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United's new direct flight between San Francisco and Rome will start in the summer of 2023. The U.S. airline further ups the ante on the Peninsula with a new daily service that will debut next May 26 and run until the end of September. This will bring to 9 the company's direct Italy-U.S. flights, which will also confirm the 2022 new entry, the Mila...

With a staggering 60% slant, Jackass Hill is the steepest non-terraced vineyard in Sonoma County and the most harrowing to harvest. Yet every year, Lee Martinelli teeters on his tractor trying to defy gravity on this daunting slope. Before him, his father, Leno Martinelli, farmed it for 75 years, up until he was 87. And the original daredevil, Gius...

On October 20 2022, the first Italian Culture and Innovation Hub - INNOV.IT, which integrates the Italian Cultural Institute, Agenzia ICE's foreign investment attraction and innovation desks and the new Innovation Center, opened in San Francisco on October 2022: an initiative promoted by our Embassy in Washington and the Consulate General in San Fr...

Hey friends and family!! I need you to help us celebrate our 90th Anniversary! With the great entertainer Frank DiSalvo, an awesome venue (Veloce Motors The Vault - Miramar ), and great food, this will be a dinner dance and party you'll never forget! Italian Style! Celebrating the 90th Year Anniversary of the Sons of Italy San Diego- Lodge No. 1627...

The iCub robot advanced teleoperation system enabled humans to visit remotely Venice staying 300 kilometers away; Alter Ego robot met and shook hands with TV stars, journalists and several people thanks to the operator that controlled it at distance. The two robots, the two research teams at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of...

The Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival is set to return on the weekend of October 22nd and October 23rd. The event has been celebrated since 1998. The Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival is an annual event that brings people together to appreciate the visual arts. Each year artists get to unleash their creativity through paint and side...

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 12:00 Noon. Lunch will be served before the lecture - Where: La Cumbre Country Club - Lecturer: Gabriella Schooley (see short bio below) Cari Amici, Dear Friends, The Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara is delighted to offer this interesting presentation on the Venetian women of the 16th Centur...

Tocca Ferro, an elegant new Italian chophouse, is just a short walk from Disneyland and California Adventure. Located at the JW Marriott Anaheim Resort, which opened in 2020, Tocca Ferro made its debut in July. Though the resort is family-friendly, it's also luxurious, with adult-oriented escapes like Tocca Ferro and Parkestry, the 11th floor rooft...

Good coffee is just like a cuddle: it’s heart-warming, reassuring and bound to cheer you up. And if there is something that Italy and the US have in common, is their love for a quality cup of coffee. It shouldn’t surprise, then, that Carlo Di Ruocco, originally from Salerno, saw his dream of roasting and selling Italian-style coffee come true in Am...

On September 27, 2022, the Institute of European Studies of the University of California, Berkeley hosted a talk by an Italian academic, Professor Amedeo Arena, on the correspondence between the Neapolitan Enlightenment philosopher Gaetano Filangieri and the US founding father Benjamin Franklin. Anna Maria Di Giorgio, Director of the Italian Cultur...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) unveiled the newest addition to its permanent Hollywood exhibition earlier this month: an Infinity Gauntlet from the film Avengers: Infinity War. The gauntlet was modeled for actor Josh Brolin who played the supervillain Thanos in the film. It is part of an exhibition highlighting the achievements...

The experienced San Diego restaurateur behind such concepts as Farmer's Table and Farmer's Bottega is gearing up to launch a new Italian bar & restaurant dubbed Buonasera Cucina in the La Mesa space that housed Tiramisu Trattoria for nearly two decades. Growing up near Palermo, Sicily, Alberto Morreale has been cooking since age 14 and always dream...