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Nabucco © Philip Newton courtesy of Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera Presents Nabucco—Verdi’s first "Big Hit"

Nabucco helped launch Giuseppe Verdi’s spectacular career in Milan in 1842 and still thrills audiences around the world. Seattle Opera opened their...
Hands-on quality control is what makes Ritrovo products successful. Owner Ilyse Rathet tests a Tavolozze cracker with the help of Figuli's Filippo Albertini (center) and distributor Marco Damiani

Ritrovo preserves culinary traditions and authentic flavors of Italy

Spread the love, share the wealth and eat well while doing it. These concepts drive the successful business model adapted by Ilyse Rathet and Ron...
Jim Corey (left) with Maurizio Rocchi whose family has lived in Civita for generations and own Alma Civita Restaurant there

Seattle’s Civita Institute helps preserve a hill town’s unique way of life

Civita di Bagnoregio is one of the most beautiful hill towns in Italy. Located about 60 miles north of Rome, this stunning gem has escaped the modern...
Stefano Catalani (right) & artist Nathan Vincent. Photo credit Emilie Smith

Stefano Catalani and the language of art

A degree in petroleum engineering is not the usual training ground for a museum administrator. But then, Stefano Catalani, director of art, craft and...
Sensoria designs, develops, and produces body-sensing wearable devices

Sensoria’s Smart Socks: the fascinating story behind a wearable tech success

Inspiration happens in the unlikeliest of places. It had been twenty days since Mario Esposito, a serial inventor and Microsoft engineer at that time...
Paolo Feraboli. Photo credit Advanced Composite Structures Lab

Seattle drives state-of-the-art Lamborghini research to new heights

On a quiet street not far from downtown Seattle, tucked between overgrown fields and train tracks, are several drab-brown buildings with white roll-...
Il Punto!, the new Italian cultural center in Seattle

Il Punto!, Italian Cultural Center Seattle

“Promoting Italian culture through our common passion for food, literature, art, design, film, theater, dance, language and music”: Il Punto!, the...
100 years of Italian aviation come to life in Seattle’s Museum of Flight

100 years of Italian aviation come to life in Seattle’s Museum of Flight

Battered and stained, its cappuccino-colored fabric stretched taut over wings and body, the 101-year-old Italian-built Caproni Ca 20 greets visitors...
Pietro Borghesi co-founder - with his wife Sabrina Tinsley - of the restaurant La Spiga in Capitol Hill

Pietro Borghesi: the man behind La Spiga

“Sono nato a Bukavu in Congo nel 1964”, I was born in Bukavo, Congo in 1964. Pietro Borghesi starts to talk about his life with the charm of a...
“Io imparo l’italiano”, Italian youth, Seattle, Italian language, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

“Io imparo l’italiano”: an Italian youth program in Seattle

“L’unione fa la forza”, is an Italian saying for “Strength in unity”, and it was the motto that Magda Codognotto, the director of “ Nuovo Centro...
Dante Alighieri Society, Washington, 30-Year Anniversary, Bella Lingua, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Dante Alighieri Society of Washington: 30-Year Anniversary of la Bella Lingua

This year Dante Alighieri Society of Washington marks an incredible achievement for 30 years in divulgating la bella lingua through the Italian...
Seattle-Perugia, Sister City Association, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association

It was between September of 1991 and May of 1992 when Seattle Mayor Norman Rice and Perugia Mayor Mario Valentini signed a pact of friendship between...
SIFF, Cinema Italian Style, Seattle, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

SIFF: Cinema Italian Style

Annual events and city festivals mark the holiday season and bring a familiar rhythm to autumn. There is one in particular event that Italian...
Caffè Torino, Torino in South Lake Union, Seattle, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Caffè Torino: An Authentic Piece of Torino in South Lake Union

There is an authentic piece of Torino, Italy in Seattle, located at 422 Yale Ave N in South Lake Union, named (not by coincidence) Caffè Torino...
San Gennaro Festival, Seattle, Italian Heritage, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

San Gennaro Festival in Seattle: Celebrating Italian Heritage and Charity

If you are Italian, there is a very good chance you know the story of San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples. A man of unwavering Christian faith,...

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