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Featured Writer of the Week!!!

Featured Writer of the Week!!!

Italia.org will feature one new writer per week with a contributing article to italia.org and also feature a brief bio about the writer. If you are an established writer/jounalist or aspiring writer/journalist please contact us at  info@italia.org  

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Host Italian Exchange Students

Host Italian Exchange Students

HOST an Italian Exchange Student who is eager to share the Heritage, Language, and Culture of Italia! Please contact us to learn how to participate as a host family. Livio Ceppi 1-949-310-5612email:...

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Maserati 100 Years

Maserati 100 Years

On Saturday August 9, the Riverside International Automotive Museum is hosting a Banquet and Presentation on 100 Years of Maserati with Adolfo Orsi, Jr. Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Maserati at the Riverside International Automotive Museum on Saturday, August 9th at 6pm. Event Admission is $75 per person includes Presentation, Reception, and Dinner. Mr. Orsi is a leading authority on the history of Maserati, his family having run the company during its golden era from 1937 to 1968. He has put together a new multimedia presentation...

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Manarola of Cinque Terre

Manarola of Cinque Terre

Beautiful town of Manarola, is the second smallest of the Cinque Terre, the main Catholic Church of San Lorenzo was built in 1338. Manarola is famous for the local wine, Sciacchetra, which dates back to Roman times. Italian Region of Liguria.

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Island of Procida

Island of Procida

The island of Procida, near Napoli, is located in the Italian Region of Campania. This picturesque place has been inhabited since the 16th Century B.C. and has been the inspiration for artists, authors, and filmakers, including the Italian Film, il postino, which won an Academy Award. Please visit our...

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Basilica of Florence

Basilica of Florence

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Firenze (Florence), Italian Region of Toscana (Tuscany). The Basilica was begun in 1296, with a Gothic Style from designer Arnolfo di Cambio. Italian engineer Filippo Brunelleschi during the Italian Renaissance was commissioned to construct the famous dome in 1436, which remains as the largest brick dome in the world...

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Bagnoregio, Ancient Hilltop Hamlet

Bagnoregio, Ancient Hilltop Hamlet

Bagnoregio is an ancient hilltop hamlet located in the Province of Viterbo, Italian Region of Lazio.  The Etruscans founded this settlement centuries ago and has remained relevant throughout the ages because of the strategically defensible hilltop location surrounded by deep ravines on three sides. It became part of the Catholic Diocese of Viterbo in the 7th Century, added to the Papal State in 822, and was the birthplace of the famous philosopher St. Bonaventure in the early 13th century.   Built high on volcanic tufo stone, Bagnoregio was...

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Elisa Manzini, Actress/Author/Playwright

Elisa Manzini, Actress/Author/Playwright

FROM ITALY TO THE ACTORS STUDIO FOLLOWING HER “DREAMS” Since moving to Los Angeles just four short years ago Elisa Manzini  has  managed to published a short novel, “Dreams” and become a member of famed the Actors Studio West as a playwright.   Elisa started out in Italy as a TV writer for Comedy Central and Endemol in Milan,  but her real passion has always been the theatre and cinema.  She decided to follow her dream and come to the States where she started out writing short films.  Several of those were soon produced and...

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Newport Beach Italian Film Festival

Newport Beach Italian Film Festival

On Tuesday, April 29th 2014 the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will feature the Orange County premiere of the highly acclaimed film, A Five Star Life (Viaggio Sola), followed by a festive post screening gala. Irene (Margherita Buy, winner of the David di Donatello Award for Best Actress) has a dream job: traveling through Europe to test the service at the leading hotels of the world’s 5-star establishments. Yet in the lap of that...

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Top 10 Lakes in Italy

Top 10 Lakes in Italy

The 10 Best Lakes That Italy Has to Offer by Mary Lapidus Everyone has heard of Italy. That is just a known fact of life. Everyone has heard of the mouth-watering pastas, beautiful architecture, and can at least name the famous Italian artist Leonardo Da Vinci. However, there is something that has always remained true throughout the span of time: Some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring things in the world were not crafted by the hands of man, but by Mother Nature herself. A perfect example of this can be found in the various lakes of...

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