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New York Times best selling author, Dianne Hales, celebrates International Women's Day with Luisa Spagnoli

On March 8, the Italian Cultural Institute observed International Women’s Day with best-selling author, Dianne Hales. Ms. Hales’ revealing...

San Francisco Welcomes Aldo Cibic for Italian Design Day 2018

On the occasion of Italian Design Day, March 2, 2018, the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in...

Referendum Underway to Restore San Francisco’s Italian Heritage Day

On February 15, 2018, CIAO, the Coalition of Italian American Organizations, held a press conference in San Francisco’s Washington Square announcing...

Bye-Bye Columbus? Addio Italian Heritage Day?

On Tuesday, January 23, 2017, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to approve a proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day...

It’s Not Just Pizza Anymore!

Did you know the United Nations considers pizza Napoletana a cultural heritage? In December 2017, the Art of the Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo, lovingly...

Oceana Rain Stuart – Figurative sculptor

The San Francisco Bay Area has attracted gifted individuals from its earliest days and recently we were graced with an exhibition by one of the best...

Italy by the Bay 2017 – a retrospective

2017 has been a stellar year for San Francisco, Italy, so much so that I’ve coined the phrases, “Italy by the Bay” and “Bay Area, Italy.” This past...

Eat, Drink, & Be Italian – The Week of Italian Cuisine in San Francisco

This November, as the traditional American Thanksgiving Day approached, the San Francisco Bay Area was pleased to host the La Settimana della Cucina...

Italian fashion helps victims of Northern California fires

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, San Francisco’s Museo Italo Americano hosted a fundraising event organized by Isabella Weiss di Valbranca and...

CIAO – Coalition of Italian American Organizations

On September 20th, 2017, history was made in San Francisco’s North Beach District when the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) hosted the...