NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

My recent vacation in California wine country inspired me to share a few thoughts on the differences between the US wine industry and the Italian wine industry. We discuss this very subject on almost all of our Bike the Wine Roads tours in Italy. My last post, on Bell Vineyards, discussed the different perspectives on terroir, the natural environme...

Last week, Google celebrated its 16th anniversary. Behind the creation of the web giant, as well as of others the likes of Amazon and Wikipedia, there is a generation of brilliant Montessori-educated founders. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, and Jimmy Wales all attended Montessori schools in the U.S., inspired by the innovative educational...

Thirteen elaborately decorated Apulian vases provide a rich opportunity to examine the funerary customs of peoples native to southern Italy and the ways they used Greek myth to comprehend death and the afterlife.   Displayed following a six-year conservation project at the Antikensammlung Berlin and the Getty Villa, these monumental vessels...

D'improvviso, la California riscopre le sue radici italiane. A febbraio le televisioni pubbliche della California, da San Francisco a San Diego, trasmetteranno due serie di documentari: una sull'epopea degli italiani in America, l'altra sulle vicende dell'emigrazione italiana nel "Golden State".   È un segnale di vitalitá culturale che fa be...

di Roberto Bonzio   Davvero in Silicon Valley succedono cose speciali. Non è solo questione di business, o meglio le opportunità di business sono conseguenza di una propensione mentale: quella alla disponibiltà alla facilità d'accesso. Così, a conclusione del Tour con i giovani imprenditori del Sud, di ritorno a San Francisco col bus, basta...

by Nina Garin   San Diego's Little Italy is a place to find top-notch restaurants, bars and events. But it wasn't always like that. Thanks to Marco Li Mandri, the area's been improving and growing since 1995.   Li Mandri, 58, knows quite a bit about building communities. He's president of New City America, a company that forms and ma...

According to WWD, Ermenegildo Zegna is showing its commitment to the North American market by unveiling its spring couture collection at its new Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, store tonight that will also serve as the public introduction of creative director Stefano Pilati.   A cocktail party in-store will be followed by a dinner at the JF Chen...

Los Angeles doesn't have a shortage of pizza joints. Sure, there are constant debates about which of our slices are most like New York's thin crusts or Chicago's deep dishes.   But we also have a host of places with their own unique take: game-changers like Pizzeria Mozza and plenty of artisanal pizzas with fresh California ingredients. Here...

L'ICE-Agenzia organizza la partecipazione collettiva alla Maker Faire Bay Area 2015, che si terrà a San Mateo, California, dal 16 al 17 maggio 2015. La Bay Area è l'edizione originale della Maker Faire, organizzata per la prima volta nel 2006 nel cuore della Silicon Valley, una fiera itinerante che oggi conta oltre 100 eventi all'anno in tutto il...

The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Foundation invites the community to celebrate the rich Italian heritage of the city and North Beach in particular at its eighth annual Festa Coloniale Italiana from 9:30am-6:30pm this Saturday, August 15th.   The festival will take place inside the club at 1630 Stockton St. and outside on Stockton betw...

by Mauro Battocchi   There is a special treat for lovers of opera coming exclusively to San Francisco this month. With a limited showing on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 PM and Sunday May 22 at 2:00 PM, the Marines' Memorial Theatre of San Francisco (609 Sutter St) will bringing to life Carlo Pallavicino's The Amazons in the Fortunate Isles, a lo...

As SF Design Week kicks off today – a week in which the Italian Republic is also celebrating its 70th anniversary – I am glad to report that work from a fantastic collaboration between Milan- and California-based design teams will be on display throughout the city this week.   The initiative is called High Up. Graphic Design Around Town and...