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Iconic Italian actresses Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida will be honored at a three-day cultural event by Tiziana Rocca from Filming on Italy and Valeria Rumori from the Italian Institute of Culture Los Angeles. Bellucci has starred in 67 films including “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Passion of the Christ.” She recently appeared alongside Ga...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 18:30. Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza), San Francisco (CA). Free admission | RSVP. The Verdi Festival is the first international festival dedicated exclusively to the study and production of the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, the most represented composer and celebrated ambassador of the I...

On Friday, Jan. 19, an all-new Italian film will make its North American premiere at The Loft on Tahoe's South Shore. "'Aeffetto Domino' is a movie about life and its transformation. "It's a story of Lorenzo: Sad news about his state of health will change his existence, causing a domino effect on his life and on the lives of people he loves," state...

Never had a slice of real New York-style pizza?  You don’t have to go all the way to the Big Apple. Try lunch or dinner at the new Fratelli’s pizzeria on California Street in downtown Redding. It’s in the spot where Angelo’s Pizza was for 40 years-plus in Foundry Square. Redding-raised brothers Aaron and Brandon Smith opened Fratelli’s (Italian for...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 18:30. Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza) - San Francisco (CA). The film screening is free and open to the public | RSVP. Director Fred Kuwornu will introduce the documentary and close the evening with Q&A. Blaxploitalian is a diasporic, hybrid, critical documentary that uncovers the car...

OPENING RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK - Friday, February 9 | 18:30 - Free admission | RSVP. ON VIEW: February 9 - March 9, 2018. 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza) - San Francisco, CA 94102. In an exhibition recently presented in the beautiful Palazzo Ducale in Sabbioneta, artist Silvia Caimi focuses on the theme JUMP, the physical effort to transce...

Italian screen icon Gina Lollobrigida will unveil her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on February 1, when she will receive the Filming on Italy Award, sources said Thursday. News of the Walk of Fame star came on her 90th birthday on July 4. Lollobrigida, better known to Italians as 'La Lollo', long vied with fellow Italian bombshell Sophia Loren a...

A quiet peacefulness falls across the room as sommeliers make their way around the long tables adorned with snow-white table cloths. The bow tie-wearing sommeliers speak in hushed tones as they discuss the wines they pour for those in attendance who will ultimately pass judgement as to which blends of vino they like the best. It sounds like a scene...

Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Alfred Coletta will be running for Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 4, the seat being vacated by Judge Roy Paul who is retiring Feb. 16, and Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney Onica Cole yesterday picked up a declaration of intent to run for Office No. 67, now held by Judge Donna Goldstein who plans to leave...

Not only the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West, but also many members of the Italian and Italian-American community of Los Angeles met on Friday, December 8th in Beverly Hills to attend the usual Gala Dinner. Promoted by the Extraordinary Italian Taste campaign and strongly supported by the Ministry of Economic Development, in collaboration wi...

There’s good news and bad news about Europa Galante’s visit to San Diego for their Sunday evening concert at St. James-by-the-Sea. Good news: The 13 musicians of this acclaimed early music group from Italy arrived safely this weekend in San Diego, the first stop of their American tour. The bad news: Their checked luggage did not come with them. Tha...

A man is trying to navigate a double-wide baby stroller through the Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market. It’s going as expected: like a semitruck attempting to weave in and out of rush hour traffic. Jogging strollers, built wide for stability so children don’t fall out onto the sidewalk, also struggle. Compact, economy fold-ups seem the best for t...