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Torrefazione, an Italian Art

Italians live for their coffee, the sheer number of bars in Italy only shows how serious the locals are with regards to their coffee. But one can easily forget that coffee beans are neither grown nor harvested in any part of Italy. The more appropriate statement is, the best coffee is roasted and blended in Italy.

Lorenzo Zurino: “I’m not one to show off, I like to work”

Lorenzo Zurino, founder and CEO of The One Company, specializing in the promotion of Italian businesses abroad, recently received the NIAF (an important Italian American association) award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year. We met with him in our editorial office. He is one of the main figures involved in the promotion of Italian food products in the world and with ‘The One’ is a point of reference not only for big Italian food companies. Zurino also caters to medium and small businesses, which in Italy constitute a significant reality, one potentially important for the country’s economy yet too often overlooked.

Celebrating Past And Future Accomplishments at the NIAF 2019 NY GALA

Like every year, in occasion of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 2019 New York Gala, members of New York’s Italian American community congregated at the iconic Cipriani 42nd Street to celebrate the achievements of outstanding members of the region’s Italian American and Italian Community.

Honoring Italian American Women and Calandra Institute @ the 2019 NOIAW Annual Luncheon

NOIAW is the premier organization for women of Italian heritage that is committed to preserving Italian heritage, language and culture by promoting and supporting the advancement of women of Italian ancestry through education programs.

NIAF's Spring Gala 2019. A New York Style Italian American Evening

Once again, the National Italian American Foundation will return to the elegant and historic Cipriani 42nd Street for its annual New York Gala. This year, NIAF will honor General Counsel, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. Retired Judge Frank M. Ciuffani; CEO – THE ONE, Lorenzo Zurino; and Senior Managing Director, LeFrak, Marylou Delfino Berk. The evening will be hosted by NIAF celebrity Ambassador and radio show host, Joe Piscopo.

The Italian Table: So Many Easter Specialties

Like most holidays, Easter time is another reason for great Italian tradition and cuisine. The Easter lunch in Italy is a delicious reason for a spectacular meal, great company and a primal celebration of the end of winter and nature’s (not just Christ's) rebirth.

Easter and Springtime Traditions in Italy

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend Easter in Italy? Here is your guide to some of Italy's finest celebrations.

Let's Talk Sports in Abruzzo

No matter what, all over Abruzzo, at the seaside, in the mountains, in the hills and even beyond the protected areas, nature is always the protagonist and an incredible opportunity to practice sports

"The Smile of Imperfect Women” by Elvira Frojo : Discussing Happiness and Well-Being Amongst Women

Talking about women, with women, on the side of women at the presentation of Elvira Frojo’s book "The Smile of Imperfect Women: Journey into the Alphabet of Well-being", the first in a series of conversations lead dedicated by i-Italy to discussing various topics and themes from a female perspective.

Italian Health Instructor Claudia Godi Brings Her New Work-Out Method to NYC

Claudia studied and practiced multiple movement techniques on her own body, learning everything she could about muscles and the way they interact. This lead her to focus on alignment and eventually develop a way to reach the best results using simple movements and a clear understanding of the body’s dynamics. She called it the Godi Method®. Join Claudia Monday April 1st 2019 , 6pm – 10pm

Honoring George Hirsch at the Italy Run 2019 Kick-Off

Magazine publisher, runner, Italian “cultural ambassador”, and much more, George Hirsch was awarded with the Recognition of the Republic of Italy “Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia” at the Italian Consulate in occasion of the announcement of the upcoming “Italy Run 2019 by Nutella Cafe.”

What Happens When You Leave Italy To Move Back To The US

Living the Italian Dream: Part V. You made it: you realized your dream of living in Italy, but for different reasons you also have to move back to the US. Often this experience can become a reverse culture shock. Especially if you didn’t move abroad alone but with your entire family. Here the stories of Michelle, who moved to Spello with a husband, three kids and two cats, and Maria, who relocated to Como with her family of four children. The youngest was just a few weeks old when she moved to Italy.

When Finding Your Italian Roots Becomes a Business

Living the Italian Dream: Part IV. Marilyn Ricci went to Italy to meet her Italian relatives and then decided to settle in Chiavari. 100% Italian-American raised within a huge Italian-American family, in 2015 she founded a travel company that assists others like her to find their Italian town or region of origin.

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich: Nostalgia and Success

To commemorate the National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe (Giorno del ricordo), the Italian celebration for the memory of the victims of the Foibe and the Istrian-Dalmatian exodus. World-famous Italian chef Lidia Bastianich has a story as a refugee that transcends the culinary industry. Lidia was born following the conclusion of World War II, a time when European countries were still settling border disputes. As a young girl, she grew up among three different cultures, each with a profound influence on her. Today, as a professional, Lidia’s childhood experiences and her family ties continue to prove monumental in her continued success.

It’s Time to Celebrate Carnival

Until the fifth of March children and adults can enjoy this amazing, colorful and frisky feast

Salviamo Patrick

We publish many stories. Beautiful and less beautiful. We feel the duty to publish this appeal too. Hoping to reach someone willing to help this guy. Currently, the only CONCRETE HOPE of SALVATION for Patrick is at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center Clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where there are other possible immunotheraypy treatments

Simone Barlaam, a Fighting Fish in Search of Tokyo 2020

When Simone Barlaam enters a room, the first things that you can notice are the height, about 6.2", the swimmer-like, broad shoulders, and the open smile. Simone, 18, dreams of participating in the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020 and there is a good chance that he can do it. This swimming champion was born with one leg shorter than the other but he likes to describe himself in this terms: "I'm a normal guy with a passion out of the ordinary."

Moving To Italy For Love, The Stories of Three Male Expats

Living the Italian Dream: Part 3. How is Italy treating male Americans who decide to relocate? Three men share their takes on la dolce vita: Rick decided to move back to the US when he became a father, John could move to Italy only after he retired and Bruce never left after having arrived by chance as a student. But behind their decisions, there is always a form of love...

Your Valentine's Italian

What a wonderful surprise to discover that the legend of St. Valentine is not limited to romantic love.

Can You Still Be in Love With Italy After 20 or More Years?

Living the Italian Dream - Part II. After hearing from Americans who moved to Italy as retirees, we talked with expats who have lived in the country for over two decades: Trisha, who is raising three children in Rome while trying to become "a good Italian mamma," and Alexandra, who moved to Florence to study the Renaissance and stayed for her Italian husband and "the quality of life." Part III next week will feature the stories of three men and their love affair with la Dolce Vita.