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The URBAN Photo Awards 2022 is a popular annual photography contest – you can enter 1 photo for FREE until 31 May – that is at the core of the Trieste Photo Days festival. The festival was founded in 2014 and it is dedicated entirely to urban photography and the exploration of contemporary life, so it makes sense to have a major competition linked...

Of course, we have Parmigiano Reggiano, basil, and tomatoes. And we can’t forget extra virgin olive oil, rice, and mozzarella. But we’d be doing our brilliant and creative cuisine a disservice if we didn’t admit we use pretty much everything Mother Earth offers us and turn it into something good to eat. It certainly comes from the rural roots of ou...

On a chilly Thursday night, more than a dozen customers squeeze into Amici’s wood-paneled vestibule, waiting to be seated. Arriving on time for our reservation, we are surprised when we are swept past the crowd, some of whom give us the evil eye, and are led to a table on the enclosed patio, an overflow space usable most of the year with the help o...

In Italy there are wonderful islands to discover such as Favignana, the largest of the Egadi archipelago in Sicily. This is barren and wild and has unspoilt nature and crystal clear sea that attract many tourists from all over the world every year. The painter Salvatore Fiume compared it to a butterfly for its conformation. Here you can find out wh...

To speak of Italo Calvino’s popularity outside of Italy is to speak of Calvino in translation, given that he has been read and loved abroad in other languages and not in Italian. For an author who floats, as Calvino himself said, “a bit in mid-air,” translation—that twofold and intermediate space—was his destiny. Let’s start with his Italian (or no...

On Dec. 15, 2021, Sergio Davì motored away from his home port of Palermo, Sicily, on an inflatable boat. On May 20, a group of Italian Americans is spearheading a greeting for him when he arrives at 955 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego, his last layover before completing his nearly 10,000 nautical-mile voyage from Italy to Los Angeles with multiple...

Chef Jamie Wilcox grew up with Italian grandparents, but she’s quick to clarify that she is not Italian. “I was born in the Pacific Northwest, and a lot of inspiration stems from that,” she says. “I do a lot of fishing and foraging and gardening, I’ve worked on a ton of farms. So I take the idea of Italian food a little loosely.” That cultural mash...

Herrin Festa Italiana returns May 21-30. Events include pageants, a golf tournament, a bocce tournament, a triathlon, car show, poker run and more. See the carnival times and where to buy armbands here. Doors open at 6 p.m. for live entertainment: Friday, May 27 - Hairbanger’s Ball with opener Jungle Dogs. Saturday, May 28 - John Spicer featuring B...

The University of Padua celebrated its 800th anniversary on Thursday with a ceremony attended by Italy's president Sergio Mattarella, the president of the Italian senate Elisabetta Casellati, and the president of the European parliament Roberta Metsola. The visiting dignitaries, which included Italy's minister of university and research Maria Crist...

Chianti “red” denomination is the biggest one in Tuscany and Italy, and one of the territories, but also the Italian words, best known in the world. Thanks to the beauty of its landscapes, the success of its wines, but also to the many cinematographic quotations. Very famous is the one in which Professor Hannibal Lecter, in “The Silence of the Lamb...

It’s a birthday party for the history books - Ann Uccello turns 100 Thursday. She is being celebrated for her role in shaping Connecticut history. When Uccello was elected mayor of Hartford in 1967, she became the first woman mayor in the state. Today at the State Capitol, there was a celebration of a century. “Very good, and happy!” Uccello said,...

Beginning August 1, 2022, Federica Santini will take the position of interim chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC). Most recently, Santini was the Coordinator of Gender and Women's Studies and Professor of Italian and Interdisciplinary Studies. In her new role, she will focus on supporting department’s faculty in implementin...