he Umbrian city of Perugia is a joy to explore, with centuries of history and charm in every stone wall and winding alleyway. Who wouldn’t want to spend June and July exploring this vibrant Umbrian capital? On June 15 of this year, 12 University of Washington students will do just that, as they inaugurate a new study-abroad program in Perugia focus...

Saturday April 13 | 11:00am. The Biblioteca Italiana Seattle (BIS) located at Casa Italiana in Burien is finally opening after months of work. Join Il Punto and Casa Italiana on April 13 at 11 am for a visit to the library, check out some books and toast to the opening. The library will be open on Saturdays. We are also looking for volunteers to as...

From the 1960s to the 1980s, the Italian film industry was booming. Dramas, comedies, no matter the genre, there were so many films coming out of Rome that it was jokingly referred to as Hollywood on the Tiber. Films often mirrored the key issues of the day including changing mores, social unrest or political terrorism.   Now half a century later,...

Seattle has an interesting relationship with Italian food. Restaurants specializing in “Pacific Northwest cuisine” often have Italian flourishes on their menu — throw some local seasonal ingredients in some kind of pasta dish and you got yourself an entree, baby. And there are pizzerias galore all over Seattle serving a variety of styles. But true...

Founded in 1907, Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market attracts about 10 million tourists and local residents every year. Seventy farmers have fruit and vegetable stalls, and another 160 artists sell their handcrafted products and artwork there. And don’t forget the 60 licensed buskers who entertain the crowds year-round. In its infancy, Pike Place...

January brought news about a bunch of Seattle restaurant closures. But none of the now shuttered eateries evoked more memories than the final demise of Vito’s, the First Hill  restaurant ravaged by two disastrous fires. The iconic hangout on Madison had a long and colorful history. It was the well-loved stomping ground of attorneys, judges, politic...

I have been longing for a good pasta lunch spot in Seattle since Il Corvo closed early in the pandemic. (R.I.P.) I don't know how I overlooked Pasta Casalinga, a casual spot that has served fresh pasta in Pike Place Market since 2018. Why it's awesome: Unlike Il Corvo, which was only open for weekday lunches and had long lines, Pasta Casalinga is a...

When: Saturday February 3rd 2024 at 6.00pm Reception with wine and appetizers and at 7.00pm Concert Performance - Where: Chapel of St Ignatius on the campus of Seattle University If you are in Seattle -mark your calendars to join us for our next concert. It will be an evening of Italian songs and arias about the many incarnations of love. Soprano S...

Let’s begin the new year of interviews by moving to one of the American territories farthest from Italy, the Northwest. The protagonists of the book written by Tessa Floreano are Idaho, Oregon and Washington, three states that are not among the best known in our country nor among those that have welcomed Italian emigrants the most. But as we have o...

The Italian Trade Agency concluded their independent eyewear roadshow held in Seattle and Chicago last month. Under the theme "Extraordinary Italian Eyewear," the events underscored elegance and innovation in eyewear, bringing together creative forces in the independent eyewear retail segment, showcasing Italy's rich legacy of craftsmanship and des...