Italian culture

The heart of the Italian cigar industry is in Lucca, Tuscany, where the majority of the cigars are produced

The Tuscan Cigar: an icon of Italian style

Like a nice glass of wine, a good cigar can be smelled and tasted. A high quality cigar is a special delight, and Italy is an esteemed cigar...

Olive Oil for Dessert: Pianogrillo Gelato

I make frozen desserts year round - gelati, sorbetti, semifreddi - and my gelato machine occupies pride of place on my kitchen counter. I like to put...
The IIC venue hosted an exquisite journey through the flavors and colors of the 20 Italian regions

Full house at the IIC for a gastronomic journey throughout Italy

In the months of May and June, the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles will dedicate a series of events, round tables, screenings, and other...
Il Punto!, the new Italian cultural center in Seattle

Il Punto!, Italian Cultural Center Seattle

“Promoting Italian culture through our common passion for food, literature, art, design, film, theater, dance, language and music”: Il Punto!, the...
Italians gathering in Piazza Duomo, Milan

One Month: Expat Lessons

A few months ago I decided to make some changes in my life and, having recently acquired Italian dual citizenship, the first change was of scenery: I...
Italians gathering in Piazza Duomo, Milan

One Month: Expat Lessons

A few months ago I decided to make some changes in my life and, having recently acquired Italian dual citizenship, the first change was of scenery: I...
Vignarola, Celebration of Spring Vegetables, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Vignarola stew: A Celebration of Spring Vegetables

Artichokes. Fava beans. Asparagus. Peas. Ramps. Spring’s glorious bounty is finally here after a long winter of turnips, potatoes, rutabagas and...
Geneses of Limoncello, Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Geneses of Limoncello: one of the biggest Italian culinary tradition

Capri, Sorrento, and Amalfi have agreed to disagree on the birthplace of Limoncello. Its unique, inimitable flavor has become one of Italy’s biggest...
Fashion Blogger, Chiara Ferragni, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Great Influence of Fashion Blogger Chiara Ferragni

When it comes to fashion blogs, Chiara Ferragni’s blog may be one to triumph all others. The 27-year-old fashion blogger has a blog so massive that...
Giorgio Moroder, Italian musica, DaftPunk, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Music legend Giorgio Moroder returns to the spotlight

Age is a state of mind. We all know that, but only some of us are really capable of acting accordingly. After over 30 years, the Italian producer and...