di Mauro Battocchi   Perchè Silicon Valley fa crescere le startup tecnologiche più e meglio di altre aree del mondo? Come può l'Italia trarre vantaggio dalla forza di questo straordinario ecosistema? Quali progetti d'impresa hanno maggiori probabilità di attecchire e avere successo in terra californiana? Che cosa hanno costruito gli imprendi...

Northern and Central California, Sacramento, Stockton, San Francisco and Bay Area Schools can offer their students the opportunity to study Italian. Thanks, in part, to a contribution from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) more children in Northern California, the Central Valley and the entire San Francisco BayArea have the opportunity...

Remember how Italian biotechnology lent Bernini a helping hand? This weekend, as part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture, Humanities West is helping preserve the legacy of this master by bringing a fascinating lecture and performance series to the Marines' Memorial Theater in San Francisco. Bernini was a master of capturing the narrative moment, e...

When Italian-born executive chef Donato Scotti decided to open a second venue to complement his home-country regionally inspired four-year-old Donato Enoteca in Redwood City, he settled on Old Oakland.   His new restaurant, Desco, which translates from Latin as "dinner table," adds to Oakland's growing list of destination spots worth the sho...

In conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, sfSoundSalonSeries is pleased to present Italian virtuoso Irene Russo in a program of solo works for piano spanning the entire 20th century to the present, with works by Debussy, Malipiero, Takemitsu, Procaccini, and Widmann.   She'll be followed by Tom Djll's HackMIDI, pia...

by Paul Romano   The Patrons of Italian Culture returned once again to the Marina del Rey harbor and the Zagat rated "Sapori" Restaurant for their 2014 Ferragosto, reports Paul Romano, Patron President.   Owner Stefano Baccianella out did himself with a marvelous luncheon of fresh antipasti, home made pastas and two fine main dishes;...

AFI FEST 2014 will Honor Sophia Loren with a Special Tribute WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2014 AFI 8-day film festival from November 6 - 13 Hollywood   As part of the Tribute the movie "Marriage Italian Style" (directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1964), will be screened in an event open to the public in the 50th anniversary of the Academy Award®-nomi...

I'm thrilled to introduce an exciting new competition open to all public and private high school students in San Francisco, California and New York City, New York called "Pisan Romanesque meets Contemporary America".   This educational contest will teach American high schoolers about the awe-inspiring Pisan Romanesque period and promote a de...

Attorney Alan Macina began his litigation career in a criminal defense firm, but he had already had his eye on becoming a gondolier, and actually began practicing his gondola skills while in law school. Piloting a gondola has been the lawyer's hobby and passion since 2001.   "I knew in law school, when I interned, that I wanted to be a crimi...

Since 1905, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) founded in New York City by Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro has played a key role in preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of American of Italian descent. Among the 55 lodges throughout California, Oregon and Nevada, called the Grand Lodge of California, the chapter for the Modesto Lodge has recen...