Chefs
Food & wine

Guy Grossi’s ‘Garum’ brings Roman flavours to Perth

Celebrity chef and media personality Guy Grossi is arguably Australia’s Godfather of Italian cuisine. Over 60 years ago, Grossi’s late father Pietro opened the first of a series of renowned Italian eateries that have shaped the gastronomical landscape of Melbourne.

Young talents
Profiles

From Topping Pizzas to Topping the Charts: Inside Ashlley Walliss’ Double Life as a Pizzaiolo and Italian Songwriter

There is no doubt that restaurant owner and Pizza Chef Ashlley Walliss is in his element when he’s in the kitchen of his South Fremantle Pizzeria, L’Antica.

News
Current affairs

Italian National Day celebrations in Perth

Politicians, entrepreneurs and notable members of the Italian community in Western Australia attended the 72nd Italian National Day celebrations last week at the Perth Town Hall.

Art
Art & culture

WA Gets Exclusive Window Into the Life of Florentine Nobility

The Corsini family have been one of the most influential and notable Florentine families for the last seven centuries. Like the Borgias and the Medicis, in Florence, the Corsini family name is one that is synonymous with prestige, wealth and nobility.

Culture
Art & culture

How a “Little Italian School” flourished into a big dream

Perth-based mother of three Tania Pietracatella has been enamoured with Italy and the Italian language ever since she first visited the Bel Paese on a family holiday when she was 12 years old.

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Daniele Foti-Cuzzola

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28/12/2017

Literature
Art & culture

Italian teacher returns to childhood roots for debut bilingual book

From a young age, Daniela Pruiti Ciarello would often get lost in the magical worlds of the fairy tales and fables she was told. “I’ve always been a dreamer,” she proclaims. “Faries, goblins, dragons and magic mirrors populated my childhood, and I often nestle into this world to escape from reality.”

News
Current affairs

Italian Navy makes first stop in WA in Australian visit

West Australians were the first in the country to get an exclusive look at the Italian naval ship FREMM (European Multi-Mission Frigate) ITS Carabiniere. The state of the art vessel, which boasts the turbine power of 60 Formula One cars and has the capacity to generate enough electricity to a city of 12,000 inhabitants; arrived in the Port City of Fremantle on January 25, as the first stop in the navy’s one-month visit to Australia.

Economy
Current affairs

The resurgence of Little Italy in the Perth suburb of Northbridge

For decades Northbridge, an inner city suburb of Perth, was affectionately known as “Little Italy”. The streets were filled with the aromas of roasted coffee, the scent of baked Italian goods and the sound of Italians chatting away as they went on their daily passeggiatas.

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Daniele Foti-Cuzzola

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13/10/2016

Music
Art & culture

Tosca and Lucia di Lammermoor open the celebrations of the 50th West Australian Opera Company anniversary

In todays ever-changing digital landscape consumers are constantly looking at faster ways to access entertainment. The increasing popularity of social media and streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix have seen traditional mediums of entertainment including film, television and radio struggle in recent years.

Fashion
Lifestyle

How the son of humble Italian parents has become a top Australian fashion designer

In a glittering career spanning over three decades, the Perth-based designer Aurelio Costarella has cemented his way to the top of the Australian fashion scene; from showcasing at New York Fashion Week, to having A-list celebrities Rihanna and Kendall Jenner snapped wearing his beautiful gowns, to dressing Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary. Despite his incredible achievements in such a cutthroat industry, Costarella has remained an unpretentious and approachable person.

Events
Lifestyle

Two major events of Fremantle join forces aiming to become the biggest Italian cultural festival in the Southern emisphere

When Italian migrants made the courageous decision to move to Australia, they did not just leave behind family and friends but also their cherished traditions. The “Festa del Santo Patrono” – the feast in honour of the Patron Saint – was and still is the most important religious and social event in ones town or village.

Cinema & theatre
Art & culture

Melbourne filmmaker narrows 'The space between' Italian and Australian cinema

Considering how vibrant and passionate the Italian community in Australia is, it’s both concerning and disheartening how few Italo-Australian stories have made their way onto the big screen. Sure, we all laughed with Vince Colosimo’s Frank in “The Wog Boy” series and went on a journey of self-discovery in “Looking For Alibrandi”, but since then Italo-Australian cinematic stories have been few and far between – until now.

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Daniele Foti-Cuzzola

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28/11/2016

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