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There is no better time than fall for visiting Italy. The weather is mild. It’s low season, and autumn foliage brings some additional charm to the already captivating Italian countryside. Also, many of the food products that have made Italy …

Cinema Italian Style (from November 12 through 16), yearly celebration of Italian cinematic art – co-presented by the American Cinematheque and Luce Cinecittà – turned eleven years old, with the 2015 edition. After an introduction from the Consul General of …

California olive oil producers are hard at work these days, with the olive harvest season currently under way. An unprecedented production of 4 million gallons of extra virgin olive oil is estimated for this year’s harvest, almost double what was …

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Every Italian region has its harvest rituals that make quick and tasty use of the foods of the season. Umbria, lush land of endless vineyards and porky delights, makes salsicce all’uva, pan-roasted sausages and grapes, a dish that joins two …

Nothing is as important to an Italian as their family, “La Famiglia”. We Italians define our family not only in the traditional sense, but also extend it to the community which encompasses our daily lives. In San Francisco and the …


On November 2, 1975, the Italian intellectual, poet, novelist, filmmaker – in a word: Artist in capital letter – Pier Paolo Pasolini, was brutally murdered in Ostia, coastal area near Rome. Forty years later, the Italian Cultural Institute in L.A., …

We all know winemaking in Italy goes back centuries, actually back approximately 4,000 years, when a climate ideally suited to growing grapes made Italy one of the most prodigious regions for this enjoyable beverage. Herculaneum archaeological excavations have even uncovered …

Mauro Borrelli, in more than two decades of activity, has been perfecting his visual craft, alongside undisputed cinematic masters, the likes of Francis Ford Coppola and Tim Burton. In 2013, Borrelli realized the short film, White Shoe, a whimsical story …

If you ever looked for some information about La Barbera wine on the internet, the first association you may have found regards the Piedmont region and the Monferrato hills. Indeed, the story behind La Barbera goes back to the thirteenth …

This is the story of two cities on two continents brought together by a visionary corporate executive and a mutual love of onions. In December, if all goes according to plan, Walla Walla, Wash., famous for the sweet onion that …


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