I’m on set with first-generation Italian-American Rossella Rago and her 86-year-old maternal grandmother, Romana Sciddurlo, to talk about the evolution of her popular online show Cooking with Nonna. By “set,” I mean the humble basement kitchen in Nonna Romana’s house in Bensonhurst, where Rago spent countless hours during her childhood watching her...

Spring time is the right time to go on a city break, to enjoy the art, history and food of Italian towns at better prices than the high season and at a time where you may find less crowds. Here are five Italian cities we picked from north to south and from the islands, which also offer attractions nearby to go further explore the countryside or the...

It is called ‘Burgonza’ the new dairy product that manages to unite Italy. An Apulian burrata stuffed with Gorgonzola able to bring on the palate, at the same time, the milk of the Murgia area and the most renown Italian PDO blue cheese of Lombard origin (that nowadays is mainly produced in Piedmont, in the province of Novara). Caseificio Viscanti...

From the Alps to the pink beach of Sardinia, Italy is full of natural wonders. But when traveling outside of Bari, I was introduced to one in Puglia that I had never heard of: the grotte di Castellana. The cave system can be found near the town of Castellana and it is absolutely mesmerizing. The grotte were officially discovered in 1938 though it i...

Venice will always be one of Europe’s most magnificent destinations. But with so many tourists flooding in and out of the city every day, it’s not for everyone. Luckily, there are plenty of Italian destinations that are equally charming but not yet spoiled by mass tourism. WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF SIENA, TUSCANY The picturesque region of Tuscany is ho...

Friday, March 6, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7 pm Light Snack (Appetizers & beverages), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum - 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is $15 for all Filitalia members and $20 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online.‌Join Angela Cacciarru and...

She traveled from the narrow stoned streets of Bari’s Old Town to the highrises of Hudson Yards, New York City. After a ten hour journey from her home in Puglia, Italy, Nunzia Caputo ,61, an outspoken defender of pasta grannies, arrived at the Jarvis Center ready to show off Puglia’s orecchiette to the visitors of the New York Times’ Travel Show. F...

The historical origins of this annual event are uncertain, or at least complex. What is certain is that we are talking about the most colorful and creative party in Italy: Carnival! We accompany you through the 10 best carnivals in Italy among masks, costumes, parades, floats, typical sweets and local traditions. Viareggio (Tuscany) A stone's throw...

The youngest of six children, Dominic Guerrieri was born in Chicago and grew up on the Far Northwest Side of Chicago near Foster and Cumberland. His father, Carmen, and mother, Rita (Mariano) were born in Chicago. His grandparents emigrated from Basilicata and Bari, Italy. One of the youngest of 28 cousins, Guerrieri enjoyed his close-knit family....

One of the Middle Ages’ most mysterious monuments can be found in the bucolic heart of Puglia in southeast Italy. Built on top of a 540-metre hill in the municipality of Andria, Castel del Monte is the legacy of Frederick II, Holy Emperor of Rome, and was completed in 1240. The mystery lies in the castle’s octagonal design, which many experts specu...