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At the opening of the Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Lab in Seattle, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, left, with Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali, praised the company's breakthrough research in carbon fiber used in both the automotive and the aeronautical industries. (Lamborghini)

Lamborghini Opens New Carbon Fiber Research Center in Seattle

Since 1963, Lamborghini automobiles have topped the list when it comes to ultralight, ultrafast, ultracool sports cars. In 2007, to conduct research...
Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, Commendatore Maria Fassio Pignati & Italian Consul General Mauro Battocchi. Photo: Nickolas Marinelli

Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio Visits San Francisco & Knights a Commendatore

San Francisco was honored by the recent visit of Ambassador of Italy His Excellency Armando Varricchio, who spent several days visiting with leading...
Marco Marini head of Euroclassix, SF

Euroclassix, How History and Nostalgia for Italian Vintage Cars Found Their Way to San Francisco

“We don’t sell cars. We sell history, nostalgia and style.” If you love vintage cars and you walk in at EuroClassix, you immediately understand that...
President of Fondazione Italia - Paolo Miliozzi surrounded by his team of teachers and educators. Photo Courtesy of P. Miliozzi

Paolo Miliozzi, President of Fondazione Italia, Paladin of Our Language

Paolo Miliozzi grew up in Civitanova Marche, Adriatic seaport in Italian region of Marche. Strangely enough, historically this area didn’t give birth...
Federated Italo-Americans of California President Ann Potenza

Ann Potenza: Building a Virtual “Little Italy” in LA

Ann Potenza, President of Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California, has a clear and lucid vision of what the older generations of Italian-...
Shrimp salad with zucchini, fennel and cherry tomatoes

Zucchini, Burst Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp Salad

It’s summertime—gardens are bursting with tomatoes and zucchini and hot peppers! Over the last few years I have been setting up little garden beds...
Our culture is rich thanks to the products which arrived from distant countries

The Italian character of Spaghetti and the Importance of the Intercultural Exchange

Occasionally, someone will speak of the real origins of spaghetti. It is one of those questions close to our hearts but it’s hidden behind a truth...
Grignolino, Etna Rosso and Bardolino, lighter high acidic wines that pair better with food

Three Italian Reds for Changing Times

A millennial fellow speaking about his interest in wine: Him : “I’ll drink anything, man, but I’m all about the reds.” Me : “Cool. What do you look...
Portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli (Palazzo Vecchio - Florence)

Niccolò Machiavelli: More Than a Political Wizard

Admittedly, the times of Machiavelli were very different from today’s, and his own take on how to lead successfully a country would be now considered...
Italian-American writer Mario Puzo, author of the novel The Godfather © Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

The Father of The Godfather: Mario Puzo

A quintessential figure of Italo-american culture, Puzo was, and still remains today almost twenty years after his death, the iconic symbol of how...
The town of Varenna along the eastern shore of the Lake. Photo by ixuskmitl@hotmail.com

Along the shores of Lake Como

With average temperatures in the high seventies and overnight lows in the high fifties, June will be one of your best summer months to visit the Lake...
Aragosta al Pavone. | Credit: Alexandra Dib.

Sardinia, A Time And Place For Lobster

If Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily, with 2,000 kilometers of spectacular coastline and some of the most...
San Giovanni in Corte baptistery and Palazzo Pretorio in Pistoia, Italy— Photo by AlKan32

Pistoia and its Underground: A Look at the Next Capital of Culture’s Past and Present

The recent news that Pistoia has been selected as Italy’s “capital of culture” for the year 2017 was met by Italians themselves with some surprise...
Venice, Arsenale historic shipyard, Gate and Canal View. Photo by lsantilli

The Arsenale in Venice – Modern Mass Production in Medieval Times

Taking its name from the Arabic for workshop, Venice’s Arsenale enormous shipyard was the real powerhouse of the city. Its 16,000 workers built an...
Chef and Restaurateur, Celestino Drago. Photo Courtesy of Katie Conway

Celestino Drago: Italian Excellence in the LA Food Scene

It could have been a completely different story. Celestino Drago, who comes from the Province of Messina (Sicily), might have become a successful...

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