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Italian music, food, cinema, opera: San Francisco’s audience gets it all in one week

Italian music, food, cinema, opera: San Francisco’s audience gets it all in one week

Starting November 17th, San Francisco will be home to a series of events about Italian music, food, cinema, and opera. There will be an opportunity...
Director  Lina Wertmüller receives honorary  Oscar and  Walk of Fame Star

Director Lina Wertmüller receives honorary Oscar and Walk of Fame Star

“I am very happy for this honorary Oscar. To all women director? I tell them to do good movies.” Italian writer-director Lina Wertmüller flew all the...
San Francisco welcomes President Sergio Mattarella during a three day visit in the Bay Area

San Francisco welcomes President Sergio Mattarella during a three day visit in the Bay Area

A celebration, a moment to reflect and an opportunity for the future. Between October 17th and 19th, President of the Italian Republic, Sergio...
Italian tradition at the heart of LA: the San Antonio Winery and the history of the Riboli family

Italian tradition at the heart of LA: the San Antonio Winery and the history of the Riboli family

Family life is made of plenty of things: of simplicity and mundanity, of smiles and fights, of daily routine and special moments, of love and many,...

Italy’s iconic United Colors of Benetton is back in the US with a pop-up store

United Colors of Benetton has opened the doors to its first US pop up store in more than 4 years. Located in the Santa Monica Place shopping center,...
Merlino Foods: Delivering Italian products in Seattle for 120 years

Merlino Foods: Delivering Italian products in Seattle for 120 years

Many Italian immigrants who arrived in the Northwest in the late 1890s found themselves toiling for low pay in dangerous and physically demanding...
Italian masterpieces travel to Seattle Art Museum this fall

Italian masterpieces travel to Seattle Art Museum this fall

From Raphael to Titian, Parmigianino to Gentileschi, 40 magnificent works of art from southern Italy’s largest museum arrive in Seattle this month...
San Francisco honors and celebrates October as Italian Heritage Month

San Francisco honors and celebrates October as Italian Heritage Month

October in San Francisco has now a different feeling: the local Board of Supervisors just unanimously approved Supervisor Catherine Stefani’s...
It’s an Italian gelato celebration in West Hollywood with Gelato Festival

It’s an Italian gelato celebration in West Hollywood with Gelato Festival

“I grew up with a passion for gelato and, as an adult, I became obsessed with the idea of sharing my love for this frozen dessert with the whole...

Leonardo 500 Anniversary and the Leonardo Award in San Francisco

The Leonardo da Vinci Society of the Bay Area is celebrating its 70th Anniversary. Founded by Italiophiles who were captivated by the genius of...

A Cena in Portland embodies Italian culture

Starting with the name A Cena (come to supper), everything about the restaurant in Portland, Oregon is welcoming; it feels like you are being invited...

Tuscan-style food alive and well at Gallo Nero in Portland

Why did Davide Filippini call his Portland, Oregon restaurant Gallo Nero? If you have time to sit down over a glass of prosecco and chat with him,...
James Butler Bonham and James Bowie statues at Cenotaph memorial to the Alamo defenders, by Pompeo Coppini, in San Antonio Texas

Pompeo Coppini – Sculptor: Italian Born, Texan Reborn

Pompeo Luigi Coppini. The name itself conjures up images of greatness, eminence, and well, someone who must be pretty important, yes? Fortunate...
Italian Consul General Lorenzo Ortona, with JoJo Capece & Mrs. Sheila Ortona

Artists in San Francisco for Amatrice

On August 24, 2016, a devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy. Hundreds of lives were lost, historic Apennine mountain villages are...

Alexia Melocchi and her old-time studio system in miniature

Alexia Melocchi, native of Milan, Italy, spent her teenage years in Los Angeles and, at a very young age, crossed the gateway to Hollywood. Since...