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Did you know that an Italian castle clings to Telegraph Hill?  And, this one was created and owned by Italian immigrant Julius’ Roz and designed by Italian architect Louis Mastropasqua. If you walk up to 302 Greenwich Street where it …

Upper Grant Avenue Street Fair, North Beach Fair, and most recently, North Beach Festival, have all been used to describe the two day happening that occurs every year in June on the streets of San Francisco’s beloved North Beach. Throngs …

I shall begin this article the way I ended my June 6th article on the San Francisco Upper Grant Avenue Fair, i.e., with Peter Macchiarini. He was much more than one of the original founders of the North Beach Festival. …

San Francisco has, and always will, undergo dynamic cultural change, evolving from a hamlet called Yerba Buena to one of the world’s most beloved cities. Who could disagree with that? Dramatic change, cultural diversity, and unparalleled exuberance are characteristics of …

Much has been written about the important influence of Italian immigrants on the growth of the United States, and, in particular, San Francisco. Noteworthy was the influence of Italians in San Francisco’s banking industry. Prior to 1893, Italians in San …

The story of Rinaldo Cuneo is the second in a series of articles on Italian artists living, or exhibiting, in San Francisco and who made noteworthy contributions to the cultural fabric of our beloved City by the bay.  My column …