By Doug Knoop   "Magnifico! Cinema Italian Style," a new series featuring Italian filmmakers, begins Thursday, Jan. 7, with "Il Grido/The Cry," Michelangelo Antonioni's 1957 drama about a sugar-refinery worker (Steve Cochran) who is rejected by his lover (Alida Valli). The series continues with "L'Avventura" (Jan. 14), "I Fidanzati/The Fianc...

  WTI Magazine #37    2014 July, 2Author : Biblioteca Italiana Seattle      Translation by:   How can you promote Italian culture in the United States? A group of volunteers in Seattle, WA, believes that books can offer a great contribution in this direction. Therefore, a few months ago, they decided to start a library and collect books written...

Quando si pensa all'insegnamento ufficiale della lingua italiana nel mondo, la Società Dante Alighieri è l'istituzione storicamente preposta a tale scopo. La nostra lingua ha tradizione e significa cultura e piacevolezza, ovunque, e costituisce per i nostri connazionali emigrati in America tanti anni fa, e per i loro discendenti, un punto di riferi...

Thursday , January 29th, 2015 early afternoon at the laboratories of Global Good-Intellectual Ventures the ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter Winter 2015 Meeting will take place.   The meeting, held in English, is open to Italians, Italian-Americans, and Italian sympathizers For more information email seattle@issnaf.org or call Lorenzo Giacani at +...

What do Seattle's best restaurants have in common? If you’ve eaten at Ba Bar, Bar del Corso, Bar Sajor, Barjot, Belle Epicurean, Bitterroot BBQ, the Blind Pig Bistro or the Boat Street Cafe, you’ve eaten Merlino Foods — and that’s just a few highlights from the B’s. The printout of their customer list is half an inch thick.   Merlino’s — tha...

Aperol®, the globally renowned bright orange Italian liqueur, headlines a U.S. Spritz Tour as the official spirit partner of "Spritz: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes" by the editor-in-chief of Punch Talia Baiocchi and former deputy editor of Punch Leslie Pariseau.     The tour, which runs April through September, s...

On Sunday, erectile January 8th from 2:30 to 4pm BIS-Biblioteca Italiana Seattle and Il Punto! will be welcoming you with a special kids event: "La Befana". In the Italian tradition, la Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on the Epiphany Eve (night of Jan. 5th). This old woman looks more like a witch, but a good...

The 2014 ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter (near) Summer meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 4th in the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004) from 5.30pm to 8.00 pm.   We are pleased to host four outstanding speakers: Mark Nassutti, novelist, will talk about how his Italian roots made possible to write a novel set i...

Over the summer, Luigi De Nunzio's 'Al Boccalino' restaurant was moved a block away from its decades-long home near the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Claiming negative impacts from ongoing construction on the Viaduct replacement tunnel and the seawall project, De Nunzio was frequently interviewed leading up to the relocation. He said business had dried...

If you have walked down Ballard Avenue in the past few months, you've probably noticed that the pea-green freestanding house that didn't really fit in with the slick new restaurants and boutiques has been getting a paint job—among other things. "The Pioneer Houses"—in fact, two houses connected—were brought from the International District years ago...