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Eat, Drink, & Be Italian – The Week of Italian Cuisine in San Francisco

This November, as the traditional American Thanksgiving Day approached, the San Francisco Bay Area was pleased to host the La Settimana della Cucina...

Italian fashion helps victims of Northern California fires

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, San Francisco’s Museo Italo Americano hosted a fundraising event organized by Isabella Weiss di Valbranca and...

CIAO – Coalition of Italian American Organizations

On September 20th, 2017, history was made in San Francisco’s North Beach District when the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) hosted the...

San Francisco’s Italian bookstores - past and present

In 1880 George Cavalli established the Libreria Italiana and Cavalli Book Store on Stockton Street in San Francisco’s Little Italy. The shop became...

Valerio Ruiz’s Docu-Film on Lina Wertmüller’s Talent and Story at Cinema Italia this September

The life and the career of Lina Wertmüller come to San Francisco on September 23 thanks to Cinema Italia. The Festival, which had the first 2017’s...

Commendatore Lido Cantarutti - Father of the Marin Italian Film Festival

Many people look forward to the fall months of September, October, and November. With them come cool breezes and milder temperatures. But the San...

Salento by 5, a memoir of traditions, stories, history, and recipes from Italy’s heel

Three local Italians and two American travelers, the love for the same land, Salento, and a great passion for travel and culture. Salento by 5 is...

Angela Alioto, her Love for Italy, and the ‘Cavaliere’ della Repubblica Italiana Decoration

“When I first received the call from Lorenzo Ortona, I could not believe it. I was senza parole, I mean totally speechless.” As we kicked off the...

The Art & Landscape Architecture of Robert La Rocca

The journey from Sicily to California was an opportune one for many Italians immigrating from “the old country.” Landscape architect and artist,...

Vivere all’Italiana – Casa Castiglioni

“There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my...
Street painting in North Beach. Courtesy of Steve Restivo Event Services

Italian Summer - San Francisco Celebrates Italia in June

In the month of June, Italy’s Republic Day, the historic Statuto Race, and the 63rd annual North Beach Festival are celebrated as only San Francisco...

Foundation of the Etruscan City – The Example of Bologna

When we think of where all roads lead, we might think of Rome. There are, of course, any number of other outstanding città in Italy and one of those...
During his five days in California, Ambassador Armando Varricchio managed to meet and talk to some expats who represent Italy’s best talents in America

Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio Meets the Italian Communities in the Bay Area

Italian Ambassador, Armando Varricchio, visited the Bay Area in May, for the second time since he presented his credentials as Italy’s ambassador to...
Marco Pavone, Consul General Ortona & Fabrizio Capobianco. Photographs courtesy of Amelia Antonucci

Guglielmo Marconi & His San Francisco Bay Area Connections

There is a very good reason why, on May 11, the Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute,...

Camilla Cormanni: “That’s How Luce Cinecittà Promotes Italian Cinema Around the Globe”

Cinema Italia celebrated its fifth anniversary on April 22, bringing the best of Dino Risi to San Francisco. Once again, for one entire day, the...

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