LIFE & PEOPLE

Saving Italy’s monuments one designer handbag at a time

With more Unesco world heritage sites than any other country in the world and a history that spans millennia from the ancient Roman empire via...

William Papaleo: Blood bond with southern Italy

William Papaleo is a prominent painter whose dramatic depictions are full of controlled and potent emotion. The New York-born artist, a third...

Speak to me! The amazing world of Italian dialects

The idea itself of dialect may be difficult to grasp for non-Italians. It’s not a language, yet it’s not a variety of one either. It may sound like...
Today, more and more people living in the northern town or just stopping by Asti’s Palazzo Mazzetti, are discovering An Italian Pencil in Hollywood. Giacomo Ghiazza Storyboard Artist (how the exhibition’s title tellingly recites)

Giacomo Ghiazza: a sparkling storyboard artist from Asti to Hollywood

S toryboard artist, Giacomo Ghiazza, was born in Asti (Piedmont, Italy). Until now, the “comune” has been widely known for its sweet sparkling white...

Spring is Greek theater month in Sicily

Every spring, thousands of tourists descend on the picturesque city of Siracusa in the southeast corner of Sicily, drawn to an experience unlike any...

Bill Cellini Jr: It’s Time to Discover your Italian Roots!

Bill Cellini Jr. is a true blue expert in Italian ancestry. For about thirty years, he has been holding seminars and workshops across the United...
During his five days in California, Ambassador Armando Varricchio managed to meet and talk to some expats who represent Italy’s best talents in America

Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio Meets the Italian Communities in the Bay Area

Italian Ambassador, Armando Varricchio, visited the Bay Area in May, for the second time since he presented his credentials as Italy’s ambassador to...
Winemakers Sandro and Andrea Iacuzzi

Two impressive red wines from Friuli

As a wine region, Friuli is arguably better known for its wonderful white wines. With grape varieties such as Friulano, Malvasia Istriana, Pinot...

Back to the Land of Explorers (Part I): Columbus and Genoa

If there is one reason why Italian Americans are especially proud of their ethnic roots, it is because Italy happened to be the birthplace of the...
It was around 1600 that the first flavored wines were prepared in Germany, infusing a few herbs and roots predominantly in artemisia (absinthe), called Wermuthwein (in German Wermuth, which means absinthe)

The trend of Vermouth: when the cocktail becomes vintage

The Torino flavored wine returns to the spotlight of cocktails on the bar top with the vintage atmosphere from the beginning of the century, not only...

“One Day in Naples” with Photographer Flavia Loreto

“Vedi Napoli e poi muori” - "See Naples and die": an Italian saying of unknown origin and authorship perfectly represents what visiting Naples might...

The E. Marinella style: the Neapolitan tie that unifies tailoring and Italian elegance

The “Marinella philosophy” originated in the year 1914, when the thirty-four-year-old Neapolitan Don Eugenio opened a small shop in the Riviera of...
Film producer Barbara De Fina

Spotlight on Film Producer Barbara De Fina: Reconnecting to Her Italian Heritage

Notoriously, Martin Scorsese grew up between the 40s and 50s in New York City’s “Little Italy,” where the only two options for a boy were to enter a...

Helping Italian Artists Create Opportunity in the United States: Valeria Orani and Her “Umanism” Agency

A bridge is formed between Italy and the United States using creativity and culture to divulge Italian identity through the promotion of art,...
Although based in the Northwest, the Soup Ladies also travel out-of-state, including this trip to Oklahoma, where they provided meals to tornado survivors. (JBLearning.com)

Soup Ladies: A recipe to warm the heart and soul

Three years ago, the tiny community of Oso, Wash., nestled along the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, was obliterated when a devastating...

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