Italian community San Francisco

BAIA Founders from far left Michele Ursino, Giorgio Ghersi, and Matteo Daste (Ph Credits: Brett Garling)

Ten Years of Italians In The BAIA of SF

The year was 2005. Around the start of the web 2.0 era. LinkedIn just went from less than 100,000 to 1M members. Business networking was limited to...
Consul General Ortona (seated in center), with BAIA at their 10th anniversary event on September 30, 2016 (Photograph courtesy of Brett Garling)

The San Francisco Bay Area Welcomes Lorenzo Ortona, San Francisco’s New Italian Consul General

The Bay Area is pleased to welcome Lorenzo Ortona as the new San Francisco Consul General of Italy. Although headquartered in San Francisco, the...
The starting line for the 2016 Il Giro di San Francisco Photograph courtesy of Metromint Cycling

Giro d’Italia & Il Giro di San Francisco

It doesn’t seem to matter what the occasion might be, Italian culture can enrich everything from bicycle tours and races to local community festas...
Consul General of Italy in San Francisco Mauro Battocchi at the 2012 Italian Heritage Parade. Photograph by Nickolas Marinelli

Consul General Mauro Battocchi: Working Together to Build Strong Italian Communities

Mauro Battocchi’s last day as San Francisco’s beloved Consul General will be July 8, 2016. He has been Italy’s Consul General in San Francisco since...
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Conversations with Lawrence Ferlinghetti Part II - The Man and His Lasting Legacy

Part I of my Conversations with Lawrence Ferlinghetti appeared in the last, June 25th, 2015, issue of L’Italo Americano. Below we continue with the...