NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

Legendary Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini has signed with LAFC this summer following the expiration of his contract with Juventus. The move was announced by the MLS club on June 13 after being teased the previous day. The switch for Chiellini had been widely anticipated for the past month by a host of various reports across the United States and...

The tastes, smells and experiences of Italy are coming to San Jose in a three-story, all-in-one artisanal market and restaurant space. Eataly Silicon Valley opens at the Westfield Valley Fair mall on June 16. The latest opening is part of 41 locations across the world, and Raffaele Piarulli, chief operating officer of Eataly, is thrilled to be in t...

He is the timeless, global sound of classical opera music. Italian icon Andrea Bocelli continues to draw massive audiences around the world, and fans in California are no exception. After a successful performance singing for the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee on June 4, Bocelli is gearing up for three consecutive California co...

After a professional career in basketball that brought me all the way up to the Italian national team, I decided to start over and put myself to the test”. After an important phase in his life, young and talented Marco Salari started a new chapter by betting again on himself and his tenacity. He returned to the United States, where he was born, and...

There was little debate about who the greatest quarterback in NFL history was on Jan. 28, 1990, shortly after Joe Montana and the 49ers made mincemeat of the Broncos' defense in Super Bowl XXIV. The blowout victory gave San Francisco its fourth Super Bowl win since 1981. The win also gave Montana a record third Super Bowl MVP award, as the man know...

A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio explores the cultural origins, adaptations, and enduring appeal of one of the most popular characters in children’s literature. Written in 1883 by Italian author Carlo Collodi, The Adventures of Pinocchio has delighted generations and occupies a revered place in the canon of children’s literature. The book ha...

Andrea Bocelli, attorney at law? Before he became a global sensation as the top-selling opera singer in history — or “popera,” as some have described his enormous crossover success — the Italian superstar earned his law degree at the University of Pisa and worked as a public defender. Bocelli’s switch from litigation to librettos came only after th...

After years of anticipation, the new Eataly Italian food hall is about to open its first location in the Bay Area. The new three-story food emporium located at Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose is jam packed with meats and cheeses, fish and pasta. And of course, bread and wine. "The philosophy of the company is very simple. It's eat, shop and learn...

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, Festa Italiana is back in Lodi. Pizza, wine, live music and more can be enjoyed at as the popular event returns Sunday at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds. “It's a wonderful day celebrating all things that are Italian,” Carrie Sass of SASS! Public Relations said.   There’s something for everyone from a pizza pie coo...

Food Science and Italian Studies represented by Anuradha Prakash and Federico Pacchioni, respectively, joined efforts this summer to launch a new Chapman travel course to Italy.  In exploring the food system from farm to fork, students witnessed directly the making of world-renowned products such as Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma, acco...

If you’ve bought a car in Sacramento in the past half-century or so, there’s a decent chance you shopped at a dealership owned by the Niello family. Now the patriarch of the Niello automobile family has died. Richard Niello Sr., who brought the company to Sacramento after its founding in San Francisco, died at home Saturday. He was 10 days shy of h...

Convivio Society and its San Diego Italian Heritage Commission were proud to host thirty-eight students and five chaperones from La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi (La Scuola), a bilingual Italian school based in New York City. La Scuola D'Italia is one of only two schools in the United States that provides K-12 bilingual education firmly rooted...