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A Taste of Italy: teaching Italian culture, cuisine and wine to a new generation of chefs

How a perfect night looks like when you are an Italian food lover? The answer could come from people who attended the Taste Of Italy event, organized...

The Italian Riviera, heart of the Grand Tour

Come to the beach where the sea is blue, and little white waves come running at you. A wave comes splashing, over your toes; you just stand still,...

The art of making soap with almond ashes

Some decades have passed, but the memory of almond trees fields is still very much alive in my mind. Fields that filled our land with many, old trees...

Vacations season has started, SF has a direct flight to Italy!

The Bay Area has now, finally, a direct flight from/to Italy, seventeen years after the last Alitalia aircraft took off from the San Francisco...

Culinary secrets of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany at IIC SF

What is Italy known for? Among its many charming attributes, Italy is known for its cuisine. Who doesn't think of Italian food and fondly reminisce...

IAMLA presents Italianità: Italian Diaspora Artists Examine Identity

The Italianità: Italian Diaspora Artists Examine Identity exhibition will be opening Sunday May 5th at the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (...

The art of being Italian American

Art, in all its forms and shapes, is the most immediate and beautiful of all ways of communicating: a painting, a song, a piece of poetry, a palace...

Messina, the neglected capital

Messina in north eastern Sicily is a sadly forgotten capital of the Italian island. Cruise ships arrive, and their passengers are whisked off to...

Italy and its tourists: the many types of visitors you’ll find in the Bel Paese

My experience with tourists started when I moved to Ireland, in a city known for its all-year-round, endless flux of visitors: certainly essential...

Italy’s New Revolution?

Perhaps no movement, at least in the 21st century, has globally galvanized the masses more than #MeToo. The anti-sexual harassment campaign, fanned...

Little, tasty nuggets of Italy

For over forty years, I have been living in both Italy and the US. I feel Italian and American, Italiana and Americana, sounds almost like a...

Cinema Italia honours Michelangelo Antonioni’s genius and modernism at the Castro Theatre

Cinema Italia keeps its Spring tradition alive with a five-film retrospective on Michelangelo Antonioni . The one-day program, co-curated by Luce...

Sign Gene: Emilio Insolera’s own take on superheroes

Being deaf is like having a super power. Emilio Insolera, deaf from his birth, was so sure about this concept that he turned it into a feature film,...

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe at the Legion of Honor Museum

Most of us have heard of Casanova. The name is often used to describe a man who has many lovers or a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover...

Lost crafts: the master rope maker, u mast’s l’andrète

The craft of rope makers, funaio or cordaro , is as old as Man: a thousands-year long art, based on an easy manual technique, where two only...

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