Los Angeles

Italian Actress Valeria Golino– © arp

Valeria Golino talks about her last role under the spell of Naples

Special guest and recipient of the namesake award, at the...

The Getty Museum Returns the Head of Hades to Italy

The Head of Hades, a work of exceptional artistic value that had...
Tiziana Rocca, General Manager of TFF, and actor Richard Gere. Photo courtesy of T. Rocca

How Tiziana Rocca brought the Taormina Film Fest to Los Angeles

Tiziana Rocca, general manager of the Taormina Film Fest since...

San Francisco

The Slow Food Planet app

Slow Food Planet: The app that connects people to local traditions, food, and flavors

For the sixth year in a row, the Fort Mason Center in San...
Bello Moto offers Vespa enthusiasts worldwide a vast selection of restored and preserved vintage Vespas

BelloMoto: How a passion for vintage Vespas turned into a unique store - Collection

Audrey Hepburn. Gregory Peck. Rome. A Vespa. Nobody can forget...
Owners Alberto Cipollina & Gaspare Giudice. Photo by Catherine Accardi

The Historic U.S. Restaurant Returns to San Francisco’s Little Italy

Many people, especially native San Francis-can’s, certainly...


Sicilian soprano Nuccia Focile in Seattle

Sicilian soprano Nuccia Focile in Seattle

Seattle Opera is presenting a bold production of the Marriage of...
John Croce, founder of Pacific Food Importers and its retail counterpart, Big John's PFI, was a pillar of Seattle's Italian-American community. Both businesses are well-known for their extensive selection of imported food offerings at wholesale prices. (Seattle Times)

Big John’s PFI offers Seattle food lovers a cornucopia of imported delights

In an industrial area just south of downtown Seattle, under the...
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi (right), executive director of Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre with Actor Tom Skerritt was one of the many guests who joined Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi and his team to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ACT Theatre in October. (John Ulman)

Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi transforms local theater into a thriving cultural center

Charming, energetic and passionate about the arts, Gian-Carlo...

San Diego

Orietta Gianjorio

Passionate Italian taster brings knowledge to consumers

“I am most passionate about bringing my knowledge [of tasting]...
Jim-Cardinale Hill

Working to Keep Italian Culture Together

Coordinating the 46th Annual Columbus Day Grand ball, spending...
John Asaro at the Meyer Art Gallery

A Big Grazie to artist John Asaro!

John Asaro, a native Californian of Sicilian descent has a...

Orange County

Italian filmmaker Ilaria Borrelli

Ilaria Borrelli: Raising Awareness About Humanitarian Issues Through Cinema

Recently L’Italo-Americano had the pleasure to interview Ilaria...
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,...
Chapman University President James L. Doti. Photo credit: Sheri Geoffreys for Chapman University

The Italian American values behind Chapman’s growth

“To serve our university’s mission we need, as a learning...


Rebecca Ponzi, owner of Casal Cristiana Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive Oil: The Allure of Italy’s Most Exotic & Controversial Fruit

Michel Ponzi, co-owner of Ponzi Vineyards, one of Oregon’s...
Evan Gregoire with one of his heirloom tomatoes

Banking On The Magic of A Seed

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no...
 Bill Marinelli being proud of the bocce courts in Scappoose

A Candid Italian Brings Bocce to Scappoose

It is Saturday night at the Columbus Day Banquet. The Portland...