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Italy celebrates unity,italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Italy celebrates unity in its diversity: 153rd anniversary of the unification

This month, despite autonomist and separatist claims from some regions, Italy proudly celebrated its 153rd anniversary as a unified nation. But how...
Il Fornaio, Beverly Hills, Italian taste, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Il Fornaio in Beverly Hills: the Italian taste is served

Would you like to improve your cooking skills or to add an Italian taste to the usual menu? Once a month, Il Fornaio restaurant in Beverly Hills...
Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, Rome,  italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Bulgari to restore the Spanish Steps, from Piazza di Spagna to the church of Trinità dei Monti

One of the most famous and beautiful spots in the city of Rome, the monumental stairway of 136 steps that connects Piazza di Spagna to the church of...
San Juan Capistrano, Italian “Sister City”, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

San Juan Capistrano and its Italian “Sister City” in the Abruzzi region

Thousands of miles apart, the city of San Juan Capistrano in southern Orange Country, California, and the small town of Capestrano in the Abruzzi...
Michelangelo, 539 years later, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Michelangelo, still in the spotlight 539 years later

In the days that mark the 539th anniversary of his birth, Michelangelo continues to make the news. Born in Tuscany on March 6, 1475, Michelangelo di...
Pope Francis, first year of papacy, Superman, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Pope Francis marked his first year of papacy, but don't call him Superman

After one year in office, Pope Francis surprised the Catholic and non-Catholic world once again, by abstaining from celebrating this first...
Call for Papers, Bressan, Marrocco e Savelli, mostra a Los Angeles, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Bressan, Marrocco e Savelli: dipinti su carta in mostra a Los Angeles

Le opere pittoriche di tre diversi artisti italiani sono riunite nella mostra Call For Papers in esposizione all’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los...
Trip to Pechanga, San Padre Pio Society, Associazione Pugliese del Sud California, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Trip to Pechanga with the San Padre Pio Society and the Associazione Pugliese del Sud California

Among the large number of interesting initiatives organized by local Italian American organizations such as the San Padre Pio Society and the...
La Grande Bellezza: Rime e Riflessi, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

All’IIC in mostra Rime e Riflessi della grande bellezza italiana

Nei giorni del Los Angeles, Italia film festival e a pochi giorni dagli Academy Awards, che hanno visto trionfare La Grande Bellezza di Paolo...
A wonderful night in Venice, L’Italo-Americano, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

A wonderful night in Venice with L’Italo-Americano

Who says that turning 106 necessarily means being old? At this age, L’Italo-Americano still looks young and fresh, constantly reinventing itself and...