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Los Angeles

LA’s love for Italy’s 21st century diva: Monica Bellucci

Los Angeles dedicates an entire day to one of the most famous Italian film icons in the world: Monica Bellucci. The Filming On Italy Festival,...

Gina Lollobrigida honored with a star on the Walk of Fame

Gina Lollobrigida came to Los Angeles to attend the ceremony for the naming after her of a star on the famous Walk of Fame, a tribute Hollywood chose...

A chat with Valeria Rumori: a new year full of events for the Italian Cultural Institute in L.A.

Not only Hollywood, but culture, fashion, entrepreneurship and good food as well. Los Angeles is no longer just the world capital of cinema. And the...

San Francisco

2018 food trends put Italian taste in the spotlight

The Extraordinary Italian Taste made its way to San Francisco kicking off a year that sees - once again - Italy as one of the leading countries in...

Referendum Underway to Restore San Francisco’s Italian Heritage Day

On February 15, 2018, CIAO, the Coalition of Italian American Organizations, held a press conference in San Francisco’s Washington Square announcing...

Bye-Bye Columbus? Addio Italian Heritage Day?

On Tuesday, January 23, 2017, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to approve a proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day...

Seattle

Transforming a hotel dining room to nourish the soul

From Theodore Roosevelt to Elvis Presley, from William Howard Taft to Babe Ruth, guests who stayed in the New Washington Hotel in downtown Seattle...

Celebrating the bounty of food, cooking and community

Food and hospitality are two of the lodestones of Italian culture, part of its DNA. Lisa Caruccio and her husband Rino took these elements to the...

From Milan with love: Starbucks launches partnership with Italian baker Rocco Princi

Walk into the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle these days and the first thing that grabs your attention is the aroma. No, not of coffee roasting...

Portland

A Cena in Portland embodies Italian culture

Starting with the name A Cena (come to supper), everything about the restaurant in Portland, Oregon is welcoming; it feels like you are being invited...

Tuscan-style food alive and well at Gallo Nero in Portland

Why did Davide Filippini call his Portland, Oregon restaurant Gallo Nero? If you have time to sit down over a glass of prosecco and chat with him,...
Chef Enzo Lanzadoro and his wife, Linh opened Enzo's in 2010

Dining in Puglia on Alberta Street

Portland has no shortage of good international restaurants - whatever you are hungry for you will likely find it somewhere. Northeast Alberta Street...

New York

Antonella Ricco, chef ambassador for healthy nutrition and Mediterranean flavors

Healthy ingredients at the table? The quality of raw materials, the sustainability of the products and the simplicity of traditional recipes. All...

Helping Italian Artists Create Opportunity in the United States: Valeria Orani and Her “Umanism” Agency

A bridge is formed between Italy and the United States using creativity and culture to divulge Italian identity through the promotion of art,...
Audrey of Mulberry by Tristan Eaton - The LISA Project NYC. Photo: Rey Rosa Photography

Little Italy Street Art Project: Enlivening the Streets of a Historic Neighborhood, One Mural at a Time

Walking down Mulberry Street, gelato alla nocciola in hand, I couldn’t help but watch the old man wearing a vest and a coppola animatedly talking to...

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