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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...
Gianfranco Rosi visited the Bay Area in October for a Special Advance Screening of his documentary “Fire at sea”, at the Mill Valley Film Festival

Gianfranco Rosi’s “Fire at Sea”: A Searing Portrait of the Migrant Crisis

Fire and sea. Life and death. Everyday routine and permanent state of emergency: the oxymoron is powerful, so is the way these elements are used to...
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,...
BAIA Founders from far left Michele Ursino, Giorgio Ghersi, and Matteo Daste (Ph Credits: Brett Garling)

Ten Years of Italians In The BAIA of SF

The year was 2005. Around the start of the web 2.0 era. LinkedIn just went from less than 100,000 to 1M members. Business networking was limited to...
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...
Professor Filareto in Rossano, Calabria

From Calabria, Back to Calabria: Old and New Migrations Explained by Professor Francesco Filareto

Fifteen years was the time of an investigation around the migrations of the Calabrese people. The final thoughts and insights can now be found in a...
Great Success of Cinema Italia SF for Anna Magnani Series

Great Success of Cinema Italia SF for Anna Magnani Series

Once again, San Francisco celebrated the great success of Cinema Italia with the all-celluloid "Anna Magnani - A Film Series" at the iconic Castro...
Bus To Borough Park – South Williamsburg Series, William Castellana

William Castellana: Brooklyn & Botanicals

William Castellana is a Brooklyn-based Italian American photographer whose images are in the collections of over thirty-five museums and universities...
SF Amatrice fundraiser

SF Amatrice Event to Raise Funds for Italy Earthquake Relief

A fundraiser for Amatrice earthquake relief efforts is scheduled to take place this Sunday, September 25 in San Francisco. Beginning at 12 pm, 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...

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