Festa Italiana is excited to announce The Flag-throwers of the Florentine (Sbanderatori dei Borghi e Sestieri Fiorentini) are returning direct from Italy to perform at this year's festival, taking place July 17-19, 2015 at Henry W. Maier Festival Park. This dynamic group of 16 will entertain audiences daily with a colorful show of choral exercises,...

There's an old Italian proverb that reads: Un buon vino, un buon uomo e una bella donna dura poco. (literally translated: A good wine, a good man and a good woman don't last long) Ultimately, if you're American, it's a fancy way of saying "every good thing comes to an end" – which is one of those statements that's both sad and true. And for me...

by Jack Fennimore   The usual sea of people flooded the lanes of the Henry Maier Festival Park on Sunday, chowing down on fried foods and guzzling beer. It's summer in Milwaukee and that means another sunny afternoon of festivities at the festival. But this time, a recreation of the Trevi Fountain and Michelangelo's David greeted festival go...

Italy. Glasgow. Milwaukee. Together, the cities make for an interesting diversity of geographic points, and they all come together via Milwaukee Art Museum's current exhibition: Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Paintings from Glasgow Museums. Included are a variety of stylistic periods, from the Renaissance to Realism, explored with an inh...

New cannoli eating contests, the return of a kids' pizza-making contest and Chef's Choice Recipe Contest, chef demonstrations, wine tasting and a variety of new vendor foods all will await hungry visitors July 17 to 19 at Festa Italiana, known as much for its food as anything else, at the Summerfest grounds. The Cannoli Championship Showdown at 3:...

Hosting over 30 acts, Festa Italiana is this summer's destination for Italian entertainment – and more! Ranging from traditional Italian music and opera, to Italian pop and new takes on the classics, jazz and even rock-and-roll, this year's festival will have festivalgoers off their feet and singing, "It feels good to be Italian."   For this...

Food. Family. Fireworks! Festa Italiana 2013 will be held July 19-21 on Milwaukee's lakefront! At Festa, Tutti Italiani! #FestaMKE Festa Italiana Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 2, 2013...Festa Italiana is excited to announce this year's festival dates Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21, at Henry W. Maier Festival Park (Summerfest ground...

Santino's Little Italy, an Italian restaurant serving pizzas from a wood-burning oven, plans to open in two weeks at Bay View's northern edge, 352 E. Stewart St. Santo Galati said he expects it will open to the public Jan. 19 or 20; the exact date is expected next week, as is the finalized menu. Galati described the prices as moderate, startin...

Some things seem to just get better and better over the years. If you ask Ann Romano about one of those things, she's likely to mention The Taste of Italy. After all, she has been planning the event for the Italian Community Center (ICC) for 19 of its 20 years. "It's always a packed house," Romano tells me. "People know that they should g...

After successful visits to the New York tri-state area this past February, and to southern California in April, two important relics of St. Anthony of Padua are returning to the United States for a nine-day tour of Illinois and Wisconsin. The event, organized by the Messenger of St. Anthony magazine directed by the Franciscan Friars of the Pontific...