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Fondazione Italia has now opened its Orange County Italian Language Center offering courses for children and adults on the Chapman University campus. The Italian Studies program is delighted to support the teaching of Italian to the larger Orange community and is excited about the possibilities inherent in this new partnership. Fondazione Italia is...

After the success of the Maria Manetti Shrem Grants 2016, the Commission for Language and Culture of COMITES is happy to announce the opening of the call for 2017. Students who take the AP Italian Exam 2017 and score 3 or higher will be awarded with prizes from 50 to 100$. This initiative is possible thanks to the generosity of Lady Maria Manetti S...

The five-course menu at Mina Test Kitchen kicks off with a bang: a pair of golden zeppole topped with caramelized onions, potato mozzarella fonduta and a dollop of glistening caviar. Two decadent bites of crunchy, sweet, creamy and briny—it’s the kind of dish that makes you groan, but if you swing by the unmarked San Francisco restaurant next month...

A popular Italian proverb goes, “A tavola non si invecchia;" which means, "At the table, one does not age." Because in Italy, the meal is meant to be a leisurely pleasure shared with others. (I might add, also because time flies when you're eating pizza.) This is the philosophy of Locale 90, which recently opened its second location in the old Umam...

The Sacramento Italian Cultural Society will screen “Se Dio Vuole” (“God Willing”), the next in its film festival series, on Friday, Feb. 17. The comedy-drama, which won the 2015 David di Donatello Award for best new director for Edoardo Falcone, tells the story of a doctor, a charismatic priest and a dysfunctional family taken by surprise by an an...

Professor Alessandro Carrera, a native of Lodi (Lombardy, Italy), has had at least three separate, but, at the same time, intertwined careers. His early attempts at songwriting have run in parallel to his awarded writing efforts in prose and poetry. Philosophy has always reigned supreme, with German thought holding a special place in his heart.   T...

The year 2017 has begun con gusto and the San Francisco Bay Area’s Italian community, and fellow Italophiles, look forward to a year filled with the charm and culture that represents our native Italy. On that note, Italian Consul General, Lorenzo Ortona is in his fifth month as Italy’s representative to the San Francisco Bay Area. In his statement...

An exhibition by Italian photographer Claudia Corrent, on view March 3-April 7, 2017. Insulae – meaning “Islands” – is a photographic project by Claudia Corrent about the city of Venice and its territory, which investigates the relationship between place and identity. In pursuit of a fresh perspective on the visual topography of the city, Corrent d...

The Venice Baroque Orchestra, one of Europe’s finest period instrument ensembles, performs in Danville at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts on Feb. 20 in a program featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s vividly programmatic “Four Seasons” concertos, with the zesty, challenging solos played by rising Scottish star Nicola Benedetti. “This performance...

Quando: Mar 28 Feb 2017 Dalle 18:30 alle 20:30 - Luogo:Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco Organizzato da : Leonardo da Vinci Society - In collaborazione con : Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Ingresso : Libero An evening about Italian Music with Rolando Giambelli: photographer, musician, and judge at the 2016 San Remo Festival, who will talk...

There’s something about Los Angeles and budino. On other cities’ menus, where you might find pot de crème or straight-up pudding, in L.A. that jar of creamy chocolate (or butterscotch, or salted caramel) greatness is often called budino, a word whose fat, tactile syllables conjure the way the dessert feels in your mouth, smooth and round and creamy...

Il Barone, known for hosting power lunches over elegant plates of fine Italian cuisine, is relocating within Newport Beach. But business executives who’ve grown accustomed to handshake deals inside Il Barone’s bistro should not fret. The restaurant, tucked in MacArthur Square near John Wayne Airport, is moving one mile away to a shuttered Coco’s on...