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The US is a wonderful country in many ways, but ask any aficionado of stylish design, and they'll tell you that craft and artistry of fine European furniture stands far above any offerings found on this side of the Atlantic.   Further still, while you'll find impressive furnishings in areas like Paris and London, many say that nothing compar...

Ciao, Amici - Buona Estate! Happy Summer!! I hope your are enjoying our continuing weather so nice and cool after all the heat in May. It is good for the plants and definitely easy on our water supply. As promised a few weeks ago, here are the details about this year's Ferragosto. This year, Ferragosto will be all new and exciting! It is a joint...

On Saturday, September 13, the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Foundation welcomes the Bay Area to North Beach for the 2014 Festa Coloniale Italiana. The Festa, which runs from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., celebrates the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations and in addition, this year, it will al...

2014 marks the 38th year of the Italian Film Festival founded by director Lido Cantarutti.
This year's program showcases 8 critically acclaimed Italian films and adds two Sunday evening shows to its regular six Saturday schedule running through November.   
Mr. Cantarutti kicked off the Bay Area-beloved event on Saturday, September 27, with...

As we celebrate National Italian American Heritage Month in October, Convivio is privileged to announce the launch of the Convivio Communitas Award for Leadership! The Communitas Award recognizes and honors San Diego's Italian-community leaders who have made an impact through academic, business, and civic endeavors.   Our inaugural recipient...

by Silvia Simonetti   A month ago, Antonio Verde began his mandate as Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, with jurisdiction also over Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. His term of office will hopefully last 4 years, allowing him to implement a complete and well-structured program of activities, aimed at improving the relationships be...

True to their Italian roots, North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf will be the site of the 147th Italian Heritage Parade, starting at 12:30pm this Sunday, October 11th. This year's parade will feature 93 units of bands, marchers, vehicles, floats, dancers, equestrians, and more—the largest number of entries ever.   The parade route starts at The...

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, born in Delaware 40 years ago, has just started roasting turkeys and piling Italian cold cuts atop submarine rolls at its second Northern California outlet.   The new location, at the Verdant complex in North San Jose's tech corridor, is open now but will celebrate with a grand opening on Saturday, April 2. That da...

Al Pacino will be presented with the first Jack Valenti-L.A.-Italia Legend Award at the Los Angeles-Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, Lina Wertmueller, the honorary chair of the festival's parent organization, announced Monday.Named for the longtime Motion Picture Association of America president, the honor will be given each year to an "outstandi...

Presentare l'Italia non solo come made in Italy dei settori tradizionali, ma come Paese della nuova innovazione, delle tecnologie dell'informazione e dell'energia verde. Con questo obiettivo l'Italian Innovation Day aprirà domani, 12 marzo, nella Silicon Valley una kermesse di una settimana dedicata all'Italia 2.0, l'Italy Tech Week. Promossa dal...

The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution is once again joining efforts with the National Italian American Foundation to sponsor a national essay contest on Christopher Columbus.   The contest is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private or parochial schools or those who are home schooled. This contest i...

While waiting for the Golden Globe and Academy Awards coming up, the city of world cinema is getting ready to host Cinema Italian Style 2013. The annual festival dedicated to Italian contemporary cinema will kick off November 14 through the 18 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.   The grand opening will feature the U.S. premiere of Paolo S...