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Italian Artist Silvia Girardi

Artist Silvia Girardi, From San Francisco Back to Milan

The path followed - nowadays - by Italian talents is usually marked by the need of taking skills and ideas abroad in order to make them successful...
(Left to Right) Mark Chandler, Tiziana & Massimo Aloisio Photograph by David Wong

Orvieto & the San Francisco Connection

How does the striking city of Orvieto, Italy, a comune populated since Etruscan times, connect to San Francisco? The connection is easier than it...
The Italian Pavilion "Games in Italy" at the GDC, Moscone Center San Francisco

Twelve Italian Companies Stand Out at The Game Developers Conference 2016 in San Francisco

While the Game Developers Conference marked its 30th edition from March 16 to March 18 in San Francisco, Italy got a special spot in the event thanks...
Michele Cecchini autographs a book for Lawrence Ferlinghetti. photo courtesy of Catherine Accardi

Parla Italiese, Please – Michele Cecchini’s Newest Novel Explores the Italian Immigrant Experience

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco recently welcomed Italian author Michele Cecchini who presented his acclaimed novel, “Per Il Bene Chi...
Joe DiMaggio Playground with commemorative tiles. Courtesy of Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground

Piazza, Park and Pomodoro - Updates from North Beach

Little Italy is no longer little, nor has it been for a while. As a matter of fact, what once was the Italian District on the West Coast has morphed/...
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...

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