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...
Paola Bonacina Benzoni in her own design firm

Italian architect brings her signature style to San Diego

Approximately 20 years ago, Paola Bonacina Benzoni, and her husband left Italy when he came to work at the University of California at San Diego on a...
Joe Busalacchi inspecting addition to Zucchero Restaurant

Sicilian Son Follows Father’s Footsteps

Taking on a bold and daring adventure, Pietro Busalacchi and wife Cristina immigrated to San Diego with their 7 children, Anna, Tony, Sal, Frank and...
For Ambra Tesori, painting is a form of self expression, beyond what is seen on the canvas

When Not In Rome, Italian Artist Seeks American Free Enterprise

When in Rome is not an ideal to which Ambra Tesori aspires. In fact, the native of Rome Italy, whose heritage spans seven generations, is more at...
Jodie Hulden displaying her black and white photo of Presence

Streets of Little Italy Host 31st Annual Art Walk

Artists from across the United States and Mexico came together to display their creativity, art and special talents in San Diego’s 31st Annual Art...
Laura Massoni (far right), owner of Laura Massoni Travel, with her family

Today’s Travel to Italy is Fun, Customized and Inexpensive

San Diego’s Laura Massoni, of the travel agency by the same name, states that deciding to specialize in travel to Italy was the best decision she...
Joseph Panetta and Jim Cardinale

Italian San Diego Leader Recipient of Inaugural Convivio Award

Joseph Panetta, President and CEO of Biocom, was the inaugural honoree of the Convivio Communitas Award for Leadership, underscoring his impact on...
Chef, San Diego, Little Italy, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

World Touring Chef Stops Off in San Diego’s Little Italy

World touring Chef Varinia Cappelletti recently stopped in sunny San Diego before heading to her next stop in the chilly parts of Midwestern towns...
House of Italy, San Diego, Home in Our Lady, Rosary Church, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

House of Italy at Home in Our Lady of the Rosary Church

Although the House of Italy is awaiting word as to when they can resume business at their original cottage in Balboa Park, it was business as usual...
Italian Cultural Center, San Diego, Italian Instruction, Practical Lessons, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Italian Instruction Adds Practical Lessons

A visit to San Diego’s Italian Cultural Center, San Diego State University and Online Italian language programs will reveal that the typical grammar...
Holocaust Survivor, Thanks Italians, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Holocaust Survivor Thanks Italians

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the Italians,” declared Holocaust survivor Lou Pechi, in his presentation at the House of Italy monthly board...
Criminal Lawyer, San Diego, Gondola, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Criminal Lawyer Practices Gondola Skills

Attorney Alan Macina began his litigation career in a criminal defense firm, but he had already had his eye on becoming a gondolier, and actually...

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