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Italian American Heritage Night at the Crabs is always a treat. Really a treat, with six kinds of home-baked biscotti for sale, Chianti on the wine list, and not one, but two special flavors of Pellegrino at the snack bar. Don’t forget the delicious smell of sausages, peppers and onions on the outdoor grill. “This was the third year we’ve done it,”...

This Tuesday, a luncheon organized by Associate Professor of Italian Studies at UCSB Claudio Fogu to host the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles was supposed to feature one of the world’s top acrobatic air force squadrons: the Frecce Tricolori (the Tricolor Arrows). Leading up to the event, however, the show over East Beach was canceled, which we hav...

The inaugural ceremony of the U.S. leg of the world tour of Nave Amerigo Vespucci, the historic sailing ship and training ship of the Italian Navy and former ambassador of Made in Italy in the world, was held in Los Angeles, as well as of Villaggio Italia, the multi-year Itinerant World Expo of Italian excellence that for seven more legs will flank...

A Sister Cities ceremony between Dana Point, California, and Sorrento was held last June 10 in the beautiful town in Campania, Italy. Signing the agreement were Mayors Jamey M. Federico and Massimo Coppola, formalizing a relationship initiated in 2022 and followed in the following months by a mutual exchange of visits and meetings, to develop a cal...

As the training ship Amerigo Vespucci, which set sail from Genoa on July 1, 2023, approaches its arrival at the port of Los Angeles on July 2, 2024, the Italian community in the United States is preparing to welcome this historic vessel, the oldest in the Italian Navy. Italian Ambassador to Washington DC, Mariangela Zappia, will be in California fo...

Join the Italian Cultural Institute  at Villaggio Italia near the stunning Italian flagship Amerigo Vespucci for a special event on Friday, July 5 at 5:30pm PDT. Tickets available here. Torna a Casa (Come Back Home) is a heartfelt narrative performance inviting Italian emigrants worldwide to reconnect with their homeland. Directed by Marco Savatter...

July 3 - 8, 2024. Los Angeles - Outer Harbor. Berths 46-50, 3011 Miner St. San Pedro, CA. The iconic Italian Navy tall ship, Amerigo Vespucci, is making its way to Los Angeles. Known as the "Queen of the Seas," this majestic vessel is on a remarkable 20-month world tour, visiting over 30 ports in 31 countries across five continents. Los Angeles wil...

Want to try an authentic Neapolitan pizza or a delicious tiramisu? Then you cannot miss one of the most awaited events of the season: "Taste of Little Italy" which promises two days of delicious tasting and wines with an Italian touch. This gastronomic event will take place on Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19 from 4 PM to 8 PM Little Italy,...

The BAMPFA dedicates a series of films to one of the most influential and prolific music score composers, Ennio Morricone (1928–2020). As a boy, Morricone considered becoming a doctor or competitive chess player, but he was encouraged by his father, a trumpet player, to study music. After graduating from the Conservatory of Music Santa Cecilia, Mor...

Get into the spirit of Italy at Festa Italiana. This family-friendly, fun event is scheduled for Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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, presented by Jo...

This past weekend at Warner Bros. Studios, the Consulate General of Italy alongside members and friends of the Italian community in Los Angeles came together to Celebrate Italian National Day. With a bit of movie magic in the air, guests enjoyed a taste of the dolce vita with an evening aperitivo showcasing the best of Made in Italy with support fr...

The colorful 38th I Madonnari Italian street painting festival is appearing in the form of numerous handcrafted chalk art works on the asphalt at the Santa Barbara Mission. It takes place Saturday through Monday on the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. It is a benefit for the Children's Creative project bringing arts education to county schools.  Annu...