On the occasion of the 2013 Year of the Italian Culture in the US and Giuseppe Verdi's Bicentennial, please save the date for VIVA L'ITALIA, a gala evening to benefit an anticipated once-in-a-lifetime performance of the Verdi Requiem at the War Memorial Opera House on October 25, 2013. The performance will unite the orchestras and choruses of San F...

by Mauro Battocchi   San Francisco's Annual Italian Heritage Parade will hit the streets on Sunday, October 11, 2015 in North Beach, the historic Italian district of San Francisco. Last year, on October 12, almost 90 floats took part in one the largest Italian Heritage parades ever recorded. This year we would like to see the greatest partic...

The travelling exhibit, "unescoitalia" – created by Italy's Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – is a collection of photos of Italy's UNESCO World Heritage sites, as seen through the lenses of 14 prominent and contemporary Italian photographers: Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Gianni...

D'improvviso, la California riscopre le sue radici italiane. A febbraio le televisioni pubbliche della California, da San Francisco a San Diego, trasmetteranno due serie di documentari: una sull'epopea degli italiani in America, l'altra sulle vicende dell'emigrazione italiana nel "Golden State".   È un segnale di vitalitá culturale che fa be...

di Roberto Bonzio   Davvero in Silicon Valley succedono cose speciali. Non è solo questione di business, o meglio le opportunità di business sono conseguenza di una propensione mentale: quella alla disponibiltà alla facilità d'accesso. Così, a conclusione del Tour con i giovani imprenditori del Sud, di ritorno a San Francisco col bus, basta...

Here are a few words of reminder from our friends at DIVE, the network of Italian women in the Bay Area:The real Italy of hand made food and original crafts is in town again! The Italian Market is coming back at Museo Italo Americano on May 10th in San Francisco.   After the success of the Christmas edition, the organizers put together the S...

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Time: Lecture: 6:30 PM. Location: Lecture: IIC; model on view at the Westfield Mall. Organized by: Consulate General of Italy in SF; City of Pisa; Pisa Chamber of Commerce; Toscana Promozione. In collaboration with: IIC San Francisco, Italy in US.   Have you ever wondered why...

by Serena Perfetto   "Creativity is the way to transform dreams into reality": there is no better quote we could hope to end our conversation with Serena Zanello during the Spring Show at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.   Young, Italian, woman, entrepreneur, Serena moved to California a few years ago, after she complet...

by Serena Perfetto   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 officially reopened in a new location, the Opera Plaza on Van Ness street.   Since the decision was made for practical necessity, related to big raise on the lease in North...

Italian Cultural Institute San Francisco, 12 July – 23 August 2013.   The exhibition 'Italy of the Future' aims to display Italy's cutting-edge contributions to international cultural, scientific and technological developments, thereby promoting an international understanding of contemporary Italy, emphasising strategically important facets...