LIFE & PEOPLE

The Italian Cultural Institute wraps up a 2018 full of events

“The new year will open with an Italian evening organized by the LA Clippers in collaboration with the Institute and dedicated to the NBA champion...

Silvia Chiave is Italy’s new Consul General in Los Angeles

“Even before choosing to travel, I was a nomad and I got to know first-hand the nature of the various Italian communities abroad, I was able to...

The pine cones of Christmas

On one of my many trips to Italy in the early 1980s, I had the good fortune to visit with Father Romano Romani, a friend of my good friend, Dr...

Perbacco: fine dining beyond the Week of Italian Cuisine

Several weeks prior to the 2018 Week of Italian Cuisine (November 12-17), San Francisco's fine dining establishment Perbacco, offered special guests...

A world without Venice: a nightmare more real than we think

Last month Venice suffered the fourth highest floods in its history. Water seeped up through the drains, over the canal sides and into the houses,...

Botteghiamo, Rome and the soul of Italian heritage

Today, I feel like to write about Rome and Italian heritage, but for once - our regular readers may be aware of my penchant for classical history - I...

The Week of Italian Cuisine highlights Mediterranean diet and Apulia’s traditional food

The Mediterranean Diet as a model of proper eating, as a balanced and sustainable lifestyle for both health and environment, was the main topic of...

Cinema Italian Style opens with Dogman, Matteo Garrone’s movie running for the Oscars

“I have no expectations. I’m not the kind of person who expects anything from life, but I think the American audience will be able recognize a movie...

2018 New Italian Cinema, a sparkling edition with spotlight on Tuscany

Movie lovers, get ready for a three days of cinema from the Bel Paese! The New Italian Cinema - organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of San...

Film maker Daniele De Michele celebrates food as culture

For nearly two decades, Daniele De Michele has celebrated the spirit of Italian grandmothers, calling attention to their collective knowledge about...

Bisacquino: birthplace of Frank Capra and goat horn-handled knives

Even today, the hilltop village of Bisacquino is a place for those in search of a forceful Sicilian character all its own. Deep in majestic Mount...

La Marzocco: the coffee machine behind Italy’s best caffé

It takes a lot of things to prepare a good cup of coffee: obviously, a good coffee blend and a good machine, to say the least. There’s a brand that...

Retiring in Italy: it may no longer be only a dream

Regardless of their age, Italians have one huge preoccupation these days: retiring. With income taxes among the highest in Europe and pensions often...

We still miss you: 25 years without Federico Fellini

It was All Souls’ Day, and Rome had woken up under the rain. It makes you wonder, sometimes, the way Nature manages to read into the heart of the...

Consul General Antonio Verde says goodbye to Los Angeles at the end of his mandate

He had two very specific goals for his term in Los Angeles: to answer as best as possible to the needs of the Italian community, and to support...