Italian culture

Portrait of Galileo Galilei. Italian School after J. Sustermans. Photo credit: Wellcome Library

Arcetri and Other Traces of Galileo's Life in Florence

As anyone who has ever been in Florence already knows, the Tuscan city abounds in all kinds of “traces” left by Italian geniuses of the past. One...
FAImarathon

FAImarathon helps you discover Italy

Italy's cultural heritage includes an incredible number of wonderful buildings, churches, courtyards and palaces that are, too often, known only by a...
Winter Citrus Chill, Cappelletti Sorbetto, Italian Drink, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

A Winter Citrus Chill

It’s time to enjoy one of the glories of the cold weather table, winter citrus. Huge orbs of Ruby Red grapefruit, bright orange Cara Cara navel...
Some of the handcrafted wooden spinning tops made by Mauro Sarti

Bringing a Smile to Children and Grown-Ups Alike: The Spinning Top Craftsman from Bologna

Seeing the artistry behind the tiny, handcrafted wooden spinning tops Mauro Sarti makes, it is surprising to find out it all started by chance...
Sant’Agata Feltria, Christmas cheer, Montefeltro, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Pure Christmas cheer in Sant’Agata Feltria

When December rolls around and we start to think about Christmas the first things and places that come to mind are Nordic traditions, white capped...
Shoshana Puccia Senior Marketing Manager, Santa Monica Place and Kate Coppola, Chair, Ciao Italia, Ambassadors Ball. Photo Courtesy of Alaina Pierce

A month-long celebration of the Italian Heritage with Ciao Italia Santa Monica

For the last fifteen years, the U.S. president has been making an annual, official proclamation, nominating the month of October, as “National...
Italian American, Italian cinema, Italian culture, De Sica, Italian heritage, San Francisco

Il Neorealismo di Vittorio De Sica Conquista San Francisco - Intervista a Lino Capolicchio

C'e' un'epoca d'oro nella storia del cinema italiano la quale non sembra mai tramontare. Questa considerazione e' quantomai attuale negli Stati Uniti...
Pasta Squares, Beef and Mushroom Ragù, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Corn Pasta Squares with Beef and Mushroom Ragù

These little pasta squares, known as tacconi , hail from Italy’s Mezzogiorno , and are particularly well known in Molise and Abruzzo. Toothsome and...
Hidden Tuscany, book cover

Hidden Tuscany: Discovering Art, Culture, and Memories in a Well-Known Region’s Unknown Places.

John Keahey is a journalist turned travel writer who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Some years ago on a visit to Italy he became enamored with...
Renato Solpietro teaches how to cook Italian recipes with enthusiasm and humor

Sharing a Passion for Italian Culture, Travel and Cuisine

Meeting Chef Renato Solpietro for the first time is a happy experience. He is passionate about life in general and Italian culture and cooking in...