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Postignano is located near Assisi, on a wooded hill that gives visitors a breathtaking view of the land all around

Village of Postignano, a medieval jewel restored to its original beauty

Some have considered it the result of an extraordinary work. Others have called it “the rebirth of a little gem”. Nevertheless, what happened to...
Director Viviana del Bianco  (Courtesy of Pamela Gentile)

San Francisco Welcomes the 20th Edition of the N.I.C.E. Film Festival

“ N.I.C.E edition has become today the place in the United States where to watch an Italian movie and have conversations during events and meetings...
Gianfranco Rosi visited the Bay Area in October for a Special Advance Screening of his documentary “Fire at sea”, at the Mill Valley Film Festival

Gianfranco Rosi’s “Fire at Sea”: A Searing Portrait of the Migrant Crisis

Fire and sea. Life and death. Everyday routine and permanent state of emergency: the oxymoron is powerful, so is the way these elements are used to...
BAIA Founders from far left Michele Ursino, Giorgio Ghersi, and Matteo Daste (Ph Credits: Brett Garling)

Ten Years of Italians In The BAIA of SF

The year was 2005. Around the start of the web 2.0 era. LinkedIn just went from less than 100,000 to 1M members. Business networking was limited to...
Professor Filareto in Rossano, Calabria

From Calabria, Back to Calabria: Old and New Migrations Explained by Professor Francesco Filareto

Fifteen years was the time of an investigation around the migrations of the Calabrese people. The final thoughts and insights can now be found in a...
Cinema Italia Director Amelia Antonucci

Discovering the Past, the Present, and the Future of Cinema Italia with Program Director Amelia Antonucci

For the fourth year in a row, the Castro Theatre in San Francisco is home to some of the most known Italian movies. Nevertheless, Cinema Italia has...
Professor Justin Raccanello lives in London, England

Discovering Italian Maiolica with Professor Justin Raccanello

The beauty of the Italian Maiolica and the Renaissance Lustre Pottery have been the main topics of the lecture held by professor Justin Raccanello...
Marco Marini head of Euroclassix, SF

Euroclassix, How History and Nostalgia for Italian Vintage Cars Found Their Way to San Francisco

“We don’t sell cars. We sell history, nostalgia and style.” If you love vintage cars and you walk in at EuroClassix, you immediately understand that...
Marina Pugliese is Museum Director and Art Historian originally from Genoa

Director Marina Pugliese Is Mapping the City To Connect Artist and Cultures in The Bay Area

Milan and San Francisco, here we go again! Many times, on this newspaper, we have talked about the legacy between the Italian and the American cities...
Gianluca Legrottaglia at Montesacro Pinseria in San Francisco

Montesacro: All Roads Take to The Roman PinsaLand in San Francisco

A wholesale bakery connected to a restaurant, the "Mead Restaurant and Bakery" built around 1910. A wall was hiding a coal-oven that measured about...

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