Sometimes it happens that I find out about the story of a person who personifies exactly the message that We the Italians has been representing for 10 years now: when Italy and the United States come together, the result is wonderful. Other times I have the pleasure of interviewing people who embody one or more positive symbols of Italy. Still othe...

Last year’s grape harvest was a harrowing scramble at Mirko Cappelli’s Tuscan vineyard. With the Italian border closed because of the pandemic, the Eastern European workers he had come to rely on couldn’t get into the country. The company he had contracted to supply grape pickers had no one to offer him. He ultimately found just enough workers to b...

Friday, October 8, 6-7pm EST. In Italian - Online & In-person. Collina Italiana - 1556 Third Avenue, Suite 603, New York, NY. This event is in Italian. We need proof of vaccination for in-person participants. For online participants, you will receive the Zoom link after registering. REGISTER HERE Only very few families in Italy can claim such close...

Gaiole in Chianti and the white roads of the province of Siena are now ready to welcome the cyclists arriving for the 24th edition of L'Eroica, the poem written with the bicycle that Giancarlo Brocci created in 1997 to experience the emotions of the "beauty of fatigue and the taste of enterprise", which over time have become values appreciated all...

The University of Florence is offering a master's degree in coffee, where it says students can get an education on every aspect of the coffee-making process, from cultivating coffee plants and the intricacies of the coffee supply chain to preparing a fresh cup. The 9-month-long course begins in January with an inaugural class of 24 students. Though...

Fall in Italy is synonymous with vendemmia (grape harvest), so this makes it a perfect time to visit small towns and villages immersed among rolling hills and vineyards, where you can enjoy nature and its changing colors, as well as taste Italy’s great wines, accompanied by local delicacies. Every region of Italy makes wine, so the choice is plenty...

The restoration of Michelangelo's unfinished second of three Pietàs has been completed in Florence's Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and has exploded the myth that he took a hammer to it out of anger at its lack of perfection, instead saying the Renaissance genius abandoned it due to flaws in the marble. The great painter and sculptor completed the work...

The Lucchesi Nel Mondo, Chicago Chapter, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Oct. 16 at the Mazzini Verdi Club in Franklin Park. The black-tie optional event will feature cocktails at 6 p.m. and supper at 7:30 p.m., with entertainment provided by tenor Simon Lee Kyung, accordionist Joe Martino and DJ Il Menestrello. Special guests will be Ilaria...

If the Adriatic side of Italy is all about piadina, crescia, pizza scima, and torta al testo (from the inland), then the Tyrrhenian side is all about Tuscan schiacciata and Roman pizza bianca (pizza without toppings, similar to focaccia). In our journey through the pizza, piadina, and focaccia of Italy, this time we’ve decided to explore two of the...

After the victory of the European Football Championship and the extraordinary results obtained at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, this incredible Italian summer ended with another amazing sporting success, the one obtained by the unbeatable Italian athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. An extraordinary feat, because with only 113 athletes, Italy...