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We are Viktoria Rusnakova and Samuele Bagnai. In our early twenties, we moved from Europe to opposite coasts of the United States. Today, we both live in San Diego, California, where a sequence of peculiar coincidences, three years ago, brought us together. We recently published daringly authentic books, where we have recounted our multicultural ex...

Get into the spirit of Italy at Festa Italiana! on Sunday, June 9 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds. This grand event brings the community together with the finest food, activities and entertainment of the Italian culture. Renowned Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito, will once again dazzle the audience as headliner on the Mo...

Victoria Ibleto was born in Petaluma in 1931, early on in the Great Depression. She learned the value of hard work while growing up on her family’s vegetable ranch, and became an integral and beloved behind-the-scenes force in local businesses that introduced Sonoma County to the splendors of a plate of pasta half in red sauce, half in green. The f...

A special one-time-only presentation will showcase a series of never-before-exhibited portraits of actors who worked with the Italian film director Federico Fellini by Milan-based photographer Ivan Cerullo. Cerullo will discuss each portrait as they are projected on the screen. Introduction by Alessandro Ago, Director of Programming and Special Pro...

Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 3 pm - 4:30 pm. Harold M. Williams Auditorium - 1200 Getty Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Free | Advance ticket required/Get tickets here. The impact of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci on art and research at the Getty extends well beyond the two sheets of drawings in the Museum’s collection. This program, marking the...

It is with great pleasure that the Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara invites you to a Welcoming Pranzo (Luncheon) for the Honorable SILVIA CHIAVE, our new Consul General of Italy. Dr. Chiave has been recently appointed to the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles and she wishes to meet with the Italians, the Italian-Americans and the...

Recently, I was invited to attend Friendly Valley’s Veterans Club by Commander Chuck Morris to speak about my service in Vietnam and to discuss my role as Director of Veterans Affairs for KHTS Hometown Station. At that meeting, my friend Chuck introduced me to Mario and soon after he and I reviewed his honorable U.S. Army service during World War I...

The Spring edition of Cinema Italia San Francisco is just few weeks away. The program of April 2019 will celebrate and honor Ugo Tognazzi, the Italian movie, TV, and theatre actor, as well as director and screenwriter.   Born in Cremona, he worked as a bookkeeper for a salami factory as a teenager, and later started to perform in local amateur thea...

Sunday April 28, 2019, 2 pm. – Italian Cultural Center (ICC), 64 Brookwood Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. $5 for Members, $7 for Non-members, Reservation deadline, April 23. Dr. Douglas KenningExplore the great wave of Italians and Eastern European Jews at the turn of the 20th century (the Ellis Island generation) and the Hispanic-Asian immigration...

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death (on May 2nd, 1519 in Amboise, France), the Getty Museum is placing on view the two rare drawings by the master from its collection. Incorporating draft studies for paintings, sculpture, machinery, and human physiognomy, along with his characteristic “mirror-writing,” the two sheets p...

The month of March has brought us Spring, and the 100th birthday of a legend, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, celebrated poet and San Francisco’s first Poet Laureate. He is also a painter, social activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers located in San Francisco’s North Beach district.  On the occasion of this historic month, L’It...

This year's appointment with classic Italian cinema at the legendary Castro Theatre will pay a tribute to Italian icon Ugo Tognazzi. As an actor, director and screenwriter, Tognazzi performed in over 150 films in the Golden Age of Italian Cinema. Together with Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi and Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi inv...