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Paolo Giordano, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, storms the front line of literary fiction with his highly-awaited second novel, The Human Body.   With a beautiful, gut-punching translation by Anne Milano Appel, this inspired story of modern war follows a motley cast of Italian soldi...

by Robert Gallo A visit to San Diego's Italian Cultural Center, San Diego State University and Online Italian language programs will reveal that the typical grammar and memorization of language has taken a turn toward teaching more practical aspects of using the Italian language.   "The Italian Cultural Center (ICC) is not just a school, we...

Napa’s newest eatery isn’t really a newcomer; Foodshed Pizza & Pasta has just moved from a location in the industrial park near the Napa County Airport to a prime location for its takeaway food in north Napa at Trancas Street and Old California Way near Bel Aire Plaza. It opened Jan. 27.   In addition to being more convenient for potenti...

THURSDAY, May 14, 7:00 - 8:00 PM Chapman University - Beckman Hall- Fourth Floor, Patio Free and Open to all who want to improve their language skills, learn about the Italian culture, speak with native speakers, and socialize with members of the local community and students!   For more information contact Dr. Fede...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival returned to La Paloma Theatre in February, with a new film each month from March through August.   Four years ago, the festival expanded to La Paloma in downtown Encinitas, a move that festival board member Anthea Beletsis said has been enthusiastically received. The festival's home base is the Museum of P...

For over a century, Italian Community Services (ICS) has been serving Bay Area individuals, families and the community. On Sunday, November 6, 2016, those 100 years will be celebrated in style at the Four Season's Hotel in San Francisco when ICS commemorates 'Cent'anni', the one hundredth anniversary of helping people by being a trusted resource....

On the occasion of the 2013 Year of the Italian Culture in the US and Giuseppe Verdi's Bicentennial, please save the date for VIVA L'ITALIA, a gala evening to benefit an anticipated once-in-a-lifetime performance of the Verdi Requiem at the War Memorial Opera House on October 25, 2013. The performance will unite the orchestras and choruses of San F...

UCLA Department of Italian and Istituto Italiano di Cultura Los Angeles cordially invite you to Italy-America Poetry Encounter   What happens when Italian and American poets meet on the literary stage?Do they speak the same language? Do they dress as much alike, literarily speaking, as their brothers and sisters on the street? How uni...

by Silvia Simonetti   Eager to connect more deeply with the local community, IALA's schedule has been particularly rich in engaging events during the last week. On Thursday, January 23, the Italian American Lawyers Association hosted the "NIABA Night" at Casa Italiana, while on Saturday 25, members and their guests gathered at the USC C...

Attention Italians of San Pedro! The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles is preparing an exhibit on San Pedro's historic Italian neighborhood and community. Fisherman! Canneries! Vinegar Hill! Fisherman's Fiesta! Genovese, Sicilian and Ischitani! Societá di Pescatori!   If you are interested in sharing your stories, memories and photos, O...

by Laurie Lucas   It's not enough to merely eat authentic Italian flatbread sandwiches in Riverside. The owner of Piad'Amore restaurant wants a dual-immersion experience for customers into his homeland's favorite street food and his native tongue. Every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m., owner Antonio Pagano hosts Italian lessons at his 2-month-old...

by Mauro Battocchi   San Francisco's Annual Italian Heritage Parade will hit the streets on Sunday, October 11, 2015 in North Beach, the historic Italian district of San Francisco. Last year, on October 12, almost 90 floats took part in one the largest Italian Heritage parades ever recorded. This year we would like to see the greatest partic...