Quante storie ci sono dietro la produzione di una bottiglia di vino? Che profumi, che territori, che radici profonde e che tradizioni si possono scoprire se si va oltre il semplice consumo di un prodotto? C’è chi addirittura, inseguendo la curiosità e assecondando una passione ha trovato il coraggio di stravolgere la propria esistenza. E’ la storia...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival announced Monday that it will host a Q&A session with Leonardo D’Agostini, director of the award-winning film “Il Campione.” The Q&A, which is a part of the organization’s series of online programs, will take place Sunday. Film Festival ticket holders can watch the film beginning Thursday. The film tells the stor...

If you asked Roanna Canete a few years ago what “organic” meant she wouldn’t have been able to tell you. In fact, the San Diego mother of two said she didn’t know much about the food world until she had her children while living abroad. “My greatest wakeup to the food industry came as a mother to younger children while living in Rome, Italy,” said...

A day after Boston removed a Christopher Columbus statue — which vandals had beheaded — the city of Chula Vista took down its own 8-foot, 1,200-pound tribute to the Italian explorer. The bronze statue was removed from its pedestal at Discovery Park early Friday and placed in storage “out of public safety concerns,” city officials said without citin...

Jim Bregante, longtime resident of San Diego and docent for the Maritime Museum and Convivio, passed this month. We remember Jim for his kindness and candor, his calming cadence, and his ability to connect with folks through the power of narrative. “I’m a product of people,” Jim would always say, referring directly to the many influential individua...

Italian tenor, Rosario Monetti and the Employee Rights Center (ERC) have come together to present the online musical event- Metamorphosis- live from San Diego! The FB live concert will take place on Saturday April 25 from 12noon (PDT), 3 pm (EST) and 9 pm (CET).  Monetti joins the line-up of influential and well known singers from around the world...

I have been working in Little Italy for over 25 years now and have seen it grow from an area formerly branded as “Harborview” to the Little Italy it is today. Since the inception of the Business Improvement District in 1996, the Association (a charitable, non-profit corporation) has grown from a group of 17 business and community Board members, wit...

San Diego Italian Film Festival held a rescheduled online Zoom meeting last night to make up for the one on Sunday that had been disrupted by uninvited attendees. The secure online discussion was lively and lasted an hour with festival organizers engaging with its members and talking about the film "Latin Lover." "Everybody was really engaged," Sai...

Our vibrant community of Little Italy stands strong with the entire globe amid these challenging times. Our quiet streets are a beautiful demonstration of our solidarity and the love our community shares for one another and each other’s safety. Our rich history and resiliency since Italian tuna fisherman established Little Italy in the 1920s has st...

Ciao a Tutti, there is no keeping Italians down and the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is proving it! While we are at home they are offering ways to enjoy the best of Italian film and culture online. Mark your calendars for weekly appointments with SDIFF: 1) Every Wednesday the SDIFF will release a short film from the roster of its recent...