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Santarpio’s Pizza: Eastie’s Finest

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From the rusted green overpass of Route 1A in Eastie, passersby catch a glimpse of perhaps the most iconic landmark in all the city — the unchanged and seemingly only remaining joint with an old school atmosphere that is so categorically “Boston.” Santarpio’s — referred to as “Santaaapio’s” or “Tarps” by locals — is not only hailed as Boston’s best pizzeria, it’s listed among the tops in the nation. With wood paneled walls adorned with boxing memorabilia, mint green dividers between booths, and East Boston’s old timers perched at the bar, there is nothing fancy about this spot, and that’s ...

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Nanni & Tata Brings Taste of Naples to Lawrence

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Ah, bella Napoli — one of Europe’s oldest and most flavorful metropolises, the very heart of empires past. With its bustling center built upon rich volcanic soil alongside a bountiful sea, and home to archaeological treasures, Naples boasts a flavor unlike any other in Italy. Behind Naples’ aging façades is a city very much alive. In crevices of the urban sprawl, down alleyways rife with scooting Vespas, one can discover a profound humanity, rich culture, and unexpected culinary elegance. Gaetano and Annamaria Migliaccio, recent newcomers to the United States, and proud owners of Nanni and Tata in Lawrence, Massachusetts, are ...

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Piccola Napoletana: A real Neapolitan pizzeria in the heart of Beverly

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Sculpting, painting, and architecture are some of the most notable art forms that come to mind when we reflect on Italia’s expansive history and the nation’s role in artistic developments. Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Brunelleschi will, undoubtedly, forever remain implanted in our minds as being the Italian “greats” of art. But sculpting and painting are not the only artistic expressions that are noteworthy; Italians have a way of transforming seemingly simple tasks into grandiose art forms, even when it comes to making pizza. The Neapolitan preparation of pizza is often the most highly regarded, and for good reason. It boasts a ...

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Neapolitan Youth Takes Part in Second Annual PIB Sailing Contest

PIB members at the organization's second annual sailing contest

For the second year in a row, Professionisti Italiani a Boston has partnered with Italian sailing powerhouse Mascalzone Latino to give teenagers from underprivileged neighborhoods in Naples the chance to sail on the Charles River. Guided by instructor Antonio Dell’Omo Beneduce, Salvatore Pistone and Laura Canzanella — both 13 — took part in several sailing events held by local schools Courageous Sailing Center, MIT Sailing Club and Community Boating. “It was the best experience of my life,” said Laura, who finished the competition with the best time. “This experience has taught me that if I really want something, I have ...

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The Famous Tailors of Naples

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Naples has long been famous for its tailors. Italians and foreigners alike have flocked to this southern Italian city for handmade suits. The New York Times is reporting that Neapolitan tailoring is hotter than ever.

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Napoli: I love you, then I hate you, and then I love you

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Marjorie Eisenach shares her experiences with all things Italian during her international travels. Italy’s third largest city is very different from Rome and Milan. It is a unique hybrid, at times reminding me of a Moroccan souk, with its dark warrens of crowded streets, and even a bit of what Manhattan looked like before the big clean up in the 1980s. Waves of invaders from Greeks to Bourbons once ruled Naples and it still bears witness to Greek, Roman, and Spanish influence. Some of Europe’s best archeological sites lie scattered around the Bay of Naples and the jaw-droppingly beautiful Amalfi ...

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