By Liset Marquez Anthony Riboli tastes wine for a living. But Riboli's job responsibilities involve a lot more than that. As one of the winemakers for San Antonio Winery and Riboli Family Wine Estates — the family business — he not only oversees the vineyards but is also involved in day-to-day operations such as bottling and marketing....

Three great opportunities are now in the works for 2014 to study and enjoy Italian lifestyle, speak with locals, eat great food and drink fabulous wines. Cooking classes, private tours, even a Puccini concert! I am putting together small groups of students who want to live like Italian locals.• Going to Lucca June 1-12• Going to Tenuta Lupina...

Italy, Summer '13 and the country's airwaves are dominated by the sound of an indie-pop anthem from an unsuspecting rising star. The song "Alfonso" by Levante, a 26 year old singer-songwriter still working as a café barista, has unintentionally tapped into the mood not only of her own generation, but of a nation in crisis and understandably unenthu...

Fendi's taking a road trip. The luxury brand is launching a new traveling pop-up concept dedicated to the North American market. Starting from the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, a FendiApe car, a version of the Italian iconic three-wheeled truck, will be travelling across the country with a range of the brand's most iconic products. Amo...

Over the next few weeks, Italian contemporary music will take the stage in Los Angeles, with the performances of three renowned singers and songwriters who represent three different genres: the queen of pop Laura Pausini, the rocker Luciano Ligabue, and the rapper Caparezza.   After last edition's interview with the beautiful Laura, this tim...

By Valerio Viale   Time ago, there was a girl running freely along green hillsides and valleys. Since an early age, she was not afraid of animals, but, rather, intrigued by Nature.    Her name was...Heidi. Actually, no, I'm sorry to disappoint Johanna Spyri's fans, but that's a different story! I'm referring to Cinzia Zuffad...

Glassmaking in Antiquity – The Getty Villa now hosting glass-handling sessions   In 2003, the Getty Villa acquired the Oppenländer collection. With a remarkable cultural and chronological breadth, the collection features over 180 ancient glass objects, including works made in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Greek world and the Roman Empire, and span...

Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Italian, has organized an AP Italian Preparation course for students interesting in taking the AP Italian exam on May 15, 2014   UCLA - 342 Rolfe Hall - January 18/May 10, 2014 - 2:00/4:30 pm - $350 This is an intermediate to pre-advanced level course geared...

How hard it must be to leave the homeland as a child and be left all alone to settle in a new country, learning a foreign language and starting a completely different life with no family connections or support? Many people would probably feel overwhelmed, and give up because of the fear of failure.   On the contrary, young Margherita Palumbo...

by Carol Cormaci   The local branch of the Italian Catholic Federation recently helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the parent organization by attending an affair at Casa Italiana that drew 185 members of the Los Angeles Archdiocese.   Representing Branch 374 from St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in La Cañad...