The Oscar and Emmy nominated actress from ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘The Sopranos’, Lorraine Bracco, will take a break from Hollywood for her next gig on the island of Sicily, renovating a 200-year-old home she purchased for only one euro ($1.18) for HGTV’s latest show ‘My Big Italian Adventure’. While it was a bargain at its one-euro ($1.18) price point, t...

For young Taylor Taglianetti, founder of the National Organization of Italian Americans in Film and Television (NOIAFT), her many encounters with the generosity of the Italian American community have made her life’s work about paying it forward. This week, we sit down with Taylor to discover how this philosophy drove her to found a new, booming org...

Over 26 million Americans of Italian descent currently reside in the United States, making Italian Americans the seventh largest ethnic group. Every October, the Italian-American Heritage Month aims at recognizing the contributions and achievements of these people and their ancestors by celebrating the distinguished cultural contributions of Americ...

Sip Trip Italy è il viaggio on the road alla scoperta dei grandi territori del vino italiano, firmato e condotto da Jeff Porter, uno dei nomi del vino più influenti in Usa. L’idea è di andare in cerca dell’identità culturale dei territori mettendo in collegamento il vino, il cibo e con le persone,  e con le storie che rendono questi territori così...

When I began scouting for our Up-and-Comer of the Month feature, I had a funny feeling I’d end up picking someone from Fargo given my affection for Noah Hawley‘s brilliant FX series, but I had no idea who was going to stand out among the show’s lesser-known cast members. The wonderful E’myri Crutchfield announces herself as a rising star with her t...

Vincent Pastore is a busy man. The ex-Sopranos star, famous for playing cuddly mobster Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero, is wrapping up a series of Hollywood movies, teaching theatre and has a podcast focused on the HBO drama that made him famous — not to mention a worldwide tour rescheduled in 2021 with fellow actors from the show. “Suddenly, my...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Governor Andrew Cuomo has been named Grand Marshal of the 76th annual Columbus Celebration Weekend. Governor Cuomo’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his strong ties to his Italian heritage were all factors in naming him as the 2020 Grand Marshal. In a typical year, New York City’s an...

‘Sip Trip, Italy’ (www.siptripitaly.com), the video road trip through Italy’s best wineries and wine regions, will debut on SOMM TV on October 1st.  Sip Trip host and producer, Jeff Porter, and Jason Wise, SOMM TV producer and founder, announced the partnership today.  “We love fun and informative video content about wine, and we love Jeff,” said J...

In recent years, several small towns in Italy have begun selling vacant homes for just one euro (about $1.18) in an effort to repopulate rural communities. The promise of cheap land — often in gorgeous, medieval villages — is undeniably intriguing, but left many would-be buyers wondering if the prospect was too good to be true.  Well, HGTV fans ar...

Confession time: I’ve always been a sucker for films and TV shows that, even if they aren’t necessarily good, work extremely well as travel porn. Maybe Fool’s Gold and Into the Blue have cringey dialogue and even cringier acting, but I’ll always have a soft spot for these movies because they’re just so pleasing to look at. If the AMC miniseries The...