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Celebrating “Italian Design Day” in Los Angeles

The Consulate General of Italy, has organized a special event at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles to celebrate “Italian Design Day”. Promoted...
Professor Alessandro Carrera, born in Lodi, on the outskirts of Milan has had at least three separate, but, at the same time, intertwined career.  Photo Courtesy of A. Carrera

Professor Alessandro Carrera – a 360° thinker – talks at UCLA

Professor Alessandro Carrera, a native of Lodi (Lombardy, Italy), has had at least three separate, but, at the same time, intertwined careers. His...
Sitting elegantly in the glass, Orasella Maraschino Cherries are crafted using local cherries from eastern Washington, free of dyes and artificial ingredients

Orasella redefines the lowly maraschino cherry

Take two roommates who’ve been friends for 20 years. Add the fact that their Seattle homes are five blocks apart. Mix in one person’s expertise in...
On January 17th, 2017 NOIAW's New York Chapter Honored Three Wise Women. From left to right: Elissa Montanti, Hon. Saliann Scarpulla, and Judith D. Grimaldi  Photo Credit: Bill Higgins

Three Wise Women: Changing their Local and International Communities

It was an evening to remember. On January 17th the National Organization of Italian American Women’s New York Chapter gathered to honor Three Wise...
In Italy, which has not commercialized Valentine’s Day as much as in the United States, couples celebrate with una cenetta romantica (or intima) (a romantic or intimate dinner), flowers, or another token of affection. Photo by Maridav

Valentine’s Day—and Saying “I love you” in Italian

The Roman empire began with a tale of love—or, more accurately, lust—almost three millennia ago. The libidinous god Mars, smitten by the beauty of a...
La Battaglia delle Arance si svolge a Ivrea, una cittadina vicino a Torino, durante la stagione del Carnevale. Photo © Francesco Zanon

Ivrea’s colorful carnival: The Battle of the Oranges

What would inspire people to book trips to Ivrea? The small city near Turin is not just your next obscure travel destination. It is an absolutely...
Cosimo de' Medici. Portrait by Jacopo Pontormo

Medici: Masters of Fiction

Medici, Masters of Florence has recently made an appearance on television. Like everyone with an interest in Italy I couldn’t wait to see it. And...
Riomaggiore fishing village during evening twilight blue hour, seascape in Five lands, Cinque Terre National Park, Liguria, Italy. — Photo by olgacov

That’s Amore: In search of Italy’s most romantic spots

Italy is the land of love, a romantic destination par excellence. So with Valentines Day fast approaching, it’s time to explore some of the peninsula...
Shimon accepting NJIT award; Photo Credit: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Shimon Schwarzschild and his ecological battles to protect Assisi and California

Shimon Schwarzschild, like Saint Francis of Assisi, could have opted for a comfortable and lucrative life, but instead has chosen a more steep and...
Frank Stella. Harran II, 1967; polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas

"Una Stella" at San Francisco’s de Young Museum

“My painting is based on the fact that only what can be seen there, is there. It really is an object.” ~ Frank Stella When we think of Italians and...
The first masks were very grotesque. They had these noses that had a phallic symbolism

Venice: City of the Incognito

18th Century, Venice. Circling about the snaky, torch-lit alleyways of the ancient city are swarms of masked men and women. Before leaving the house...
Filming on Italy, an event promoting Italy as a cinematic set, will begin on February 3 in Los Angeles

Filming On Italy

Filming on Italy, an event promoting Italy as a cinematic set, will begin on February 3 in Los Angeles, thanks to the collaboration between Angus Dei...

Stanford’s Italian Researcher Honored with Presidential Award

2017 could not start in a better way for Italian scientists in the world. On January 7, three scientists born in Italy and currently working in the...
Filmmaker Giuseppe Sterparelli at Burri Museum. Photo by Stefano Giogli

Giuseppe Sterparelli inaugurates Burri Prometheia in L.A.

Italian figurative artist, Alberto Burri (Città di Castello, province of Perugia, Umbria 1915 – Nice, France 1995), took a degree in Medicine and...
Lidia, his son Joe and Chef Batali

A Tavola with Lidia Bastianich (Part II)

Felidia ’s lunch crowd began to thin out, as we remained on the second floor and Lidia Bastianich described her plight to America. She was born in...

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