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by Mauro Battocchi   What better way to celebrate that most special day than to surround yourself with the intimacy of the Italian Consulate General in SF, perched atop the hills with gleaming views of the Bay? Many don't know, but the Consulate is a popular place for couples, with at least one Italian citizen, to bond themselves in official...

Join me on April 16 from 11AM - 2PM at the Museo Italo Americano (Fort Mason, Building C) for an illustrated lecture that celebrates the breathtaking grandeur of the Italian Dolomites, those jagged peaks under which I grew up as a child.   The illustrated lecture, which will be delivered by Paola Tonelli who climbed the Dolomites as a child,...

Nuova sede per l'Italian Trade Commission a Los Angeles: la sezione commerciale del Consolato Generale ha infatti trasferito gli uffici proprio nel palazzo che ospita la sede consolare al 1900 di Avenue of the Stars (suite 350).   Pronti a ricevere sia le società americane interessate ad attività commerciali ed investimenti con o in Italia,...

by Roberto Natalini   The 17th edition of New Italian Cinema wrapped up after an intense five days film series of talented emergent directors and acclaimed appearance by Paolo Sorrentino, obtaining great attendance from the public of the Bay Area.   Respecting a consolidate tradition, the annual film festival was presented by the San...

by Silvia Simonetti   Located in the heart of the desert, the city of Palm Springs was all but deserted during the last week. Indeed, a great number of cinema lovers and professionals gathered there January 3 through 14 for the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival, to enjoy some of the best movies of the year 2013 and to attend...

Would you like to improve your cooking skills or to add an Italian taste to the usual menu?Once a month, Il Fornaio restaurant in Beverly Hills offers a cooking class based on authentic recipes from different Italian regions.   Four courses, from the appetizer to the dessert, to learn - and enjoy - the secrets of a world-famous culinary trad...

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....