NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

By Catherine Accardi Peter Mondavi Sr., Napa Valley visionary responsible for the success of his family's winery for more than 50 years died on February 20th at his home in St. Helena, California. He was 101.   Mondavi was born in Virginia, Minnesota, on November 8, 1914, to Cesare and Rosa Grassi Mondavi, natives of Sassoferrato in the Mar...

San Francisco, 2002: i genitori di una decina di bimbi si ritrovano in una sala di periferia per ragionare su come finanziare la loro nuova "piccola scuola italiana". Sono ingegneri venuti nella Silicon Valley con il boom delle dot.com e italo-americani di seconda o terza generazione.   Vogliono che i figli non perdano l'uso della nostra lin...

The new "Quattroporte" was launched at the Maserati Beverly Hills showroom on March 28th during an exclusive cocktail reception with showbiz celebrities and Maserati aficionados.   The "Quattroporte" was born in 1963, when Maserati put a racing engine in a Grand Touring automobile.   Today, the sixth generation Quattroporte is simply...

The city of San Francisco has always been universally recognized as a city of great artists and musicians, and among different kind of music styles, jazz has certainly played a first class role.With the exception perhaps of the historic Fillmore district, over the last years jazz music has slowly disappeared, and many of the famous places where it...

by Mauro Battocchi   I am delighted that the Walt Disney Family Museum will present the exhibition Bruno Bozzetto: Animation, Maestro! from November 21, 2013 to April 7, 2014. Mr. Bozzetto is one of Italy's most cherished animators whose prolific career includes the creation of Mr. Rossi, "a middle-aged man who appeals to most viewers and au...

Grazie alla collaborazione instaurata fra il Getty Villa di Los Angeles ed il Museo Archeologico di Napoli gli americani amanti delle antichità romane potranno ammirare dal 16 ottobre 2013 al 3 marzo 2014 una mostra sulla Vita e l'eredità dell'imperatore romano Tiberio, rimasta per molti anni nascosta agli ammiratori e per la prima volta esposta ne...

di Roberto Natalini Si è concluso con un omaggio musicale all'Italia il calendario annuale degli eventi organizzato dalla Leonardo Da Vinci Society, una delle storiche organizzazioni italo-americane a San Francisco.   Ospite speciale per questa edizione della Festa di Natale e di fine anno, organizzata nell'elegante sede del Century Club of...

By Paul Glader   In the U.S., motorcycles conjure images of loud, reverberating, menacing engines on stout, chrome-heavy frames adorned in black leather. We're talking Harley Davidson rallies in Sturgis and Daytona, the cinematic scenes of Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider, the disgruntled war veterans, immigrants and roughnecks ri...

by Nanci Casas   The De Re Gallery debuted Mauro Perucchetti's Pop Fiction exhibition on Thursday, September 10th in West Hollywood. Mauro and his stunning wife Lorena Perucchetti, who is also his PR manager, both arrived elegantly dressed and accessorized with miniature pieces of Mauro's artwork in the form of necklaces.   With Peron...

by Catherine Accardi The September 3rd edition of L'Italo-Americano featured an article titled "Before Ferry Plaza There Was the Italian Farmers' Market". It told the story of the earliest, 20th century Italian farmers' markets in San Francisco. Here we continue the story of California's Italian farmers and food venders of today and how they have...

December 4, 2015, Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Italian Consulate in San Francisco - 2590 Webster Street - San Francisco, California 94115. ItaLingua School of Italian Language and Culture invites you to attend their annual fundraiser and auction. ItaLingua is a non-profit, award-winning school, serving students of all levels a...

Casanova: Libertine Legend —a conference organized by Malina Stefanovska, University of California, Los Angeles, and Thomas Harrison, University of California, Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies and the Department of Italian. Friday & Saturday, January 22–23, 2016, 9:30 a.m.&nb...