“Io voglio che la Olivetti non sia solo una fabbrica, ma un modello, uno stile di vita. Voglio che produca libertà e bellezza perché saranno loro, libertà e bellezza, a dirci come essere felici”. Parole pronunciate da Adriano Olivetti davanti agli operai della sua fabbrica a Ivrea.   L’industriale che portò nel secondo dopoguerra l’azienda i...

  WTI Magazine #82    2016 August 19Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 82nd issue of our online magazine. It is August, but we don't stop! At the end of July, We the Italians has organized part of the Italian mission of the Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer and Commerce Secretary Antonio J. Soave, a...

Le startup italiane che sbarcano negli Usa? Commettono quasi sempre tutte gli stessi tre errori. Il primo: credere di avere un'idea unica, che non ci siano concorrenti nel loro settore. Non è vero, ci sono sempre, magari in spazi attigui. Il secondo: sottovalutare le differenze culturali, anche se i manager parlano benissimo l'inglese o hanno vis...

Negli Stati Uniti per la prima volta l'opera icona della città di Parma "la schiava Turca" sarò a New York alla Frick Collection dal 13 maggio al 20 luglio 2014 e al Fine Arts Museums di San Francisco dal 26 luglio al 5 ottobre 2014. Francesco Mazzola (1503-1540) , detto il Parmigianino dal nome della città di Parma dove nacque, è stato uno dei pi...

Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:30pmWorld class pianist, Laura Magnani was born in Spoleto, Italy. She studied piano and graduated summa cum laude from the Conservatory of Music in Perugia and continued her studies, taking Masters classes with famous international pianists.   She has received many awards during her intense international performan...

Often in Silicon Valley we hear statistics like ”more data has been created in the last 2 years than in all previous human history.” And while the explosion of big data is momentous and meaningful, similar exponential models are applicable to food.   Try this prediction made by Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug: “In the next 40 years, farmers wi...

Saturday, April 13, 2013 10-4 In celebration of the Year of Italian Culture in the US, the Museo will have an All Day Seminar on the impact of Italian culture. The topics are Modernity, Machines and Motor Oil: Italian Futurist Art and Ideals, by Christopher Atwood, PhD candidate in Italian Studies at UC Berkeley, The Innovations of Italian Cinema,...

By Mauro Battocchi Watching TV with your friends — especially sporting events — can be a stimulating social experience. (Was that jab really worth a yellow flag? OBviously! What?? No WAY!) You and your friends likely have sporting opinions that get shared vociferously among the group. Alas, it's 2013 and your favorite soccer watching buddy may liv...

On October 24, 2013 the Maestri Monzu will travel from Naples to the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club to celebrate with the Italian, and the Italian American Communities the Mayor of Naples Hon. Luigi de Magistris, and the artists of Naples' Teatro di San Carlo on the occasion of the United the Two Bays Concert featuring the Teatro di San Carlo'...

by Mauro Battocchi   As the holidays roll around, I find myself thinking of snowy Trentino where I passed my early childhood in that profoundly bucolic mountain valley through which flows the rushing Adige river.   Here in San Francisco, my pride for my homeland is galvanized by the wonderful work of the Circolo Trentino di San Franci...