Pompeii, a Roman city destroyed by nature more than 1,900 years ago, was preserved in a volcanic time capsule after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The city, fixed in time, provides a glimpse into what life was like in ancient Rome. Pompeii: The Exhibition brings you to the bustling commercial port and trading center that once was Pomp...

Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 6:00 pm CT. IIC Chicago - 500 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. Entrance: Free. Italian Biopics: Ennio. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. 2022, 150’, Italian with English subtitles. Registration here. A unique and touching documentary that tells the story of Ennio Morricone through a long interview by Giuseppe Tornatore...

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) will extend its sponsorship of a curated selection of some of Italy’s very best menswear and men’s accessories designers at the semi-annual Chicago Collective trade show, February 5-7 at The Merchandise Mart. This industry event is one of the pillars on which ITA has built a successful strategy to promote menswear, in...

It’s Made in Italy Week here at MR, sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), so be sure to check in with us every day as we indulge in the tasteful, beautiful, luxurious, and sensual world that is Italian fashion and menswear. We’ll catch up with Antonino Laspina, ITA’s Trade Commissioner; check out the latest must-see trends from the true “mae...

Lou Scaramuzzo has embarked upon his second term as president of the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization, accepting the gavel from Bob Urbinati. A member of CIACO since 2003 and a board member since 2005, Scaramuzzo has served as secretary, second vice president and first vice president, in addition to his seven-year stint as presi...

Lou Malnati’s – the beloved Chicago pizza institution long known for its iconic deep dish – announced today that it will begin shipping its popular alternative – Chicago Thin Crust – exclusively through its Tastes of Chicago platform, giving the rest of the nation access to this other quintessentially Windy City staple. Available only in restaurant...

When it comes to celebrating our Italian American culture, sometimes you need to capture every moment as it happens. Such is the case for this week’s guest, Frank Di Piero. Frank is the host of “Keepin’ It Real with Frankie D.” at ItalianAmericanLife.com. With more than 100 “Italian American Moments” to his credit, Frank believes in making our cult...

Chicago Cubs infielder Trey Mancini had initially signed up to play for the Italian team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, but after signing with the North Siders he will instead report to spring training in Arizona and focus on getting to know his new teammates.  Mancini, who signed a two-year deal with the Cubs earlier this month, said that...

Thursday, January 26 at 6pm CT - Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago (500 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611). On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, in collaboration with the American Jewish Committee, presents the history of the San Sabba Rice Mill, the only Italian Nazis camp wit...

Local realtor Christopher DeSanto has stepped up to the presidency of the Calabresi in America Organization, continuing a legacy of leadership begun by his mother, Mary. DeSanto’s grandparents came to America from Castrolibero and Rende, Calabria. Both of his parents were members of CIAO from the club’s inception, and his mom was a perennial volunt...