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Kick off the holiday season and celebrate in style with family and friends at Altomontes’ Italian Market, 856 N. Easton Road, Doylestown PA on Saturday, December 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. An all-inclusive epicurean evening where you can eat, drink and be merry! The special event will feature tantalizing food stations, live music, glamorous cars, Fe...

Show runs December 5th through December 31st. Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ. Opening Reception December 7, 4-6pm. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 3pm. Weekends by appointment only. The use of the cell phone is a growing phenomenon seducing us with its capacity of immediacy, autonomy and freedom. The ability to capture an...

Rome is a city with histories upon histories, and quite literally so. It’s not uncommon to find historical sites literally built on top of each other, or important locations from different eras just around the corner from one another. There are few places in Rome where this is more evident than the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs...

At age 2, my grandfather emigrated from Bonito, Italy, on the good ship Colombo and docked in Ellis Island in 1922. He became a U.S. citizen the old fashioned way — by waiting in a relatively short line, getting deloused and having his name changed from Crescenzo to Christopher. That’s basically all anyone needed to do to become an American in thos...

According to several sources, gelato dates back to 16th Century Florence when this tasty frozen treat was created. Now a worldwide sensation, gelato has come a long way and evolved over the years. When I switched from vegetarian to vegan close to a decade ago I thought I would have to give up my favorite ice cream and gelato flavors, but this is de...

The growling Ferrari Festival could be viewed as a world of the haves and the have nots — the lucky ones who hold title to one or more of the six-figure dream machines on display in River Oaks District and then those who must live vicariously through the array of fabulously shiny Italian autos. So it was Sunday when owners of more than 70 Ferraris...

When traveling to Italy, a mere mention of the Amalfi Coast invokes a dreamlike vision of lemon trees and crystal turquoise waters. Positano is no doubt one of the most recognized and visited islands on earth. Nestled high up in the cliffs, the famous hotel La Sirenuse overlooks right down to the beach. Positano is home to about 4,000 people, but a...

As North 27th Street continues to develop, more family-operated restaurants are popping up. The latest is Villa Amore, the Italian restaurant which opened at the beginning of this month at 5353 N. 27th St. It’s connected to the Country Inn & Suites and takes the place of JB’s Burger Kitchen & Bar. Prior to JB’s, the site operated as Beacon Hills, a...

The American Association of University Women’s Murrysville chapter will host Italian singer Marco Fiorante at its Dec. 12 meeting for a special holiday program. Born in Cellino San Marco in Italy’s Puglia region, Fiorante completed his musical study in “canto lirico” (“opera performance”) at the Conservatorio Tito Schipa in Lecce, Italy. He has per...

La cultura e le tradizioni del Bel Paese costituiscono da sempre il nostro plusvalore nei confronti degli altri stati e gli americani non sono certo da meno degli altri nel considerarci un esempio. Nel particolare, andiamo a vedere come le tradizioni marchigiane sono sbarcate sull’altro lato del pianeta. Gran parte del merito, almeno in questo ulti...

With real estate prices in Portsmouth’s “urban core” continuing to rise, the West End has seen a large amount of development in a short period of time. The growth has been so explosive, it almost seems like the Islington Street Corridor project is happening a few years too late. The neighborhood’s restaurant scene has seen a similar upgrade and exp...

Lynn is a deep melting pot of different ethnicities and it takes digging to find a definitive history describing a specific nationality or ethnic or racial group’s origins and history in the city.  James Calogero provided a snapshot of Lynn’s Italian American population in1941 in an Item story that claims almost 12,000 residents of Italian descent...