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2017: a year full of Italian events and much more. What to expect in 2018

“ Not who starts, but who perseveres.” The Italian Consul General in Los Angeles, Antonio Verde, recalls the motto of the Amerigo Vespucci tall ship...

Oceana Rain Stuart – Figurative sculptor

The San Francisco Bay Area has attracted gifted individuals from its earliest days and recently we were graced with an exhibition by one of the best...

Celebrating the bounty of food, cooking and community

Food and hospitality are two of the lodestones of Italian culture, part of its DNA. Lisa Caruccio and her husband Rino took these elements to the...

Italy by the Bay 2017 – a retrospective

2017 has been a stellar year for San Francisco, Italy, so much so that I’ve coined the phrases, “Italy by the Bay” and “Bay Area, Italy.” This past...

Sport, fashion, tech: Italy awards its excellences in the USA

Not only the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West, but also many members of the Italian and Italian-American community of Los Angeles met on Friday...

Sicily’s storytelling traditions

Since the first days of language, humans have been passing on stories. From the sea shanties of Cornwall to the shadow puppetry of China, from the...

There's more than one leaning tower in Italy

I taly’s towers are an integral part of her appeal, yet comparatively few remain. At the height of its development, Lucca boasted 250 towers; today...

Magnificent Muro Lucano, buds of hope after battles

There are well-kept secrets hidden behind the southern Appennine Mountains in the remote, charming village of Muro Lucano, set amid the rugged beauty...

It’s Official: World Heritage Status for Pizza Napoletana

On the 7th of December, pizza Napoletana made it into the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List. A huge success for Italy, but also a huge success for the...

Gatta Cenerentola-Cinderella the Cat: an “animated” and artistic view of Naples

The Italian animated feature film Gatta Cenerentola - Cinderella the Cat was screened at the TLC Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on November 27th. The...

Homemade gifts from an Italian kitchen

The holidays are here! If the thought of going to a crowded mall or buying yet another gift card leaves you stressed or depressed, consider making a...

History underneath history: Italy’s underground secrets

When I still lived abroad, I once visited my brother in Rome with two Irish friends, who were astonished by the fact the city only had two...

Challenging tradition: Italy's third wave coffee scene

Click, click, tamp, swoosh! Click, click, tamp, swoosh! Clouds of steam plume above the shining, eight-spout Gaggia and a thick stream of unctuous,...

Eat, Drink, & Be Italian – The Week of Italian Cuisine in San Francisco

This November, as the traditional American Thanksgiving Day approached, the San Francisco Bay Area was pleased to host the La Settimana della Cucina...

A different Italy at the Oscars: Carpignano’s A Ciambra

During the opening night of the 13th edition of Cinema Italian Style on November 16th, Italo-Americano interviewed Jonas Carpignano, director of A...

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