Wine and Dine in Tuscany Villa Magnolia

Immersed in the countryside surrounding the ancient Etruscan town of Cortona, which has always been considered one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy, Villa Magnolia offers an unforgettable experience. The villa is located 8 miles from Cortona so renting a car or a driver is highly recommended. Villa Magnolia can accommodate up to 10 … Read more…

Vendemmia Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ladies and Gentleman! The Societá da Vinci will be holding its 15th Annual Vendemmia da Vinci celebration as an indoor event at the Christiana Hilton on October 28, 2018 from 3:00PM to 7:00PM. We are a 501 (c)3 charitable organization which awards several grants and scholarships each year. These include Little Sisters … Read more…

WATCH: Stromboli volcano’s SPECTACULAR explosion brings in New Year in Southern Italy

The Stromboli volcano – where experts have recorded high levels of seismic activity since December 2017 – is located in the Aeolian Islands north of Sicily. Spectacular footage shows the Stromboli volcano roaringly erupting, spewing volcanic residues and incandescent lava into the air. The impressive show also spurred a group of around 20 tourists to celebrate the … Read more…

Celebrating cuccidati, the Sicilian Christmas cookie that merits its own festival

On a recent cold and gray December Sunday, dozens of Italian families gathered to celebrate a Sicilian Christmas cookie at Casa Italia, the Italian cultural center in west suburban Stone Park. Little known outside Italian-American communities, the fig-stuffed treats, called cuccidati, are loved enough to warrant their own festival, now in its second year. “Cuccidati … Read more…