LIFE & PEOPLE

Lorenzo Damiani, “Ambassador of Design” at LA’s Italian Design Day

T he first edition of the Italian Design Day (March 2nd) – brainchild of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry...

Italian Design: a history of excellence

Let’s start with a definition of “industrial design,” by Argentinian-born, Milan-based, painter, designer and philosopher, Tomás Maldonado: “...
Giovanni Veronesi with Giuiano Sangiorgi (Negroamaro) and Sara Serraiocco - credit www.losangelesitalia.com

Los Angeles Italia. Giovanni Veronesi: “In 10 years, one million young people will no longer be in Italy”

During the week of "Los Angeles Italia", thanks to the invitation from the Consul General Antonio Verde’s offices of the Italian Consulate, we were...
From the left: Volfango De Biasi, Eleonora Gaggero, Consul General Antonio Verde, Giovanni Veronesi, Veronoca Gaggero, founder-producer “Los Angeles Italia” Pascal Vicedomini and Mirko Trovato

"Los Angeles Italia": Consul General Antonio Verde welcomes Italian directors

Alongside "Los Angeles Italia Film Fashion and Art Fest", a meeting was held at the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles between the Consul General...
Inspired by his Italian grandparents, Gary Figgins planted his first vineyard in 1974. In this 1979 photo with son Chris, now president of Leonetti Cellar, Figgins shares an early lesson about winemaking. (Leonetti Cellar)

How Italian immigrants helped define the wine industry of Walla Walla

Orselli, Saturno, Tachi, Locati, Arbini. These melodic names belonged to some of the early Italian settlers who found their way to eastern Washington...
Elisabetta Vezzosi, full professor of North American history at the University of Trieste

A Talk with Elisabetta Vezzosi, President of AISNA

The American Studies Association of Italy ( AISNA - Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani) – that fosters exchange and debate in the fields...
President Trump, the actor Checco Zalone and Prince William are some of Angelo Inglese's famous customers. Photo credit: Lorena Caramia

Italian excellence around the world: Angelo Inglese, the tailor of princes and presidents

In Italy, he became TV popular only in very recent months, after news and gossip outlets alike made known he custom made the shirt POTUS Donald Trump...
Da Alidoro, nel centro di Manhattan, è possibile gustare l'autentico panino italiano. Photo courtesy: www.alidoronyc.com

Reliving the Authentic Italian Panino in New York City

It’s noon in Florence, and you find a spot on the steps of the Duomo. After a bitterly cold winter, you feel your skin gladly soak up the sun shining...
Paola Sartorio (third from left) with members of Fulbright Commission Staff

Journey through Paola Sartorio’s Fulbright Commission

The Fulbright Program, awarding merit-based grants for international educational exchange to and from the US, became effective in 1946, thanks to...
Folk singer Michela Musolino

"Music and culture: An Italian Perspective": Italian Music on set at Chapman University

Representing the variety and beauty of Italian music in different ages and in different fields was the goal of "Music and culture: an Italian...
Details of the vault ceiling decorated by Annibale Carracci of the Galleria Farnese in the Farnese Palace in Rome

Lorenzo de Medici’s Triumph of Bacchus: “Di doman non c'è certezza”

“Quant’è bella giovinezza, che si fugge tuttavia! / Chi vuol esser lieto, sia / di doman non c’è certezza.” Tomorrow has no certainty, so dance and...
"The father of Italian blues", Zucchero, is going to kick off his Black Cat World Tour, performing in nineteen cities across the US.  Photo by Ari Michelson

Zucchero, Italy’s soul & blues prime voice

Blues is a genre and musical form, grown out of spirituals and work songs by African Americans, in the so-called “Cotton States” of the US in the...
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...
Giuseppe Verdi Square, Busseto, Parma, Italy - photo by foundfootage

Discovering the Home Land of Verdi

Parma and its Province are the homeland of the excellence of some of the Italian culinary cornerstones. Places that are rich in history and their...
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...

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