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When we think of where all roads lead, we might think of Rome. There are, of course, any number of other outstanding città in Italy and one of those is Bologna, a city whose origins began, in part, as an …

The journey from Sicily to California was an opportune one for many Italians immigrating from “the old country.” Landscape architect and artist, Robert (Bob) La Rocca’s parents both immigrated to the U.S. at an early age, growing up in San …

In 1880 George Cavalli established the Libreria Italiana and Cavalli Book Store on Stockton Street in San Francisco’s Little Italy. The shop became one of the most important cultural resources in North Beach and the first Italian-language bookstore. Cavalli was …

Have you noticed the San Francisco Bay Area is the perfect environment for La Dolce Vita? We have the sea, the climate, and the cuisine for living life Italian style. There are a multitude of events, exhibitions, conferences, and presentations representing …

Many people look forward to the fall months of September, October, and November. With them come cool breezes and milder temperatures. But the San Francisco Bay Area has a far more rewarding and entertaining cultural experience that heralds the arrival …

The San Francisco Bay Area has been fortunate to host several events highlighting the notable work of Italy’s prestigious publishing house, Tallone Fine Print Books. January 31 through February 11, 2017, San Francisco State University’s Frank V. de Bellis Collection, …

There is a very good reason why, on May 11, the Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute, presented “Guglielmo Marconi-A Conference.” It was the second in a cycle of conferences celebrating Italian scientists …

In the month of June, Italy’s Republic Day, the historic Statuto Race, and the 63rd annual North Beach Festival are celebrated as only San Francisco knows how. Red, white and green are proudly displayed throughout the month as these crowd-pleasing …

“There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously.  One of my secrets is to joke all the time.” Achille Castiglioni This year’s Design Week, …

The year 2017 has begun con gusto and the San Francisco Bay Area’s Italian community, and fellow Italophiles, look forward to a year filled with the charm and culture that represents our native Italy. On that note, Italian Consul General, …