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by Nina Garin   10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Throughout Little Italy. Free. www.sicilianfesta.com   The Sicilian Festival turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, there will be a performance by Sicilian American tenors Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio and Sam Vitale. You'll also be able to experience everything from grape-stomping and folk dancin...

By Roberto Bonzio E se all'origine della formazione di straordinari innovatori del web che a livello globale hanno rivoluzionato la nostra esistenza, come i fondatori di Google e Amazon ci fosse... un'italiana nata nell'Ottocento, Maria Montessori (1870-1952), riconosciuta a livello mondiale come pioniera dell'educazione creativa e libertaria? &n...

By Mauro Battocchi Bright Italian entrepreneurs from the most recent Silicon Valley Study Tour recently visited the Consulate as they concluded their program. Paolo Marenco, President of La Storia nel Futuro, lauded the gathered young talent for completing their tour of Silicon Valley, where they spent countless sessions learning about startup cul...

By Liset Marquez Anthony Riboli tastes wine for a living. But Riboli's job responsibilities involve a lot more than that. As one of the winemakers for San Antonio Winery and Riboli Family Wine Estates — the family business — he not only oversees the vineyards but is also involved in day-to-day operations such as bottling and marketing....

by Kathryin Folliott   Valentine's Day is almost here, and if you're looking to book a romantic getaway there are still plenty of options available, as long as you're flexible with your travel dates. In Sonoma, California, The Kenwood Inn & Spa's Great Italian Adventure: Food, Wine & Romance package pairs villa-style accommodation wi...

Sonata Bistro, which recently opened at San Diego Symphony Towers along with High Note Cafe, has introduced a catering program and is now delivering to businesses and groups throughout the downtown area.   Owned and operated by celebrated chef and restaurateur, Giuseppe Ciuffa of Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering, Sonata Bistro has re...

Valentina Cirasola arrived in the Bay Area from sunny Puglia sixteen years ago with a background in Italian cultural traditions, outstanding cooking knowledge, and years of experience at NATO as an international interpreter. Her lifetime dream, however, was a career in interior design.   Valentina combines her artistic career with her love f...

Date: Thursday, April 07, 2016 Time: 6:30 PM. Location: IIC (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: IIC In collaboration with: Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco Join us at the IIC San Francisco for an exclusive and interactive live show about the art of Italian hand gestures and body language led by Sicilian filmmake...

By Beth Wood Since its inception 10 years ago, the San Diego Italian Film Festival has actually grown a little younger. "The older crowd — between 44 and 65 years old — used to be the dominant part of our audience," said Victor Laruccia, the festival's executive director. "But now it makes up less than a third of our audience."   The festi...

Si sono aperti ieri al palazzo congressi Moscone Center di San Francisco in California i lavori della fiera "Greenbuild International 2012" dove, nell'ambito dell'accordo operativo di collaborazione ambientale con il Ministero dell'Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare (MATTM), l'Agenzia Ice ha organizzato per la prima volta uno stand e...

The Italian Trade Commission invites members of the trade and press to visit the Italian Pavilion at this year's International Winter Fancy Food & Confection Show taking place this January 20-22 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.   Once again, the Italian Pavilion will be the largest and the most versatile collection of foods, wines...