A painting that had been lost to art historians for decades was recently discovered at a church in Westchester County. Workers carefully hung a valuable 17th century oil on canvas masterpiece in the Ryan Library at Iona College on Monday. But how it got there - and the man who found it - is the real story. "I knew immediately that a quest had begun...

While the coronavirus pandemic has strongly impacted our ability to travel, modern technology means we can travel 'virtually' even when we can't visit physically. Now, more than ever, it’s important to go ‘off the beaten path’ when travelling, in order to support the many small businesses that have struggled over the last year or more. This is part...

As the pandemic ground the usual glitz and glamour of the fashion industry to a halt, even designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana got tired of looking at the same old furnishings in their homes. Pivoting their attention to decor, the duo produced what must be some of the boldest and most cheerful home objects ever created. Unveiled at their A...

Naples’ pending coffee – ‘o cafè suspiso – is an old tradition that has seen a sort of revival during recent years. The pending coffee is a cup of coffee paid for in advance to the benefit of a stranger. When the client in the bar orders a suspended coffee, they are in fact paying for two cups of coffee: one for themselves, and the other one for a...

The use of wedding favours in Italy dates back to the 15th century with the custom of exchanging boxes of sugared almonds and gifts between the families of the future spouses during the engagement party. On the wedding day, the groom would give a 'coppa amatoria' to his beloved, a ceramic plate with sugared almonds as a sign of fertility. The mater...

Up to 50 new jobs are on their way to Russell County. Italy-based Ceccato S.P.A. will locate its first United States subsidiary Ceccato USA Corporation will locate its first US operation in the Russell Place building in Lebanon. The company hopes to employ up to 50 people in the next three to five years. The parent company, Ceccato S.P.A., was foun...

Associated Supermarket Group (ASG) became the primary supplier for Livoti’s Old World Market, a supermarket specializing in Italian products. Livoti’s is a gourmet supermarket known as one of New Jersey’s great Italian markets. In 2010 it opened its first store in Aberdeen, and they currently have four supermarkets located in Freehold, Marlboro, an...

Buying an abandoned home in a tiny, depopulated Italian village is something that many travelers will have mulled over, especially given the vast number of bargain house schemes launched in the European country over the past few years. After CNN Travel reported earlier this year that Latronico, situated in the deep south of Italy, had launched the...

Italian aperitivo and digestivo are distinct categories of spirits, with fairly specific uses and characteristics, from colors and flavors to alcoholic strength. Bear in mind that language is slippery and there can be drinks that are considered aperitivi and digestive that don’t necessarily fall into either category. For instance, a Pilsner can ser...

Giusti’s Place in Walnut Grove, whether reached by vehicle or by a short walk from the nearby boat dock, was a must-stop for visitors to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region for over 100 years. Giusti’s, in its fourth generation of family ownership, had called the historic Miller Ferry Saloon building in Walnut Grove its home since 1912. Visitor...