Once again we are proud to announce our partnership with the MN Opera – opening their 2014-2015 season with Giacomo Puccini's La fanciulla del west.   From the Italian master who wrote Madame Butterfly and Turandot, this opera offers a romantic portrait of America's iconic Golden West. Puccini's gorgeous melodies and blazing orchestral color...

Festa Italiana – scheduled this year July 17-18 at Harriet Island in St. Paul – is looking for enthusiastic volunteers eager to showcase Italy's regional richness and diversity to Festa's visitors. If you know and love a particular Italian region and would like to tell other people what makes it great, join Festa Italiana volunteers when they...

Upcoming event information: Quartetto Rosso - A Free Outdoor Italian Concert! Nokomis Beach Coffee Patio 4956 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417Date: 12 Jul 2014 7:00 PM CDT   Quartetto Rosso (Red Quartet) is Minneapolis-based singer/multi-instrumentalist Robert Everest's latest incarnation of world music - in this case Italian musi...

We know you love Italian food. And you know it could take a lifetime to explore every region and its specialties, markets, farmers and chefs. But you only have 5 days to do it. What do you do? You head for Salone del Gusto, the largest event dedicated to food-related topic held every two years in Turin, where the absolute best of Italian artisan fo...

Proseguono il 5 marzo ad Atlanta (Georgia); il 6 a Fort Lauderdale (Florida) ed il 7 a New Orleans (Louisiana) gli incontri del roadshow ITPC 2013 organizzato dall'ENIT di New York, in collaborazione con ITPC (Italian Travel Promotion Council). La direttrice che punterà verso est, metterà in campo due seminari il 12 marzo, a Washington in mattinata...

Music lovers will temporarily swap frigid Minnesota temps for the warmth of sun-drenched Tuscany, thanks to Minnesota Opera's upcoming production, The Elixir of Love. Set in the rolling hills of the Italian countryside, Donizetti's timeless romantic comedy opens January 24 at the Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul for five performances.   In t...

By Jess Fleming   Jester Concepts, the creators and owners of Borough, Coup d'Etat and Marche in Minneapolis, is taking over the old Porter and Frye space in the Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis.   The team will open a coastal Italian-themed restaurant and have hired James Beard Award semifinalist Mike DeCamp, who has been chef de cu...

By Jess Fleming   Tim Niver isn't done yet. The owner of Strip Club Meat and Fish and newly opened Saint Dinette has more plans for the Saintly City -- this time in the form of an Italian restaurant in the West Seventh neighborhood to be called Mucci's.   Niver tweeted Friday morning: "since we've tied things up legally, closed o...

Il turismo ha sempre un ruolo fondamentale nei rapporti tra due Paesi, e nonostante la crisi il periodo delle feste natalizie continua ad essere quello nel quale si viaggia parecchio: molti italiani andranno negli Stati Uniti, anche quest'anno. E' per questo che in quello che questa rubrica interpreta come un viaggio andata e ritorno tra Italia e U...

by Nick Halter   Vescio's has closed its St. Louis Park restaurant after 33 years and sold the property to the owner of Sela Roofing & Remodeling, who plans to eventually redevelop the property and the next-door motel. "We want to thank all of our long time customers to our St. Louis Park location," the Vescio family wrote on Facebo...