In the month of June, Italy’s Republic Day, the historic Statuto Race, and the 63rd annual North Beach Festival are celebrated as only San Francisco knows how. Red, white and green are proudly displayed throughout the month as these crowd-pleasing events turn the City’s streets into festive feste. Italy’s Republic Day 2017 was June 2 but was celebr...

In light of the extremely high volume of requests for passports during this summer period, this Consulate General has authorized under exceptional circumstances the opening of 54 additional passport appointments from 12 June 2017 through 07 July 2017 at 9:20am, 10:00am, and 10:40am. These appointments are available on a “first come first served” ba...

When we think of where all roads lead, we might think of Rome. There are, of course, any number of other outstanding città in Italy and one of those is Bologna, a city whose origins began, in part, as an Etruscan city. This would be why, on May 25, the San Francisco Istituto Italiano di Cultura hosted, in conjunction with the Municipality of Bologn...

Un pezzo di Toscana è stato portato a San Francisco dal lucchese Rino Bertini, colonna portante della comunità italiana nella Bay Area, insieme al Consolato generale d’Italia e con la sponsorizzazione del Banco del Monte di Lucca. In occasione della Festa della Repubblica sono arrivati a San Francisco molti rappresentanti degli Sbandieratori di Luc...

Un ponte ideale e culturale con gli Stati Uniti d’America e con la città di San Francisco in particolare. Da oggi è possibile, perché proprio ad Eboli, nel suo luogo simbolo, l’aula consiliare, è stato ricordato il figlio più prestigioso della capitale della California, Amadeo Peter Giannini, che è anche uno degli americani più conosciuti nel mondo...

Italian Ambassador, Armando Varricchio, visited the Bay Area in May, for the second time since he presented his credentials as Italy’s ambassador to the United States last year. During his five days in California, Ambassador Varricchio managed to meet and talk to some expats who represent Italy’s best talents in America. He took some time to visit...

Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. Every summer for the past 50 years, their piazza becomes their stage and villagers play a part - the role of themselves. Every issue the town has faced in its history - their near annihilation by Nazis,...

Don't miss this special one-day event featuring authentic Italian delicacies such as gelato, cheese, pasta, coffee, olive oil, wine, bomboloni, pastries, piadine, Italian drinks and gift baskets... Shop for the best Italian ingredients for your own recipes, or find inspiring cookbooks that will get you started and motivated. Food lectures and works...

There is a very good reason why, on May 11, the Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute, presented “Guglielmo Marconi-A Conference.” It was the second in a cycle of conferences celebrating Italian scientists who have made unique and stellar contributions to the world at large and have left their...

For the fist time in the United States, the exhibition "Vivere alla Castiglioni" pays tribute to Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, undisputed Italian masters of twentieth-century design. Achille's daughter and son, Giovanna and Carlo Castiglioni, will visit San Francisco during San Francisco Design Week as representatives of the Fondazione Cast...