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In San Francisco fellow Italophiles, look forward to a year filled with the charm and culture that represents our native Italy. Photo by holbox

San Francisco’s Italian Consul General Looks Forward to the Year Ahead

The year 2017 has begun con gusto and the San Francisco Bay Area’s Italian community, and fellow Italophiles, look forward to a year filled with the...
Frank Stella. Harran II, 1967; polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas

"Una Stella" at San Francisco’s de Young Museum

“My painting is based on the fact that only what can be seen there, is there. It really is an object.” ~ Frank Stella When we think of Italians and...
Italian Consul General Lorenzo Ortona, with JoJo Capece & Mrs. Sheila Ortona

Artists in San Francisco for Amatrice

On August 24, 2016, a devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy. Hundreds of lives were lost, historic Apennine mountain villages are...
Francis Ford Coppola took part at the event titled "The Program You Can't refuse" hosted by Adam Savage at the Castro Theater

Francis Ford Coppola: The Program You Can’t Refuse

The evening of November 15, 2016 brought the San Francisco Bay Area an opportunity that could not be ignored. The opportunity presented itself when...
Italian Consulate Reception 2016 with Consul General Lorenzo Ortona. Photo courtesy of Nickolas Marinelli

Make Every Month Italian Heritage Month

October is officially National Italian Heritage Month in the U.S. Italian Heritage Month has been celebrated in America since 1999 and was designated...
CS Board President, Donald G. Parachini, points to photographs of the original ICS board members. Photo by by Vladimir Petrochenko

Italian Community Services Celebrates ‘Cent’anni’

For over a century, Italian Community Services (ICS) has been serving Bay Area individuals, families and the community. On Sunday, November 6, 2016,...
Consul General Ortona (seated in center), with BAIA at their 10th anniversary event on September 30, 2016 (Photograph courtesy of Brett Garling)

The San Francisco Bay Area Welcomes Lorenzo Ortona, San Francisco’s New Italian Consul General

The Bay Area is pleased to welcome Lorenzo Ortona as the new San Francisco Consul General of Italy. Although headquartered in San Francisco, the...
The starting line for the 2016 Il Giro di San Francisco Photograph courtesy of Metromint Cycling

Giro d’Italia & Il Giro di San Francisco

It doesn’t seem to matter what the occasion might be, Italian culture can enrich everything from bicycle tours and races to local community festas...
Tony Bennett statue on the Fairmont Hotel lawn, San Francisco. Photograph by Catherine Accardi

San Francisco’s Newest Statue Honors Antonio (Tony Bennett) Benedetto

Friday, August 19, 2016, was a typically cool and pleasant San Francisco day on top of Nob Hill as Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco Special Events...
Pino Masnata in 1938. Image courtesy of Roberto Masnata

Pino Masnata, Futurist: A Life in Science and Art

On August 4, 2016, the San Francisco Bay Area welcomed Dr. Roberto Masnata, son of Pino Masnata, at the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute. Dr...

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