Italy has elected a hard-right coalition led by Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the natioanlist Fratelli D’Italia (Brothers of Italy) party. Early results on Monday show that the party, which has its roots in the post-World War II neo-fascist Italian Social Movement (MSI), netted 26 percent of the parliamentary vote during the country’s national elections.

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Italy elects first far-right-led government since World War II

Milan is widely regarded as Italy’s fashion capital, home to world-renowned luxury designer brands such as Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana. The northern industrial city has carved a spot out for itself as one of the world’s top fashion cities, joining the ranks of legendary giants such as New York City, Paris, and London to form a group known as the “Big Four.”

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Fashion Week Returns to Milan

For the people of Danbury, CT the San Gennaro festival that took place last week was not only a story of tradition and heritage but also one of triumph. While festivals dedicated to the patron saint of Naples have existed in other American cities for generations, (Manhattan’s Little Italy is celebrating its 104th 11-day festival this week) Danbury’s five-day long celebration was its first ever.

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Danbury’s first Feast of San Gennaro

Hailing from the island of Sicily; cannoli — the crispy tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough filled with fresh sheep’s ricotta cream and often sprinkled with powdered sugar — are arguably Italy’s most famous dessert.

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A Guide to Boston’s best cannoli

Ferragosto, a national Italian holiday celebrated on August 15, is arguably one of Italy’s most popular holidays after Christmas and Easter.

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A Guide to Ferragosto: Italy’s National Summer Holiday