By Mauro Battocchi Bright Italian entrepreneurs from the most recent Silicon Valley Study Tour recently visited the Consulate as they concluded their program. Paolo Marenco, President of La Storia nel Futuro, lauded the gathered young talent for completing their tour of Silicon Valley, where they spent countless sessions learning about startup cul...

By Liset Marquez Anthony Riboli tastes wine for a living. But Riboli's job responsibilities involve a lot more than that. As one of the winemakers for San Antonio Winery and Riboli Family Wine Estates — the family business — he not only oversees the vineyards but is also involved in day-to-day operations such as bottling and marketing....

Three great opportunities are now in the works for 2014 to study and enjoy Italian lifestyle, speak with locals, eat great food and drink fabulous wines. Cooking classes, private tours, even a Puccini concert! I am putting together small groups of students who want to live like Italian locals.• Going to Lucca June 1-12• Going to Tenuta Lupina...

by Kathryin Folliott   Valentine's Day is almost here, and if you're looking to book a romantic getaway there are still plenty of options available, as long as you're flexible with your travel dates. In Sonoma, California, The Kenwood Inn & Spa's Great Italian Adventure: Food, Wine & Romance package pairs villa-style accommodation wi...

Sonata Bistro, which recently opened at San Diego Symphony Towers along with High Note Cafe, has introduced a catering program and is now delivering to businesses and groups throughout the downtown area.   Owned and operated by celebrated chef and restaurateur, Giuseppe Ciuffa of Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering, Sonata Bistro has re...

Italy, Summer '13 and the country's airwaves are dominated by the sound of an indie-pop anthem from an unsuspecting rising star. The song "Alfonso" by Levante, a 26 year old singer-songwriter still working as a café barista, has unintentionally tapped into the mood not only of her own generation, but of a nation in crisis and understandably unenthu...

Valentina Cirasola arrived in the Bay Area from sunny Puglia sixteen years ago with a background in Italian cultural traditions, outstanding cooking knowledge, and years of experience at NATO as an international interpreter. Her lifetime dream, however, was a career in interior design.   Valentina combines her artistic career with her love f...

Si sono aperti ieri al palazzo congressi Moscone Center di San Francisco in California i lavori della fiera "Greenbuild International 2012" dove, nell'ambito dell'accordo operativo di collaborazione ambientale con il Ministero dell'Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare (MATTM), l'Agenzia Ice ha organizzato per la prima volta uno stand e...

The Italian Trade Commission invites members of the trade and press to visit the Italian Pavilion at this year's International Winter Fancy Food & Confection Show taking place this January 20-22 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.   Once again, the Italian Pavilion will be the largest and the most versatile collection of foods, wines...