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Thursday May 11 at 6:30 pm. At the Italian Cultural Institute - 601 South Van Ness F - San Francisco 94102 The Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, will hold the second of a cycle of conferences celebrating Italian scientists who have made unique and stellar contributions to the world at large and have le...

As we look at the history of humanity, we often focus on the individuals who made fundamental discoveries and enabled us to advance our knowledge, by challenging directly the system of beliefs they lived in. A remarkable example of that, is represented by the Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei (Pisa 1564 – 1642), who championed the Copernican helio...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to announce the first in a series of evenings devoted to the theme "Literary Locations," an exploration of the intimate connection between author and the place that provides the backdrop to their stories. The choice for the first event in this series is author Elena Ferrante, whose quartet...

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 From 12:00 pm To 1:00 pm - Where: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095. For more event details click HERE. How did noble women represent themselves through the objects they acquired, wore, and used to outfit their living quarters? Professor Diane...

Standing next to a gleaming white marble bar in Palo Alto’s new Vina Enoteca restaurant, Massimo Stronati loads up a vintage cocktail cart with his amari arsenal, a dozen fancy-labeled bottles of the bittersweet Italian liqueurs that are making waves across the Bay Area bar scene. It’s no secret that California foodies have a thing for all things b...

When: May 23, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Where: Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Room CD. For tickets, please follow the link. We look forward to seeing you! Join us as we honor Stephen Ferruolo, Dean of the USD School of Law, and we present him with the 2017 Convivio Communitas Award for Leadership. The awards luncheon will be held o...

The Chico Sons of Italy held its 31st annual spaghetti dinner to raise money for local high school scholarships Sunday. This year, the money raised will also go towards the 4-H of Chico, a group made up of students who do different community service activities in the area. The cooking began Friday and continued throughout the day Sunday. More than...

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 At 6:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute.  This event is free of charge for Members of the Italian Cultural Institute. Please call 415.788.7142 to reserve your seat. If you are not a member and would like to purchase a tickets ($10), please click here. To join or renew your membership, please click here. The fir...

Incontro il poeta, pittore, editore e attivista, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, che compie 98 anni, a casa sua a North Beach nel quartiere degli italiani. MAZ: Tra poco ne fai novantotto?LF: Novantotto cosa? (Ride)MAZ: che ne so… mesi?LF: Novantotto secoli? (Ride con vigore)MAZ: Voglio dire, stai per completare sulla terra novantotto giri attorno al sole?!...

Il prossimo 28 marzo, in occasione del 60mo anniversario della firma dei Trattati di Roma, momento costitutivo della Comunità Europea, il Consolato Generale d’Italia in Los Angeles – in collaborazione con l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura presso il quale si terrà l’evento – ha organizzato una tavola rotonda incentrata sull’attualità del progetto europ...

On March 2nd, San Francisco celebrated the First Italian Design Day. Hundred Italian institutes worldwide greeted designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, and professors, who acted as Ambassadors of culture and helped understand the impact Italian design has today on art, philosophy, and society itself.Industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti was the Amb...

Family, faith, and food are what guided Jeanette Mancini Mitchell, a pillar of Sonoma County’s Italian-American community, all her life. She died at home in Santa Rosa on Sunday at age 86. Mancini Mitchell served as one of the founding members of the North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation and its second president, serving for 28 years from 1985 unti...