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Jojo Capece. Courtesy of Jojo Capece & The Daily Mail

Portofino Souvenir & A Conversation with Jojo Capece

Jojo Capece is an artist and the author of three books, All Roads Lead to Rome (2011), Bella Figura (2013) and most recently, Portofino Souvenir (...
"The Amazons In The Fortunate Isles" - A Preview

"The Amazons In The Fortunate Isles" - A Preview

ArsMinerva takes "THE AMAZONS IN THE FORTUNATE ISLES", composed by Carlo Pallavicino in 1679, on stage thanks to a world premiere at the Marines’...
Dante Alighieri portrait, 1499-1504, by Luca Signorelli (1441-1450 - 1523), fresco

Dante in the USA: an interview with the Dante Society of America’s President Albert Russell Ascoli

To an Italian, Dante is croce e delizia, pleasure and pain: forcefully immersed in the study of his heavenly works during the rebellious years of...
Maria Grazia Affinito, Eating Pasta Off the Floor. Photograph by Louis Pepin

Eating Pasta Off the Floor: A solo theater piece written & performed by Maria Grazia Affinito

Eating Pasta Off the Floor is such an intriguing title for a play that it demanded L’Italo-Americano interview the play’s creator and solo performer...
The Italian Society at Berkeley barbecue

A Look at the Italian Society at Berkeley

The San Francisco Bay Area is the location of the Berkeley campus of the University of California. As such, residents, students and visitors have...
67 cars take part to 2016 California Mille from San Francisco to Carmel Valley

California Mille 2016: 67 Historic Cars Recalls The Italian Mille Miglia

Do not call it a race! Who has been part of the California Mille in the last years cannot help but call it either a “tour” or a “drive. Every year,...
Italian Artist Silvia Girardi

Artist Silvia Girardi, From San Francisco Back to Milan

The path followed - nowadays - by Italian talents is usually marked by the need of taking skills and ideas abroad in order to make them successful...
(Left to Right) Mark Chandler, Tiziana & Massimo Aloisio Photograph by David Wong

Orvieto & the San Francisco Connection

How does the striking city of Orvieto, Italy, a comune populated since Etruscan times, connect to San Francisco? The connection is easier than it...
The Italian Pavilion "Games in Italy" at the GDC, Moscone Center San Francisco

Twelve Italian Companies Stand Out at The Game Developers Conference 2016 in San Francisco

While the Game Developers Conference marked its 30th edition from March 16 to March 18 in San Francisco, Italy got a special spot in the event thanks...
Michele Cecchini autographs a book for Lawrence Ferlinghetti. photo courtesy of Catherine Accardi

Parla Italiese, Please – Michele Cecchini’s Newest Novel Explores the Italian Immigrant Experience

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco recently welcomed Italian author Michele Cecchini who presented his acclaimed novel, “Per Il Bene Chi...
Joe DiMaggio Playground with commemorative tiles. Courtesy of Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground

Piazza, Park and Pomodoro - Updates from North Beach

Little Italy is no longer little, nor has it been for a while. As a matter of fact, what once was the Italian District on the West Coast has morphed/...
Marco Centin, Exhibition Designer at the Asian Art Museum

The 50th anniversary of the Asian Art Museum gets an Italian touch with Matteo Ricci’s exhibition

The celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco got an Italian touch: while the museum’s current home was designed...
Streetcars on Columbus Avenue, 1915. Copyrights: J.B. Monaco Collection (SFP 48), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

The Monaco Legacy Brings the Past to the Present

In the last issue of L’Italo-Americano, we explored the legacy of 20th century North Beach photographer, J.B. Monaco, a legacy that has endured...
Marta Dell'Angelo Installation at the Italian Cultural Institute

Marta Dell’Angelo’s Exhibition “Fragile” opens the Mapping-The-City Project in San Francisco

An artistic, multi-faced project, able to build and improve exchanges among Italian contemporary visual artists and their Bay Area counterparts,...
Peter Rudolf Mondavi. Courtesy of the Mondavi Family

Peter Rudolf Mondavi: The Pioneer of California’s Mondavi Family Winery Passes Away at 101

Peter Mondavi Sr., Napa Valley visionary responsible for the success of his family’s winery for more than 50 years died on February 20th at his home...

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