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by Neil Heinen Despite the influence of Italian immigrants here in Wisconsin, and especially here in Dane County, and a significant trade relationship, no Italian Ambassador to the United States had ever visited Wisconsin. Until this month. It went largely un-noticed, and that's too bad because it's important. Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero not on...

Pope Francis is likely to visit more East Coast cities than just Philadelphia when he travels to the U.S. in September, the Vatican's secretary of state said Tuesday.   Pope Francis announced his trip to the United States on Nov. 17 in an address to members of the "Humanum Conference." During his visit, the pontiff will participate in the Se...

  WTI Magazine #52    2015 January, 23Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   Grillo, from Sicily, is a grape that has always been understood for its contributions in the fortified wine, marsala. Marsala is not just the fortified wine, but is also a town located in western Italy. Most of the Grillo grapes are used in production f...

Frank P. Corso, a hard working Italian immigrant who arrived in Biloxi at age 8, likely would have approved of how his family and their employees marked the wholesale distribution and vending company's 90th anniversary.   Everybody worked as normal, filling customer orders, stocking vending machines and generally taking care of the business...

by Valerio Viale   On Saturday, February 7th, a very special event for the entire Italian community took place: L'Italo-Americano Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner. Several representatives of local Italian-American societies, besides the newspaper's patrons and supporters, have enthusiastically attended to the gala.   Very meaningful for...

by Kelly Bastone   It's not that Winter Park hasn't offered tasty grub before. But its resort and downtown dining options have always skewed toward the casual end of the spectrum, forcing those hankering for fancy cheffery to drive 12 miles north to the upscale Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa in Tabernash.   So last summer, the Dev...

Siena's 13th-century cathedral will reopen its "stairway to heaven" shortly, local authorities said Tuesday. The famous black-and-white striped cathedral first opened a series of spiral staircases to the public in 2013, allowing visitors to climb up to a walkway near the top of the 16-metre nave.   Once they have reached the top of the spira...

When San Jose tenor Pasquale Esposito was growing up in Naples, Italy, the soaring vocals of hometown opera hero Enrico Caruso often filled his family's apartment. The music didn't stop when the then-6-year-old accidentally broke the needle on his grandfather's record player. His grandfather asked him to sing.       The l...

Adrian Da Prato, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's violin section from 1946 until 1996, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Chicago. He was 94.   Born in Barga in 1920, in the region of Tuscany, Da Prato became fascinated with the sound of the violin while attending silent movies as a child in his native Italy. The films were acco...

It is hard to imagine a need or niche that is left for another new Italian restaurant in South Philadelphia. But that didn't deter Luke Palladino, who picked up one of his prosciutto-wrapped, truffle-buttered bread sticks and waved that magic wand over a forlorn corner of East Passyunk Avenue.   On that sharply angled parcel just east o...

NFL AM is now graced with Italian-American anchor Erin Coscarelli, newest co-host to the early morning sports news show, alongside former professional football players who also co-host the show. Erin is a sportscaster and entertainment host living in Los Angeles and has recently joined the NFL network in 2014, giving back to football fans not only...

Get ready for a day of fun, games and food as the Feast of Saint Mark Italian Food Festival returns for a fourth year on Saturday, April 25 at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. The annual event falls on the Catholic feast day of Saint Mark, and brings authentic Italian culture to North Shelby.   "We try to keep it as authentic...