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Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy has recently ventured to put in motion the first Italian gourmet food truck that blends the elements of colorful street art with the freshness of handmade pasta. Photo credit: Marco Piovanotto

The Prince of Venice brings “Magic and Pasta” to L.A.

Once upon a time, there was a prince at the wheel of a colorful pasta food truck. Alongside him, there was a chef who operated a pasta machine, that...
President of Fondazione Italia - Paolo Miliozzi surrounded by his team of teachers and educators. Photo Courtesy of P. Miliozzi

Paolo Miliozzi, President of Fondazione Italia, Paladin of Our Language

Paolo Miliozzi grew up in Civitanova Marche, Adriatic seaport in Italian region of Marche. Strangely enough, historically this area didn’t give birth...
Federated Italo-Americans of California President Ann Potenza

Ann Potenza: Building a Virtual “Little Italy” in LA

Ann Potenza, President of Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California, has a clear and lucid vision of what the older generations of Italian-...
Chef and Restaurateur, Celestino Drago. Photo Courtesy of Katie Conway

Celestino Drago: Italian Excellence in the LA Food Scene

It could have been a completely different story. Celestino Drago, who comes from the Province of Messina (Sicily), might have become a successful...
Actress Laura Zenoni. Photo Courtesy of L. Zenoni

A new wave of Italian-Americans floods in the Hollywood Fringe Festival

The 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival (June 9-26) - annual, open-access, community-derived event dedicated to showcase uncensored contemporary stage...
Architect Diane Favro. Photo Courtesy of D. Favro

Historical Architect Diane Favro and her 3D visions of Imperial Rome

Diane Favro, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, as well as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of the Arts and...
Consul General of Italy, Antonio Verde. Agata Gravante Photography

“The Italian Republic had its 70th birthday, but it doesn’t look its age”

On June 2nd, 1946, Italians expressed their preference, through the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage. Republic won over Monarchy,...
Bassist Pat Senatore

Bassist Pat Senatore at the helm of Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill and Jazz Club

As a child, Pat (Pasquale) Senatore rebelled against a future, already written by his father, who wanted him to become the new violin virtuoso...
Founders and Organizers, Daniela Agostini and Paola Maria Savoia. Photo courtesy of P.M. Savoia

Paola Maria Savoia, queen of Italians in L.A., and her Epicureology

Paola Maria Savoia, native of Genoa (capital of Liguria, northwestern region of Italy), directly descends from the illegitimate branch of the...
Editor Gabriella Cristiani. Photo Courtesy of G. Cristiani

Academy Award winning editor Gabriella Cristiani and her insatiable will to innovate

Editor Gabriella Cristiani (born in Foggia, city in Apulia, southern region of Italy), had the fortune to grow up in the film circles of Bologna (...

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