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Era dal 1982, dai tempi di Sandro Pertini, che un Presidente della Repubblica non  metteva piede nella West Coast degli Stati Uniti, la parte più remota e più giovane del nuovo continente. Sergio Martarella arriva a San Francisco da Washington insieme a sua figlia, che lo accompagna quasi sempre nelle occasioni ufficiali, e il ministro per l’Innova...

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) in Los Angeles would like to announce the following: Job announcements The Los Angeles Office of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is seeking 1 part-time Accountant Assistant. Work location Italian Trade Commission 1900 Av. of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA, 90067. You have time until November 4, 2019, find out more clicking...

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of San Francisco and Assisi joining together as Sister Cities, and the 800th anniversary of Saint Francis’s visit to the Holy Land, Maestro Cosimo Prontera will offer two organ concerts, in San Francisco and in San Jose. With the support of the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Fr...

As thousands of people enjoyed Italian Heritage Day celebrations in San Francisco's Little Italy, public works crews were scraping red paint off the city's statue of Christopher Columbus just a few blocks away. The inscription painted at the base of the statue, near Coit Tower, was especially disturbing: "Destroy all monuments of genocide and kill...

The 8-foot statue of Christopher Columbus fronting a Chula Vista park is akin to having a Hitler statue in a Jewish community — “if not worse.” So said Benjamin Prado of Unión del Barrio after reading aloud a letter Saturday that local American Indian groups are sending to the Chula Vista City Council. They’re demanding the statue be removed. “That...

Between the pizza, the stories of hard-working immigrant families, the accordionist singing Nino Rota’s theme from “The Godfather,” and the big green, white and red flags, St. Helena’s inaugural Festa Italiana was about as Italian as anything you’ll find this side of Sassoferrato. Saturday’s celebration, the first of three events marking Italian He...

We have exciting news as we gear up for the 151st San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade this Sunday, October 13th. The Board of Supervisors just unanimously approved Supervisor Catherine Stefani’s resolution recognizing October as Italian American Heritage Month. Please join us at City Hall this Friday, October 11th, to celebrate. RSVP here: https:...

When news hit in July that Tosca Cafe would close yet again, there was sadness mingled with a collective shrug — another San Francisco restaurant bites the dust. That abrupt shuttering by Chef April Bloomfield is a whole other, complicated skein of industry skulduggery and bad behavior. But what hit me in the plexus were treasured memories of why T...

Lina Wertmüller, the director and writer of films including The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy and Swept Away, is finally being celebrated stateside for her landmark career, beginning with a series of events this month in Los Angeles. The Italian filmmaker was the first woman to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for best director in 197...

The Getty said Thursday that it had acquired Italian masterpieces — a religious painting by Renaissance master Agnolo Bronzino and a pair of Gothic marble sculptures by Giovanni di Balduccio — that rank among the “greatest works” in the museum’s collection. The painting, “Virgin and Child With Saint Elizabeth and Saint John the Baptist” (1540-1545)...

Culture and cuisine always reign in San Jose’s Little Italy, but this Sunday the food and fun will spill out onto the streets and into the plazas. The party on Almaden Boulevard — the Little Italy Street Festival — is the fourth annual for this historic district. Admission is free, with hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Among the highlights: Local phila...

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute -   Entrance : Free On the occasion of Leonardo500 and the XIX Edition of Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to present the American premiere of Io, Leonardo (I, Leonardo), a cinematographi...