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  • Pasta Cacio e Pepe. One of the restaurant's special pastas
    Dining in & out
    Samantha Janazzo(March 02, 2018)
    Discover Your Posh Go-To Spot in Venice Beach, Los Angeles
  • A scene from Pizza & the Art of Living (Pizza e l’arte di arrangiarsi), by Matteo Troncone
    Every year a different cultural theme is chosen to spotlight the week’s promotion of language; in 2017, it’s cinema. Located in the capital of American cinema, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles is naturally very actively involved. The Institute’s director, Valeria Rumori tells i-Italy how they are approaching the task.
  • Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles
    A large part of my job entails presenting contemporary Italy to Americans already familiar with our prestigious past, explaining that our country isn’t just its glorious Renaissance. Contemporary Italian culture is an integral part of our country that we want to promote “as a system.”. Interview with Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Valeria Rumori.
  • Alessandro Bertolazzi and Giorgio Gregorini, along with American Christopher Nelson, took the award for "Best Makeup" in the movie "Suicide Squad." In his speech, Bertolazzi acknowledged his roots and stated that he is proud of being Italian: "I am Italian. This Oscar is for all the immigrants."
  • For the upcoming March 2 initiative aimed at promoting an important sector of Italian creativity, the Italian Cultural Institutes of New York and Los Angeles are hosting world-famous architects to mark the occasion.
  • In early February, the Italian Cultural Institute in LA will host "Filming on Italy" to promote the country as a prime filming location, featuring special guests Oliver Stone and Riccardo Scamarcio, along with exclusive film screenings.
  • The 88th Academy Awards will be remembered in Italy as the year that Maestro Morricone won the coveted statuette for Best Original Score for Quentin Tarantino's film The Hateful Eight. The Maestro received a heartfelt standing ovation after his name was pronounced by Quincy Jones and Pharrell. He was led to the stage by his son Giovanni and, in Italian, he thanked the other nominees, singling out the great John Williams, and explained that “there is no great music without a great film that inspires it. I thank Quentin Tarantino for choosing me and the great team that made this extraordinary film.”
  • The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is just around the corner, and it’s cruising in Italian style -right in time for the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. This year, the tour has partnered with Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia to offer the thousands of cyclists preparing for this weekend tour with a taste of the century-old Italian race.