamour, charm and Mediterranean cuisine, Amare aims to evoke “la grande bellezza,” inviting its guests on a cultural journey f...

Custom Works draws on Dainese’s 45 years of experience in the design and production of personalized leather racing suits. Since its founding in 1972, Dainese has outfitted some of the greatest riders of all time, including Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi. Custom Works makes all of Dainese’s innovation and craftsmanship available to motorcycle...

Not long ago, at a brunchtime get-together of members of FLORIDA TODAY’s Facebook group, 321 Flavor: Where Brevard Eats, the subject of future meals arose. “I want to go to Alfredo’s Paradiso in Merritt Island,” one South Brevardian said. “I love the food, the people are wonderful and we learned how to make mozzarella there. Maybe we could get him...

Jerry Vicenti and the Italian Paisans Club are continuing the group’s tradition of bringing popular acts to The Villages. The club recently announced its lineup for January, February and March as part of its “2020 Spectacular Showcase.” Those acts are: - Jan. 19: Emil Stucchio & The Classics;- Feb. 16: New York Bee Gees; and- March 15: Tom Jones Tr...

The Italian Wine School based in Miami, Florida is pleased to announce the first US school to offer the Maestro Italian Wine Course level of the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) certification study program.  Designed for wine industry professionals and aficionados, the eight session course will distinguish itself from other wine certifications...

Ieri si è svolto un incontro molto piacevole ed inaspettato presso il consolato generale italiano, all’incontro erano presenti il Console generale, una squadra di giovanissimi collaboratori ed altri colleghi. Innanzitutto una accoglienza molto piacevole e cordiale con l’energia necessaria per iniziare una positiva giornata di lavoro, accompagnata d...

When you think about the quilting industry, captivating reality television isn't the first association many of us would make.  But many of us aren't like the Martelli family. And beginning next month, viewers can experience the unexpected chaos that comes with three generations of an Italian-American family business responsible for producing a mill...

Italian American Club of Jacksonville presents 29th ANNUAL FESTA ITALIANA. Saturday October 12, 2019 11AM – 8PM; Sunday October 13, 2019 Noon – 6PM. Italian American Club of Jacksonville -2838 Westberry Rd, Jacksonville 32223 The Italian American Club of Jacksonville (IAC) joins the City of Jacksonville in the observance of October 2019 as Italian...

It’s been more than a decade since acclaimed chef Angelo Elia opened his second upscale location in South Florida. Since then, he has grown a mini contemporary Tuscan chain — Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar, Tapas — as a casual offshoot in step with the nation’s less fussy dining trend.  But now, more than two decades after founding his flagship Casa D’Ange...