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It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to ex-Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, Antonio Verde. He served our country proudly and passionately in Tokyo, Moscow, Strasbourg, Sidney, Los Angeles and Cairo. He touched many lives and will be missed. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends around the world! Arrivederci C...

Teaching arts, participating in arts, performing, creating and displaying arts all traditionally are immersive experiences. COVID-19 pandemic-induced social distancing, sheltering in place, school closures and venue lockdowns changed the game for more than a year, and the Children’s Creative Project was there to help. “Carpinteria carried on, and k...

Alessandro Baccari Jr. was not an ordained priest, but that was just a technicality. He was ministerial in welcoming the flock to the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Fisherman’s and Seaman’s Memorial Chapel on Pier 45, and he was priestly on a daily basis as he walked the streets of North Beach, visiting shopkeepers and all keepers of the villa...

When: Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 6:00 pm - Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with Getty Center. Registration required. REGISTER HERE Following the acquisition of a major painting by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-post 1654), the most famous woman painter of the Seventeenth Century Italy, Davide Gasparotto, Senior Curator of Paintings at the...

South of Italy, 1958. Olive trees and fields are all you can see around. Ciccio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a 40 years old sharecropper with a dream: changing the status quo and fighting with his mates against those who exploit the weak. It may sound like a distant past, but the ancient duel between freedom and oppression, justice and abuse make the st...

Italian Internees held in US internment camps were permitted to write only two short letters and one postcard per week. The length of the letter was determined by the space allotted to the internee on one side of a standardized piece of stationary supplied to internees by the US Government Printing Office as “Form Number 4”. This stationary was one...

From Friday May 7 to Sunday August 29. A special exhibition organized by Legion of Honor Museum. 100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121. In AD 79, the Bay of Naples was rocked by the fiery eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii and nearby villages and farms were completely buried under pumice and hot ash, which killed thousands in the midst of their da...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) opened its doors in 2016 to tell the story of Italian immigrants in Southern California: their history now housed in the renovated Italian Hall, built in 1908. The Italian presence in California dates back to 1683 when Eusebio Francisco Chini (known as Eusebio Kino), a Jesuit priest born in norther...

Thursday, May 06, 2021 at 6:00 pm PDT. Organized by ReteRosa in collaboration with Istituto Italiano di Cultura SF. Entrance: Free. Register here. Il mondo dell'arte e della cultura offrono infinite opportunità per chi ha una mente creativa: ci sono ruoli per manager culturali, nei musei e nelle fondazioni, nella gestione finanziaria e nell’organiz...

John Travolta has enjoyed a long, successful career in Hollywood that began at a young age. As fans know, Travolta is a triple threat because he can sing, dance, and act — and it also helps that he's a heartthrob, too. According to his profile on IMDb, the star was born in Englewood, N.J. in 1954, and was one of six children. Travolta began his car...

When: Sun, May 16, 2021 from 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM CEST - Organized by Italian Cultural Center of San Diego - Location: Online Event Join SDSU Chair of European Studies Clarissa Clò and UCSD Professor of Italian Studies Pasquale Verdicchio in an exploration of historical causes and experiential observations on the relationship between Italy's North an...

Il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles e  le Istituzioni del Sistema Italia a Los Angeles (Agenzia ICE, Ente Nazionale per il Turismo, Camera di Commercio e Istituto Italiano di Cultura), hanno organizzato, il 20 aprile, il webinar “Strumenti digitali per l’internazionalizzazione: l’esperienza italiana a Los Angeles”. All’iniziativa hanno par...