catherine accardi

In honor of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death (1452-1519), the San Francisco Bay Area will host numerous events, exhibits, and presentations honoring this Italian genius. One tribute is a stunning book about da Vinci titled Leonardo’s Knots, …

Most of us have heard of Casanova. The name is often used to describe a man who has many lovers or a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover. But who was he really? Where did he come from …

Several weeks prior to the 2018 Week of Italian Cuisine (November 12-17), San Francisco’s fine dining establishment Perbacco, offered special guests a particularly stellar evening. On October 25th 2018, owner Umberto Gibin and Chef Staffan Terje hosted an exceptional dinner …

This year, 2018, marks the 90th anniversary of San Francisco’s premier Italian cultural club, Il Cenacolo. This impressive and important milestone was celebrated on December 7th with a stunning Christmas Gala at the St. Francis Yacht Club. In attendance were …

“It seems sometimes as if San Francisco were about half an Italian city.  There are only about 60,000 Italian in the city but they are such a progressive group of citizens that they have made an impression upon the life …

San Francisco has attracted world class talent, artists from every genre, for many decades and the month of September 2018 was no exception. The city by the bay had the distinct pleasure of welcoming internationally acclaimed conductor, Maestro Riccardo Frizza. …

Much has been written about Dr. Federico Faggin, Italian physicist, inventor, and entrepreneur, known for designing the first commercial microprocessor.  But when L’Italo-Americano had the opportunity to interview him, the focus quickly became the man behind the genius. In this …

The new generation of Italians coming to the US is a welcomed repeat performance, one that has been ongoing for over 100 years. Italian immigrants have historically brought generous amounts of flair, dedication and creative talent from the old country. …

The month of March has brought us Spring, and the 100th birthday of a legend, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, celebrated poet and San Francisco’s first Poet Laureate. He is also a painter, social activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & …

What is Italy known for?  Among its many charming attributes, Italy is known for its cuisine. Who doesn’t think of Italian food and fondly reminisce about some delicious, lovingly created dishes? Most Italians can truthfully say their mother’s and grandmother’s …