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Stomping the Grape, Napa Valley, Italian wine, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Stomping the Grape in “La Cantina”

After my parents (and I) moved out of North Beach, my father took up winemaking in the vast, shadowy basement of our new house in the Bayview...
Rinaldo Cuneo, San Francisco Bay Area, Italian Artist, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Story of Rinaldo Cuneo, the “Painter of San Francisco”

The story of Rinaldo Cuneo is the second in a series of articles on Italian artists living, or exhibiting, in San Francisco and who made noteworthy...
Banking in San Francisco, Italian Style, Bank of Italy, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Banking in San Francisco – Italian Style

Much has been written about the important influence of Italian immigrants on the growth of the United States, and, in particular, San Francisco...
Peter Macchiarini, San Francisco, Italian Culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Who Was Peter Macchiarini? The creative design studio in North Beach

I shall begin this article the way I ended my June 6th article on the San Francisco Upper Grant Avenue Fair, i.e., with Peter Macchiarini. He was...
North Beach Festival, “Upper Grant”, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

When “Upper Grant” Was The Name of A Street Fair

Upper Grant Avenue Street Fair, North Beach Fair, and most recently, North Beach Festival, have all been used to describe the two day happening that...
The Slender Column, Coit Tower Reopened, North Beach, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

The Slender Column Called Coit Tower Has Reopened

Coit Tower, a North Beach landmark, reopened on May 14, 2014 after being closed to the public for six months of extensive renovation and restoration...
The New North Beach Library, Italian American community, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

The New North Beach Library

On May 10th, 2014, San Franciscans turned out in numbers for the opening of the new North Beach Library. Crowds gathered at 850 Columbus Avenue under...
Italian Legacy, San Francisco, Bars & Restaurants, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Mangia, In Italian Legacy Bars & Restaurants of Course!

San Francisco has, and always will, undergo dynamic cultural change, evolving from a hamlet called Yerba Buena to one of the world’s most beloved...
Italian Castle, San Francisco, Julius Castle, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Is There Really An Italian Castle in San Francisco? A Landmark Castle Has Been Saved!

Did you know that an Italian castle clings to Telegraph Hill? And, this one was created and owned by Italian immigrant Julius’ Roz and designed by...

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