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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...
Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, Commendatore Maria Fassio Pignati & Italian Consul General Mauro Battocchi. Photo: Nickolas Marinelli

Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio Visits San Francisco & Knights a Commendatore

San Francisco was honored by the recent visit of Ambassador of Italy His Excellency Armando Varricchio, who spent several days visiting with leading...
Consul General of Italy in San Francisco Mauro Battocchi at the 2012 Italian Heritage Parade. Photograph by Nickolas Marinelli

Consul General Mauro Battocchi: Working Together to Build Strong Italian Communities

Mauro Battocchi’s last day as San Francisco’s beloved Consul General will be July 8, 2016. He has been Italy’s Consul General in San Francisco since...
Marco Marini head of Euroclassix, SF

Euroclassix, How History and Nostalgia for Italian Vintage Cars Found Their Way to San Francisco

“We don’t sell cars. We sell history, nostalgia and style.” If you love vintage cars and you walk in at EuroClassix, you immediately understand that...
Marina Pugliese is Museum Director and Art Historian originally from Genoa

Director Marina Pugliese Is Mapping the City To Connect Artist and Cultures in The Bay Area

Milan and San Francisco, here we go again! Many times, on this newspaper, we have talked about the legacy between the Italian and the American cities...
Racecar drivers Alexander Rossi & Mario Andretti Photograph courtesy of the Marussia F1 Team & pitpass.com

The “Italian Cultural Spring” Continues into Summer & Fall

Earlier this year, our own San Francisco Italian Consul General, Mauro Battocchi, posted an important observation in his blog at San Francisco, Italy...
Tony Gemignani is the chef and owner of thirteen restaurants in Northern California and Las Vegas and an 11-time world pizza champion. Photograph courtesy of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

The World Champion Pizzaiolo is from the San Francisco Bay Area

Who is this world-renowned pizzaiolo? None other than Tony Gemignani. What exactly is a pizzaiolo? That would be a person who makes pizzas in an...
Gianluca Legrottaglia at Montesacro Pinseria in San Francisco

Montesacro: All Roads Take to The Roman PinsaLand in San Francisco

A wholesale bakery connected to a restaurant, the "Mead Restaurant and Bakery" built around 1910. A wall was hiding a coal-oven that measured about...
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi & Consul General Mauro Battocchi Photo credit must read:  Photograph courtesy of Nickolas Marinelli

The San Francisco Bay Area Celebrates Italy’s Republic Day

On May 31, 2016 the San Francisco Bay Area’s Italian community celebrated Italy’s Republic Day with an elegant event at San Francisco’s St. Francis...
From far right Federico Fiecconi and John Canemaker (Credits Gianmaria Mussio)

Discovering Pinocchio Through a Captivating Journey From Collodi’s Novel to Disney Movie

“I can move! I can talk! I can walk!” : whoever has a passion for fairy tales must know the story this quote belongs to. Not sure yet? Here another...

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