Finding high-quality Italian handcrafted ties and accessories in the Biggest Little City is now easy. All you have to do is log onto the Pasquale lovinella website. He spends hours on the second floor of his Damonte Ranch home, where makes ties one cut and stitch at a time. He uses the skills he learned as a child in his Italian hometown of Orta Di...

Pay now, drink forever. In a way. Ferino Distillery, currently taking shape on East Fourth Street, is raising some of the money for the project by selling memberships in its drinks club, called Drinks for Life. The memberships begin at $100 and include one free drink per month for life — as long as the member and distillery both shall live. Ferino...

I love researching different types of cuisine. I enjoy trying to better my own skillset and expand my knowledge about food. I love the spectrum of skill that home cooks, line cooks, sous chefs and chefs bring to the world. The thing I love most about food, besides eating it, is connecting with people that celebrate imagination in the kitchen. The p...

Yes, they did it again. The Lazzarone family, a longtime Reno clan, bested about 40 other cookers from around the West to win the pasta sauce contest at the 37th annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival, Sept. 6-7 in downtown Reno. This year marks the third win for the Lazzarones in the last five years. The family emerged as the top cooker in the 201...

Eldorado Great Italian Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Downtown Reno from Second to Fifth streets. Cost: Admission and entertainment are free. The food, of course, costs money. Sauce-tasting: For $5, you can get a four-compartment muffin tin to try sauces from more than 25 family sauce-makers. Entertainment: Music...

As a sign of continued recovery from the Great Recession, the University of Nevada, Reno has revived some course offerings, including Italian studies. Beginning this fall, the Department of World Languages & Literature in the College of Liberal Arts will offer an Italian studies minor. The minor's courses include Italian language through film, conv...

Nine students from the University of Nevada, Reno attended an intensive two-week course last year in Italian voice lessons, opera scenes rehearsals and body movement courses. The experience ended with each student performing in an opera gala where they sang an aria developed by the coaches. University Assistant Professor of Music Olga Perez Flora w...

The Nevada Museum of Art is working to keep a popular rock art installation west of the Las Vegas Strip in the state through the rest of year or longer if possible. According to the Reno-based museum, about 1,000 people have visited the Seven Magic Mountains daily for the past two years. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Wednesday that the museum i...

Back by popular demand, Chef Luca Zecchin (Ristorante Guido da Costigliole - Santo Stefano Belbo, Cuneo, Italy) returns to arte italia from Santo Stefano Belbo in Cuneo, Italy, to guest-host culinary exhibition classes January 28th-30th. Enter your name in the Random Selection Drawing, explained below, for your chance to be seated at one of three e...

If you’ve ever been to a high-end fashion boutique in, say, Milan, you know the elegant, spare, intimidating atmosphere of the Italian modern style—crisp as a Brioni suit, not a thing out of place. But there’s a quirky variation, found from Naples to Rome and beyond: eccentric modern. It eschews restraint in favor of swanky, oddball, personal flash...