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Salento by 5, a memoir of traditions, stories, history, and recipes from Italy’s heel

Three local Italians and two American travelers, the love for the same land, Salento, and a great passion for travel and culture. Salento by 5 is...

Angela Alioto, her Love for Italy, and the ‘Cavaliere’ della Repubblica Italiana Decoration

“When I first received the call from Lorenzo Ortona, I could not believe it. I was senza parole, I mean totally speechless.” As we kicked off the...

The Art & Landscape Architecture of Robert La Rocca

The journey from Sicily to California was an opportune one for many Italians immigrating from “the old country.” Landscape architect and artist,...

Vivere all’Italiana – Casa Castiglioni

“There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my...
Street painting in North Beach. Courtesy of Steve Restivo Event Services

Italian Summer - San Francisco Celebrates Italia in June

In the month of June, Italy’s Republic Day, the historic Statuto Race, and the 63rd annual North Beach Festival are celebrated as only San Francisco...

Foundation of the Etruscan City – The Example of Bologna

When we think of where all roads lead, we might think of Rome. There are, of course, any number of other outstanding città in Italy and one of those...
During his five days in California, Ambassador Armando Varricchio managed to meet and talk to some expats who represent Italy’s best talents in America

Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio Meets the Italian Communities in the Bay Area

Italian Ambassador, Armando Varricchio, visited the Bay Area in May, for the second time since he presented his credentials as Italy’s ambassador to...
Marco Pavone, Consul General Ortona & Fabrizio Capobianco. Photographs courtesy of Amelia Antonucci

Guglielmo Marconi & His San Francisco Bay Area Connections

There is a very good reason why, on May 11, the Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute,...

Camilla Cormanni: “That’s How Luce Cinecittà Promotes Italian Cinema Around the Globe”

Cinema Italia celebrated its fifth anniversary on April 22, bringing the best of Dino Risi to San Francisco. Once again, for one entire day, the...

Cinema Italia Brings Dino Risi and its Commedia all'Italiana to San Francisco

“Call this a comedy-drama in which the comedy is only a surface symptom.” This sentence, found on a copy of the New York Times from 1963, is the...

Start Your Engines! – California Mille and More!

Have you noticed the San Francisco Bay Area is the perfect environment for La Dolce Vita? We have the sea, the climate, and the cuisine for living...
The exhibit puts together objects from David Weingarten and Lucia Howard's collection

“All Roads Lead to Rome”...even from San Francisco

The strong connection existing between Rome and San Francisco is timeless, so is the quote used for the exhibition that opened at San Francisco...
Giulio Iacchetti was the Ambassador for the Bay Area of the First Italian Design Day. Ph: Istituto Italiano di cultura San Francisco Facebook page

Giulio Iacchetti Explores the Leading Role of Italian Design in the World

On March 2nd, San Francisco celebrated the First Italian Design Day. Hundred Italian institutes worldwide greeted designers, entrepreneurs,...
Frank Hysa, The Hive CIO, is a recent Ph.D. graduate in Management between the University of Maryland and the Polytechnic University of Marche

The Silicon Valley Approach: a Mindset that Keeps Inspiring Italian Startups

It all started in Le Marche region, but the echo produced by The Hive program can now be heard also in California. The Hive Incubator and Accelerator...
Maria Rosa, Enrico, Eleonora, Lorenzo & Elisa Tallone at the Tallone publishing house, Alpignano, Torino, Italy (Photograph by Maurizio Bosio)

Tallone Fine Print Books Visits San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Area has been fortunate to host several events highlighting the notable work of Italy’s prestigious publishing house, Tallone...

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