LIFE & PEOPLE

New Italian Migrations to the United States

“It seems sometimes as if San Francisco were about half an Italian city. There are only about 60,000 Italian in the city but they are such a...

Quality of life in Italy is more than a statistic

A recent survey carried out by Best Countries and Published by US News ranked the world’s countries from best to worst. Finding places like...

Roman stories... by the street

Nevermind how long you have lived in Rome, you’ll always find something new to discover, or so do its lucky residents say. Of course, Rome is art,...

Ferla, treasure trove of the Hyblaean Mountains

The road into the Hyblaean Mountains snakes left and right, hugging the hillsides as the flora turns from spartan scrubland to holm-oak forest. It's...

Hidden pop examples of Italian design: the work in the US of Lella and Massimo Vignelli

Italian design was only recently celebrated in LA with the Italian Design Day and it is once again time to talk about Italy’s most creative minds and...

Design and craftamnship are Italian excellences

Exploring the relationship between design and sustainability with an exhibit and a round table among design experts. This was the Italian Design Day...

New York Times best selling author, Dianne Hales, celebrates International Women's Day with Luisa Spagnoli

On March 8, the Italian Cultural Institute observed International Women’s Day with best-selling author, Dianne Hales. Ms. Hales’ revealing...

San Francisco Welcomes Aldo Cibic for Italian Design Day 2018

On the occasion of Italian Design Day, March 2, 2018, the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in...

Good Friday, history and Faith hold hands in Procida

Easter is a very important moment for the people of Italy: for those still actively practicing, it is a time of meditation and prayer, steeped in...

Venetian wells, lifeblood of the city

Living on an island presents a number of challenges. The first priorities are food, shelter and a reliable source of drinking water. The earliest...

Vibrant life, volcanic tales and viticulture at Zafferana Etnea

Springtime is on the way in Zafferana Etnea, the pearl of Etna. Buds on the cherry trees are plumping up and soon the first will burst, starting a...

Passover in Italy: a beautiful blending of cultures

Jewish populations have called Italy home since Judas Maccabee sent a contingent to Rome in 161 B.C. Although their history is wrought with strife,...

The blossoming Easter in Sicily

The Easter celebrations of Sicily are as numerous as petals on daisy chains, with an endless procession of Holy Week festivities to choose from...

The beauty and art and Made in Italy ceramics...in the US

Italy is known all over the world for its ceramics. Indeed, handmade and hand painted pottery is common all over the country, from north to south:...

Women History Month: let’s not forget the real face and heart of Italian women

Italian celebrations for International Women’s Day are, usually, rather cliché: journalists and TV hosts become experts of women history and...