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Jim Bregante, longtime resident of San Diego and docent for the Maritime Museum and Convivio, passed this month. We remember Jim for his kindness and candor, his calming cadence, and his ability to connect with folks through the power of narrative. “I’m a product of people,” Jim would always say, referring directly to the many influential individua...

Is Italian truly the most beautiful language in the world? Once the language of philosophy and poetry, up to the point that John Milton could sing “questa è lingua di cui si vanta Amore” (this is the language of which Love makes his boast), in the late twentieth century Italian was certainly the language of football and fashion; but is this still t...

As a institution dedicated to the teaching, preservation, and exploration of history, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles recognizes the dangers of intolerance and the deleterious effects of hate, discrimination, and violence on our society. The IAMLA believes in universal and inalienable human rights and stands in solidarity with those who...

On 27th October 2019, Lina Wertmüller received the Honorary Award at the Governors Awards in Hollywood. In her acceptance speech, translated by Isabella Rossellini, the director half-jokingly asked the Academy to create an ‘Oscarina’ prize for female directors and to give the statuette a girl’s name, ‘Anna’. In reaction to this mocking and provocat...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is happy to present CINEDÌ, a new series featuring ten Italian contemporary films available to the first 300 to register. Please note that the link & password you’ll receive upon registration are valid only for the specified date and time. The series will start Friday, Jun 5 at 8:30pm PST time.

Dream of opening up an overflowing box of in-season produce, fresh pasta, Italian cheeses, and more every week? Us too – so we’ve put together the best of the best in our all-new Eataly at Home grocery and wine boxes, now available. This weekly delivery will bring you the best of Eataly to your home and we hope it will inspire more time in the kitc...

Seguiteci live sulla pagina Facebook del Consolato di San Francisco il 4 giugno 2020 alle 6 pm (PST) per l’ultimo appuntamento di #italiandigitaltownhall. Si tratta di un incontro dedicato agli esperti italiani della comunità medica e scientifica impegnati in prima linea contro il COVID-19 in California del Nord e Hawaii. Potete già inviarci le vos...

It's becoming increasingly clear that the educational system is facing a crisis, and while there are no clear solutions, one certain way to keep students engaged and successful is by supporting great teachers with passion and proven track records, and programs that enable personal student growth and life lessons. Mr. Lenoci leads the Italian Langua...

Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP e Champagne DOP, il «Los Angeles Times» ha scelto l’eccellenza italiana, insieme a quella francese, per raccontare due icone nel mondo ai tempi del coronavirus. Il reportage di una delle più prestigiose testate americane conferma l’appeal internazionale della Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, considerata un vero e p...

Since its inception in 1947, the prestigious Premio Strega has been a mirror of the Italian cultural environment and its literary taste: its award-winning books have recounted our country, documenting its language, changes, and traditions. The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is part of the literary jury with 10 readers that will choose...

On May 6 2020, the San Francisco City Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution “recognizing A. P. Giannini on the occasion of his 150th birthday for his substantial contributions to San Francisco history, Italian American culture, and declaring May 6 as A. P. Giannini Day in the City and County of San Francisco.” The Museo Italo Americano in San F...

A Live Online Webinar in conjunction with the 2020 publication of Wiley Blackwell's A Companion to Federico Fellini. Thurs, May 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm PDT. REGISTER HERE. Registration required. The session will be recorded and attendees’ mic and camera will not be activated On the occasion of the celebrations for the Federico Fellini Centennial, Aless...