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by Serena Perfetto   Close to the San Francisco Opera House, as well as to the City Hall and the Asian Museum: the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco has officially reopened in a new location, the Opera Plaza on Van Ness street.   Since the decision was made for practical necessity, related to big raise on the lease in North...

Hot Italian pizza bar, a Californian concept, is partnering with Niello Fiat in hosting the seventh annual Moderno Italiano Festival being held Aug. 12 -14.   Events will be held at all three locations: Midtown Sacramento, Davis and Public Market Emeryville, and will include an Italian-style field day at Fremont Park, "How to Drink Like an I...

The US is a wonderful country in many ways, but ask any aficionado of stylish design, and they'll tell you that craft and artistry of fine European furniture stands far above any offerings found on this side of the Atlantic.   Further still, while you'll find impressive furnishings in areas like Paris and London, many say that nothing compar...

On Saturday, September 13, the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Foundation welcomes the Bay Area to North Beach for the 2014 Festa Coloniale Italiana. The Festa, which runs from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., celebrates the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations and in addition, this year, it will al...

2014 marks the 38th year of the Italian Film Festival founded by director Lido Cantarutti.
This year's program showcases 8 critically acclaimed Italian films and adds two Sunday evening shows to its regular six Saturday schedule running through November.   
Mr. Cantarutti kicked off the Bay Area-beloved event on Saturday, September 27, with...

As we celebrate National Italian American Heritage Month in October, Convivio is privileged to announce the launch of the Convivio Communitas Award for Leadership! The Communitas Award recognizes and honors San Diego's Italian-community leaders who have made an impact through academic, business, and civic endeavors.   Our inaugural recipient...

by Silvia Simonetti   A month ago, Antonio Verde began his mandate as Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, with jurisdiction also over Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. His term of office will hopefully last 4 years, allowing him to implement a complete and well-structured program of activities, aimed at improving the relationships be...

True to their Italian roots, North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf will be the site of the 147th Italian Heritage Parade, starting at 12:30pm this Sunday, October 11th. This year's parade will feature 93 units of bands, marchers, vehicles, floats, dancers, equestrians, and more—the largest number of entries ever.   The parade route starts at The...

The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution is once again joining efforts with the National Italian American Foundation to sponsor a national essay contest on Christopher Columbus.   The contest is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private or parochial schools or those who are home schooled. This contest i...

With less than a week until the primary election, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found two candidates for San Jose mayor are separating themselves from the crowded field of candidates.   Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese is among those who have broken away from the pack, with 26 percent of the vote. "Always makes me a little nervous...

Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum , announced today the appointment of two new senior curators at the Getty Museum. Dr. Davide Gasparotto, director of the Galleria Estense in Modena, Italy, will become Senior Curator of Paintings, and Dr. Jeffrey B. Spier, an independent scholar and member of the Department of Classics at the Univ...

A project of LITTLE ITALY SAN JOSE FOUNDATION This historic home is about to be demolished for a high rise building in San Jose. Please help us save this home by moving it to LISJ! This historic home is about to be demolished to make way for a high rise building in San Jose. Please help us save this home by moving it to Little Italy San Jose....