She's a woman of resilience, beauty, and grace. An admired restaurateur, she dared to imagine a revitalized Gaslamp Quarter District and helped to make it a reality.Her passion for inspired music and cuisine -- coupled with her commitment to cultivating community -- launched one of San Diego's most beloved dining establishments. Please join us thi...

In 2010, architect Andrea Ponsi published a unique and by many readers treasured introduction to the city where he has lived and worked since 1989: "Florence: A Map of Perceptions." It consists of journal-like entries, occasionally noting Florence's most celebrated features and sites but just as frequently describing in words and lightly handled w...

On May 14 the Greater Washington, DC Region gathered for a special presentation and book signing by Amy Riolo. Amy's presentation displayed the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, including the decreased chance of getting heart disease and the ability to reverse many modern diseases.   She shared many traditional Italian recipes rich...

Join Us For "Mario Lanza: The Man & His Music" at Casa BelvedereTuesday, September 15th @ 7:00 PM. A one-hour audiovisual presentation and talk on the life and career of the legendary tenor from Philadelphia by noted Lanza authority Bill Ronayne. The presentation includes rare early private recordings and radio appearances,...

Emilio DeGrazia is a first-generation Italian-American who grew up just this side of the "wrong side" of Detroit. On the opposite side of DeGrazia's childhood street, he described, was "a land of no return." His side led him to decent schools and prolific career as a writer of prose and poetry. On Tuesday, January 5, DeGrazia will share some of tha...

  WTI Magazine #75    2016 January 18Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 75th issue of our online magazine, and happy new year. Starting 2016, our magazine becomes monthly. We want to be able to go on with a quality product, and this is the right choice to do that. Big news are coming, so please stay tune...

Like most poets, Jonathan Galassi is also the president of one of the world's most renowned publishing houses and is the foremost translator of Nobel Prize-winning Italian poet Eugenio Montale. He probably also has a cat. Galassi runs Farrar, Straus and Giroux, which has Montale and 21 other Nobel laureates on its roster, as well as a phalanx of a...

by Kathy McCormack   Children's author and illustrator Tomie dePaola tackled a big stack of his books on the table. A longtime fan plunked them down at the book signing — just a sampling of the nearly 250 he's worked on.   "It's like watching my life go by," he said with a chuckle as he signed book after book for Katherine Pixley, a r...

Book Presentation by Santi V. Buscemi - Thursday, July 24th (6:30pm) An engrossing and moving story, The Marquis of Roccaverdina (1903), is a psychological tour de force, which analyzes the life of a Sicilian aristocrat forced to choose between his passion for a beautiful peasant woman and the demands of a moribund social structure that...

The Leonardo da Vinci Society Cordially invites you to "The Geometry of Botany", An illustrated lecture by Paola Tonelli, Master Gardener. When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:30 pmWhere: Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, Building C, San Francisco   Free for members of The Leonardo da Vinci Society. Suggested donati...