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Lest We Forget: a homage to the memory of Holocaust by photographer Luigi Toscano

L EST WE FORGET, the message echoing around the San Francisco City Hall was clear: nobody should ever forget the Holocaust and the pain and suffer it...
An old fishing boat on the shore of the stormy sea in Pescara, Abruzzo

Looking at the sea from a mountain top: Abruzzo

Up to 1963 the proud region of Abruzzo was not a region in its own right, but cohabited with Molise, even if Frederick of Swabia had already, in 1233...

Taking Seattle’s coffee culture to new heights

S eattle is said to have more coffee shops per capita than any other city in the country― at last count, 43 cafés every 100,000 residents. But even...

A day in the life of … A Renaissance chef

Being a chef in the Renaissance wasn’t as you would imagine: restaurants as we know them today didn’t exist and the only people who could afford to...
Pistachio tiramisù is a just as delicious alternative to classic tiramisù © M. Becci

A delicious taste of Sicily: heavenly pistachio cream

A friend recently brought me the precious gift of a jar of Sicilian pistachio cream made from the pistachios of Bronte. Almost as soon as she was out...

Benvenuta Air Italy! Milan and San Francisco welcome back a direct flight that makes them closer than ever

“ Welcome Air Italy:” this announcement - showing on the SFO website homepage at the beginning of April - might have caught some travelers by...

Federico Costantini: the modern Michelangelo of tattoos is conquering the world of art

G ooking at the amazing, unbelievably stunning work of Federico Costantini you actually feel like you’re in the presence of a true and unique piece...

The Roots of the Soul: How You Can Obtain Italian Citizenship & Restore Your Heritage

H ome, family: there’s nothing quite like it, in the end. There’s nothing quite like going back and discovering where you truly come from. I...

New Orleans apologizes to lynched Italians

O n the 14th of March 1891, 11 people were accused of the murder of the chief of police. They were acquitted, but it ended up in a pogrom: the...

Ferrazzano: Giovanni Di Niro and the toiling Molisans who made America great

Though ancient, the aerie of Ferrazzano has survived unspoiled into the 21st century. The medieval village of Samnite origin also gave birth to actor...

San Francisco’s celebrations of Leonardo and his genius coming to an end in May

Seventy years and counting. The Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco celebrates its birthday after its creation in 1949. Three women - Countess...

Has getting a $1 house in Italy just become easier?

Our readers may remember we did tackle the subject before: there are homes for sale in Italy for just 1 euro. Mind, the news made it big in the US,...
Members of the Arciconfraternita del Carmine

Faith, tradition, identity: Easter as the symbol of Italy’s own heritage

For Christian Catholics, Holy Week is the most spiritually pregnant moment of the year, even more than Christmastime. But in Italy, this is a time...

Cabaret approach adds pizazz to The Pink Door

Diners looking for The Pink Door restaurant, a Seattle institution for nearly 40 years, need to know there is virtually no signage. Just head down...
cinema italia san francisco

Cinema Italia will honor Ugo Tognazzi at its 2019 Spring Program Edition

The Spring edition of Cinema Italia San Francisco is just few weeks away. The program of April 2019 will celebrate and honor Ugo Tognazzi, the...

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