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The Pietro Mascagni Collection

Pietro Mascagni was an Italian composer most noted for his operas in the style of Verismo, an opera marked by melodramatic plots with characters drawn from everyday life where the subjects are not mythological figures, or kings and queens, but average contemporary men and women and their problems. Considered a virtuoso of his times, he wrote 14 operas and operettas, symphonies and soundtracks for the cinema and toured all over the world. A true divo, he was an ingenious and eclectic composer, open minded to every change and innovation. (more…)

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Museo Italo Americano

San Francisco is a museum-rich city, with many museums, particularly its small ones, scattered about in the city’s colorful neighborhoods. One in particular, The Museo Italo Americano, also known as the Italian American Museum was started by Giuliana Nardelli Haight in 1978 in a small space in North Beach in San Francisco. Solely focused on Italian and Italian-American art and culture, the nonprofit museum is now housed within the Fort Mason Center. (more…)

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Featured Retailer: La Rinascente

A flair for style and a passion for shopping 

la Rinascente (derived from Rinascita – means “rebirth” in Italian) is an Italian retailer founded in Milan in 1917. La Rinascente is a chain of 11 department stores located in major Italian cities: two in Rome and one in Milan, Genoa, Turin, Florence, Palermo, Catania, Cagliari, Padova and Monza. The retail chain is known for its alliance with contemporary designers and architects. (more…)

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Sterling Place, Brooklyn, N.Y.

“Welcome to Sterling Place, where you can find artful objects for gracious giving™ – whether you are giving to someone else or treating yourself.”
Sterling Place Brooklyn N.Y.The sign says, “Eclectic curiosities and essential goods”. (more…)

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