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With only a few days experience as Consul General under his belt, Mauro Battocchi captivates the Italian Community of San Francisco at the 144th Columbus Day Parade.

Il volto d’Italia a San Francisco: Mauro Battocchi and the Year of Italian Culture

It has been just over a year since Mauro Battocchi arrived in The City as the newly-appointed Consul General of Italy in San Francisco. He had...
The signing of three accords took place at the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco on October 25, 2013

Naples & San Francisco Sign Accords on Human Rights, Technology & Science

Important cooperation agreements were signed between Naples and San Francisco in the fields of human rights, technology, and science this past Friday...
The new location of the Knights of Saint Francis' new bookstore, around the corner at 1318 Grant Avenue.

The Battle of La Porziuncola

Former San Francisco Supervisor and mayoral daughter Angela Alioto is preparing for battle. The bigger-than-life North Beach attorney has been...
"Princess" Tarantella Rose Petrocchi, "Christopher Columbus" Joseph Cervetto, Jr., "Queen Isabella" Angela Riccio Silva, and retiring queen Gianna Giambalvo Tesler, pose with the Queen's Court and the Knights of Columbus after the Solemn High Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Church.

Best Columbus Day Ever – Reflections on La Nostra Comunità

A few months ago, when the so-called “sequester” caused the Blue Angels to cancel their annual Fleet Week performance in San Francisco, there were...
Master pizza chef Tony Gemignani poses with his signature pizza margerita. Photo credit Ron Nability

Respect the Craft – Community Spotlight on Tony Gemignani

In a City where everyone is a self-styled artist, and everything is advertised with marketing buzz-words like “artisanal” and “hand-crafted,” one man...
Actresses Kate Bosworth and Hilary Swank attended the Gala Dinner for the opening of the Bulgari exhibit at the de Young Museum.  Photo credit: Steven Underhill.

Bulgari Jewelry: It’s Not Just for the Super Rich Anymore

Well, actually, it is still just for the super rich, but that doesn’t mean that we commoners can’t enjoy it, too. Last Wednesday night marked the pre...
Opening night of the Pasolini Film Series at the Castro Theater. Left to right: Consul General of Italy Mauro Battocchi, Actor/Director Ninetto Davoli, Festival Producer Amelia Antonucci, Pasolini Requiem author Barth David Schwartz, Italian Cultural Institute Director Paolo Barlera. Photo Credit: Nickolas Marinelli

Davoli’s Star Shines at Pasolini Film Series

Ask any average American who Ninetto Davoli is, and you’ll likely get a blank stare. Even fans of vintage foreign films may have a hard time...
The Ricco Dancers returned again this year to the Festa Coloniale Italiana

Festa Coloniale Italiana Delights North Beach

Street festivals in San Francisco are not rare. On any given weekend in the spring and summer, at least a couple of them are happening somewhere in...
From Ravioli to Salsicce, and from Sfingi to Spaghetti, there is no shortage of Italian delicacies at the Italian Family Festa. Photo credit: Nickolas Marinelli

San Jose Italian Family Festa 2013

As festa season in the San Francisco Bay Area continues to unfold, Italians, Italian-Americans and Italophiles are gathering to gorge on all the...
Newly-elected State President Lynn Lawrence Murphy poses with her first gent at the closing black-tie dinner of the Grand Convention. Photo credit: Nickolas Marinelli.

Sons of Italy Elects State President

Even before the convention began, the Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of California was on pins and needles. There was going to be a change—a...