Gotham-dwellers are mad for Italian food, and some of the best New York restaurants offer world-class pasta, fragrant roasted meats and a show-stopping spreads of salumi, cheese and antipasti. But of all the Italian restaurants in New York (and there are many) only a handful topped our list.   Read on for our take on New York's best Italian...

Maestro Francesco Santoro, World-renowned Renaissance-style artist and art history scholar, will present a lecture and discussion on one of the greatest masters of the Renaissance: Michelangelo Buonarroti. Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet. He is known best for his Statue of David, and his painting on The Sisti...

by Elisabetta Grasso   Mauro Peroni, PhD, a native Italian from the region of Le Marche, gave a presentation about his region at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum on Sunday, September 20, 2015 The presentation of this Italian region was sponsored by the tourism office of Le Marche, to promote American tourism in this north-Italian region. Accordi...

By Virginia N. Sherry For the third consecutive summer, native Staten Islander Frances Curcio traveled to Contursi Terme, a small town in the Campania region of southern Italy, to continue exploration of her family's roots.   The search started with her maternal grandfather, Salvatore Cipollaro, who immigrated to the U.S. from the town in 1...

On Tuesday night, July 16th, we had the privilege of attending the Mass and Procession in celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Saint Adelbert's Church in Staten Island. After a wonderful service by Father Eugene J. Carrella, with fantastic choral music, a Candlelight Procession with a brass band accompanied the statue of the Blessed Mother th...

Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 77th issue of our online magazine. What a wonderful trip I did, visiting 9 cities but most of all 10 different sparkling beautiful Italian communities presenting my book "We the Italians. Two flags, One heart. One hundred interviews" (available here http://goo.gl/f2wBha). What a terrific wave of passion for Italy, of...

Jesus has his halo back and Mary is gloriously crowned in a century-old rendering of the Pieta that was restored in time for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Pity R.C. Church in Bulls Head. The Pieta, a wood sculpture depicting Our Lady of Pity and the crucified Jesus, was originally located in the parish's former church building on Lamberts L...

Friday, May 31, 20137 p.m.Casa Belvedere Mansion79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 Watch, taste, and learn how to prepare some delectable Italian dishes with up-and-coming celebrity Chef Vincent Tropepe.

Corrado "Joe" Manfredi, the owner of Manfredi Auto Group, died Saturday in Florida, a friend and longtime business associate confirmed. He was 77. Born in Mola di Bari, Italy, Manfredi moved to New York City and trained at Brooklyn Automotive. After working as a mechanic and service manager for six years, he launched the Manfredi Auto Mall in...

by Elisabetta Grasso   Ann C. Pizzorusso, author of the prize winning book "Tweeting Da Vinci" is coming directly from Naples, Italy to give a presentation on her book at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (420, Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY) on October 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. Pizzorusso is a geologist and an Italian Renaissance scholar. Her i...