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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...
Racecar drivers Alexander Rossi & Mario Andretti Photograph courtesy of the Marussia F1 Team & pitpass.com

The “Italian Cultural Spring” Continues into Summer & Fall

Earlier this year, our own San Francisco Italian Consul General, Mauro Battocchi, posted an important observation in his blog at San Francisco, Italy...
From the left, Consul General Mauro Battocchi and Mayor Marco Doria. DAVIDE PAMBIANCHI / IL SECOLO XIX

A talk with Marco Doria on the past and the future of Genoa and the Genoese Community in the Bay Area

For one week, the Bay Area and the Genoese community had the chance to meet and know Marco Doria, who has been serving as Mayor of Genoa since 2012...
The Prada store anchors the Italian block at the corner of Post and Grant.  Photo: C. Accardi

San Francisco’s Italian Block – Like Being Home for the Holidays!

Head to toe, you can meet your wardrobe needs on San Francisco’s Italian Block, a vibrant collection of shops on the streets of the City’s Union...
From left to right, Consul General Mauro Battocchi, painter and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Senator Mark Leno, and Director Paolo Barlera. Photo Credits Jason Henry for the Chronicle

The Italian Cultural Institute Brings Italy to the Civic Centre

Close to the San Francisco Opera House, as well as to the City Hall and the Asian Museum: the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco has...
Dario Barbone & Renato Sardo of Baia Pasta. Photo credit: Renato Sardo

Italians in Today’s San Francisco Farmers’ Markets

The September 3rd edition of L’Italo-Americano featured an article titled “Before Ferry Plaza There Was the Italian Farmers’ Market”. It told the...
The San Francisco Produce Market-View of Davis Street from Washington Street, November 13, 1945. Photo: San Francisco Public Library

Before Ferry Plaza there was the Italian Farmers’ Market

Italians are portrayed as authorities in a wide variety of occupations and vocations, including artists, designers, entrepreneurs of all types, chefs...
The start of the 93rd running of the Statuto Race at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club

The Statuto Foot Race: A Race That Spans Seven Centuries

Picture the following scene if you will. The place is Verona, Italy. The year is 1271. Crowds of men, possibly naked, according to historic accounts...
The Gambaccini Family

Caffè BaoNecci: A Family Matter

North Beach is San Francisco’s central hub for all things Italian. Locals and tourists alike flock to the district in pursuit of the perfect pizza or...
Part of the early Italian Frontier were the Toscano Hotel and New Buon Gusto Restaurant on Broadway – c.1910 Courtesy of Richard Monaco, J.B. Monaco Collection, San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco Bay Area & The Italian Frontier Past & Present

The Role of Italian Americans in Preserving the Character of North Beach The role of Italian Americans in the development and preservation of San...

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