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Luigi Ghirri, Polaroid, Instagram, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Luigi Ghirri: a forerunner of Instagram

In a world where color photographs are ubiquitous, we tend to be unaware of its humble beginnings. Born in Scandiano, Italy in 1943, Luigi Ghirri...
Art White Night, Bologna contemporary art, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Art White Night, Bologna’s celebration of contemporary art

This Saturday January 24, Bologna’s city center will come alive at night with art. During Art City White Night, the city’s museums, palaces, cafes,...
Santo Stefano, Seven Churches, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Santo Stefano: Seven Churches in One

With seven churches in one, it’s easy to get lost in Bologna’s Church of Santo Stefano, commonly called the “New Jerusalem”. Modeled after the Church...
Zampognari, Christmas, Italy, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Sounds of the Zampognari at Christmas

While American youngsters put their shoes outside hoping that Saint Nick will leave them goodies, six-year old Filippo Brienza of Bologna put his...
Bologna’s Porticos, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Hats Off to Bologna’s Porticos

Leave the umbrellas and sunhats at home – Bologna’s porticos have got you covered. In a place that averages 14 rainy days per month in the winter and...
Ravenna, Galla Placidia, Teodora, PAolo e Francesca, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

People and Places of Ravenna

This relaxing seaside town has centuries’ worth of fascinating stories to tell about fascinating people. Galla Placidia Galla Placidia was a...
Feast of San Gennaro, Los Angeles, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

LA’s Merry Feast of San Gennaro

Last weekend, at the boisterous intersection of Hollywood and Highland, thousands gathered for three days of live music, food, wine, rides, and games...
Four Artists, Los Angeles, Defy Convention, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The IIC Presents: Four Artists Who Defy Convention

Nicola Verlato, Fulvio di Piazza, Marco Mazzoni, and Agostino Arrivabene are fierce artists fired up about figurative art. The Italian Cultural...
Fine Art, Food, Nancy DeLucia Real, Italian cuisine, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Fine Art, Food, and Nancy DeLucia Real

Nancy DeLucia Real is an art historian and chef extraordinaire with an Italian flair. Her road to chefdom began in Campania with her nonna,...
Piero della Francesca, Hidden fresco, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Piero della Francesca may have left a hidden fresco in Arezzo

Tucked away in a small corner of a little church in a small town exists a big fresco probably painted by huge renaissance painter Piero della...