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He had two very specific goals for his term in Los Angeles: to answer as best as possible to the needs of the Italian community, and to support Italian excellence in the field of entrepreneurship, cinema, culture, science and, more in general, of Italian style. Now, at the end of his diplomatic mission at the head of the Consular District that incl...

The C. Colombo Lodge of Antioch will host its annual Cuccidati Contest and Italian cookie sale on Sunday at the Antioch Senior Center, 415 W. Second St.. The public is invited to join in the fun judging the cuccidati, which are Italian fig-stuffed cookies also known as buccellati and traditionally served at Christmastime. The outer cookie is made o...

That San Francisco is named in honor of an Italian saint is no surprise. Even with the “official” 1776 founding of our city by Spanish colonists (well, that’s after the original Ohlone natives), many ethnic groups have contributed to the culture of this city of St. Francis, including Italian immigrants and their descendants. Liguria Bakery. Sculpto...

Cowpokes patrol the Maremma region between Lazio and Tuscany in “The Last Italian Cowboys.” A police detective investigates a murder among pastoral vineyards in “The Last Prosecco.” A shady movie producer lures five show business hopefuls to Armenia where they become creative after being stranded in “Hotel Gagarin.” These are but a few of the films...

When: Thursday, December 06, 2018 At 6:30 pm - Where: IIC Los Angeles - Entrance : Free. For more info click here. Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito will present his docu-concert celebrating Enrico Caruso. Featured on PBS, Pasquale "Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso" blends a stunning concert recorded live at Castello Giusso on Italy's Amalfi coast w...

A jubilant air swept through the main church of St. Frances X. Cabrini as the parish celebrated its 70th anniversary at a special Mass on Nov. 4. “It’s a beautiful and glorious day,” said Deacon Peter Bond, who has been associated with the church for about 25 years. “We were here when the (newest building) was a patch of dirt. It’s a wonderful day....

Can you believe it's been 25 years since the release of the hit film, A Bronx Tale? the best way to celebrate 25 years of this iconic film? Seeing the musical version at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre! It tells the coming of age story of an Italian-American boy, Calogero Anello, who, after encountering a local mafia boss, is torn between the tempta...

A statue of explorer Christopher Columbus that has stood for 45 years in downtown’s Grand Park will be ceremoniously removed, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission announced today. The removal event, which will feature a news conference and a Native American ceremonial dance...

Celebrate with us the 3rd Week of the Italian Cuisine in San Francisco! Join Viola Buitoni, Food Advisor for the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in conversation with Michelin-starred chef Maria Cicorella. Born in Rome and reared in Perugia, Italy, Viola Buitoni had an idyllic upbringing in a family estate immersed in a...

Applications are now up for the 2019 Queen Isabella and her Royal Court. Learn more about Queen Isabella and the Court on our website and apply online: https://sfitalianheritage.org/queen-court/. The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is the longest continuously running Italian Heritage Parade in the United States and celebrates the accomplishme...

The photography exhibition, organized by Istituto Luce Cinecittà in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, depicts Monica Vitti’s life, style and films illustrating in detail the actress and woman adored in Italy and abroad. The exhibition’s title La Dolce Vitti recalls the timeless classic Italian movie (La Dolce Vita by...

WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community. As a volunteer, one lives alongside their host helping with daily tasks and e...