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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...
Cinema Italia Director Amelia Antonucci

Discovering the Past, the Present, and the Future of Cinema Italia with Program Director Amelia Antonucci

For the fourth year in a row, the Castro Theatre in San Francisco is home to some of the most known Italian movies. Nevertheless, Cinema Italia has...
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...
Professor Justin Raccanello lives in London, England

Discovering Italian Maiolica with Professor Justin Raccanello

The beauty of the Italian Maiolica and the Renaissance Lustre Pottery have been the main topics of the lecture held by professor Justin Raccanello...
Left to right: Ambassador H.E. Armando Varricchio of Italy, Livia Cevolini, Energica CEO, Carlo Iacovini, Energica Marketing Director & San Francisco Consul General of Italy, Mauro Battocchi. Photograph by Erica LittleJohn

Energica Meets California’s Iconic Roadways

In the first week of July 2016, Ambassador of Italy H.E. Armando Varricchio spent several days visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. One of his stops...

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