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Christmas day is less than a month away but, two weeks ago in San Francisco, people could get a first ‘taste’ of the holiday spirit, thanks to the Mercato di Natale at Fort Mason Center.   The Christmas Market has …

It all started back in 2013, when Italians and Americans dedicated an entire year to the Italian Culture in the United States. San Francisco and the Bay Area have also been part of the celebrations, with a variety of events …

An unexplored world once connected with the one above: Napoli sotterranea, the underground city, is a hundred-thirty feet underneath the sea level and used to have all the features of today’s one. With its lively and noisy streets, it was …

From Tuscany to the United States, with some special events in San Francisco: the celebrations for the 950th anniversary since the first stone of the Pisa Cathedral was laid and the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei got …

More than a cafe, better than a bookstore: the Caffè Letterario tradition started four centuries ago in Europe when artists and writers used to meet in a public place, to exchange experiences, comments, and ideas on their work. The “Caffè …

If you meet Michelle for the first time, you can’t help but be impressed from her beautiful brown eyes as well as her big smile. Michelle is only 8 years old, but the way she introduces herself makes of her …

Twelve years in action, hundred-sixty students, a staff made of thirty people, two different locations: what La Scuola – Italian International School – represents today for Italians, Americans, and other communities in San Francisco is much more than what these …

Making an Italian coffee is considered an art. But what about having a real espresso and enjoying that moment as most Italians do? While the ability of preparing a good coffee has been improving since Italians came to America, the …

“In Italy the most important person who, thanks to his genial intuition, managed to change the archaic organetto into the more powerful and complex accordion instrument, the fisarmonica, is Mariano Dallapè”. This is how, in a few words, the Italian …

2014 has been a long and full year for the Italian community in the Bay Area. As moments and people marked the last twelve months, the end of the year is the time when people look back to find what …