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The most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us, and Little Italy San Diego has saved the best for last! Dressed in festive finery, the historic neighborhood of Little Italy has transformed into a winter wonderland, bringing the magic and joy of the holidays to locals and visitors alike. So, hitch a ride on Santa’s sleigh and make your way d...

Biordi Art Imports will open an “Authentic Italian Holiday Market” in downtown Napa this holiday season. The temporary shop opens at First Street Napa on November 24 at 1300 First St., Suite 251 in Napa. The selection of Italian items will include: hand-painted Italian ornaments, Christmas decorations, serving platters and bowls, Champagne buckets,...

From November 16, 2023 to March 31, 2024. The Museo Italo Americano (Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. Building C, San Francisco, CA) is delighted to present: Riccardo Rossati – Villa Arconati & Imaginary Worlds, an exceptional exhibition featuring the works of an Italian artist, whose vision is characterized by surreal and imaginative qualities. T...

A visit to Berkeley Lab, a research platform founded in 1931, supported by the Department at Energy and endowed with more than $1 billion in annual budget, kicked off Ambassador Zappia’s second day of mission to the Bay Area. Welcomed by Carol Burns, Deputy Director and Chief Research Officer, the Ambassador met with Professors Alberto Sangiovanni...

November 19, 2023 – February 11, 2024. Legion of Honor - Rosekrans Court: Lincoln Park. 100 34th Avenue (at Clement Street), San Francisco, CA. Botticelli Drawings is the first exhibition ever dedicated to the drawings of Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli (ca. 1445 – 1510). Exploring the foundational role drawing played in Botticelli’s work, the...

A 14th century Tuscan castle in the middle of Napa Valley? No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is the surprise that greets many visitors to California’s wine country. Castello di Amorosa is a winery located near Calistoga, California, that was built by Dario Sattui, a fourth-generation vintner who wanted to honor his Italian heritage and his...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is located in downtown’s Italian Hall at 644 North Main. Built in 1908 as a community center, the hall is one of the oldest remaining structures in historic Little Italy and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I can only speak for myself, but I didn’t even know we had a Little It...

Italy once again sets its sights on the Oscars, spotlighting a theme that’s as relevant as it is enduring: immigration. This issue, marked by identity and turmoil, has been part of the nation for decades, echoing a shared experience with many other countries.  Io Capitano (Me Captain) by Matteo Garrone is Italy’s latest nominee for Best Internation...

As Dana Point looks to officially establish a sister city relationship with its current friendship city Sorrento, a local delegation that Mayor Mike Frost and Mayor Pro Tem Jamey Federico led shared thoughts on the trip after returning from the coastal Italian town in late-October. During the roughly weeklong visit, the delegation took part in meet...

Botticelli Drawings is the first exhibition ever dedicated to the drawings of Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli (ca. 1445 – 1510). Exploring the foundational role drawing played in Botticelli’s work, the exhibition traces his artistic journey, from studying under maestro Fra Filippo Lippi (c. 1406 – 1469) to leading his own workshop in Florence....

Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, the city of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of Veneto, as well as the historical center of Rome, the Amalfi Coast, and the Aeolian Islands. The Sassi of Matera, Mount Etna and the Dolomites, the Cinque Terre, and the wine landscapes of Piedmont. These are just some of the 59 sites in Italy that have been included i...

Nobody came to Frankie Valli’s wedding over the summer, which was exactly how the 89-year-old singer wanted it. “Oh, it was terrific,” he recalls of the very private ceremony at Las Vegas’ Westgate Hotel, where Valli and his fourth wife, Jackie Jacobs, tied the knot in June, more than half a century after he set out toward becoming one of the 1960s...