You are invited to meet the new Italian Consul General in Los Angeles! ANTONIO VERDE Welcoming Reception Tuesday, January 20, 2015 4:30 - 8:00 PM Bowers Museum - 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana   Join the Orange County community of leaders, restaurateurs and key members from businesses, Italian American organizations an...

By Ann Potenza On Monday August 29th, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Joe Buscaino and Italian Consul General Antonio Verde, together with the Los Angeles Italo-American community, organized a candlelight vigil on the steps of City Hall to pay tribute to the victims of the recent earthquake in central Italy and raise awareness for relief efforts....

By Valerio Viale On June 2nd, 1946, Italians expressed their preference, through the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage. Republic won over Monarchy, with about two million differential in the ballots. 70 years later, at the Petersen Automotive Museum (along the so-called "Museum Row", on Wilshire Blvd.), Father Antonio Cacciapuot...

The NM Italian Film & Culture Festival: It's a slice of life in The Old Country today, as seen through the eyes of some of the best screenwriters and directors Italy has to offer. It's the annual flagship event of Italian Festivals of New Mexico, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of Italian culture and its leading rol...

by Silvia Simonetti   The Italian American community of Los Angeles is proud of its cultural heritage and united in the effort to preserve it. This is particularly true on the day that marks the anniversary of the Italian Republic, established on June 2nd, 1946 after the referendum to end the monarchy. Again this year, the Italian Cultural...

In October 2014 Antonio Verde took the reins of the Los Angeles Italian Consulate with jurisdiction over Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Next month he will travel to New Mexico for a series of meetings with government officials and with this state's consular representatives, Rosalba Maniaci and Cav. Lino Pertusini. The visit is...

By Valerio Viale Often, even among the most indefatigable travelers, everyone is happy to go back to the place they call home. Do you disagree with me? Please watch again E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial!   At the same time, there are also people, who feel like the boundaries of their own country are too small. Their bottomless curiosity pushes t...

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...

di Francesca Scorcucchi   È napoletano il nuovo Console d'Italia a Los Angeles, Antonio Verde, insediato da pochi giorni. 53 anni, laurea in Scienze Politiche all'Orientale, ha iniziato la carriera diplomatica nel 1990. Ha lavorato all'Ambasciata italiana a Tokyo, poi è stato a Mosca, Strasburgo e Sidney, dove ha ricoperto per la prima volta...

by Barbara Minafra   La Festa Nazionale del 2 Giugno celebra la Repubblica Italiana, nata 70 anni fa dal Referendum istituzionale del 1946, e rappresenta un'importante ricorrenza anche per rafforzare il nostro senso di Unità nazionale. Festeggiarla in America non rende meno intensa, al contrario, l'emozione di riascoltare insieme, lontani da...