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Marco Centin, Exhibition Designer at the Asian Art Museum

The 50th anniversary of the Asian Art Museum gets an Italian touch with Matteo Ricci’s exhibition

The celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco got an Italian touch: while the museum’s current home was designed...
Streetcars on Columbus Avenue, 1915. Copyrights: J.B. Monaco Collection (SFP 48), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

The Monaco Legacy Brings the Past to the Present

In the last issue of L’Italo-Americano, we explored the legacy of 20th century North Beach photographer, J.B. Monaco, a legacy that has endured...
Marta Dell'Angelo Installation at the Italian Cultural Institute

Marta Dell’Angelo’s Exhibition “Fragile” opens the Mapping-The-City Project in San Francisco

An artistic, multi-faced project, able to build and improve exchanges among Italian contemporary visual artists and their Bay Area counterparts,...
Peter Rudolf Mondavi. Courtesy of the Mondavi Family

Peter Rudolf Mondavi: The Pioneer of California’s Mondavi Family Winery Passes Away at 101

Peter Mondavi Sr., Napa Valley visionary responsible for the success of his family’s winery for more than 50 years died on February 20th at his home...
The Gateway to North Beach, the intersection of Columbus and Kearny Streets, c1900. Copyrights: J.B. Monaco Collection (SFP 48), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

J.B. Monaco - The Dean of North Beach Photographers

Perhaps some people believe history is a thing of the past. Think again. It is all around you. You look at it every day and likely even admire it...
From the left, Consul General Mauro Battocchi and Mayor Marco Doria. DAVIDE PAMBIANCHI / IL SECOLO XIX

A talk with Marco Doria on the past and the future of Genoa and the Genoese Community in the Bay Area

For one week, the Bay Area and the Genoese community had the chance to meet and know Marco Doria, who has been serving as Mayor of Genoa since 2012...
The Vespa Vacanze Romane at the end of the restoration in 2014

The Vespa Vacanze Romane Model: the vintage scooter from 1951, now the “Queen of the Baldo Collection”

Vintage Vespas have become increasingly very popular in the last few years and, since the American market opened to the famous Italian scooters, the...
Gaia Capecchi teaching an Italian language class at Mills College. Photo courtesy of the Mills College Italian School staff

Mills College Welcomes the Middlebury Italian School

As reported earlier this year, the San Francisco Bay Area is enjoying a resurgence in all things Italian, an Italian Cultural Spring. Italian...
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 Francisco hosted the Good Food Awards: a celebration of America’s most talented,...
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 the funny and entertaining scene of one of Italian most popular movies, Vacanze Romane...
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 noticed when the historic North Beach establishment, the U.S. Restaurant, closed for...
Dominic Angerame stands in front of the Columbus Tower building in North BeachPhotographer: Dennis Letbetter

Dominic Angerame – A San Francisco Filmmaker Speaks on Chiaroscuro & More

“To see the city through the eyes of Dominic Angerame is to see an organic beast of concrete that sifts and breathes in rich shades of black and...
Bill Del Monte, Last Survivor of the San Francisco Earthquake, dies at the age of 109

Bill Del Monte, Last Survivor of the San Francisco Earthquake, dies at the age of 109

Today, the last survivor of the earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906 passed away. As reported by the Associated Press, William A. “Bill” Del...
Sergio Cerbone following one of the Golden State Warriors' game in Oakland

Warrior: a journey around NBA through the eyes of an Italian fan

Fortune favors the brave, they say and, when it comes, you can’t say “No”. The “Buona Fortuna” - as called by Italians - helped Sergio Cerbone, an...
Massimiliano Finazzer Flory as Leonardo da Vinci

What Is It Like Being Leonardo da Vinci?

Have you ever asked yourself this/the question, “What must it have been like being someone like Leonardo da Vinci.” It is likely very few of us will...

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