by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis   Alison Greene is four-foot-something with a gregarious personality, dark eyes, curly hair and a quick smile. You like her as soon as you meet her. I first met Alison at a meeting for an Italian memorial in Portland, where she intrigued me with the admission that she had discovered she was Italian only 8 years ago....

di Salvo Guglielmino   Ci sono tanti giovani italiani che vanno in America in cerca di fortuna. Ma ci sono anche quelli che vivono oltre oceano ma lavorano in Italia. Claudia Cannizzaro e Salvatore Scalora hanno scelto di emigrare, dieci anni fa, a New York, la città del Moma e di Andy Warhol. Claudia è nata in Sicilia, a Modica. E' una...

VISITING FRANK Cornelissen 's winery means driving along a dangerously winding road that starts on the shores of the Mediterranean and ends high on the slopes of Mount Etna. Cornelissen, a wiry Belgian-born winemaker, has spent more than a decade in the volcano's northern valley, often sleeping in his cellar, always toiling in his vineyards and for...

Bronte is a Sicilian town of about 20,000 inhabitants. It is situated in the province of Catania and is famous all over the world because is the major centre of the production of pistachio nuts. Located at the bottom of Mount Etna, the volcano that Sicilians love to call 'AMuntagna (i.e. 'the mountain' in local dialect), Bronte offers the perfect h...

April 25, 2015 Saturday 2:30 PMQuakerbridge Mall (Lawrenceville, NJ) - 150 Quaker Bridge MallTrenton, New Jersey 08648We all love Italian food and in this class we'll take the opportunity to help you master some delicious authentic dishes from southern Italy. Our chef instructor will show students how to take advantage of traditional Sici...

By Francine Brevetti Why would I want to go to Sicily? My family's from Northern Italy. Three reasons:My education in college and graduate school exposed me to the histories of ancient Greece, and Rome, their drama and their mythologies. I'm crazy about antiquities. Then this past spring I attended two lectures on Italian history by Dr. Douglas K...

by Chiara Assi   Did you know that Italy counts a whooping 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? That makes it the country with the most sites on the World Heritage List. And while some are very well known around the globe – think glitzy Amalfi Coast, the stunning archeological area of Pompeii, and the historical centers of cities such as Florence...

Sono cinque i talenti iblei, già affermati sulla scena internazionale o sulla via della consacrazione, che negli anni scorsi hanno ricevuto il riconoscimento del Premio Ragusani nel Mondo. Sono Francesco Cafiso, jazzista di acclarata fama, Giovanni Cultrera, pianista esibitosi nei teatri di svariate metropoli mondiali, Rachele Amenta, giovanissima...

Giusto settant'anni dopo l'avvio dell'Operazione Husky che portò le truppe alleate a conquistare la Sicilia, la Galleria Credito Siciliano, ad Acireale, propone una grande mostra in cui lo Sbarco rivive nelle immagini del celebre fotografo statunitense Phil Stern. Ad annunciarlo Ezio Costanzo, curatore della mostra, che sottolinea come la mostra of...

by Antonina Zielinska In the wake of the tragic deaths of over a 100 immigrants off the coast of Italy, the faithful of Italian descent gathered for the 32nd annual Italian Apostolate Day in honor of Our Lady of Pompei. After reciting the Rosary in Italian, the congregation in the Basilica of Regina Pacis, Bensonhurst, recited several Hail Ma...