San Francisco

Lorenzo Ortona came to California to serve as Consul General of Italy in San Francisco five years ago, bringing his wife, journalist Sheila Pierce, and his two children, Sofia and Luca along. The time for a goodbye just arrived and …

The first weekend in October is usually busy for San Francisco. Residents and travelers greet the San Francisco Fleet Week to honor all men and women serving in the armed forces and celebrate the oldest Italian Heritage Parade of the …

There was a time, in the last few years, when finding a seat to eat authentic Italian pizza or stopping for gelato required days of planning and scheduling. Because, across all the Bay Area, from Marin to the South Bay, …

Starting a new job in the middle of the pandemic has been tough for many. Needless to say, it is as hard if that means moving overseas to take on the role as new Consul General. Consul General of Italy, …

Stepping into the life of ancient Pompeii without taking a flight to Italy. Impossible, you may think… unless you’re in the Bay Area. After a delay due to the pandemic, the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco opened its …

The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is back for it’s 5th edition and showcases Italy and the Italian taste in the world. The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is a yearly initiative developed to promote Italian …

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One, two, three lives, across many wine regions and the motherland. Simply put, Lorenzo Forbice is “the man who removes smoke taint from wine after fire seasons.” However, his life has been much more than wine. After an early career …

This Spring, wherever you are, there’s a program full of events launched by the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco that can be followed on your laptop or streamed through your TV, safe at home. From food to arts, to …

29,480 community members served. 9,888 social activities. 3,840 volunteers’ hours. And counting. These are just a few of the numbers that best represent the Italian Community Service, the organization based in the Bay Area and serving the Italian-American Community since …

The Festival Napa Valley reopened its door in the beautiful wine country after the interruption caused by the pandemic last year. Together with local artists, the programming brought one of the most representative Italian ballet dancers, Roberto Bolle, to California. …

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