Movie buffs should know about the film Anime Nere (Black Souls) that is coming out in U.S. theaters starting April 2015. In the Bay Area, the film opens on April 17th at the Opera Plaza (SF), Landmark Shattuck (Berkeley), and Smith Rafael cinema (San Rafael) on April 17.   The film is based on real events described in Gioacchino Criaco's nov...

The San Francisco Bay Area is the location of the Berkeley campus of the University of California. As such, residents, students and visitors have access to educational and cultural programs and events offered by this world-renowned institution. Among the University's opportunities is the Italian Society at Berkeley.   Recently, L'Italo-Ameri...

by Theatre Director Lorenzo Maragoni 2-day basic acting workshop on Italian-style Comedy (Commedia all'Italiana).   Have you ever fancied yourself acting scenes from an Italian movie? Have you wondered where many Italian actors get their unique sense of humor, how they manage to never take themselves too seriously, and, last but not least,...

By Josh Escobar   At the new pizzeria in Downtown Shattuck are families with young kids, waiters in black, chefs in white and girls in college with flowers in their hair.   "A flower comes with some of the drinks," explains owner Lisa Holt, sitting beside the other owner and her husband, David Shapiro.   Read more   Sour...

January 19 - February 24, 2017. Sardinian Textiles: An Exhibit of Contemporary + Antique Handwoven Art   An exhibit of hand-woven textiles from Sardinia, Italy, opens at the Italian Cultural Institute - San Francisco on January 19, 2017. The exhibit will feature contemporary weavings from the few remaining tessitori artigianali, Sa...

di Mauro Battocchi   This summer, take advantage of some great opportunities at UC Berkeley to dig deeper into Italian studies during the 2013 Year of Italian Culture! From Italian history to Italian cinema, there is something for everyone this summer. The courses are open to anyone and everyone with an interest in deepening their understand...

The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), a leading center for computer science research, will host members of the Research Center on Computer Platform Engineering, or CIPI, to work on research initiatives related to end-user computing, big data and the Internet of things. CIPI is a joint endeavor of the Universities of Genoa and Padua....

By Sebastian Fichera   I was a high school kid with immigrant parents who worked in a factory and still struggled with the English language back in Hartford, Connecticut when I started hearing about this guy named Mario Savio causing absolute chaos in a far-away place called Berkeley.   The infamous troublemaker with a name like min...

Paolo Miliozzi grew up in Civitanova Marche, Adriatic seaport in Italian region of Marche. Strangely enough, historically this area didn't give birth to maritime explorers, as in the case of Venice, lapped by the same Adriatic Sea. Regardless, Civitanova Marche has a strong marine bond, as demonstrated by its annual "Feast of the Sea."  ...

By Claudia Astarita The findings of an Italian young and talented scholar Enrico Moretti are catalyzing discussions in academic circles, after the publication of his latest analysis book "The New Geography of Jobs". The study has attracted economists' attention after Forbes magazine called it "easily the most important read of 2012″ and "extremely...