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Once again, San Francisco celebrated the great success of Cinema Italia with the all-celluloid "Anna Magnani - A Film Series" at the iconic Castro Theatre on Saturday, September 24. The series began with a long line for the legendary first film at 1pm, with Roberto Rossellini's "Roma Città Aperta", with a excited crowd wrapping around the bloc...

It seemed highly appropriate to be test-riding the new Ducati XDiavel along the famous Skyline Boulevard, located in the hills south of San Francisco. For Ducati's North American HQ is located immediately to the east in the valley below, an oasis of real-time hedonism surrounded by several Apple R&D centres attempting to replicate similar...

By S. Irene VirbilaIt's Day 2 of the five-day Vino California festival, with more events celebrating Italian wines to come.   Tonight and Thursday Bar Toscana bar manager William Perbellini will be pouring specially priced cocktails based on Italian spirits for $8 to $10 each from 5 p.m. until closing. Consider the Grappolini made with fresh...

By Roberto Natalini   In conjunction with the celebration of the Festa della Repubblica, the Italian Republic Day, San Francisco has once again hosted Italian Opera in the Park, part of the 131st season in Golden Gate Park's music concourse, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler. Presented under the auspices of Italian Community Ser...

This summer, 12 Italian Films with English subtitles, will be screened outdoors in San Diego's Little Italy—every Saturday night, at 8 pm, in the Amphitheater of Amici Park—Date and State streets.   Presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy, the Festival will screen entertaining, recent and classic films, that have no...

The much-anticipated Palo Alto outpost of San Francisco favorite Pizzeria Delfina is opening its doors at 651 Emerson St. this Sunday, April 13.   The restaurant, which serves Southern Italian fare with a Northern California tilt, replaced veteran restaurant Empire Tap Room, which shuttered in April 2013.   Read more   Source:&...

As we gaze into a frame, we cross a threshold from reality into the imagination and vision of the artist. But, what if that artistic vision contains yet another threshold, though which we are asked, once again, to cross? That is the thesis behind a new photographic exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute that opens August 8th at 6:30PM and run...

by Bianca Friundi   North Beach is San Francisco's central hub for all things Italian. Locals and tourists alike flock to the district in pursuit of the perfect pizza or the warmth of their favorite cup of cappuccino. If you take a left on Green Street, just off of Columbus, you will find Italian home cooking at its best! Caffè BaoNecci is...

By Laurie Lucas   In a coup for the Inland Empire, an Italian couple has brought white-linen dining and classical cuisine from their homeland to Corona rather than to Orange County, as they'd originally planned. Alfredo Cali of Sicily and his wife, Donna Cali of Calabria, both 52 and married 27 years, opened Con Amore Ristorante (meanin...

Il Console Generale Mauro Battocchi é stato invitato a presentare un discorso alle autorità della Contea di Santa Clara, centro della Silicon Valley, i quali hanno presentato il Console con una targa commemorativa e riaffermato con apposito decreto il gemellaggio tra Santa Clara e Firenze."Questa risoluzione é un riconoscimento importante del ruolo...

by Alessandra Mastroianni   The 2013 edition of the Italian Opera Festival starts from one of the most loved restaurants in Orange County. The Anaheim White House hosted a cocktail party to present the new season of the festival that, last year, gained a good success.   In this restaurant, gourmet food meets culture... in any possible...

by Roberto Natalini   With the arrival of summer time, each town and city in Italy celebrates tradition and culture with countless feasts throughout the peninsula, where local food and popular customs become the heart of the festivity.   In California and in particular in the Bay Area, the Italian heritage is honored as well with seve...