Giuliano Cecchinelli is 79 years old, has a gray beard, a brown plaid shirt and a floppy beret, and is a classically trained sculptor. He's been carving stone since he was a boy in Italy. “I know more than even the cemetery knows,” he says as he walks through Hope Cemetery in Barre. “You know, the family, the workers.” He’s part of a long legacy of...

Anniversary Gala of the Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA) celebrating 40 years of service to the community. Outstanding commitment to the preservation of Italian heritage and traditions and to the promotion of Italian culture in Vermont. Discovering Burlington’s “Little Italy”, the two farms Agricola Farm and Shelburne Farm. Productive me...

This is a story about a Montpelier family finding their people in present-day Italy. But the story began in 1885 with the birth of Carmelo La Terra Bellina (“Carmelo” meaning “the beautiful earth”) in Pozzallo, Italy, a small city on Sicily’s south coast. The city’s location on the Mediterranean contributed to its value as a seaport and reflects th...

The downtown arts venue Epsilon Spires will host an evening of Italian wine and film on Sunday, Feb. 26, featuring a tasting of four selected wines sommelier Rob Forman describes as “non-conforming” and a screening of Bernardo Bertolucci’s early film The Conformist. “The Conformist is the one Bertolucci film you shouldn’t miss,” writes film critic...

Sweetwaters, which began on Church Street in 1981, closed after business Labor Day weekend. Almost five months later, on Jan. 25, another Church Street eatery, Pascolo Ristorante, moved a block south into the spacious building that housed Sweetwaters. Pascolo, part of The Farmhouse Group of Burlington-area restaurants, gains a considerable amount o...

Thursday, January 5 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM |  Online Event; Zoom. Organized by Vermont Italian Cultural Association. RSVP Here. Maestro Ciabatti will share insights about Italian Baroque music and the concerti featured in the upcoming Upper Valley Baroque's program on January 28 and 29.  A native of Florence, Italy, Filippo Ciabatti is the Music Directo...

Each jar of Dell’Amore sauce has the flavors of Italy sealed into a 25-ounce jar. But more than that, it’s the smell of Frank Dell’Amore’s childhood.“My mom had six kids and we just were so fascinated with the smells, the aroma, the ambiance in the kitchen. My mom and my grandma both, when they were in the kitchen they were the happiest. Although,...

When Lisa DeNatale set out to obtain Italian citizenship based on her Sicilian lineage, things got complicated fast. Non-Italians can obtain citizenship if an ancestor was born in Italy, even one as far back as great-great-grandparents. DeNatale's paternal grandparents, for instance, were born in Sicily and came over to the U.S. in the early 1900s....

Donato Santeramo has been named the next director of the Middlebury Italian School. He began his new position on September 1, succeeding Antonio Vitti, who had served as director of the program since 2006. Santeramo is currently a professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He earned a degree in literature and philosophy from the...

The next time you’re craving a scrumptious Italian meal featuring fresh pasta, head to Trattoria Delia when you’re in Burlington, Vermont. Since 1993, this family-run restaurant has made a name for itself as a fine dining restaurant dedicated to serving authentic Italian food made with local ingredients. Therefore, along with being the ideal restau...