Ciao from Rome! Merry Christmas, and a Happy 2017!!

di Roberto Natalini   Il più grande ed ambizioso evento nel programma delle celebrazioni per il "2013: Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti".   Si profila essere un evento storico la prima collaborazione artistica tra il Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, il più antico teatro d'opera ancora attivo in Europa, e la rinomata San Fra...

by Nickolas Marinelli   It was like a Chamber of Commerce mixer on steroids. Representatives from some of the most exclusive providers of Italian luxury products and services gathered at the Italian Consulate in San Francisco to mix and mingle with each other, and with those for whom champagne wishes and caviar dreams are a way of life. &nb...

Since the days of Nobel Laureate Emilio Segrè, Italian researchers have played a prominent role in academic endeavors at UC Berkeley, in California, and in the United States. With this event (planned as the first in a series of discussions), we would like to share successful stories of Berkeley Italian researchers, stories that show how Italian cul...

Don't miss the "Italian Matters Because..." event this Saturday at 4:00 PM at the Museo Italo Americano. Professors, lecturers and technologists will come together and show how learning la dolce lingua can change your life and your career, as well as expand on the larger significance of multilingual literacy in our modern world. But, that's not al...

by Mauro Battocchi Sometimes we Italians complain that we don't have enough of a sense of national identity because of our relatively recent political unification (1861). Yet I believe that we are developing a sense of belonging to a national community. There are several indicators that point to that reality. One of them is rather visual: more and...

by Mauro Battocchi   For those who may have forgotten the meaning of Italian passion, the Viva L'Italia Gala event at the Fairmont Hotel this past Saturday served as an enthralling reminder. The energy and joy in the room was palpable, as guests enjoyed an ardent performance in support of Naples and bringing the Teatro di San Carlo to San Fr...

It has been just over a year since Mauro Battocchi arrived in The City as the newly-appointed Consul General of Italy in San Francisco.   He had already paved the way for his grand entrance by posting a much-circulated YouTube video, in which he introduced himself by driving through the streets of Rome, explaining who he was, and what he was...

Lido Cantarutti, director of the Italian Film Festival and long-time resident of Marin County, CA, has been acknowledged by the President of the Republic of Italy with the promotion and conferral of the title of Commendatore dell'Ordine al Merito della RepubblicaItaliana (Knight Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy).  ...