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Sant’Eustachio: Pasquino hunts for coffee

Outside Caffé Sant’Eustachio students and cabbies, bankers and brokers, pundits and senators sip espresso and mock the news. Starbucks, the US coffee...

San Leo: soaring fortress, a soothsayer and a saint

Rimini has attracted a crowd in August since time immemorial. The internationally renowned summer holiday destination on la Riviera Romagnola is...

Marcello Mastroianni, La Dolce Vita and much more at Cinema Italia SF this September

When he entered the legendary gates of Cinecittà for the first time, Marcello Mastroianni was only 11. Nevertheless, his entire life as an actor was...

Five Italian reds to pair with fish

Standing on a train platform in Munich, S-Bahn trains clatter by me toward their destinations, one after the other, in a blur of alternating color:...

Who cares if they’re ugly, they’re delicious! I Brutti ma Buoni

The word biscotti in Italy refers to what Americans know as “cookies.” Many Italo-Americans use the word biscotti when they refer to a specific type...

Idyllic Lipari: legends, labor and love amid the azure waters

Even in a country like Italy blessed with immense beauty, the Aeolian Islands are a standout destination. The Aeolian archipelago – a group of seven...

A taste of summer: pomodori arrostiti

Finally the summer heat has yielded a delicious crop of tomatoes – plump heirloom, sweet cherry, meaty San Marzano. I wait patiently all season for...

The First Spritz is free – Confessions of Venice Addicts

“When I went to Venice, I discovered that my dream had become – incredibly but quite simply – my address.” Thus wrote French novelist Marcel Proust,...

At the heart of Milan, a world of water, magic and movida, the Navigli

Stereotypes, stereotypes: we detest them but we can’t live without them, really. In the end, there is always a tiny grain of truth in those common...

A chat in the kitchen with Chef Gino Angelini

“At one point, at 47, I realized that I wanted to open my own restaurant. Everyone thought I’d last two or three months, but after 18 years I’m still...

First stand-alone Princi cafe finds a warm welcome in Seattle

Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz recently credited Italy with inspiring two of the most pivotal moments in his professional life. The...

Arancini, arancine and supplì: what’s behind a fried ball of rice?

When you travel around Italy you will quickly notice that, in every single region, there are culinary traditions locals are not only proud of, but...

San Pedro officially has its own historic Little Italy

In the 1800s,Los Angeles used to have a vibrant Little Italy located in the historic center of the city, a place today known as El Pueblo de Los...

Pizza Pascalina, a slice of health

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food: it’s filling, it’s versatile, it’s perfect for sharing but also great to have on your own. A night on front of...

A new generation of Italians

The new generation of Italians coming to the US is a welcomed repeat performance, one that has been ongoing for over 100 years. Italian immigrants...

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