The premise: A happily married couple, Luca (Flavio Furno) and Sara (Marta Gastini), decide to host a dinner party. As they gather and set the table, they argue good-naturedly for and against the existence of soul mates. As Luca pours more wine into his friends’ glasses, to justify his case he begins to tell them a story that happened the year befo...

James May: Our Man In Japan received incredibly positive reviews as the Grand Tour presenter travelled across the incredible but mysterious world of Japan. Writing haikus as he traveled, James May gave us the ins and outs of what it’s like to be Japanese while exploring the depth of Japanese culture. Now, the second series of the Our Man In… show h...

On May 25, Netflix shared a teaser for their upcoming feel-good romance, Love & Gelato, and as an ardent reader of young-adult romance, I could not keep calm. The film is an adaptation of Jenna Evans Welch's book of the same name, published by Simon & Schuster in 2016, and is set amidst the fairytale backdrop of the Italian summer. Written and dire...

The appeal of lavish period dramas that depict life in a bygone era is undeniable. But characters, opulent costumes, and plot twists aside, this particular genre is a crowd pleaser because it offers the perfect type of escapism by inspiring wanderlust. And this is exactly the case with the new PBS series Hotel Portofino, which premieres on June 19...

The fourth season of “Stranger Things” is back in production after a pandemic-forced hiatus and according to star Gaten Matarazzo, that wait will end up being worth it for horror fans, as this installment of The Duffer Brothers’ sci-fi series is the scariest one yet. “We’re getting back,” the actor, who plays Dustin on the Netflix hit, told Jimmy F...

The Italian region of Sicily has unveiled plans to co-finance film and television productions with a fund of €10.8m ($11.6m) in a bid to boost employment and tourism on the island. The fund will be managed by the Sicily Film Commission and will cover up to 20% of total production costs. The amount covers the 2022-23 period and will be allocated to...

Umbria is "the green heart of Italy. Not a jealous heart, but a fertile one," Stanley Tucci said as he drove through central Italy. This small rural region is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, Tuscany, which borders the region to the west. But Umbria's history, wild beauty and traditional cuisine make it a hidden gem. With the highest...

Netflix officially opened the doors to its new Italian headquarters in Rome with a press event on Friday, unveiling its upcoming local-language slate, which will include a new series adaptation of the Italian classic The Leopard. Netflix founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings joined local execs, including vp of Italian original series Tinny Andreatta, di...

The highly anticipated second season of Stanley Tucci's Emmy-winning travel series "Searching for Italy" premiered on CNN this past Sunday with a trip to Venice, where the Italian American actor sampled produce, strolled along the canals, and learned about the converging culinary influences of the "Floating City." Tucci's fascination for the divers...

In today's world, language is something extremely delicate. Whether it is good or bad, we gladly leave it to the readers' judgment. What is certain is that sensitivity is definitely higher than it used to be. Italian Americans have always been the object of nicknames and monikers that have never been positive, affectionate or friendly, as it could...