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Born and raised in a little medieval town between Rome and Tuscany, I was lucky enough to do a coast-to-coast trip across the States with my family at the tender age of nine. I felt like in wonderland, lost in the beauty and charm of the skyscrapers of Manhattan, the Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon and the Walk of Fame. Since I saw those horizons,...

When: Friday, October 12, 2018 From 8:00 pm To 10:00 pm - Where: Zipper Concert Hall, Los Angeles - Organized by : Hitweek, In collaboration with: IIC Los Angeles The annual Italian music Festival Hit Week returns to Los Angeles showcasing composer and pianist Roberto Cacciapaglia.  Roberto Cacciapaglia was born in Milan. He graduated in compositio...

On Monday 17th, MEET Italy hosted a brainstorming session with iconic Italian journalist Federico Rampini. The roundtable included a focus group of MEET Italy entrepreneurs and professionals from different fields alongside Mr. Rampini and IIC Director, Valeria Rumori.  The MEET Italy delegation included Davide Accomazzo, CIO of Thalassa Capital and...

This harvest season, if you’d like to explore the “imaginary” Italy of the North Bay, we’ve got your passport and itinerary ready. We asked some of our favorite Italian-inspired chefs, farmers and winemakers to chime in on the question: How do you live like an Italian in Wine Country? Cue the soundtrack of “Il Postino.” Growing your own Costata Rom...

La Commissione Lingua e Cultura del Com.It.Es. presenta “Insegnare Italiano”: una serie di proposte formative on-line e gratuite pensate ad hoc per i docenti di Italiano della circoscrizione consolare di San Francisco, con l’obiettivo di fornire metodologie e strumenti didattici che possano facilitare e fornire spunti per l’insegnamento della lingu...

GENIUS LOCI is an artistic project created by artists Stefano Forgione and Giuseppe Rossi, who work under the pseudonym TTOZOI. The concept stems from the idea of creating works of art in situ at select historical sites, using the original technique of the natural proliferation of molds on jute, with pictorial intervention by the artists.  GENIUS L...

Italy has released a list of 21 films in contention for selection to represent the country at the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Among the list are internationally-acclaimed films such as metaphysical thriller Naples in Veils by Turkish-Italian director Ferzan Özpetek, Alice Rohrwacher’s fascinating drama Happy as Lazzaro and F...

The Sacramento Italian Film Festival is back for its 35th consecutive year, featuring five Italian-language films and one English-language film meant to enhance attendees’ understanding of the country’s culture and people. The festival, an annual event that tends to be the biggest outreach for the Sacramento Italian Cultural Society, starts Friday...

An expansive seating area with modern tables and chairs awaits customers next month at Carrara Pastries’ new location in Moorpark. Damiano Carrara, celebrity chef and owner of Carrara Pastries, which offers Italian coffee and dishes in addition to its acclaimed sweets, shared mockups of the shop’s plans, located at 144 W. Los Angeles Ave., on his F...

The third annual convention of ILT ( Italian Languag Teachers' Workshop), organized by the Italian Department of University of Southern California (USC) will be focused on strategies to galvanise interest in Italian Language and Culture study in the US and increasing enrollment in language courses. A team of six experts in the field, from various N...

On Saturday, September 15, the Festa Coloniale Italiana was held in Washington Square Park. This free family event celebrates North Beach's Italian culture and heritage, including this year's honoring of the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. The event featured food, Italian wine, live music, the Ricco Italian Dancers, an...

Un grande successo di pubblico per il side event “Laudato Sì – from theory into practice, cities for a sustainable future”, organizzato dalla Città di Assisi con il Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare nella giornata di giovedì 13 settembre presso il Consolato Generale d’Italia in San Francisco nell’ambito del Global Cli...