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If in the past few years you've found yourself wondering what, exactly, was up at Maserati, you weren't alone. For a decent while, the Italian brand only offered four cars: the Levante SUV, launched in 2016; the Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans, launched in 2013; and the aged GranTurismo grand tourer that launched during the second Bush administratio...

Like many businesses, Café Italia in Pittston struggled during the height of COVID-19. Restaurants were disappointingly shut down for weeks, offering just take-out and curbside service. Thankfully, that’s changed as guidelines have been altered since the start of summer. Now, it’s getting “better by the day,” according to Alicia Marranca, who recen...

Back in 1913, my Grandma Maggie was 17 when our hometown of Scranton, Pa., exploded with the energy of the women’s suffrage movement. Women “street orators” preached women’s suffrage from the sideboards of model T Fords.“Votes for Women” flags waved, horns honked, crowds cheered. Suffragists climbed up onto stages at local movie houses to rally for...

Under the hill town of Osimo in Italy, lies a hidden network of tunnels and chambers that connect the city's palaces in a mysterious maze. The town was once strategically important for the Knights Templar, whose symbols can still be found throughout Osimo, both above and below the surface. Were these passageways and grottos used by the Templars to...

Joel Piedra spent most of his career at Sabatino’s, starting at the beloved Old Irving Park restaurant as a teenager and working his way up to become the chef for 30 years until it closed in 2018. Now, Piedra is striking out on his own. He is set to open his own restaurant, Avvio American Italian Kitchen, later this month in Irving Park alongside h...

The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are proud to present the Leonardo Award 2020 . This award recognize the outstanding contributions of Italian/Italian American early career researchers/scholars working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Winners of the 2020 Leonard...

I saw an Italian curator friend for lunch on Friday. He told me that most Italian museums outside Lombardy, hit hard by COVID-19, opened in the beginning of June after a shutdown of about ten weeks. No one rushed to reopen to minimize losses in revenue from tourists. The Chinese coronavirus had already killed tourism for the year. Rather, they open...

Italian born-and-raised restaurateur Sante Calandri was not about to let a pandemic stop him from opening his new restaurant, Ports of Italy, in Rockport last week. With a sister property in Boothbay Harbor, he’d always had his eye on the Midcoast and when the Helm restaurant came up for sale, he jumped on the opportunity. For the last year, he set...

Because of the coronavirus, Vince Peranio and his wife Dolores Deluxe, owners of The Palace on Dallas, never got to have a farewell party before they moved to Portugal last month. But before he left, Peranio was honored for his contributions to the Maryland film industry at a gala at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Peranio worked for 50 years as a produc...

A few kilometers from Naples, there is a treasure chest of unique beauties: the Sorrento peninsula. In this strip of land that divides Naples from Salerno, there are places that envy the whole world. Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Maiori and in particular Sorrento. In Sorrento history and culture merge with the breathtaking views that give on the Gulf...

Gios Italian Kitchen is finally ready to open in Myrtle Beach. Gios, whose original location in Pawleys Island on Rasheed Land, is set to open its second such restaurant Tuesday at 7915 N Kings Highway in a building near Publix Super Market that used house an Applebees. The business had previously planned to open in April or May before being delaye...

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents found a piece of art this month in Dallas that had been stolen from an abbey in Italy 18 years ago. The painting, called “The Assumption of the Virgin Mary,” was created by Italy’s Giuseppe Pappini in August 1851. ICE officials said the painting was stolen from the Abbey of Santa Maria in Sylvia in Se...