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Pugliese abundance at Vico Ristorante

Vincenzo and Maria Loffreddo

Rarely does a restaurant achieve notoriety in its fledgling stage, but such is the case with Vico Ristorante Italiano, which officially opened its doors in June 2014 in Norwood, Massachusetts. Conveniently located just off Norwood’s central common, Vico has become one of the town’s most popular locations for those seeking fine Italian cuisine in an inviting setting. From the common, the restaurant is hidden from plain sight, but its simple sign beckons customers down a “vico” to its entrance. Once inside, first time diners as well as regular patrons can sense a personal welcome that is almost familial. This is ...

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Making Logan Airport Efficient and Look Good: Massport’s Luciana Burdi

Massport Capital Program and Environmental Affairs Deputy Director Luciana Burdi

On a glorious May morning, Luciana Burdi greets me at the security desk of the Massport administrative building where she works, looking just as glorious. Her outfit is way more hip and stylish than one would expect for a regular Thursday at the office, and she transmits positive energy while navigating the building’s corridors with a sharp sense of humor and a smile that throughout our two-hour encounter never seems to fade away. “It’s been three years, and I love it!” she says, as we sit down in the office where she serves as deputy director of Massport’s Capital Program ...

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Unusual Weather Delivers Italy’s Worst Grape Harvest in Decades

Wine grapes (photo courtesy Perillo Tours)

Summer storms have dampened Italian wine grape production, putting this year’s harvest on track to be the most meager since 1950.

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Puglia Quickly Becoming Hot Destination for Wine Seekers

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One of Wine Spectator’s top ten picks for this year’s hottest wine destinations is Puglia, the heel and spur of the Italian boot.

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Lucia Bellotti Combines Art and Fashion in ‘Van Vogue’

Lucia Bellotti (left)

Winchester-based artist Lucia Bellotti recently brought to life her new concept “Van Vogue,” combining pictorial art and fashion. Alongside her artistic partner Gabriella Ruggieri, Bellotti displayed several paintings featuring models and Vogue magazine covers at Runway Couture Boutique in Winchester. Real life models were also present at the event, showing off dresses captured on canvas by the native of Bari, Puglia. “We are currently working on the second edition of Van Vogue, to be held this summer at Martha’s Vineyard,” says Bellotti. The exhibition’s name, she likes to point out, was an idea of her husband, drummer and Berklee College ...

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Podcast Episode 8: Tra i Vini del Sud Italia a Boston e i Tragitti per le Cantine del Massachusetts

Wines from Sicily

Episode 8 of Bostoniano's Italian language podcast takes us on a tour of Southern Italian wines, with the help of two local Italian experts.

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“What is un colpo d’aria?”

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We have been driving with seven people cramped in the compact car for over an hour; it is not entirely clear if I will ever walk upright again. When we arrive in the town center of Corato, my mother, sister and I hop — or rather limp — into the back seat of our cousin Franca’s car for the remainder of the ride to Zia Rosa’s house. And lucky me, I get stuck in the middle seat, which only furthers my rapidly developing case of scoliosis. I sit back and the leather scorches my skin. It is August in Puglia ...

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Pugliese Ceramicist Enza Fasano

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Once a month, the business and artistic spaces of SoWa come alive in the evening when they open their doors to the public for First Fridays. And for Giardini di Sole, an importer of handmade Italian ceramics and tables, the First Friday of February proved to be extra special, as it marked the opening of a new installation of works by Enza Fasano. A respected figure in the world of Italian ceramics, Fasano lives and works in the pottery-rich town of Grottaglie, Puglia, where she grew up watching and learning from her father, Nicola, a master ceramicist. She was just ...

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