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A glass artist for more than 75 years, Lino Tagliapietra is considered the greatest glass-blower of all time. His work has had tremendous impact on the studio-glass art movement internationally, including the Pacific Northwest, a mecca for glass art.  But …

Awaiting the arrival at the port of San Pedro of the Amerigo Vespucci, the oldest ship in service with the Italian Navy, the “youngest,” the Raimondo Montecuccoli, a new Multi Purpose Combat Ship, has docked on the shores of California. …

“We have tried to infuse this project with the essence of Italy, which unites all these elements: a sense of beauty, respect for ingenuity, the courage to innovate, and the ability to respect all cultures.” With these words, Defense Minister …

Festival Napa Valley is back for the 2024 Summer Season, taking place in July at venues across Napa Valley. One of the most exciting evenings will be on July 16th with the Maria Manetti Celebrates La Dolce Vita! Honoring Sophia …

At first glance, elephants and Seattle seem an unlikely pairing. Why would the world’s largest land mammal, found in Asia and Africa, have so intrigued residents of the Pacific Northwest? Yet two Seattle companies have used this massive animal for …

Food extravaganza and Italian industry excellence were back in San Francisco, this time in a new location and with a different host. After the Fancy Food Shows moved from California to Las Vegas, the city by the bay has been …

Mention Pinocchio and most Americans immediately think of the 1940 blockbuster film by Walt Disney that introduced the feisty wooden puppet with the pointy nose to millions of children. But the Disney film classic – despite winning two Academy Awards …

On July 12, 1962, the aircraft carrier USS Independence encountered the Amerigo Vespucci in the central Mediterranean. The Vespucci, the oldest active ship in the world, identified itself as the “Training Ship Amerigo Vespucci.” The American ship stopped its engines …

As the training ship Amerigo Vespucci, which set sail from Genoa on July 1, 2023, approaches its arrival at the port of Los Angeles on July 2, 2024, the Italian community in the United States is preparing to welcome this …

Italy arrives at the Port of Los Angeles with the Amerigo Vespucci, Italy’s oldest naval vessel, bringing a slice of its rich maritime heritage. The Italian Navy’s tall ship, begins a six-day visit, offering free tours of the magnificent vessel.  During its …

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