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Tucked away in a corner of Grass Valley is un po' — a little bit — of Italy. Enter the doors of the Gold Miners Inn-Holiday Inn Express downtown, turn right and benvenuto! — welcome — you'll find the Italian Cultural Center Alcove.   Here you can learn about tours to Italy, how to become an Italian citizen, borrow books, connect to Italian...

Tuesday, June 10, 2914 7:00PMInspired by New York's Guggenheim Museum which has organized the largest, most important exhibit on Futurism, Italian Futurism, 1909 – 1944: Reconstructing the Universe, the Museo presents an illustrated lecture by Christopher Atwood, PHd candidate in Italian Studies at UC Berkeley.   Italian Futurism called for...

By Bettye Miller   UCR's Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages presents documentary filmmaker Fred Kujo Kuwornu and his film "18 Ius Soli" on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in CHASS Interdisciplinary 1111. Kuwornu is an Italian-Ghanaian activist-producer-writer-director who was born and raised in Italy. &nbs...

Glassmaking in Antiquity – The Getty Villa now hosting glass-handling sessions   In 2003, the Getty Villa acquired the Oppenländer collection. With a remarkable cultural and chronological breadth, the collection features over 180 ancient glass objects, including works made in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Greek world and the Roman Empire, and span...

How hard it must be to leave the homeland as a child and be left all alone to settle in a new country, learning a foreign language and starting a completely different life with no family connections or support? Many people would probably feel overwhelmed, and give up because of the fear of failure.   On the contrary, young Margherita Palumbo...

by Carol Cormaci   The local branch of the Italian Catholic Federation recently helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the parent organization by attending an affair at Casa Italiana that drew 185 members of the Los Angeles Archdiocese.   Representing Branch 374 from St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in La Cañad...

ISSNAF (Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation), is pleased to announce the appointment of Monica Veronesi as Executive Director as of January 1st, 2015. Monica has over 20 years experience in management, strategic communications, institutional relations, crisis management and public affairs. Prior to joining ISSNAF, Monica wa...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 At 6:30 pm Organized by : IIC In collaboration with : LHUCA, Texas Tech University, e l'Archivio Ezio Gribaudo Entrance : Free Surliuga currently serves as an Associate Professor of Italian at Texas Tech University. She is a scholar of contemporary Italian poetry, modern and contemporary Italian art, Italian cinema as w...

Farmers' markets are the perfect place to interact with local vendors and discover fantastic products. They're also perfect for Instagram-worthy weekend outings when all you really want to do is eat.   Little Italy Mercato goes above and beyond. Every Saturday from 8 AM to 2 PM, W. Cedar Street in Downtown San Diego is bursting with vendors...

Little Italy San Jose has raised $277,500 towards the purchase of a historic home and surrounding property in our Italian district to be converted to a Cultural Facility & Museum. We still have $82,500 to reach the $360,000 mark to purchase this property outright. We will utilize this building for the following~ A permanent Italian American mus...

Damaged by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., an over-life-size bronze statue of Tiberius (ruled A.D. 14–37) was discovered in 1741, during the first years of excavation at Herculaneum. The subject of a recent conservation project at the Getty Villa, the sculpture— on loan from Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples—provides the occasion to explo...

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at the Festa. For more information contact pr@italianfamilyfestasj.org.    Press ReleasesItalian Family Festa to Lend a Hand - Italian American Heritage Foundation Joins in Helping to Preserve California HistoryAdrian Nestor, of the Romaggi Adobe Association, will present the story...