Tag Archives: Italy

Explore Italy With L’Esperta

Ashley Turney of Montville, Connecticut fell in love with Italy when she studied there as a Trinity college student more than 25 years ago. Since 1990, she has returned over and over again and even learned the language, mind you she is not Italian, the country just speaks to her. Turney became so connected with the Read more…

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From Italy To The North End

  Oh the stories that Anthony Ricco of New Haven, Connecticut can tell about Italian Americans. He has just released his latest book on immigrant life in America capturing the past which is so important for the future and who we are as people. The book is entitled “From Italy To The North End.” Anthony Ricco Read more…

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This Dress Shirt Is Made In America!

There is a dress shirt on the market that is made in America, in Fall, River, Massachusetts, and the brains behind Tuckerman & Co. is a team of two, a husband and wife. After a successful Kickstarter campaign last year (2014) which raised about 30-thousand dollars and two Yale School of Management degrees, Amanda Rinderle Read more…

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Live Like An Italian, Even If You’re Not In Italy

The coffee, the pasta, the bread, Italian food is wonderful. It’s a good thing we live in Connecticut, where arguably the state is one-third Italian, we are exposed to all these wonderful foods even though we’re not in Italy. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t get on a plane and visit. The country is Read more…

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“All This Time” ~ Sting

September 11, 2001, the world will never forget this day. It has been nearly thirteen years since America was rocked by terrorism. Sometimes souls are healed with music. An album by Sting called “All This Time” was being recorded live at his estate in Tuscany on that day, the musicians in a land far away from Read more…

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Tenor, Micheal Castaldo

 Micheal Castaldo is an Italian-born tenor playing to audiences all over the world. Castaldo is also an entrepreneur. He rebuilt his family’s abandoned home in Calabria into a rental villa, developed an olive oil cooperative in New York City, has an events planning business that does Tuscan-style weddings on the East Coast and experimenting with Read more…

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Olive Oil, Ninety Years In The Making

Connecticut is arguably one-third, Italian. There are so many amazing Italian restaurants in this state of about three million people, and because of that, the olive oil is flowing here in dish after dish. The Chiappetta family of Norwalk, Connecticut is adding to that by importing it from their family farm in San Vincenzo La Read more…

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The World Gets Smaller When You Travel

When you travel the world just seems smaller. You learn to explore and embrace other cultures and realize that we’re all pretty much the same. We all care about our friends and families and about the world. Visiting my twin daughters studying abroad in Florence, Italy this semester, we went to what is billed as Read more…

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A World Class Ice Sculptor in Connecticut

Bill Covitz, originally of Ridgefield, Connecticut, started out in life as a chef after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Bill did that for ten years in restaurants in the U.S. and in France and even on a yacht in Belgium where he cooked for the Prince of Bahrain. Read more…

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