San Francisco

Vacations season has started, SF has a direct flight to Italy!

The Bay Area has now, finally, a direct flight from/to Italy, seventeen years after the last Alitalia aircraft took off from the San Francisco...

Culinary secrets of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany at IIC SF

What is Italy known for? Among its many charming attributes, Italy is known for its cuisine. Who doesn't think of Italian food and fondly reminisce...

Cinema Italia honours Michelangelo Antonioni’s genius and modernism at the Castro Theatre

Cinema Italia keeps its Spring tradition alive with a five-film retrospective on Michelangelo Antonioni . The one-day program, co-curated by Luce...

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe at the Legion of Honor Museum

Most of us have heard of Casanova. The name is often used to describe a man who has many lovers or a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover...

New Italian Migrations to the United States

“It seems sometimes as if San Francisco were about half an Italian city. There are only about 60,000 Italian in the city but they are such a...

New York Times best selling author, Dianne Hales, celebrates International Women's Day with Luisa Spagnoli

On March 8, the Italian Cultural Institute observed International Women’s Day with best-selling author, Dianne Hales. Ms. Hales’ revealing...

San Francisco Welcomes Aldo Cibic for Italian Design Day 2018

On the occasion of Italian Design Day, March 2, 2018, the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in...

Isabella Weiss di Valbranca: an Italian citizen of the world

Isabella Weiss di Valbranca’ s CV strikes for its eclecticism: from law to journalism, from entrepreneurship to fashion design, all the way to...

2018 food trends put Italian taste in the spotlight

The Extraordinary Italian Taste made its way to San Francisco kicking off a year that sees - once again - Italy as one of the leading countries in...

Referendum Underway to Restore San Francisco’s Italian Heritage Day

On February 15, 2018, CIAO, the Coalition of Italian American Organizations, held a press conference in San Francisco’s Washington Square announcing...

Bye-Bye Columbus? Addio Italian Heritage Day?

On Tuesday, January 23, 2017, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to approve a proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day...

It’s Not Just Pizza Anymore!

Did you know the United Nations considers pizza Napoletana a cultural heritage? In December 2017, the Art of the Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo, lovingly...

Oceana Rain Stuart – Figurative sculptor

The San Francisco Bay Area has attracted gifted individuals from its earliest days and recently we were graced with an exhibition by one of the best...

Italy by the Bay 2017 – a retrospective

2017 has been a stellar year for San Francisco, Italy, so much so that I’ve coined the phrases, “Italy by the Bay” and “Bay Area, Italy.” This past...

Eat, Drink, & Be Italian – The Week of Italian Cuisine in San Francisco

This November, as the traditional American Thanksgiving Day approached, the San Francisco Bay Area was pleased to host the La Settimana della Cucina...