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Consul General Mauro Battocchi addresses the leaders of the Italian Community.

Renewing Italian Pride in the US

SAN FRANCISCO - Even before the year 2012 had drawn to a close, the Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, the Honorable Mauro Battocchi, teamed...

"Fior d'Italia" - The flower of Italy has bloomed anew

Every gardener knows that flowers don’t die; they just fade away and bloom again another day. San Franciscans thought that the “America’s Oldest...

The Castles of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco

Towering over San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, on what is arguably one of the most recognizable hills in the world, is one of San Francisco’...

La nostra lingua

I spend a considerable amount of time walking through North Beach. It’s San Francisco’s “Little Italy” and ground zero for our cultural and...
 The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi today

The Other Church in North Beach

When gold was discovered in California in 1849, a fortune-hungry horde poured into Yerba Buena, which recently had been renamed San Francisco...
 ItalFoods’ Richard Armanino, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, Consul General of Italy Hon. Mauro Battocchi, and California Protocol Chief Charlotte Swig

San Francisco gives a hand to Emilia Romagna

Earlier this year, Emilia-Romagna suffered a serious earthquake and much tragedy ensued throughout the region. Maino Benatti, the Mayor of the comune...

L'uomo Carlo Dondero

In a recent column, we reprinted an open letter written by Carlo Dondero, which originally appeared in The San Francisco Call in 1903. The letter was...

L’usignolo Fiorentino Luisa Tetrazzini

Luigia Giuseppa Assunta Maria Pierina Tetrazzini was born on June 29, 1871 at 3 Via dei Renai in Florence. Her father was a military tailor who was...

Il primo presidente della Bank of Italy

Now that spring has sprung, the Italian Cemetery in Colma has once again begun to offer Italian Heritage Tours of their grounds. One of the biggest “...

Cavalier Andrea Sbarboro

Born in Acero in the province of Genoa on November 26, 1839, Andrea Sbarboro first came to the United States in 1842 as a toddler. He grew up in New...