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Cinema Italia Brings Dino Risi and its Commedia all'Italiana to San Francisco

“Call this a comedy-drama in which the comedy is only a surface symptom.” This sentence, found on a copy of the New York Times from 1963, is the...

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...
The exhibit puts together objects from David Weingarten and Lucia Howard's collection

“All Roads Lead to Rome”...even from San Francisco

The strong connection existing between Rome and San Francisco is timeless, so is the quote used for the exhibition that opened at San Francisco...
Giulio Iacchetti was the Ambassador for the Bay Area of the First Italian Design Day. Ph: Istituto Italiano di cultura San Francisco Facebook page

Giulio Iacchetti Explores the Leading Role of Italian Design in the World

On March 2nd, San Francisco celebrated the First Italian Design Day. Hundred Italian institutes worldwide greeted designers, entrepreneurs,...
Frank Hysa, The Hive CIO, is a recent Ph.D. graduate in Management between the University of Maryland and the Polytechnic University of Marche

The Silicon Valley Approach: a Mindset that Keeps Inspiring Italian Startups

It all started in Le Marche region, but the echo produced by The Hive program can now be heard also in California. The Hive Incubator and Accelerator...
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...

Stanford’s Italian Researcher Honored with Presidential Award

2017 could not start in a better way for Italian scientists in the world. On January 7, three scientists born in Italy and currently working in the...
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...
Diego Calaon is the Site Director of the archaeological project in Torcello, Ca’ Foscari University

Venice Between History and Archeology: A Talk with Researcher Diego Calaon

Technology represents today a powerful tool for challenging the political nature of the chronicles of the past, the one we learn as truth at school...
From far left, Kim Cecchini, Italian Consul General Lorenzo Ortona, and Master Butcher Dario Cecchini. Photo: Flavia Loreto

Master Butcher Dario Cecchini Closes the First Week of Italian Cuisine in the Bay Area

S an Francisco and the Bay Area welcomed a special guest for the First Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, that took place in over 100 countries in...
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...
Gabriele Mainetti’s THEY CALL ME JEEG (Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot) Wins the NICE City of Florence Award

Gabriele Mainetti’s THEY CALL ME JEEG (Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot) Wins the NICE City of Florence Award

The 20th edition of New Italian Cinema, presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) and New Italian...
Director Viviana del Bianco  (Courtesy of Pamela Gentile)

San Francisco Welcomes the 20th Edition of the N.I.C.E. Film Festival

“ N.I.C.E edition has become today the place in the United States where to watch an Italian movie and have conversations during events and meetings...

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