Little Italy San Jose has launched a petition to change the name of the park that borders our Italian business district to "Little Italy San Jose Park". The current name of this particular park is the Guadalupe River Park East Confluence and the adjacent park next to the SAP Pavilion is referred to the "Arena Green" would remain the same.  Little I...

I've been in the entertainment business for 25 years as an actress — but as much as I love acting, the best day of my life on set was when I booked a commercial where I had to work with a horse for the first time. The experience was so healing and beautiful for me that I decided I would start to rescue horses. After that, I adopted my first horse,...

This past weekend, our President Mr. Mario Amalfitano and our Cultural Affairs Ambassador Anna Manunza were honored to meet an Italian Delegation from Emilia-Romagna. The Delegation came to Los Angeles to attend the final phase of celebrations in tribute of the beloved tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of...

This year, we celebrate the 7th edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, an initiative that runs across the world with the support and participation of the Italian consular and diplomatic network, and that involves local Italian culinary realities, as well as some of Italy’s own chefs, agro-food businesses, restaurants and culinary educ...

Over 6,000 miles away from home, two brothers are learning how to adapt to life in a new country – together. Originally hailing from Naples, Italy, Gianpiero and Massimo Di Martire each pursued different educational pathways after high school but eventually landed on American collegiate water polo teams. After being recruited to play for UCLA men’s...

This is no lie: Pinocchio is one of the most popular characters in children’s literature. It’s true, the little wooden puppet with a penchant for lying has become an Italian icon and now the subject of a local exhibition.  The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles recently opened “A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio,” which uses hundreds of it...

Conviviality, sustainability and innovation: the ingredients of the Italian cuisine for people’s health and the safeguard of the planet. The program in the United States: November 14 – 20, 2022. Before the week: DETROIT – from October 27 to November 15, 2022; BOSTON – November 9, 2022; SAN FRANCISCO – November 9, 2022; SAN FRANCISCO – November 10,...

"I chose Los Angeles because it feels like I am picking up right where I left off!” International artist Eros Ramazzotti opened his North American Battito Infinito World Tour in the City of Angels on October 30. Back in 2020, the Southern Californian city was, in fact, the only date of his tour, which was canceled because of Covid-19. “For this rea...

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, lifelong ISDA members who were recently deemed “titans” of Hollywood by Variety magazine, are committed to preserving their Italian American heritage. They, along with their father, ISDA National President Basil Russo, founded the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum in 2017 to fund projects that explore and d...

If you’re a fan of Italian TV, you’ll want to check out the Italian TV Festival in L.A. The festival will take place from November 6 through November 9 at NeueHouse in West Hollywood and Terra Eataly in Century City. As America continues to feast on Italian content — like “Gomorrah,” “Suburra,” and “My Brilliant Friend” — so Valentina Martelli deci...