Los Angeles

Monday night candlelight Vigil - Lighting Up of City Hall for Italy Earthquake Victims

Monday Night Candlelight Vigil - Lighting Up of City Hall for Italy Earthquake Victims

A message from Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Joe Buscaino and Italian Consul General Antonio Verde: we invite you to attend a candlelight vigil on...
LA Restaurants Embrace Foodiamo and Friends' Initiative with an Amatriciana for Amatrice

LA Restaurants Embrace Foodiamo and Friends' Initiative with an Amatriciana for Amatrice

L'Italo-Americano is proudly supporting the relief initiative that is running in Los Angeles, California, after the Italy's earthquake. Our newspaper...
A Book of Condolence for The Victims of The Earthquake at The Italian Consulate in Los Angeles f

A Book of Condolence for The Victims of The Earthquake at The Italian Consulate in Los Angeles

After the severe earthquake that struck last August 23 affecting some regions in Central Italy, the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles will have be...

San Francisco

Professor Justin Raccanello lives in London, England

Discovering Italian Maiolica with Professor Justin Raccanello

The beauty of the Italian Maiolica and the Renaissance Lustre Pottery have been the main topics of the lecture held by professor Justin Raccanello...
Left to right: Ambassador H.E. Armando Varricchio of Italy, Livia Cevolini, Energica CEO, Carlo Iacovini, Energica Marketing Director & San Francisco Consul General of Italy, Mauro Battocchi. Photograph by Erica LittleJohn

Energica Meets California’s Iconic Roadways

In the first week of July 2016, Ambassador of Italy H.E. Armando Varricchio spent several days visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. One of his stops...
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...


Father Giuseppe Cataldo, a pioneering missionary in the Pacific Northwest, founded Gonzaga University in Spokane in 1887 to serve the growing Catholic population in the area. (Gonzaga University Archives)

Giuseppe Cataldo: Pioneer Missionary and the Last of the Black Robes

In 1881, a stash of silver dollars, 936 of them to be exact, bought 320 acres of land overlooking the Spokane River in eastern Washington. At the...
Rollicking good fun with Count Ory by Seattle Opera

Rollicking good fun with Count Ory by Seattle Opera

You may not have heard of Le comte Ory (Count Ory) by Gioacchino Rossini. Don’t feel too badly if you are unfamiliar with this work; many seasoned...
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...

San Diego

Orietta Gianjorio

Passionate Italian taster brings knowledge to consumers

“I am most passionate about bringing my knowledge [of tasting] to consumers, “said an enthusiastic Orietta Gianjorio, a native Italian from Rome,...
Jim-Cardinale Hill

Working to Keep Italian Culture Together

Coordinating the 46th Annual Columbus Day Grand ball, spending time with donors and other Ferragosto 2015 Committee members, and acting as President...
John Asaro at the Meyer Art Gallery

A Big Grazie to artist John Asaro!

John Asaro, a native Californian of Sicilian descent has a special place in his heart for Little Italy’s Piazza Famiglia, so much so that he will be...

Orange County

Bruno & Sophia Loren. Photo: Cashman Photo Enterprises of Nevada

Oscar Winning Actress Sophia Loren & Humanitarian Sir Bruno Serato Express Mutual Admiration

Saturday proved to be an extraordinary day for one of Orange County’s most beloved residents. Humanitarian Sir Bruno Serato, who founded a nonprofit...
Italian filmmaker Ilaria Borrelli

Ilaria Borrelli: Raising Awareness About Humanitarian Issues Through Cinema

Recently L’Italo-Americano had the pleasure to interview Ilaria Borrelli, the Italian director and main actor of Talking To The Trees, an Italian...
Group on stage at the Bowers Museum, L-R  David Prisco, Distinguished Member John Russo, Villa Park Mayor Diana Fascenelli, Consul General Antonio Verde, Honoree Vicky Carabini, Honoree Joseph Ferrucci, Event Chair Commendatore Frank DeSantis

Celebrate Italy Festival: Italian pride at the Bowers Museum

As the color guard walks in carrying the majestic Italian, American, and Californian flags, the audience who attended the “Celebrate Italy Event”...


Dr. Domenico Tupone, PhD, Department of Neurological Surgery at OHSU

Domenico Tupone, PhD: Researching Therapeutic Hypothermia for Better Stroke Treatment

When I first met Domenico Tupone at a reception for the Italian Film Festival in Portland, I would not have guessed he is an Instructor and...
Heavy Wood in performance - Matteo Flori on drums, Nate Kantner on vocals, and Roberto Cavallo on guitar

Heavy Wood Brings Their Hard Folk Sound to the US

Roberto Cavallo, Nate Kantner and Matteo Flori may come from different continents but they’ve melded their talents into the band, Heavy Wood. Known...
Brian Marrone in his workshop

Brian Marrone: In the Maker’s Hands, Everything is a Story

The workshop at Brian’s Plumbing Works may seem like a jumble of faucets, fixtures, old ceramic sinks, and tools, but there is careful organization...