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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...
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,...

Start Your Engines! – California Mille and More!

Have you noticed the San Francisco Bay Area is the perfect environment for La Dolce Vita? We have the sea, the climate, and the cuisine for living...
Maria Rosa, Enrico, Eleonora, Lorenzo & Elisa Tallone at the Tallone publishing house, Alpignano, Torino, Italy (Photograph by Maurizio Bosio)

Tallone Fine Print Books Visits San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Area has been fortunate to host several events highlighting the notable work of Italy’s prestigious publishing house, Tallone...
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...

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