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The so-called art bonus — a 65% tax break for art-related donations — was an experimental measure adopted in 2014 for three years that was made permanent in Italy's most recent budget law. The incentive has already created a significant group of patrons. As of last January, more than 2,000 of them (between private citizens and businesses) had cont...

Ask a restaurateur opening a cozy corner restaurant and he'll tell you his aspirations are to be a neighborhood place. But these are often just buzzwords. To experience a textbook example, visit Sal's Italian Kitchen in Cabin John where keeping things neighborly comes easily.   It's easy for guests to push tables together when neighbors and...

A Fresonara, nella sua casa, ne conserva oltre 20 perché per Carlo Fortunato la fisarmonica è passione vera. «Da piccolo mi appropriai della fisarmonica comprata a mio fratello perché imparasse a suonarla e da allora non ho più smesso di appassionarmi a uno strumento brevettato nel 1829 a Vienna da un certo Sirj Deina ma che in Italia ha conos...

By Alex Hickey  This summer Emily Vincent and Erika Piancastelli have taken their softball talents from The Boot to ... The Boot. But a very different boot indeed. After leading McNeese to a Southland Conference championship and NCAA regional appearance this spring, the duo made their way from Louisiana to Italy this summer to continue t...

Some argue that the Enlightenment took place in eighteenth-century Europe because, simply, that's when coffee houses first opened. What does that make the Enlightenment? Just one major caffeine buzz. It's true, Italians love their coffee and have so ever since the coffee bean first arrived at the ports in Venezia, brought from the Islamic world in...

Diana Taurasi is an Italian American professional basketball player and competitor in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Born in 1982 in Chino, California, Taurasi's father was born in Italy, but raised in Argentina. He later played professional soccer in Italy, and later moved to the United States. She was a strong basketball player in high school, winning nu...

Data: Mer 21 Set 2016 - Orario: Alle 18:30 Luogo: Italian Cultural Institute of LA, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organizzato da : IIC & Italian American Chamber of Commerce West Los Angeles - Ingresso : Libero In anticipazione della XVI Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo che esplora il tema L'Italiano e creat...

By Tom Leyde Festa Italia is about food. It's about music. It's about commercial fishing. It's about family. It's about life and love. The 83rd version of the annual festa had its finale Sunday in Custom House Plaza. Those who attended did just what the festa program suggested: "eat, drink and be Italian."   For Italian/Sicilian famili...

by David Patch   They remain unknowns, but the scores of Italian immigrants believed to have died in a fiery train collision near Adrian 115 years ago now have a monument to mark their grave site in a local cemetery. Kyle Griffith, who inspired a search for records of the unidentified victims' burial site, said during a memorial ceremon...

by Eric Lagatta   The raising of Old Glory alongside il Tricolore is a sign that the Columbus Italian Festival has begun. The sight of the American and Italian flags resonates with the festival's organizers, Landa Masdea Brunetto included, as a potent symbol of the intertwined cultures of the festival-goers. "You just feel — it giv...

By Dr. Jon Gaudio Whenever my patient, Frank, comes to see me, I sit and listen to his stories about growing up. He was an Italian kid in Hartford who went to Catholic school with mostly Irish kids. But because he was Italian and his parents barely spoke English, Frank felt different. When the teacher asked the kids about the food they eat, kids...

di Giulia Porcella  L' alta moda italiana detta legge nel mondo non solo in tema di fashion, ma contribuisce anche a far conoscere alcune parole importanti della lingua italiana all'estero. Martedì 18 Ottobre, in apertura della Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo, si è svolto un incontro nella sede dello IACE (Italian American Comittee...